Mid-length hair. Is there anything more versatile? You’ve got plenty of hair to experiment with – just check out a few our favourite ideas in the gallery! – without the hassle of long hair.
Washing and blow-drying might not be as quick a process as your short haired friends, but your tresses really come into their own where hair styling is concerned.
Tousled waves? They’re a cinch with a waving wand. In minutes you can walk out of the door with beachy locks just like Made In Chelsea’s Rosie Fortescue. Glam Hollywood curls are a great option too. With the right amount of tight curl of you can fake a shoulder-skimming bob, but wear them loose and you’ll be swishing at the centre of the spotlight.
Fringes love mid-length locks too. Wear yours long and roughed up like Alexa Chung or go for a shorter statement look like Kerry Washington.
Then of course, there are the endless updo options. Ponytails look bouncier and edgier with mid-length hair, especially if you add plenty of texture with a spritz of dry shampoo or texturising spray. Also, you won’t be carrying the weight of longer, heavier hair – so no mid-day headache for you!
Topknots look great with mid-length styles, and you could experiment with half-up, half-down looks like Rita Ora’s hairdo at the X Factor 2015 auditions.
Then come braids and plaits – of all kinds! You’ve got enough length for a side-swept fishtail, and just enough to create twisted, braided updos. If you’re looking for something fresh, have a go at Perrie Edwards’ scalp braid, while adding a whole load of volume to the rest of your tresses.
Mid-length hair really is the best – you can do everything! Check out our favourite celebrity mid-length hairstyles in this bumper gallery…
Amanda Seyfried is pretty well-known for her long locks, so this shorter style is quite a change. We think she looks AH-mazing (and how healthy are those ends?!).
Frankie Bridge definitely likes to experiment with her hair, doesn’t she?! After dying her ‘do bronde, she then unveiled these shoulder-length extensions. She captioned the shot: ‘Another little spruce up! @alexlouisegarcia @kennadyssalon @easilockshair.’ Long locks SO suit you, Franks.
MIC’S Rosie Fortescue is stunning with mid-length dip dye waves. With hair like this who wouldn’t stop to strike a pose for the cameras?
Rita Ora rocked this half-up half-down hairstyle with a sleek topknot at The X Factor Auditions in London. Could her hair BE any shinier? We have serious hair-envy.
Emma Roberts is effortlessly glam with this fishtail braid worn to the side and a gorge side parting.
Little Mix beauty Perrie Edwards looked a total babe on This Morning with a braided half-up half-down style and lots of volume.
Pixie is pretty and polished with neat face-framing layers and a simple black Alice band.
Ashley James, MIC, is all girlish gorgeousness with glossy corkscrew curls. This look is easy to recreate at home, wrap small sections of your hair around straighteners and hold for a couple of seconds.
After chopping her hair into a cropped pixie cut, the singer emerged a few weeks later working this ’60s-style beehive ‘do at the Moschino Resort 2016 show. Another week, another wig…
Keira Knightley knows your hair doesn’t have to be long to be show-stopping, and regular proves that a mid-length ‘do can wow on the red carpet just as much as long locks.
Cameron Diaz may have rocked short hair for a long time but it’s her mid-length hairstyle we really love. With her golden highlights and wispy finish this is one effortlessly cool look.
Jessica Alba keeps it simple with this soft mid-length hairstyle. Does she EVER get it wrong?
Emma Stone may have just gone for the chop but she rocked fab mid-length hair for a long time and looked totally gorgeous doing it.
Blonde bombshell Malin Akerman loves a mid-length ‘do. Super easy to style while still retaining its glam feel, her wavey hairstyle is a winner.
Zooey Deschanel keeps her hair looking luscious and glossy no matter what the occasion. Up or down her mid-length hairstyle works every time.
Fiery redhead Christina Hendricks knows how to stand out when it comes to amazing hairstyles and her mid-length look is no exception. Simple but effective.
Queen of daytime TV Holly Willoughby rocks her mid-length hairstyle on and off the camera and we love it. Lush.
Kim Kardashian may usually have long locks but we think she should consider going back to her mid-length hairstyle after seeing this beautiful picture.
Gemma Arterton keeps things fun and relaxed with her casual curled mid-length ‘do. Teamed with au naturel make-up and a classic black outfit, she’s the definition of understated glamour.
Remember Rachel Weisz’s mid-length hairstyle? 2008 might be a long time ago but that hasn’t stopped us from taking inspiration from the voluptuous look.
Suki Waterhouse wowed at the 2014 Style Awards with this fab mid-length hairstyle. We’re loving the fringe as well.
Anna Kendrick simply curled the tips of her hair during New York Fashion Week for a super easy ready-in-5-minutes mid-length hairstyle.
