Looking for fun and easy ways to refresh your look? We’ve gathered 25 medium hairstyles for women that are cute and perfect for just about any occasion.
25 Flattering Medium Hairstyles for Women
1. Laid-Back Updo
Here’s a fun and easy updo that anyone with medium hair can pull off. It takes just six simple steps and a few hair clips to make this look happen. Finish it off with a cute hair comb.
2. Elegant Low Bun
We love this look because you can dress it up or down. It’s a great hairstyle for work, lunch with friends or even date night. All you need is a mesh hair form and a few bobby pins to recreate this bun at home. Finish the look with a pretty hair pin.
3. Tousled Waves
For casual medium hairstyles for women, it’s hard to beat the tousled waves look. It’s laid-back and so effortless. Use a curling iron or a hair waver to create that “I just got back from the beach” look.
4. A Twisted French Twist
Here’s a great hairstyle for the office, a night out or even a formal occasion. It’s not complicated to pull off, and you can even recreate this look if your hair is on the shorter side of the medium length spectrum. To get that inverted look in the second step, flip your half pony. Make sure that you have some bobby pins on hand to keep everything in place.
5. Relaxed Curls
Medium hairstyles for women don’t have to be complicated to be beautiful. This look is so easy to pull off but so versatile. Wear it to work, to go out with friends or to your next event. Use a volumizer to get that root lift you see in the picture and a thick curling iron to get those loose curly waves. Finish with your favorite hairspray to keep the look going all day or night.
6. Twisted Half-Do
Here’s a fun style that uses twists instead of braids to create a pretty half-do that anyone can pull off. The model here has short hair, but you recreate this style on any length of hair.
Start with two twists at the front crown of the head, and work more hair pieces into the twist as you go down. Create two more twists just below the first two. Gather everything together at the back center of the head.
7. Side Braid
If you’ve mastered your Dutch braiding skills, here’s a fun hairstyle to try. It’s so simple, too. Start with a side Dutch braid, tuck the end into your hair (just behind your ears) and secure it with a bobby pin. Gently pull the edges of the braid out to make it fuller and more voluminous. Leave the rest of your hair loose and wavy for a cute and effortless look.
8. Twisted Inverted Half-Updo
This inverted half-updo can be dressed up or down, making it a fun and versatile style for medium or even short hair. Just follow the steps in this picture tutorial to recreate this look at home. To get that voluminous look in the last picture, gently pull up some of the pieces in the twists.
9. Twisty Braids
Here’s a really fun look for medium hair. While it looks super complicated, it’s easier than you think to recreate this look at home. Make a Dutch braid on each side of your head and bring them both together at the ends. Gently pull the edges of the braid to create more volume and make your hair look thicker. Loosely curl the ends, and voila!
10. Low Messy Bun
Here’s a cute low messy bun look that takes just a few minutes to pull off and is so effortless. Make a few braids along the side, and gather everything together at the nape of your neck. Make a messy bun, and pull out some pieces to create that chic and lived-in look.
11. Twisted Pigtail Buns
If you’re looking for something fun and casual, try these twisted pigtail buns. First, section your hair down the middle. Pick a side, and start gathering your hair into a twist. Twist upward rather than down to create some volume. Gather the twist just behind your ears, and loop it around to make a cute low bun. Repeat the same steps on the opposite side.
12. Inverted Low Pony Twist
This hairstyle is so fun, versatile and easy to do. Start by separating the front of your hair from the back. These front sections should start just behind your ears. Gather the hair at the back into a low pony. Take the front sections and gather them together to make another ponytail that sits just above the first one.
Invert the second ponytail, and wrap the ends around the elastic for your other ponytail. All it takes is four steps to recreate this look at home.
13. Braid and Twist Half-Do
Here’s a cute and fun half-do for any occasion –and it’s easy to do if you can do a simple braid. Start by gathering just a small section of hair at the center of your head and gathering it together into a half ponytail. Invert the pony and start working on your braids. Create one braid on each side of your head just above the ears. Use an elastic to gather the two ends together. You can add a hair pin if you like, but this style looks great on its own, too.
14. Double Dutch Braid Pony
We love medium hairstyles for women that incorporate Dutch braids. For this style, you’ll need to do a double Dutch braid until you reach the nape of your neck. Then, gather the rest of your hair in a low ponytail. Next, you can wrap a piece of your hair around the elastic for a more natural look. Gently pull at the sides of the braid to make them thicker and more voluminous.
If you can do a Dutch braid on yourself, then this is a simple hairstyle that looks great on anyone.
15. Half French Braid
A half French braid is a fun hairstyle that will keep your hair out of your face. For this look, do a French braid until you’re about halfway down the back of your head and finish with a regular braid. Tie the end with an elastic, and you’re good to go.
16. Half Bun
This hairstyle is so easy to do, but it’s still fun and a pretty look if you’re out running errands or going out to lunch with friends. Turn your half pony into a bun, and that’s it! It doesn’t get much easier than this hairstyle.
17. Twisted Half Bun
If you want something a little fancier than the simple half bun, then this is the hairstyle for you. To create this look, make three small, inverted ponytails towards the top front of your hair. Gather the rest of your hair on each side together as if you were to do a half ponytail. Instead of pulling your hair all the way through, make a round bun.
18. Loose Side Braid and Low Bun
This laid-back style is perfect for nights out or even more formal events. Start by making a low bun. Next, work a side French braid down to the bun and wrap the ends around and into the bun. You can loosen the braid and pull out small sections of hair here and there to create a loose and messy look.
19. Double Pony
We love simple and easy medium hairstyles for women like this one. Start with a half ponytail, and then gather the rest of hair into a low pony. Use ponytail covers on each elastic for a more fun look.
20. Twisty Low Bun
This hairstyle is a bit more complicated, but it’s worth the effort. Follow the steps in this tutorial to create two inverted ponytails and a braided low bun. This is a style that will work well for formal occasions, work or date night.
21. Scarf Headband
If you like to wear your hair down but still want to change things up, try this scarf headband look. You’ll need a long hair scarf for this style. Just wrap it around your head like you would a regular headband and tie the ends at the nape of your neck. Use a few bobby pins to keep the scarf in place.
22. Claw Clip Hairstyle
Claw clips are back in style, and they make styling your hair so easy. To recreate this simple but fun style, start with a low ponytail. Pull the end of your pony up and use a claw clip to secure it in place. The little fringy ends of your ponytail will create volume.
23. Twisty Half Pony
Here’s a half-do that looks more complicated than it really is. Grab two small sections of hair at the top of your head and twist the two pieces together. Gather two more sections underneath and twist them together just below. Secure everything with elastics and bobby pins.
24. Easy Chignon
It takes just four simple steps to create this easy chignon style. Start with a low, twisted and inverted pony. Pull the ends up and through the ponytail, and secure with a few bobby pins. This style is perfect for work or even formal events.
25. Messy High Bun
Here’s a simple way to make a messy and thick high bun. Section a high ponytail in half, twist each section and wrap them together up into a bun. Pull out some parts of the twists to create more volume and thickness.
26. Bubble Braid Hairstyle – BONUS!
If you’re looking for a unique and stylish hairstyle that’s sure to turn heads? Look no further than the bubble braid! This playful and fun hairstyle features a series of “bubbles” or “puffs” that run down the length of your hair, creating a whimsical and eye-catching look. Perfect for a variety of occasions, from casual outings to formal events, the bubble braid is a versatile and fun hairstyle that’s easy to create with just a few elastic hair bands like these from Amazon. So why not give it a try and add a touch of playful charm to your look today!