Medium length hairstyles and haircuts are perhaps the most universal styles, as they flatter every woman regardless of the age, and the hair type, also being great hairstyle ideas for women over 50. They are not too long, and some medium haircuts barely reach your shoulder. We love them and we know mid length hairstyles are gorgeous – if done right. And when you are tired of the long hair that extends beyond your shoulders, you can opt for an alternative, something shorter, a shoulder length haircut, for example.
Further, you can enhance your beauty with our hair styling tips. Here, you will find 51 beautiful medium hairstyles to inspire you along the way, as well as tips on how to choose the best medium length haircuts, and some factors that matter in maintaining the cut.
Medium Length Hairstyles & Haircuts for Women: Contents
Unlike long hairstyles, little effort is required to maintain medium haircuts, and many styles exist there. Of course, you wouldn’t want to choose anything, for the sake of choice. You have to choose a style that reflects your overall beauty.
Some of the factors that will help enhance your look as you rock your medium hairstyles include:
• Shape of the face
• Hair accessories
Now, you know what can enhance your beauty with medium haircuts. You can now make some decisions on your choice (quite ironical). Here, are some of the tips that will help and ease the decision process:
• For curly and thick hair, layers should be cut wider in order to make that medium haircut look neater.
• In general, medium haircuts are perfect options for women with thin or fine hair. You can skip layers in this case, or have fun adding strategic layers that will visually enhance the thickness of your hair.
• The shape of your face is important for choosing a medium length haircut, or better for styling it right. A heart-shaped face will be fine in medium hairstyles parted at the center of the head, while round, diamond or square face is perfect when your mid length hair is parted slightly at one side of the head. On the other hand, if you have an oval face shape, feel free to rock any hair part.
• Change your outlook by simply changing the side you normally push your hair. Or if you are not used to parting your hair, try doing it to one side. When you achieve that stylish look, remember you get it here.
It’s one thing to style your medium haircuts perfectly, and it’s another to maintain that style for a long time. Will it still be as beautiful as it was when you newly styled it? This is mainly based on maintenance.
Let’s see how you can style and maintain you medium length hairstyles.
• Use fresh oil to keep your hair protected from heat.
• For a more natural look, use a fat curling rod to smoothen your hair.
• Add a catchy color palette to make you look hot.
• To maintain the fresh look of your medium haircut, get occasional trims, which will also make your hair look healthier and grow faster in the long run.
• Experiment with cute hair accessories to take your medium haircut to a whole new level. Headbands or tiny bejewelled barrettes can add extra pizzazz to your freshly cut mid length hair.
Tired of your long hair, but don’t want to go too short? Below are 51 amazing shoulder length haircuts you can choose from. Moreover, if you already have medium length hair, get inspired to style it creatively every time you walk out the door!
1. Platinum Blonde Mid Length Haircut
In this look, the hair extends to the shoulder and is parted stylishly on the right side of the head. It leaves the face covered at the left in a sexy blonde look. If you want something stylish and a little long, this medium haircut is perfect for you.
2. Denim Metallics
Something for the black hair that loves curls, choose this medium length haircut paired with the beautiful metallic balayage! The hair extends to the shoulder and a little to the chest, and that is the magic that keeps the face and appearance above the common beauty.
3. Ash Blonde Medium Hair
This medium haircut is for any lady who wants a beautiful style for her oval face. The style is rightly parted in the middle of the head. And about those soft curls, they readily add to the beauty of the face.
4. Softly Textured Wavy Medium Hair
Oh yes, this is pretty, pretty in a darker root. Parted close to the middle, the dark color of the root is just as gorgeous as the shoulder length and the blonde babylights. And you will want to keep it like that for long looking radiant.
5. Platinum Blonde Mid Length Hairstyle
This medium length hairstyle in its all shades of whiteness looks gorgeous with the curls. Its length reaches down to the shoulders, and it is rightly parted at the left side leaving an extension of the hair length across the left eye, making the styled hair as beautiful as it sounds.
