The best medium haircuts that won't leave you feeling frumpy.

Mid-length hair is the perfect option for those who might be sick of the long locks they’ve sported for years. It’s a toe-dip in the haircut world which isn’t quite as dramatic as the pixie-cut but will still leave you feeling fresh.

Your mid length hair doesn’t have to be boring, though. Here are some of the best mid-length do’s to screenshot and show to your hairdresser.


It’s not just long-haired girls who can rock a balayage. Mid-length hair is perfect for creating a natural look ombre, just in time for summer. Go for a cut like this one below from Edwards and Co and ask for balayage using your natural root colour as a base. It’s the perfect low maintenance option.

Natural blonde #balayage by @sarah_edwardsandco at #Edwardsandcobyronbay #edwardsandco

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Go Bold

If you’re concerned that a mid-length do might look a bit frumpy, consider amping up the impact with a strong colour like platinum blonde, or vivid red.

Funk it up

If you’re feeling adventurous but don’t want to commit to permanent colour, try using a semi-permanent colour like these Schwartzkopf Instant Blushes. They’re available in four colours; steel blue, ice (purple), strawberry and jade and the best part is that they’re easy to apply and are completely gone in three to four washes. My hairdresser, Hannah Rickson, of Snip Into Hairdressing introduced them to me at my last appointment and it’s safe to say, I’m hooked.


They work really well with mid-length hair like this one below. Ask your hairdresser for a cut that sits just on the collarbone to show off your temporary hue.


Versatility is key

This #texture ???? #Colour and #cut by @byronturnbull #edwardsandco #edwardsandcosurryhills @evohair

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The great thing about mid-length hair is that it’s just so dang versatile. You can wear it up on days you just can’t be bothered styling it, and you can wear it down without too much effort. Go for a style like Suki Waterhouse which looks equally as great straight as it does with soft waves.

@gucci ????

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Frame it

Mid-length hair looks amazing with some framing or a long side swept fringe to flatter the face. The Wrong Girl star, Jessica Marais, shows us exactly how it’s done.


On The Fringe

Mid-length hair is a fantastic option for girls who like a fringe. It frames the face perfectly and allows you a lot of versatility when it comes to how you want to wear your hair. This wavy do is a perfect example.


BANGS… #nuwave #haircut #bangs #softundercut #midlengthhair #ss2017 #anhcotran #nyc

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