60 Medium-Length Hairstyles to Steal from Celebrities

The Goldilocks of every cut and style, right this way.

When your hair is too long to be a chin-length bob but too short to be VS Angel-length, you're in the ideal zone for trying out every look under the sun. Click through for the ultimate mid-length hair inspo.

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Bella Hadid's Slicked-Back Look

Wet hair was the look of the night at this year's Emmys, and at Fashion Week, Jason Wu took it to the max with a slicked back style that involved brushing the hair back at an angle from the crown and back behind the ear. Run some gel product or styling paste through your hair to mimic the glossy texture seen here. 

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Claire Foy's Puffy Lob

Humidity is the enemy of most hairstyles, unless you're planning on using the weather to your advantage. Here, Claire Foy favors puffy texture with her lob instead of manicured waves or slick-straight lengths, and the result is gorgeous. 

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Tessa Thompson's Side-Swept Style

This simple hair update just requires some bobby pins. Tuck and pin your hair back behind one ear to add an element of surprise, then go to town with some over-the-shoulder poses to capture the full effect *wink*. 

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Kiernan Shipka's '80s Curls

Though actress Kiernan Shipka is known for her straight hair, her modern take on a big '80s perm (note the curving side part) is the most fun we've ever seen her have with hair—just make sure you schedule this style on a day when rain's out of the forecast. 

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Keri Russell's Bouncy Waves

Keri Russell has maintained some of the best hair on TV since her Felicity days, but it's her bouncy waves that have us wondering what gravity-defying feat is happening here. Her hair stylist Brian Magallones has said he relies on volumizing spray for the added bounce. For the waves themselves, he curls them in two-inch sections and pins them up in pin-curls for some added staying power. *chef's kiss* 

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Rose Byrne's Ombre Style

This vampy blunt cut and lip combo (the ombre fade is one of the best ways to add some character to brunette hair) is making us all want to go out and get ombre highlights. 

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Heather Graham's Perfect Barrel Curls

Soft barrel curls that hit the middle ground between ringlets and loose S-waves are the epitome of #hairgoals. 

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Dita von Teese's Satiny Retro Vibe

Dita von Teese has the pin-up look down pat. Her secrets to that shiny, satiny, wavy finish? Hair masks, barrel rollers, setting spray, and a cut sans layers. 

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Kate Hudson's Beachy Waves

All hail the ideal summer look: a middle part, beachy waves, and not a care in the world. 

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Halle Berry's Caramel Highlights

Eye-skimming bangs, a smattering of caramel highlights, and subtle waves? Halle Berry has perfected the formula to flattering, never-boring hair. 

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Emma Watson's Sunkissed Highlights

Because we're studying all of Watson's Beauty and the Beast promo looks like, "Hmmm what Hermione magic was done here? " The lighter highlights towards the bottom lend her a sun-kissed glow. 

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Lucy Hale's Slick Center Part

When you're feeling lazy, run a flat-iron through your hair a few times and tuck it behind your ears. A few hidden bobby pins will keep it in place for a sleek look.

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FKA Twigs' Curly Lob

The super tight curls make for the ultimate texture in this red carpet style. 

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Taylor Swift's Feathery Lob

If you're rocking a lob, nix the satiny straight-ironed look with more natural, "I woke up like this" texture. Consider trying out eye-skimming bangs on your next cut to add even more dimension. 

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Kylie Jenner's Curving Side Part

In which Kylie Jenner channels a  '90s supermodel with this naturally windswept look. FWIW, the deep side part makes all the difference. 

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Ashley Benson's Fading Roots

The most important take-away of this look?  It's an easy way to grow out bleached hair once your roots start to show without looking like you've intentionally skipped a couple touchups 🙈. Ask your colorist to blend some of your natural color into the blonde by the roots, like so, so it looks more natural. 

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Krysten Ritter's Baby Bangs

Kick it DIY like Ritter does with wispy, feathery bangs that highlight all your angles. 

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Rachel McAdam's Punky Pink Spirals

The best part about having medium-length hair? Being able to play with streaks of color. It's a subtle way to go punk or pastel without having to commit to a full head of bright color.

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Sienna Miller's Beachy Waves

If you can't actually soak up naturally salty texture from a beach vacation this summer, spritz liberally with sea salt spray on stick-straight hair. Run a medium-barrel curling iron through your hair past the cheekbones to seal the deal. 

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Kate Middleton's Barrel Curls

It's all smooth sailing until you hit the whirl pool of perfectly executed barrel curls by her shoulders. 

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Ciara's Piece-y Bangs

Ciara looks nearly unrecognizable since she swapped out her long lengths for this mid-length bob with brilliantly choppy bangs. *bows down*

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Emma Stone's Flippy Ends

These swooping ends are the physical manifestation of the 💁 emoji, all thanks to a little round-brushing action away from the face. 

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Alexis Bledel's Side Bangs

Further proof that wispy side-bangs can do wonders for the face. 

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Gina Rodriguez's Sophisticated Bob

Our January cover star's take on the ultra-chic, super versatile lob. 

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Kirsten Dunst's '90s Style

We wouldn't mind breaking our crimping iron out of storage if it meant we could recreate these beachy crimped waves at home. 

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Thandie Newton's Disco Curls

Westworld  star Thandie Newton shows us how to wear fluffy, lightweight disco curls like it's no thang (pssst: it's all about the umbrella technique). 

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Selena Gomez's Screen Siren Sheen

*Signature style alert*: Selena Gomez's shiny and sleek finish will never go out of fashion. 

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Diane Kruger's "Put a Flower On It" Mentality

If you're ever in doubt about how to kick your mid-length look, oh, four or five notches way up, grab the nearest poinsettia or sprig of flowers and pin it back behind your ear. (P.S. Fake florals are just as good if you're prone to allergies.) 

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Lily Collins' Retro Bouffant

We're getting some Kate Middleton vibes from this chic bouffant style that's parted in the center and curled at the ends. Give it a little cat-eye flick around the eyes to really nail the retro look.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Bombshell Volume

Supermodel volume isn't rocket science. Dry your hair upside-down in the morning and round brush (or loosely work a flat iron through) long bangs to make flippy waves that drape around your eyes. Done and done.

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