11 Ultra-Sexy Medium Length Hairstyles (For Women of All Ages)

Do you have medium length hair? 🙋 I hope so… because today, we’re gonna talk about the sexiest medium length hairstyles on the planet.

Shoulder-length hair has been ultra-popular for a few years now and women keep chopping their hair to get with the trend.

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, complete with some excellent tutorials on how to do them.


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Shoulder-length hair is super fun, but do you know how to style it? Here are some of the sexiest medium length hairstyles on the planet!

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#1: The Wavy Lob

Beautiful woman with long wavy bob and balayage.
📷Credit: @agence_salon

The wavy lob is easily one of the best medium length hairstyles of all time… especially when paired with balayage hair color. It’s pretty low-maintenance but might require a little ironwork (unless you’ve been blessed with natural waves).

The good news is that Steph Willis has this awesome tutorial that teaches you how to wave it out 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

Space buns are a fun, quirky trend that have been popular for the past few years

They work with any length of hair, but they’re extra cute when incorporated into medium length hairstyles.


#3: Half-Up Mohawk Braid

Half-up topknot and mohawk braid on medium-length pink hair.
📷Credit: @emmilybowman

The half-up mohawk braid is one of my favorite new hairstyles, especially on medium length hair; it’s a fun variation of the half-up hairstyle trend that’s been going strong for a few years now.

Don’t be completely intimidated; Missy Sue can show you how easy it actually is.

Mohawk Braid Top Knot | Half Up Hairstyle | Missy Sue

#4: Twist Bangs

I love twisted bangs because they’re an easy way to jazz up any other hairstyle. However, they look extra cute when paired with a trendy bob haircut.

Beautiful woman with twist bangs on medium-length hair.
📷Credit: @krissafowles

#5: Long Angled Bob

Beautiful long-bob haircut.
📷Credit: @styled_by_carolynn

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.


#6: Braided Half-Updo

Beautiful braided half-updo on medium-length hair.
📷Credit: @ayoulahairdesign

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

#7: Shoulder-Length Layered Haircut

Beautiful layered haircut on medium-length hair.
📷Credit: @ka_hair_studio

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?)


#8: The Modern Shag

Sexy modern shag haircut on medium-length hair.
📷Credit: @rachelwstylist

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

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

Half-up topknot on beautiful woman with medium-length hair.
📷Credit: @brittsully

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.


#10: Blunt Cut

Dua Lipa with blonde two-toned medium-length blunt haircut.
📷Credit: @dualipa

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 - New Rules (Official Music Video)

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

Hair-wrapped voluminous low ponytail on medium-length hair.
📷Credit: @hairbyshaylee

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

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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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