Dealing with hair that is neither too short or super long? Well, if you’re struggling to find new ways to style your mid-length cut, we’ve got a surprise for you: 12 gorgeous updos for medium hair (yes, really!).
Whether you’re searching for the perfect ‘do for a snazzy event or just need something new for the office, these updo hairstyles for medium hair are here to solve all your mane woes.
13 amazing updos for medium-length hair
1. Casual bun
From the gym to the red carpet, there is nowhere a casual bun can’t take you. Don’t believe us? Just ask Riverdale’s star Lili Reinhart, who switched up her signature ponytail for this fail-safe updo.
2. Bubble ponytail
Looking for an on-trend way to upgrade your ponytail? Then you need to make this runway and celeb-approved bubble ponytail your next mane move, pronto.
Next read: 8 ways to style a bubble ponytail.
3. Side-swept ponytail
Editor’s tip: Updos for medium hair, like this one, look their best with beachy waves. But before you reach for your heated tools to create this look, we suggest you protect your hair from heat damage by using the TONI&GUY Heat Protection Mist.
4. Space buns
Updos don’t get much cuter than these space buns for medium hair. Whether they’re braided or twisted, worn low or high, you really can’t go wrong with adding this sweet look to your styling repertoire.
5. Undone side braid
PS: It works wonders on second-day hair, as the natural texture of your mane will give the style extra boho-charm.
6. Sleek bun
Editor’s tip: What’s the secret behind sleek updos for medium-length hair? The VO5 Tame & Shine Spray, of course.
This nifty spray will help give your mane a high-shine, frizz-free finish. You can’t argue with that, can you?
7. Vintage updo
With this easy vintage updo in your life, you’ll be able to live out all your pin-up hair fantasies. Now, if you really want to take this style to the next level, all you have to do is pair it with printed scarf.
8. Wavy ponytail
All hail the wavy ponytail! Often overlooked as just a lazy Sunday hairstyle, this ponytail is actually a great style that can work for any occasion.
Next read: 10 of the best ponytails hairstyles to try now.
9. French twist
Want updos for medium-length hair that are ideal for weddings and other formal events? Look no further than this French girl-approved ‘do.
This ‘do might look intricate, but you can actually whip it up in under 15 minutes. How? With our step-by-step tutorial.
Editor’s tip: Seal your style with a generous spritz of TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray. Giving a firm but non-stiff hold, this hairspray is ideal for perfecting all your updos for medium length hair.
10. Bun with Dutch braid
Just start by flipping your hair up to the top of your head, before creating a Dutch braid from the nape of your neck upwards. Who knew updos for medium hair could be this fun, eh?
11. French braid
Prefer to go for something a little more tried and tested? Well, it doesn’t get much better than this fancy French braid.
From yoga to brunch with your favourite girls, this French braid is a classic style for a reason. S0, where will you rock yours?
12. Crown braid
When searching for updos for medium-length hair you might want to consider opting for a crown braid.
In our books, this braided hairstyle is the ideal solution for keeping your fringe or shorter layers safely (and stylishly) off your face.
13. High bun
For a fail-safe look, opt for this classic updo. Team it with some statement earrings to instantly make it office-appropriate.
Check out more effortless medium-length styles for you to try and look fab.