Mid-length hair is a perfect alternative to both shorter and longer hairstyles. According to a large number of men, mid-to-long locks have more sex appeal than shorter styles. With mid-length hair, your morning prep is kept to a minimum, but you maintain the ability to play around with modern styles – either updos or downdos. If you’re thinking about a mid-length style, then check these out and pick your favorite!
Straight, Mid-Length Hairdos with Style
Ashley Greene has chosen a simple style, requiring a single length and cut. A hairstyle like this helps to keep the thickness of the hair, whilst promoting its visible shine. This effortless cut is versatile, allowing its wearer to choose any style they want.
Symmetrical and Thick
Vanessa Hudgens has the idea – tucking her mid-length, poker-straight locks behind her ears to create a much more open-face look. The sheen of her dead-straight style beautifully complements the glossy appearance of her top. To create this sexy image, you need go no further than a nice ceramic hair-straightener!
Long bangs in an ‘A’
Katie Holmes’ layered look follows an A-line, and features long bangs and texture on the ends of the layers. This cut offers a young and fresh look, giving the modern and up-to-date feel regardless of age. Smooth out this look with a shine-enhancer.
Jennifer Aniston opts to maintain her well-known layers as her signature style. Regardless of the length and color she chooses, her main silhouette remains identical. Having long layers allows these locks to move about, giving them a livelier look.
Symmetrical with Subtle Layers for Black Hair
Kerry Washington’s cool look uses thin and slight layers, to Maintain the thickness of her natural hair, whilst adding shape. The ombre adds accents to the haircut, making it the perfect base for a number of modern hairstyles.
Number One for Straight Hair
The most sought-after mid-length cut today, is the bob – cut like Katherine Heigl’s, featuring texture on the ends. The long bangs can be worn asymmetrically or in a diagonal direction, and give the impression of having made a broad face slimmer than it really is.
Layered in Black
Zoe Saldana’s layers start at her chin, resulting in a voluminous look, with texture and style from mid-shaft to the ends. This cut allows for experimentation with a range of updos and downdos, but don’t forget to use hair relaxants for black hair in order to maximize the look.
Straight Yet Rugged
Mandy Moore styles her hair messily, and uses textured ends to create volume. This look is one of minimal fuss, and is perfect for daily wear. This look adds volume to both thin and medium-thickness hair.
Straight, Symmetrical and Sexy
Dakota Fanning’s symmetrical look adds charm to her already angelic image. Parting the hair in the middle is a great way to compensate for triangular, oblong and oval face shapes, while parting on the side is better for square and round faces.
The Layering in Martina McBride’s haircut, gives her thick hair a soft and lively look. This hairstyle is simple and involves minimal fuss whilst still looking great. Define the tips with wax and a volumizer targeted at boosting the roots.
Mid-length, Minimum-Fuss Hairdos
Kimberly Caldwell uses this trendy, off-center style – and it needs simplicity to bring out its full potential. With damp hair, use a paste or wax to texturize the ends and make use of a diffuser as you blow-dry. The generous bangs in this style are flattering to most face shapes.
Two-Tone and Wavy
Ciara’s sports the popular loose waves, as an attempt to increase volume. This style is achieved using a drier, and then brushing with a round ceramic brush. Using a spray or serum will help to control the locks, while using a bronzing product can help to brighten up your hair, with a trendy and modern, two-tone look.
Up and Layered
The flattering, long bangs sported by Dianna Agron, add to her messy up-do and elongate her face. The placement and length of bangs are a strategic move which can help to alter the shape of your face. This is an important tool to keep in mind, whatever your face shape!
Up and Messy
Uma Thurman’s hair is a source of frustration, due to its fine texture – but she has worked hard to remedy the issue with an expert choice in color and style. This updo can be achieved even in fine hair, by using products aimed at boosting volume, and combing the hair back from the roots.
Fine and Sexy Layers
One of the biggest frustrations with mid-length fine hair is that the ends can appear thin. Using long layers helps to give the ends a lighter look, with a nicely-shaped texture. Using a blow-drier along with a diffuser is essential, as well as using a good hair product to improve shine and create that sexy look you’re after.
‘Straight A’ Hairstyle
This graded bob continues to remain popular, as it has done for the last few years. Jessica Szohr has chosen haircut with an ‘A-line’ silhouette. This style boasts minimal waves, which help to add volume to the look.
Black, Messy and Wavy
Keke Palmer is adventurous when it comes to her looks. Her hair seems to be constantly changing length, color and style. These messy waves skim the shoulders, and curl out from the face. The combination of the asymmetrical part and lifted roots give the face a slimmer look.
Look like Nicole Kidman, even if your styling skills are somewhat to be desired. This look is achieved by parting your hair in the middle, then using a hair straightener to draw out your tresses, then comb them back from the roots for volume. This type of style is popular for woman with triangular or oval-shaped faces, as it accentuates facial features, and evens out the shape of the face.
Deep and Off-Centre
Stars like Taylor Swift prefer retro or classic hairdos as a means to a great image. She likes to combine these looks with her own quirky modern touch, such as this low-set side part. This style lends itself to a wavy style, adding volume to finer hair. By pinning your bangs in this way, you are able to create a sense of mystery in your appearance.
Mariska Hargitay knows how to create an edgy look with this mid-length haircut. The layers are cut at a sharp angle, adding sophistication whilst maintaining the feminine look. Using a round brush is essential for lifting the hair from the roots, and sending it in the right direction. Volume can be achieved by using mouse and a mid-strength hairspray to hold it in place.
These hairstyles are evidence that medium length haricuts are in no way average and boring. Try some of these hairstyles and refresh your image with a new, modern and stylish haircut.