Easy Hairstyles for Medium Hair: 15 Simple Looks for You

Alyssa François | 09 February 2018
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You’re gonna need to keep these styles in your back pocket!

If you find yourself in a rut styling your medium length hair, you’re not alone. No matter what hair length you have, we all have those days! To help you get out of this rut, you need to find easy hairstyles for medium hair that work with your lifestyle. Don’t know where to find inspiration? We got you covered!

Ahead we rounded up a list of quick and easy hairstyles for medium length hair we know for sure you can manage on your own. Read on to learn what they are and how you can recreate the look.

Easy Hairstyles for Medium Hair: 15 Simple Looks To Try

easy hairstyles for medium hair: brushed out
The big afro style. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

1. Brushed Out Afro

Tired of wearing your hair in its curly state? Switch it up for a change. After washing your hair, apply a leave-in conditioner liker Suave Professionals Honey Infusion 10-in-1 Leave-in Conditioner to soften and prep your hair for blowdrying. Brush your hair out and fluff to finish your style.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS HONEY INFUSION 10-in-1 LEAVE-IN CONDITIONER
easy hairstyles for medium hair: clip it up
Easy and quick. Photo credit: Dvora

2. Clipped Up

On the hunt for über-easy medium hairstyles? It really gets no easier than this look. Every girl should have a hair tie or clip in her bag handy to create this style on the go.

easy hairstyles for medium hair: curtain bang shag
Sweep your fringe apart. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Curtain Bang Shag

It’s no secret that curtain bangs are back in full effect right now. If you’re on the hunt for easy medium hairstyles for shags, add this simple style to your list. Use a gel like Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel to sleek your bangs in place.

NEXXUS EXXTRA HOLD SCULPTING GEL
easy hairstyles for medium hair: fringe
So easy you could probably do it yourself. Photo credit: indigitalimges.com

4. The Blunt Fringe

While this may look like it’s easy to do at home, we don’t suggest you take matters into your own hands. Ask your stylist to create this simple blunt fringe on your medium length hair.

easy hairstyles for medium hair: green hair
A bold hair color is all you need.

5. Green Tresses

The lob cut is an easy haircut for medium length hair. If you want to give it an update you can opt for a new hair color. Try something fun and new and go for a bold hair color. If you’re into making drastic changes, go for this green hue.

easy hairstyles for medium hair: hat
Throw a lid on it to update your look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Medium Hairstyles with Hats

If you’re looking for extremely easy hairstyles for medium hair that’s perfect for lazy girls—and we all are lazy sometimes—you can use accessories to update your look. Want something extremely easy? Settle for a stylish hat.

easy hairstyles for medium hair: waves
Texture is key.

7. Messy Lob

Lobs are one of the most popular medium hairstyles and one of the easiest to style on a daily basis. This textured look is one of our favorites. To maintain the look, keep oil at bay with a dry shampoo like Dove Refresh+Care Detox & Purify Dry Shampoo.

DOVE DETOX & PURIFY DRY SHAMPOO
easy hairstyles for medium hair off center
Change the direction of your part. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Off-Center Part

Change the direction of your hair part for an instant update. The off-center part is having a moment right now. Opt for this look if you prefer an on-trend style.

easy hairstyles for medium hair: polished waves
So easy you could create this look in your sleep.

9. Polished Waves

Sometimes you have to play it safe and skip the messy wave effect. Try this polished wave style for formal occasions or special events. Apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum to your hair to add shine.

TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH SHINE SERUM
easy hairstyles for medium hair: ponytail
Every gal’s favorite style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. The Ponytail

The ponytail hairstyle is the easiest style of them all. You can enhance the look of your ponytail by adding texture. Use Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to add texture before gathering your hair up into a ponytail.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS TEXTURIZING SEA SALT SPRAY
easy hairstyles for medium hair: scarlet hair
Try it out with a wig. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

11. Scarlet Hair

This hair color is definitely one we can get after (although we say this about all hair colors). Red is in, but a hint of orange makes it a look to have right now. Try it out first with a wig before the commitment if you’re a bit color-shy!

easy hairstyles for medium hair: side braid
Add an accent to your look. Photo credit: Allyson Alapont

12. Side Braid

If you don’t know how to French braid, you can also use a single braid and pin it over. Your call! Either way it’s an easy hairstyle for medium hair and it’s a stylish look.

easy hairstyles for medium hair subtle waves
Add a wave to the ends. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

13. Subtle Waves

Want to give your medium length hair a quick boost with an easy hairstyle for medium hair? Add subtle waves to the ends of your have to encourage body.

easy hairstyles for medium hair: waves
Waves with a boost. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

14. Voluminous Waves

Want to know the trick to making sure your waves stay in tact? Dry shampoo! Use a dry shampoo like Dove Refresh+Care Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo to keep your hair voluminous without an oily residue.

DOVE REFRESH+CARE VOLUME AND FULLNESS DRY SHAMPOO
easy hairstyles for medium hair: wispy bangs
An easy fringe style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

15. Wispy Bangs

If you’re one that has the energy to style your hair every single day, then polished bangs may work for you. On the other hand, if you rather roll out of bed and do minimal styling to your hair, this wispy bang style *needs* to be on your list of easy hairstyles for medium hair.

Want more easy hairstyles for medium hair? Here are some braided styles we love