7 Best Medium Hairstyles for South Africans in 2020

Make each day count with these top medium length hairstyles…

First things first, we love shoulder-length and medium hairstyles and here’s why; thanks to the length, you can get the best of both short and long hair worlds. This means that updos short-haired girls can’t do, medium-length hair can do in a doddle, and while long Rapunzel-length tresses might be desirable to some, they can require quite a lot of priming that medium-length tresses don’t.

But saying all that, finding medium length haircuts and hairstyles to wear through the week that are fast, easy and of course stylish, can be a little tricky. So, to help you look your best whether it’s a day at the office, date night and our fave day of the week, lazy Sundays, we’ve shortlisted the top hairstyles for medium hair, below.

1. Half-up, half-down

Medium hairstyles: Woman with brown highlighted straight hair in twisted half-up, half-down hairstyle.
Beat the Monday blues with this half-up, half-down hairstyle. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Start the week off on a high with this half-up, half-down twisted style. Not only will this medium hairstyle show off your length, but it’ll look like you’ve put a ton of effort in when in fact it’s a simple 2-minute look – but we won’t tell anyone.


2. Bandana hairstyle

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Whether it be a picnic, shopping trip or a festival, a bandana updo won’t let you down. Spruce up your look with a pop of bright lipstick and voila, you’ll be all set.


3. Low ponytail

Medium hairstyles: Olivia Palermo with brown balayage hair in low undone ponytail.
Casual ponytails are a perfect fit for medium length hair. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

If your ponytail is often reserved for the gym then you don’t know what you’re missing. Ponytails can be transformed into a staple look that is far from boring with just a few clever hair tricks.

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Boost the volume at your roots with a volumising spray and secure your hair at the back – the key to this look is to embrace any loose strands that may fall as they help to soften the look. We highly recommend the Toni&Guy 3D Volumiser Spray for this.


4. Ponytail tuck

Medium hairstyles: Back view of woman with brown straight hair styled in a ponytail tuck with black bow ribbon.
Brighten up your mid-week with some dramatic hair accessories. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Who said hump day needs to be boring – we didn’t. Which is why we are suggesting making this day your best OTT hair day by going for a chic ponytail tuck, perfect for medium length hair.

It’s the perfect ponytail upgrade from the previous day and the added touch of an oversized accessory is all you need if you are heading out with friends after work.

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Flyaways are a sure way to ruin this look – keep them away with a good hairspray. One of our absolute faves is the TRESemmé Extra Hold Hairspray, it’s fast-drying formula works even in humid conditions. Bye-bye flyaways, hello sleekness.


5. Half-up topknot

woman with curly hair half-up topknot hairstyle
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Celebrate Friday eve with a fashionable topknot. We love how simple and carefree this hairstyle is and when those early mornings are starting to kick in, you’ll be pleased to know you can hit the snooze button and still whip up this hairstyle in a matter of seconds.


6. Side braid

Woman with Side braidThe only thing missing from your week is some medium length braids and this simple side version is ticking all our hair boxes. For a fun and flirty feel, create your side braid and pull some loose strands out. And for the ultimate finish, secure your braid with a ribbon.


7. Space buns

woman with natural hair space buns hairstyle
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Ideal for medium length hair or longer, this playful space buns hairstyle is the perfect look to end the week and just because you plan on spending the day in your pjs binge-watching your fave TV show it doesn’t mean to say you can’t look cute – I mean you never know who might show up to your door unannounced.






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