The tousled mid-length hairstyle is one of our favourites. Rose Byrne rocked this effortless ‘do for the 2013 Women of the Year Awards.
Katie Holmes is the Queen of the mid-length hairstyles. For the 2013 Z100 Jingle Ball she simply curled her chocolate locks for an easy peasy ‘do.
Chloe Grace Moretz is officially our new hairstyle crush. We love her uber casual mid-length hairstyle and it’s super easy to recreate at home.
Welsh model Danielle Bux styles her mid-length hair to one side for the InStyle BAFTA Party.
Actress Maimie McCoy does messy mid-length at the InStyle BAFTA Party and we love it!
Presenter Sarah-Jane Crawford teams her dark mid length ‘do with bright red lips for a stand out look at the InStyle BAFTA Party.
Reese Witherspoon swept her mid-length hair to one side for a glamorous but simple hairstyle. Gorgeous.
We don’t think Gwen Stefani ever has a bad hair and judging for this mid-length ‘do, that’s not likely to change any time soon.
We couldn’t have a mid-length hairstyles you’ll love edit without Jennifer Aniston. The ‘Friends’ star has been high up on our must-have hair looks for a long time, and this ‘do is one of the reasons why.
We’ve been in love with Millie Mackintosh’s lush mid-length hair ever since we first spotted her on ‘Made In Chelsea’. Years later and she’s still one of our top hair crushes.
Only got 5 minutes to get ready? Work the just-rolled-out-of-bed mid-length hairstyle like Lisa Snowdon for an easy on-trend look.
Kate Winslet wowed on the red carpet with this fantastic mid-length ‘do. Just curl your hair to recreate this glam look at home.
Alexa Chung has got messy mid-length hair down to an art. We’ve been drooling over her hairstyle for years and can’t wait for our hairdresser to finally recreate our hair in her style.
It doesn’t get much better than Olivia Palermo’s hair and if you want to recreate her gorgeous look, it’s time to invest in an amazing conditioner.
Gwyneth Paltrow opted for the sleek and straight look back in 2013 with this lust-worthy mid-length hairstyle. We want.
Rose Byrne wows again with another must-have mid-length hairstyle. This ‘do is so easy even you can recreate it at home, so what are you waiting for?
Nicole Richie gives her mid-length hair a vintage feel by curling and then brushing her hair into face-framing waves. Gorgeous.
Kerry Washington seriously stunned with this mid-length hairstyle, working two hair trends in one with a fringe and curls.
Mid-length hairstyles are perfect for when you don’t have much time to get ready, as proven by Emily Blunt. Just get up and give your tousled ‘do and quick brush and you’re good to go.
Katie Holmes flaunted her chocolate coloured hair with this glossy mid-length hairstyle and we love it.
Elizabeth Olsen proves that the sleek and straight look doesn’t have to be boring with this chilled out mid-length hairstyle.
Want to rock a mid-length ‘do but don’t know what style to go for? Take a leaf out of Alesha Dixon’s book and rock a long bob this season.
Team your mid-length hairstyle with a soft side fringe like Emma Stone and work this look all season long.
One of the best things about having mid-length hair is that it takes very little effort to glam it up with a few curls. You can get Kate Bosworth’s amazing look in minutes, we promise.
Another celeb who loves the long bob is Fearne Cotton and with a mid-length hairstyle like this, who can blame her?
Sophie Ellis-Bextor teamed her dark locks and pale complexion with this oh-so-simply mid-length ‘do. Perfect for your off-duty weekend style.
Get Dakota Fanning’s sweet and simple hairstyle by making sure your mid-length hair is all one length and frizz-free.
Ashley Olsen teamed her curly mid-length hair with smoky eyes for a retro, which has us reminiscing about the 90s.
We’re loving Alexa Chung’s sleek and smooth mid-length hairstyle from 2012. Bring it back Alexa!
Question: Does Olivia Palermo ever have a bad hair day? Answer: Probably not.
Selena Gomez opted for this super bold mid-length look and let her hairstyle do all the talking with minimal make-up.
‘American Idol’ runner-up Katharine McPhee knows the value of an awesome mid-length hairstyle, as proven by her gorgeous waves. We’re loving the bold lip colour too.
Emma Stone, how we love your mid-length hair. Take this snap into your hairdresser now to get this gorgeous A-list look pronto.
Want to add another layered to your mid-length hair? Work a fringe this season like Nicole Richie and wow all your friends.
Add volume to your mid-length hair like Chloe Grace Moretz for a show-stopping hairstyle.
Heidi Klum’s mid-length hairstyle may not look complicated but it’s one of our fave looks thanks to its effortless style.
Bring back straight hair with a super smooth mid-length ‘do like Rose Byrne. We love.