Mid-length hairstyles
to rock every day

Shoulder-grazing styles are having a moment, being bang on-trend and versatile too. Master these mid-length hairstyles to shake up your day-to-day look.

Mid-length hairstyles have quickly become the ‘in’ length of the fashion scene. They strike the perfect balance between long and short, providing the best of both worlds when it comes to playing with textures, shapes and styles.

From choppy beach waves to sleek twists, medium length hairstyles are universally flattering. With the ghd range of curling wands and tongs as your styling kit, create shoulder-skimming volume or throw your hair into a tousled updo for off-duty glam.

With so many hairstyles for medium hair to try, we’ve created a guide to the quickest and most glamorous out there. Whether you’re short on time in the morning or need a speedy work-to-evening update, these effortless mid-length hairstyles add instant style points.

Messy Braided Bun

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Messy braided bun

Pull your mid-length hair into a low-slung bun for laid-back glamour. This easy-going look can be rocked everywhere from festivals to the office, with a sweeping braid to bring a bohemian feel to the style. Wear as a tousled bun and lightly mist with ghd final fix hairspray for a soft-touch hold.

Tip: Bring the braid into a loose chignon for instant romance.

Half-up bun with waves

Otherwise known as the ‘hun’ (half-up half-down bun), this is one of the best mid-length hairstyles for keeping tresses away from your face, without losing that feminine length. Create loose waves using the ghd curve® soft curl tong and tie back the top half of your hair for polished perfection.

Tip: Turn this look into a baby beehive by simply securing the top section of hair with pins and teasing with a ghd narrow dressing brush for 60s-style volume.

Bouncy Curls

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Bouncy curls


Nothing says Hollywood like soft curls sitting glamorously on your shoulders. Our ghd curve® wands and tongs have been designed to create long-lasting, healthy-looking curls, whatever your hair type.

Super straight

The pin-straight look is perfect for mid-length hair. To keep those strands looking shiny and sleek, straighten with the ghd platinum® styler. It’s designed by ghd scientists to protect your hair health* and maximise shine by 20%**. A no-fuss look that really means business.

Tip: Set your perfect straight style and boost shine by brushing from roots to ends with the ghd oval dressing brush.

Retro Bouffant

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Retro bouffant

One of the best things about mid-length hairstyles is you’ve still got the hair to create an updo. The bouffant is a gorgeous example - this style made a strong comeback from its 60s heyday and remains a favourite among the fashion savvy.

Tip: Make sure you keep your bouffant intact with ghd final fix hairspray and add a cute cat-eye flick to your makeup routine for easy retro beauty.

Loose waves

Relaxed waves and medium length hairstyles are a match made in heaven. The modern length gives waves a chic update and keeping the ends straight flaunts a smart finish.

Tip: Create covetable texture and volume by twisting your tresses around the barrel of the ghd curve® soft curl tong.

Disco Curls

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disco curls

Soaring piles of disco curls are a great way to glam up mid-length hairstyles. Your medium locks are the perfect length for these springy coils, giving a 70s-cool vibe to your everyday look.

Tip: Give those tight twists volume that lasts all day by applying two to four pumps of ghd total volume foam to damp hair before blow-drying.

Low Knot

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Low knot

Whisk that mid-length hair into a clean bun for an irrefutably chic look. This simple knot is an easy solution for an instant bun upgrade, creating a polished finish for a good dose of modern youthfulness.

Tip: Massage ghd smooth & finish serum into your mid-lengths and ends for high impact shine.

Runway Volume

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Runway Volume

Supermodel volume is easy to achieve. Add texture to medium-length hairstyles by drying your hair upside down using the ghd aura® hairdryer. It takes very little time to do, meaning you can flaunt long-lasting va-va-voom even when you’re running late.

Tip: Use a ghd ceramic vented radial brush for big, beautiful layers

Shiny Waves

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Shiny waves

Chunky, high-gloss waves have serious siren appeal. To channel the lustrous look, creating wondrous volume with the ghd curve® classic wave wand. Those silky strands are simply made for a shoulder-sweeping chop.

Tip: Make a deep side parting before you create your waves, for major Hollywood vibes.

casual french twist

This tousled twist is perfect for everyday mid-length hairstyles. It’s a laidback nod to the polished updo, for off-duty beauty. The undone version of the French twist requires minimal styling, but has heaps of modern sex appeal.

Tip: Give roots a quick boost by spritzing ghd root lift spray onto dry hair before you style your twist. Tip your head upside down, spray into the root area and blast dry with a ghd aura® professional hairdryer.

Sleek buns, luxurious waves and messy twists – medium-length hairstyles offer stacks of versatility. Amp up your shoulder-grazing locks with these easy everyday looks and never want for midi inspiration again.



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