medium length hairstyles

Medium length hairstyles you’ll want this season…

medium length hairstylesFinishing effortlessly between the shoulder and the collar bone, medium length hairstyles are set to be a big hair trend this season.

They’re no longer classed as an awkward, in-between stage. Instead they’re  viewed as the perfect length. Long enough to style up in a chic bun or a messy braid, yet easy and stunning to wear down too.

The celebrities have also been giving medium length hairstyles their seal of approval, and Lifestyle’s Salon Principal, Emma Burn knows why.

“A medium length hairstyle is such a fresh look and is perfect for so many clients. It’s a great style if you’ve had enough of long hair but don’t want to go properly short! And it’s also perfect for ladies with fine hair as we can work in lots of layers to give volume and movement to the hair.”

And if you’re ready to move on from your long, ombré hair, a medium length hairstyle offers an instant fix. Simply cut away the graduation in colour.

Let’s look at some great ways to wear your mid length hair…

Side swept

A side parting looks fabulous with medium length hairstyles. To add fullness and volume you can sweep it round your opposite shoulder like Emma Watson and Karlie Kloss.
medium length hairstyles with side parting


Super sleek

Olivia Munn’s collar bone cut is all one length and looks super sleek and chic. It’s swingy and glossy and is particularly flattering for round faces. It’s a perfect style for naturally straight hair, but of course it can also be achieved with your flat irons.


Olivia Munn super sleek medium length hairstyles


Fine hair

Fine hair doesn’t have to look straggly when it get’s longer as Emily Blunt (below left) proves. Her bronde hair looks casual and understated.

If you have fine wavy hair, all over layers like Ali Larder (below right) will give the illusion of more fullness. Just be aware that if you style this style up, you’ll have quite a few loose pieces tumbling out. But then that’s no bad thing!


mid length styles fine hair


Medium Length Hairstyles with Fringes

Combine two hot trends in one by adding a fringe to medium length hair. You could go sleek like Kerry Washington’s, relaxed like Selma Blair’s or heavy like Emma Stone’s. If you’re not sure which would suit you best, ask your stylist for their advice.


medium length hair with fringe


Slicked back

Finally, if you’re ever feeling a bit more adventurous, shoulder length hair can be slicked back into a super cool look. Take Kristen Stuart’s wet look lob or just gently pulled back from the face like Naomi Watts.


medium length hair slicked back


I think we’ve shown that medium length hairstyles certainly don’t have to be boring, and we haven’t even touched upon all the hair-up options you’d have. So if you’re thinking of a restyle, don’t dismiss the mid length – it’s more versatile than you might think!

Still unsure what style to go for? Whether you’re new to the salon or have been coming to us for a while, at Lifestyle you can book a free 15 minute consultation any time. You’ll be able to chat over all the options with your stylist who will be able to give you personalised advice.