311 Medium-Length Hairstyles for Women in 2019

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Back view of medium-length, blonde hair.

This is our photo gallery featuring women with medium-length hairstyles in a wide variety of colors and styles. Includes celebs.

Long hair can be difficult to manage, but short hair certainly isn’t for everyone. Why not go somewhere in between? Medium women’s hairstyles are a great option. Medium hair is considered anything from the chin to just below the shoulders.

Medium hairstyles are super trendy, and they flatter just about any hair type. Not only that, but it’s also the most common hair length!

Medium hair is so versatile and leaves the doors open to experiment with lots of different styles, from bangs to wispy waves to highlights and trendy ombre’s, the possibilities are endless.

Here are some ideas for transforming your medium locks into a trendy signature ‘do.

Michelle Obama with shoulder-length side-parted hair speaking to students at NC State University dec13
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Spring is in the air. Paint, cut and style by Schielah. #balayage #eastvillage #goldenblondehair #headdresshunnies

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Bonne journée mes loupiotes 😘 #tresse #tresseepi #braid #hair #lesmercredisdedaphne

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#perfecthair #haircut #haircolor #flawless by @argeinstagram #livedinhair Californiaish hair in PR ##lob #it

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One Length

The 80’s was all about volume, the 90’s went hardcore on choppy layers, but today’s trends embody simplicity. The one-length hair cut is simple and is perfect for medium hair. It creates a chic yet elegant look.

The best part about a one-length cut is that you can style it in just about anyway and it will look great! Go for pin straight hair, apply some loose curls, try choppy waves, or simply stick to an all natural look.

Breezy Side Bangs

The side bang is all in right now. Side bangs are a great way to frame the face and add body and texture to your medium hairstyle. Go for subtle, long side bangs to add an elegant look or try thick, short, wispy bangs to bring an edgy appeal to your medium ‘do.


Soft highlights can add richness and depth to your medium hairstyle. Add some sun-kissed blond, warm caramel, or rich auburn to bring out your natural hair color. The fun part about highlights is that there are so many colors to experiment with.

Choppy Waves

One of the most popular hairstyles for medium-length hair is choppy waves. Choppy waves are loose and messy and give off a simplistic, natural look.

To create the look of choppy waves, you’ll want to use a curling iron or a curling wand and curl your hair, leaving the ends straight. Gently run your fingers through each section of curls as you go along to prevent them from being too tight. Once all of the hair has been curled, apply a volumizing spray and gently run the fingers through the hair once again until you create the look of loose, choppy waves.


Ombre is a popular and modern highlighting technique that gives off a soft and natural multi-colored look. It is created by gradually blending one color hue to another. It typically works by blending your darker, more natural roots at the top with a lighter color at the bottom, though they also work the other way around.

This look is ideal for medium hairstyles as it gives just enough length to create that gradual blend. Go lighter in the summer and more subtle in the fall to keep up with seasonal trends!

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