6. Satin Copper Melt on Medium Hair with Bangs
Darkish and with a touch of brown at the tips, this medium hairstyle is layered in a way that makes the hair glow. Perhaps for the deep dark wide root or for covering the forehead completely, this is one we highly recommend for your face.
7. Metallic Pastel Pink Shoulder Length Hair
Where are those ladies who love the amalgamation of other-worldly pastel hair colors? This is a style for you! Are you a blonde? Add the touch of pink all over your medium hairstyle from the root down to the tip and make your appearance stand out. Parted on the right, with a slight dark root, curls, wispy side bangs, and the touch of pink, this mid length haircut is for women that want to be unique.
8. Cotton Rose Gold Medium Hair
All radiant and a blend of brown, black, and peachy rose gold hair, the roots are dark and wide, and the length to the tip is adorned by the lovely colormelt. Do you know what means for your hair to glow? The lightened hair start just at the nape and the zone just extend to the mid length, where it meets the dark zone. And that makes this medium hairstyle a special, classy one.
9. Effortless Blonde Mid Length Hair
This one is a successful experiment. The root is so dark, and the tips are so light in greyish blonde colors, you will look stunning than ever before. If you want to retain your beauty, as the length extends to the chest, make it happen, get a lightening powder and rock this medium hairstyle later.
10. Cotton Candy Cloudy Medium Hairstyle
This is that special medium length hairstyles for the one who wants total attention for her hair. Curls as wide as bumps, many pastel colors that blend uniquely and dark roots, that is what it takes to transform your look to gorgeous and demand attention as a must.
11. Layered Lilac Mid Length Hair
Oh well, this is extraordinary. The length of this medium length haircut is to the shoulders, but that’s not it. The hair is parted deep across the head and towards the center, but again, that is not it either. The hair is blended with two contrasting colors – the root is dark, and the curls across the tips are light in a touch of lilac. Yeah, that is it!
12. Iced Blueberries & Peaches
Blessed with layers and layers of curls, this medium length hairstyle is the rock of beauty. You want your hair parted on the right-hand side of the hair. The root is a wide color of dark meeting the blend of brown tips at the mid-length. That leaves you with layers of curls blended into two halves of different ethereal colors.
13. Balayage Pink-y Blonde Medium Hairstyle
This is one of those exceptional mid length hairstyles that are elegant and universally flattering. A style parted deep to the right and on the left, it covers the end of the left eye’s brow in a sexy look. Down to the left ear, it curls inward making you look stunning all along. The root is dark brown and as it goes to the tips, the brown goes lighter. That is the uniqueness we’ve been looking for.
14. Natural Brunette Mid Length Hairstyle
Fans of natural and effortless medium hairstyles, here is something you can do. The hair is parted in the middle, and the airflow on each side of the ear is freely endowed with curls – simple, natural and beautiful. The curls touch the two brows on both sides, and the face appears gorgeous.
15. Matte Bronde Babe
This is an adorable medium hairstyle with bangs. The face is endowed with cropped hair, the forehead is totally masked with a neatly trimmed hair that leaves her face as beautiful as she deserves.
16. Rose Gold Wavy Medium Hair
This medium hairstyle style is perfect for the queen and the celebrity. Except you don’t like putting strayed hair behind your ears, the rose gold cloud curls are far more radiant to be ignored. The mid length hair is parted deep to the right side of the head, leaving her face almost masked.
17. Braided Mid Length Hairstyle
This is a little different way to wear medium length hair, and we love all the braided rolls. To add to its sparkling appearance, the lines of the braids are bright peach, and the root is darkish grey, making the colors a perfect blend. The appearance is outrageously pleasing to the eye.
18. Muted Underlights for Shoulder Length Hair
This is an amazing medium length hairstyle in a blend of many juicy colors, made for our dear lovers of hair color experiments. Here again, dye or hair chalk lovers, your choice has increased. Like you want, the hair is a mixture of layers of many blended colors, toned perfectly and accurately. One chunky French braided line crosses behind the head in a stylish hair design.
19. Done-Undone Mid Length Haircut
This medium haircut looks like a semi-finished style. Well, it is perfectly completed and appears so for its mesmerizing effortless effect. Brown balayaged hair with waves makes it one of the best medium length hairstyles for women to try.
