Here's the thing about medium-length hair—it's incredibly versatile. It's not too short and not too long, which means you get the best of both worlds as far as styling is concerned. Do you want to straighten your hair into a sleek, center-parted lob? Great. How about showing off your natural texture in a curly topknot? Or do you want to replicate the wet-look hairstyle that celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez and Kim Kardashian have made famous? With medium-length hair, you have all of these options and more.
The best part is that you don't have to be a professional hairstylist to achieve A-list results. There are countless examples of medium-length hairstyles that are both easy and flattering. (Trust us—those two things can coexist.) But you might need some proof to believe it. That's where we come in. Keep scrolling to see 15 of our favorite easy hairstyles for medium-length hair. These are sure to broaden your hair horizons.
Flipped ends have been trending for a while now, and they show no signs of stopping. That's probably because they're so flattering and so easy to achieve. Learn how to modernize this retro hairstyle with recommendations from expert stylists. Hint: A flat iron is involved.
There are a few things that will never change. One of them is that we will always love a slicked-back hairstyle. To re-create Kourtney Kardashian's version of the look, we'll use a styling product, a strong-hold hair spray, and our hands—no damaging heat tools necessary.
Here it is—the selfie liked around the world. Not only is Zendaya's makeup utterly flawless in this picture, but so is her curly topknot. Before tossing your hair up with an elastic, enhance your natural texture with a moisture-boosting, curl-defining styling cream.
Okay, Old Hollywood Waves are probably the most difficult of all the hairstyles on this list but don't despair. If you have a curling iron, hair clips, and a brush, this style is totally doable. (We also recommend applying classic red lipstick with it, but that's just us.)
Dua Lipa is known for her love of Y2K-inspired style, and this updo fits the bill. The key to achieving this look is to leave a large portion of hair out of the bun to frame the face. Straighten the pieces so they look sharp and structural, and don't forget to use heat protectant.
Hailey Bieber's braided front pieces are an opportunity to embrace your natural hair texture, whatever it is. Simply section off two small pieces of hair on either side of your face using a comb, braid them down, and secure them with a clear elastic. Voilà, style complete.
If the flipped-ends hairstyle morphed with a classic ponytail, this would be the result. We love the volume and lift this look has as well as the high-shine finish. Do as Kim did and secure the ponytail with multiple elastics for a dramatic shape.
When in doubt, go for a low, slicked-back ponytail. It works with any aesthetic—pairing perfectly with natural makeup and athleisure as well as dramatic makeup and formalwear. Just make sure you seal in the style with a non-crunchy hair spray. Bonus points if you use one that offers long-lasting hold, a boost of shine, and UV protection.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the queen of minimalism, and that goes for her hair, too. All you need to replicate this look is a claw clip and a few tendrils of hair left out at the front to frame your face. It only takes seconds to achieve, and the less perfect it is, the better.
We're loving Kourtney's short haircut. Seeing as it falls somewhere between her chin and her shoulder, it definitely qualifies as medium length. Take heed from her and dust off your flat iron for a sleek, center-parted lob. Finish with a healthy amount of shine serum.