65 Medium-Length Hairstyles to Steal from Celebrities

The Goldilocks of every cut and style, right this way.

When your hair is too long to be a chin-length bob but too short to be VS Angel-length, you're in the ideal zone for trying out every look under the sun. Click through for the ultimate mid-length hair inspo.

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Chrissy Teigen's Feathered Bangs

Blunt, thick bangs can look (and feel) heavy when paired with a shoulder-length cut, but Teigen's piece-y bangs stay soft and fluttery, thanks to her graduated layers framing her face.

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Gabrielle Union's Curly Topknot

Let us all bow down to Union's perfectly perfect natural curls, which are amped up only by a slicked-back topknot and waved edges, which adds some structure to a fuller style.

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Emily Ratajkowski's Soft Side Braid

Even if your hair isn't as long as Ratajkowski's, you can fake the length by tying off your over-the-shoulder braid with a long black ribbon, which gives the illusion of Rapunzel-level hair. To keep the look from feeling schoolgirl, gently tug and pull the loose layers around your face and wrap them around a curling wand.

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Hailee Steinfeld 's Clipped-Back Curls

Pretty much the ultimate holiday party look, Steinfeld's big, voluminous curls are the result of wrapping two-inch sections around a one-and-a-half-inch curling iron, and then gently raking through them with your fingers. For a modernized touch (big curls = '80s hair, fast), side part your hair and clip back a section of curls with a smattering of bobby pins.

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Zendaya's Brushed-Out Waves

Soft, fluffy, and voluminous, Zendaya's waves look like she just rolled out of bed in the '50s, and we mean that in the most excellent of ways. For the most authentic finish, blow-out your hair and, while it's still warm, wrap two-inch pieces of hair around for 30 minutes. Spritz with hairspray, unravel, and then brush through your curls with a boar-bristle brush.

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Bella Hadid's Slicked-Back Look

Wet hair was the look of the night at this year's Emmys, and at Fashion Week, Jason Wu took it to the max with a slicked back style that involved brushing the hair back at an angle from the crown and back behind the ear. Run a dollop of pomade through your damp hair to get the glossy texture seen here.

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Claire Foy's Puffy Lob

Humidity is the enemy of most hairstyles, unless you're planning on using the weather to your advantage. Here, Claire Foy favors a fuller texture with her lob instead of manicured waves or stick-straight lengths, and the result is gorgeous.

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Tessa Thompson's Side-Swept Style

This simple hair update just requires some bobby pins. Tuck and pin your hair back behind one ear to add an undercut element, then go to town with some over-the-shoulder poses to capture the full effect.

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Kiernan Shipka's '80s Curls

Though actress Kiernan Shipka is known for her straight hair—and insanely good brows—her modern take on a big '80s perm (note the swooping side part) is the most fun we've ever seen her have with hair. Just make sure you schedule this style on a day when rain's out of the forecast.

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Keri Russell's Bouncy Waves

Keri Russell has maintained some of the best hair on TV since her Felicity days, but it's her bouncy waves that have us wondering what gravity-defying feat is happening here. Her hair stylist Brian Magallones he relies on volumizing spray for the added bounce. For the waves themselves, he curls them in two-inch sections and pins them up in pin-curls for some added staying power. *chef's kiss*

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Rose Byrne's Ombre Style

This vampy blunt cut and lip combo (the ombré fade is one of the best ways to add some character to basic brunette hair) is making us all want to go out and get highlights.

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Heather Graham's Perfect Barrel Curls

Soft barrel curls that toe the middle line between ringlets and loose S-waves are the epitome of #hairgoals.

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Dita von Teese's Satiny Retro Vibe

Dita von Teese has the pin-up look down pat. to that shiny, satiny, wavy finish? Hair masks, barrel rollers, setting spray, and a really excellent cut, sans layers.

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Kate Hudson's Beachy Waves

All hail the ideal summer look: a middle part, beachy waves, and not a care in the world.

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Halle Berry's Caramel Highlights

Eye-skimming bangs, a smattering of caramel highlights, and subtle waves? Halle Berry has perfected the formula to flattering, never-boring hair.

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Emma Watson's Beachy Highlights

If you're currently studying this photo like, "Hmmm what Hermione magic was done here?" then we're with you. But it's less magic and more really expert coloring: The lighter highlights towards her ends lend her this mystical sun-dipped glow.

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Lucy Hale's Sleek Center Part

When you're feeling lazy, run a flat-iron through your hair a few times, mist on a shine spray, and tuck it behind your ears. A few hidden bobby pins will keep it all in place for a smooth look.

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FKA Twigs' Curly Lob

The super-tight curls make for the ultimate texture in this red carpet style.

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Taylor Swift's Feathery Lob

If you're rocking a lob, nix the satiny straight-ironed look with more natural, "I woke up like this" texture. Consider trying out eye-skimming bangs on your next cut to add even more dimension.

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Kylie Jenner's Curving Side Part

In which Kylie Jenner channels a '90s supermodel with this naturally windswept look. FWIW, the deep side part makes all the difference.

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Ashley Benson's Fading Roots

The most important take-away of this look? It's an easy way to grow out bleached hair once your roots start to show without looking like you've intentionally skipped a couple touchups 🙈. Ask your colorist to blend some of your natural color into the blonde by the roots, like so, so it looks more natural.

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Krysten Ritter's Baby Bangs

Kick it DIY like Ritter does with wispy, feathery bangs that highlight all your angles.

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Rachel McAdam's Punky Pink Spirals

The best part about having medium-length hair? Being able to play with streaks of color. It's a subtle way to go punk or pastel without having to commit to a full head of bright color.

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Sienna Miller's Beachy Waves

If you can't actually soak up naturally salty texture from a beach vacation this summer, spritz liberally with sea salt spray on stick-straight hair. Run a medium-barrel curling iron through your hair past the cheekbones to seal the deal.

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Kate Middleton's Barrel Curls

It's all smooth sailing until you hit the whirl pool of perfectly executed barrel curls by her shoulders.

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Ciara's Piece-y Bangs

Ciara looks nearly unrecognizable since she swapped out her long lengths for this mid-length bob with brilliantly choppy bangs. *bows down*

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Emma Stone's Flippy Ends

These swooping ends are the physical manifestation of the 💁 emoji, all thanks to a little round-brushing action away from the face.

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Alexis Bledel's Side Bangs

Further proof that wispy side-bangs can do wonders for the face.

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Gina Rodriguez's Sophisticated Bob

Our January cover star's take on the ultra-chic, super versatile lob.

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Kirsten Dunst's '90s Style

We wouldn't mind breaking our crimping iron out of storage if it meant we could recreate these beachy crimped waves at home.

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