The 50 Best Medium-Length Hairstyles to Copy Immediately

Mid-length cuts for every texture out there.

Rihanna with medium-length hairstyle
(Image credit: Getty Images, Anthony Harvey)

Whether you’re toying with the idea of cutting off some major inches or are growing out a short hairstyle, we have some really good news: The options for medium-length hair are quite literally endless. Because regardless of your color or texture, there’s a shoulder-grazing look out there that’ll work perfectly with your face shape and bone structure. The best medium-length hairstyles range from blunt lobs to choppy, face-framing shags, and styling options run the gamut too. You can rock box braids, pull your hair into a low ponytail, add in some beachy waves—the list goes on. 

Not sure how to get your search started? Don’t worry, we’ve rounded up 50 of the best shoulder-length celebrity hairstyles for your screenshotting pleasure. From Yara Shahidi’s curly hair and middle part to Jennifer Lawrence’s unbelievably chic ponytail, celebs are the ultimate source of hair inspiration. So without further ado, keep scrolling to check out the best medium-length hairstyles in Hollywood.  


Bianca Rodriguez is the Fashion & Luxury Commerce Manager at Hearst Magazines, covering fashion, beauty, and more for Cosmopolitan, Elle, Esquire, Harper’s BAZAAR, and Town & Country. In addition to spearheading commerce content across brands—from writing about wardrobe must-haves and sales at major retailers to strategizing—she is also an avid reader with a deep love and knowledge for books of all genres. More often than not, you can find her lounging with a good book on the weekend.

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