The Top 11 Medium Length Hairstyles of 2018

Do you have medium length hair? ūüô謆Well, if you said, “yes,” then you’re in the right place.

Well, medium length hairstyles have been the norm for the past couple of years and women seem to be chopping off their locks for whatever reason.

I, personally, love that you can still wear medium length hair in a ponytail, and you have some ability to style it, but it isn’t overly long.

Since it’s so popular, I figured it could be fun to showcase some of my favorite medium length hairstyles of 2018¬†¬†along with some excellent tutorials on how to do them. What do you say?

 

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The Hottest Medium-Length Hairstyles of 2018:

1. The Wavy Lob

Woman with a brown and purple wavy lob, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Jessica Jean on Instagram

The wavy lob is¬†easily one of¬†the best medium length hairstyles of all time, meaning its DEFINITELY one of the hottest medium length hairstyles of 2018…especially when paired with balayage hair color. It’s pretty low-maintenance but does require some ironwork (unless you’ve been blessed with natural waves).

Lucky for you, Steph Willis¬†can show you how easily you can wave your hair with a flat iron (don’t forget to use a high-quality heat protectant).

How I Style Short Hair | Messy Textured Waves


2. Space Buns

Woman with platinum blonde half-up space buns, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Adrienne Baranoff hairdresser on Instagram

Space buns have been a fun, quirky trend for the past year or so. You can wear them on pretty much any length of hair, but they’re¬†extra cute¬†when incorporated into¬†medium length hairstyles.

3. Half-Up Mohawk Braid

Young woman with half-up mohawk braid wavy hairstyle, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Hairloom Salon on Instagram

The half-up mohawk braid is my absolute favorite new hairstyle, especially for people with medium length hair. It’s such a fun extension of the half-up hairstyle trend that has been going on for the past few years. Don’t be completely intimidated and let¬†Missy Sue¬†show you how easy it actually is.

Mohawk Braid Top Knot | Half Up Hairstyle | Missy Sue

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4. Twisted Bangs

Twisted bangs are really something that you can incorporate into any other hairstyle, but they look amazing on medium length bobs of all types.

Krissa Fowles with blonde twisted bangs, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Krissa Fowles on Instagram

5. Long Angled Bob

Angled bobs are still going strong after 12+ years, and people keep finding out ways to reinvent this look. A longer angled bob (which ends up being more of a medium length hairstyle) is definitely one of my favorite variations of the traditional A-Line.

Woman with long angled-bob, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: WhitneyūüíĀūüŹľBalayage Lover on Instagram

6. Braided Half-Updo

Updo’s are a fun way to jazz up your everyday hair. Whether you are going to a wedding, or just going to work, a half-updo with different types of braids incorporated into it makes the perfect medium length hairstyle for any occasion. Here are a few ideas of styles you can try:

*Both Kate from The Small Things Blog and Milabu are fantastic at creating medium length hairstyles that are really easy to do. I totally recommend checking out their other content if you want to see more styles like this.

10 Easy Half Up hairstyles for SHORT HAIR Tutorial | Milabu

Woman with beautiful braided half-updo, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Lindsay Kinloch on Instagram

7. Shoulder-Length Layered Haircut

Adding some layers to a shoulder-length haircut is a traditional, yet efficient way to pump up the volume and body. This medium length hairstyle is ever-popular because it works (and why change it, if it’s not broken?)

Woman with beautiful blonde layered haircut, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Danielle on Instagram

8. The Modern Shag

A shag haircut is also a medium length layered haircut, but they tend to have shorter layers with lots of texture.

Woman with sexy purple modern shag haircut, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Jake Seitchik on Instagram

This video by Free Salon Education shows you how impressive modern shag haircuts really are, and also how to cut one.

How To Cut A Modern SHAG Haircut Step by step

9. Half-Up Messy Bun

This hairstyle is often paired with the mohawk braid, but it can also stand on its own. It looks pretty good on any length of hair, but I this it’s perfect for a medium length hairstyle. This is another trend that has been going strong for a few years now.

Elizabeth Sawatzky with half-up messy bun, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Elizabeth R Sawatzky on Instagram

10. Blunt Cut

I’ve talked about this before, in a post about my favorite celebrity hairstyles, but I just love how simple Dua Lipa’s hair is.

Dua Lipa with a blunt, wavy haircut, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Dua Lipa on Instagram
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Dua’s hair often changes (as most celebrity hair does), but it seems to always come back to the medium-length blunt cut. Although layers are great for adding movement and texture to a haircut, blunt cuts tend to make fine hair look much thicker.

11. Low Ponytail with Mega Volume

If your hair isn’t that long, it might be hard to make a high ponytail look good. However, there are some cool tricks you can do to make your hair look longer when you wear a low ponytail. Even if you don’t use those tricks, a low ponytail will look better on shorter hair.

Adding volume can make any ponytail look amazing. Once again, Kate fromThe Small Things Blog does a killer job at teaching you how to style medium length hairstyles. She might even be the culprit of the medium length trend.

Polished and Volumized Ponytail

Woman with a low, braided ponytail, one of the hottest medium-length hairstyles of 2018.
Photo Credit: Beauty Brushes Winnipeg on Instagram

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Do you have a medium length hairstyle? Can you think of any other hairstyles that weren’t on this list? I’d love to read your feedback in the comments section below…

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