Medium Hairstyles & Haircuts for 2021

Medium hairstyles are a popular choice in 2021 because of the length’s versatility. Medium-length hair ranges from the mid-neck line to just past the shoulders. The best hairstyles for medium length hair include leaving your hair down with layers, waves, braids, ponytails, or curls. For that formal occasion, you can still put it into a beautiful updo or half updo.

Medium length hair is all about versatility and an abundance of styling choices for women of all hair types including thin and thick hair and women of all ages. Mid-length hair is also more flattering because it is not too short or too long and women with varying facial features will find many cute style options at this length.

This can include the many bobs, the longer lob, shags, messy layers, straight tresses, curls, and more! With this hair length, the styling options are easier to maintain than on longer hair, too.

Adorable updos, braided ponytails, and coloring like ombre fit perfectly with medium length hairstyles. Some techniques that might not work on shorter cuts like pixies or longer hair are ideal for shoulder-length haircuts.

Before your next hair appointment, check out these photos of the best looks for shoulder-length hair as inspiration for your next ‘do.