20. Neon Peach Bomb
This is a colorful medium hairstyle you can try to emphasize your taste for a few simple shades. The root is dark and wide, and as the length extends, colors blend along, in purple, neon peach, brown, and blonde. Do you want something simple, unique and beautiful? Well, you can make your hair parted on one side, and the colors will do the rest to your look.
21. Valayage Mid Length Hair
Painted to kill, different vivid hair colors get together to change your look. This medium length hairstyle is just the choice for standing out. Get layers and layers accurately blended, and colors that will turn heads. Only the root area is left to its natural color, while the length is where you add vivid colors in a beautiful balayage and change your look to the special one you want.
22. Medium Hair Spiced up with Hair Rings
For this medium length hairstyle, a section of the hair is decorated with little rings across the hair’s length at the top. The rings stand out, and the two hair colors, dark roots, and the blonde tips stand out as well. And you will stand out opting for this cut!
23. Chestnut Balayage Shoulder Length Hair
Just a slight change to your natural look makes a whole lot of difference. The shoulder length hair is toned dark here, and a section at the front is left brown, enhancing the facial features. To cap it, the hair is parted straight in the middle.
24. Baby Lion
Like a beautiful cub, the style of this medium haircut is gorgeous. The color is kept to a natural-looking balayage, the entire hair is parted at the middle of the head, and soft layers are interwoven to make her look like a baby lion.
25. Boho Blonde Medium Hair
Deep to the right side, the curly medium length hair is parted inwards, the root is dark, and the length is made to wave in boho waves. And that is all it takes to be a Boho Blonde beautiful queen.
26. Blonde Balayage Wavy Mid Length Hair
This medium hairstyle is unique for the touch of black along the hair length. It is best for blondes that want to add a contrasting color to their hair, but in a natural way, through balayage. The style is equally cool and effortless, giving extra volume to her hair.
27. Bouncy Shoulder Length Hair
This medium hairstyle doesn’t have too many curls, but the two or three waves it features across the length make the hair look big and beautiful. The face appears extra gorgeous because the hair is parted on the right side. And seeing the warm blonde color, it looks like the worthy choice.
28. Neon Cotton Candy Lady
The perfect medium length hairstyle for the bold and attention demanding, this look is unique and bright. Layers are formed at the top and at the sides. Different neon colors are blended into the length of the hair, even at the top towards the roots. Neon red at one side, and with blue and purple blended, this mid length haircut with bangs equals to a stunning look.
29. Blonde Bombshell
Flipping the hair on one side of the face is the magic that makes this medium hairstyle so special. We can’t ignore the dark root or the curls on the length of the hair. This is one of the shoulder length hairstyles to emulate.
30. Layered Medium Length Hairstyle with Bangs
Like an Asian celebrity, this medium hairstyle with bangs rocks. Just a small section is trimmed to the forehead. The forehead is partially masked, and the hair length is darker at the roots. You should definitely try the look if you are looking for a low-maintenance look.
31. Nude Blonde Wavy Medium Hair
No, this medium hairstyle isn’t about too many colors – just two contrasting colors instead, dark roots, and a gorgeous brown length. The root is not so dark to make the ‘blondeness’ unnoticed; it adds a touch of intrigue to the nude blonde hair.
32. Wavy Mid Length Hair
This balayaged mid length hairstyle is parted deep to the side that makes hair strands mask the face to look sexy. However, the beauty of the blended hair is enough to complement the sexy ‘covering’ of the face. This balayage look is one level above gorgeous.
33. Braids and Buns
You have your medium length haircut already and you still want the braids on your head. We are glad to tell you, you can even add Dutch braided buns to make it look even more stylish. On the top of the hair are two rolls of braids, and two buns at the ends.
34. Cross-Braided Half-Up Medium Hair
This medium hairstyle is about all shades of whiteness, but that isn’t the unique feature of it. The curls, the layers, and most importantly the sections of braided hair crossing at the back of the head make the style a beauty simplified.
