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50 Gorgeous Medium Haircuts and Shoulder-Length Hairstyles for 2024

Serena Piper

2. Sliced Bangs and Layers. Medium haircuts for straight thick hair need layers for texture and lightness. With this cut, you can enjoy the ease and volume of multiple sliced layers throughout the length of your hair.

If it’s been too long since your last hair change-up, you’re probably ready for something new. However, sometimes it can be hard to see what potential your medium hair has if you’re already bored with it. Looking through magazines can be helpful, but sometimes they don’t have advice for your particular hair type. Luckily, there is quite a lot you can do to refresh your hair, whether it’s waves and highlights, a sleek pin-straight shoulder-length hairstyle, or a shaggy layered cut – there is definitely something for you below.

Before you head to the salon for a makeover, look through these 50 beautiful medium-length hairstyles for ideas.

1. Straight Layered Medium Length Hair. Sophisticated and chic, this haircut is a sure stunner. Straight cuts may be hard to maintain, but the flare and confidence they deliver are more than worth it!

2. Sliced Bangs and Layers. Medium haircuts for straight thick hair need layers for texture and lightness. With this cut, you can enjoy the ease and volume of multiple sliced layers throughout the length of your hair.

3. Medium Brown Blonde Shag. Want a cute do you can easily dress up or down? Go for a wavy lob.

4. Wavy Hairstyle with Textured Ends. Medium-length hairstyles are meant to show off the beauty of your free-flowing locks. A haircut like this doesn’t require much time to style – just learn how to blow-dry your medium locks to create those pretty face-framing waves.

5. Mid-Length Hair with Swoopy Layers. Such layers make your locks seem very soft, light, and shiny – and that’s exactly what you need for a date or a night out. Of course, hair health is crucial for this kind of effect.

6. Layered Medium Shag with Bangs. It’s amazing how much you can transform your look by trying a new trendy hairstyle. While some women go for chic and sleek hairdos, others prefer messy, edgy, and bold medium short hairstyles with modern long bangs that perfectly suit their badass character.

7. Soft Brown Style with Highlights. With a beachy style like this choppy bob you can enjoy summer vibes all year long!

8. Medium Hairstyle for Women with Blonde Hair. A hairstyle that grazes the shoulders can easily maintain a gorgeous wavy length and an effortless overall look.

9. Layers and See-Through Bangs. Medium hair is commonly the perfect length for creating voluminous downdos. The soft layers and see-through bangs amplify the effect by visually adding texture and depth to the hair.

10. Shadow Roots and Swoopy Layers. This hairstyle is a staple for women who wish to make their medium hair seem longer. The layers that appear wind-swept and shadow roots do the trick!

11. Luxuriant Long Highlighted Bob. Shoulder-grazing lobs are our fave medium length haircuts because they are quite diverse, low-maintenance, and always super-stylish. Especially if paired with trendy highlights (the sand beige ones in this case).

12. Medium-Length Haircut with Blunt Ends. Perfect for any occasion, medium-length haircuts like this one ooze so much elegance, and the waves add extra dimension and texture to your locks.

13. Copper Red Shoulder-Length Hair. If your hair is proving difficult to manage, try a layered medium-length version of it. Medium-length hairstyles with multiple layers are great choices for taming thick hair, providing more styling options, creating fullness in thin hair, or just getting overly long hair under control.

14. Wavy Shoulder-Length Hair. Harness your inner bombshell with this hairstyle! You can choose to go with a solid color or add highlights, depending on your taste. Curl your hair for soft waves, and you’re picture-ready!

15. Straight Medium Hair with Side Bangs. Medium haircuts for women can still look flirty; keep things soft with a side-swept fringe.

Haircut with Side Fringe for Straight Hair
By Kari

16. Wavy Mid-Length Hair with Balayage. Getting a balayage is a great way to spice up mid-length haircuts. It magically makes thin hair appear more voluminous and thicker locks seem less heavy. How? Only the best hair colorists know how this magic works.

17. Feathered Layers for Blonde Hair. Blonde mid-length hair only gets more attractive when complemented with feathered layers. A side part and long bangs are the universally flattering styling options that you should definitely consider!

18. Voluminous Shaggy Lob. Medium-length hair looks awesome when cut in messy layers. This shaggy lob variation, for instance, is a trendy hairdo that is tomboyish and sweet at the same time.

19. Wavy Female Haircut in Warm Brown. Show your fun side and create positive vibes with this hairstyle. Do balayage or sombre for more colors in your hair and an additional cozy feeling.

20. Straight Shoulder-Length Haircut. Feel like your straight hair is getting boring? Jazz it up with a medium bob.

21. Tousled Coppery Brown Lob. This light brown lob is one of the effortless medium-length hairstyles that don’t require meticulous styling and can be worn messy to show off the texture — just spritz the hair with a texturizing spray and give it some lift around the crown.

22. Wavy Shoulder Length Hair. Lightness in your hair can be gained with strategically placed layers, as the author of the following haircut says. However, you will also need to add wavy texture to your locks to debut the haircut as in the picture. Good hair products and hair tools are a must for this length.

23. Collarbone Cut with Long Bangs. This undone lob with curtain bangs is cute and feminine. It definitely deserves to be among the best low-maintenance medium-length haircuts! The cut itself adds volume to the hair, while the blonde highlights complement and accentuate your best features.

Mid-Length Balayage Hair
By Yuki

24. Straight Bob with Depth. Since thinner hair styled straight can feel flat and lack movement, it’s a good idea to choose medium haircuts with a few wispy layers and textured ends and pair the cut with a depth-boosting color melt.