35. Criss-Cross Fire Colormelt
Yellow, orange, and red unite like fire to make this look one of the most impeccably distinct medium length hairstyles. Its distinct concept is the color of flames, which it delivers. The cropped bangs over the forehead complement the look and seal the gorgeousness.
36. The Dreamy Medium Hairstyle
Oh well, this is for our blonde babes again. The front is trimmed, the root has a touch of black, and the hair is parted slightly at one side. This says you can have a beautiful medium length hairstyle without any curls.
37. Silver Watercolor Medium Hair
From the root down to the tip, you have the perfect blend of silver hair colors that make this medium length haircut look mesmerizing. As expected, the root is darker, and the effortless curly length is light grey. This is a multi-dimensional hairstyle meant for the fans of low-maintenance cool look.
38. Icey, Wavy Mid Length Hairstyle
Here is the ideal shoulder length hairstyle of the sexy lady. You want soft curls, you want two colors to be blend in, so this is your choice. The root is dark, the curly length is made of delicate layers, left as it is – blonde.
39. Medium Hair Made To Be Purple Haze
The length of the medium hair is treated to be totally purple and only around the root to the side is left to its dark brown. And that is what this mid length hairstyle is out to achieve, to make your hair stunning in a blend of purple, and dark brown.
40. Summery Friday Vibes
Not necessarily only on Fridays, as you add the blend of color, your medium length hair deserves to look special. Just at any time, these curls are short and enough to bring out the colors that will make you look special.
41. Swept-Back Medium Length Hair
This leaves the face free. If you are the type that likes your face to be free, this medium length hairstyle is for you. It looks good with the blend of balayage blonde colors, the freedom the face gets, and the length of the hair.
42. Intergalactic Pops of Color
So you want something of shiny colors and as radiant as the full moon? Try this medium length hairstyle. The curls are stunning to see, and the blend of colors just make her look transformed.
43. Wild Rose
This medium length hairstyle is for the bold and daring. The color has been blended enough at the tip and the middle to become so bright. The hair is parted at the top in a unique pattern, and at the back of the head are buns that make her look classy and radiant.
44. Cotton Candy Dream
For a transformation that shows the face and gives a bright facial appearance, this is one of the best medium length hairstyles to choose. The colors become lighter, as you move towards the tips. Think of a special hairstyle and get this style by opening your face and transforming your look.
45. Shattered Rainbow
Made from the color track palette, this medium length hairstyle requires some special effort, but a worthy one, if one considers the final look, the masterful blend of neon colors on the hair. Strategically and carefully chosen to challenge your normal beauty, this shoulder length hair with the colors and the curls looks unique. One braided section, colored too, is made to cross behind the head to perfect the appearance.
46. Sunset Edge Medium Hairstyle
How will the sunset tone look on medium length hair? This look answered that perfectly with its toned effect. Across the face is a trimmed edge that frees the face. For the look, you too can enjoy the magic of the edging brush.
47. Ombre Medium Hair
You must have a lot of hair to achieve this ombre look perfectly. The hair is layered around the head in style. The color is simple darkish brown, but the beauty isn’t that simple to ignore.
48. Center-Part Straight Mid Length Hair
Parted straight at the middle, this medium length haircut is for all the blonde ladies looking for a simple style. You don’t need curls across the length, as just the straight length will do justice to your final appearance. The special thing about this look is the perfect and gorgeous use of lip color.
49. All the Colors of Rainbow!
This medium length hairstyle is no little trick. It is pleasing to watch, first, for the color intensity achieved. Second, the parted section at the top, and finally, the one big section braided down in the middle make it a youthful, cheerful style to adopt.
50. Half Braided Medium Length Hair
We see talent in every unit of this creation. Like a mesmerizing work of art, it must make our list, just because it satisfies the eyes. Beautiful, masterful blend of colors, braided to kill the look, and yes, all that is achieved appropriately.
51. Fall-yage Blonde Mid Length Hairstyle
Do you like keeping your blonde hair, but with a touch of uniqueness? The wavy curls of this medium hairstyle are a must-try for you! In a blend of black and brown, the balayage style rocks.
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