25. Choppy Blonde Balayage Haircut. Be the talk of the town with a straight choppy bob.

26. Medium Hair with Graduated Bangs. Some bangs types look outstandingly cute with shoulder-length hair. Wispy bangs are one of them, they look really amazing on medium locks. Those flips resting atop her bosom and swaying across her chest and collarbone can only be achieved with a medium length!

27. Medium Hair with Balayage. Balayage highlights look exceptionally attractive on women with medium hair. They may get swallowed up on long hair or slip one’s attention on short hair but never so for a shoulder-length haircut. Guess it’s probably due to the color sitting close to your face that gets the most attention.

28. Butterfly Layers with Two-Way Flip. Trending butterfly haircuts is just the thing for medium hair that needs extra volume and bounce, the more so as the layers can be placed strategically to balance your bone structure, for example, the wide jawline.

29. Ruffled Lob with Curtain Bangs. The bob with shaggy layers is a chic hairdo that would look dazzling in any setting. It has a hint of grunge and is effortlessly cool!

30. Medium Haircut for Thin Hair. Put a little pep in your step, and some body in your thin hair, with a cute layered bob.

31. Textured Layers. Layered hair gives an illusion of more body and the waves add a dash of pretty.

32. Medium-Length Messy Hair. You truly can’t go wrong with a medium-length hairstyle. It offers you a wide range of trendy ways to style your hair. Why, even messy ‘surfer’ hair looks more glamorous on medium locks.

33. Flipped-Up Shoulder-Length Shag. A super-gorgeous shoulder-length haircut to complement your outfits and complete your style. The details are elaborate, yet elegant and attractive. Face-framing fringes, a center part, and flipped-up ends. The hairstyle is really an interesting one.

34. Smokey Hair with Feathered Finish. Vintage medium hairstyles are all the rage nowadays, and this cut borrows flicked-up ends and feathered layers from the hair icons of the 1970s and couples them with a dimensional beige-tinted balayage.

35. Medium Rooted Blonde Haircut. The good old blonde balayage and shadow roots are a never dying and always-working combination. Medium haircuts for women who prefer blonde shades and whose locks need dimension and extra volume, almost always include layers.

36. Copper Red Medium Waves. Add a pop of glam with a bold all-over color accented with piece-y waves.

37. Flamingo Pink Bob with Layers and Bangs. Soft peachy tones are also among the biggest hair color trends for women in 2024, and this pastel blend of coppery and pinkish hues works great for the airy style full of wispy strands.

38. Light Brown Lob with Face Framing. Although oval faces can pull off shoulder-length haircuts of any type, here is an excellent way of emphasizing the perfect symmetry of this face shape with both a center part and a set of subtly highlighted layers.

39. Shaggy Midi Cut with Honey Balayage. If you are looking for mid-length haircuts that can add texture and movement to straight or slightly wavy hair, this voluminous shag with strips of brown and gold is not overly choppy yet replete with dynamics.

40. Medium Hair with Mega Volume. How about abandoning your long hair for this cute voluminous lob? Your head will feel lighter after a fresh haircut, and the hair length will grow out anyway.

41. Icy Blonde Comb-Over Lob. Medium-length haircuts for fine and thin tresses should deliver some depth and volume at the roots and retain much of the body around the ends, which is just the case with this cool long bob.

42. Undone Brigitte Bardot Hair. This seriously blonde and a little bit shaggy style successfully mimics the best of Brigitte Bardot’s hair moments, including her signature, carelessly split curtain bangs, and casual choppy locks with multiple layers.

43. Sun-Kissed Bob with Long Side Bangs. The neutral light brown base of this cute textured bob is illuminated with carefully blended highlights to recreate a naturally sun-kissed look and let the face come into the spotlight.

44. Textured Messy Lob. Fine hair and medium cuts can and should coexist! Lob is one of the brilliant medium-short cuts that can be easily customized for any hair texture. Tousling the hair is a great idea for a more voluminous look.

45. Choppy Layers in Mink Brown. While intensely texturized by placing choppy layers throughout the perimeter, the heft of this brown mane is balanced out with a wispy fringe and wrapped in hot and happening mink shades.

46. Copper on the Top, Layers on the Bottom. This style has all the layering shifted toward the bottom to produce the most bounce around the ends and let the roots and mid-length show off the mesmerizing splashes of red.

47. Medium Surfer-Girl Haircut. Need the ideas of beach-ready blonde medium haircuts? Here is the most iconic one with the ideal comfy length, flirty layers, and goooorgeous sun-kissed highlights. We are obsessed!

48. Mid-Length, Front Layers, and Bangs. Shoulder length hairstyles with lots of layers are among the most wanted hair this year. It may sound boring, but guess what, they still can be pretty diverse!

49. Inverted Mid-Length Bob. Here is a fabulous option for straight fine hair. It frames your face beautifully, delivers a flattering shape, adds volume, and looks neat at all times.

50. Past Shoulders Hair with Choppy Bangs. Bring the Emma Bunton out of your hair with longish bangs and layered waves.

As you can see, there is no shortage of medium hairstyles for women! Grab your besties, pore over your options, and cheer each other on as you embrace a whole new haircut! You never know, you may come out of the salon feeling fiercer than ever!

  • Melinda Webster

    looking for a new look

  • Zarina shaik

    Plz sugest me nice short hair cut fr my round face

  • Debbie Milley

    Lots to choose from