When your hair is too long to count as a pixie cut, yet too short to earn you a spot in the Guinness World Records book, you're in the ideal zone for trying out virtually every single hairstyle in existence. Congrats, mid-length folks—the (hair) world is your oyster.
To get you started on your new life of excellent hair days, check out our favorite celeb-inspired haircuts, ahead.
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 the graduated layers framing her face.
Let us all bow down to Union's perfectly perfect curls, which are amped up by a slicked-back topknot and waved edges, which adds some structure to this fuller style.
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 for texture.
Pretty much the ultimate 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 modern touch (big curls = '80s hair, fast), side part your hair and clip back a section of curls with a smattering of bobby pins.
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 envious 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.
Wet-look hair has been the "it" style of this summer's events, but Bella took it to the next level by brushing both sides of her hair straight back before curving it around the base of her head. To get the glossy texture, rake a dollop of through your damp hair with your fingers, then let dry.
This simple hairstyle requires just a few 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 cascading effect.
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 incredibly inspo-worthy. Just make sure you schedule this style on a day when rain's out of the forecast, lest you want to end up with a halo of frizz.
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 to her scalp while they cool for some added staying power.
An ombré fade is one of the easiest ways to add some character to a basic brunette lob, and Byrne's vampy lip and auburn cut are making us all want to go out and get highlights.
Soft barrel curls that toe the middle line between ringlets and loose S-waves are the epitome of #hairgoals. Just make sure not to rake through these curls before they're absolutely cooled, or you'll pull them out.
Dita von Teese has the pin-up look down. to that shiny, satiny, wavy finish? Hair masks, barrel rollers, setting spray, and a really excellent cut, sans layers.
Eye-skimming bangs, a smattering of caramel highlights, and subtle waves? Halle Berry has perfected the formula to flattering, never-boring hair.
If you're currently studying this photo saying, "What Hermione magic was done here?" then we're with you. But it's less magic and more really expert coloring: The cornflower highlights at the ends of her hair lend a mystical sun-dipped glow to her waves.
When you're feeling lazy, run a flat-iron through your hair a few times, mist on a shine spray, and tuck your hair behind your ears. A few hidden bobby pins will keep it all in place for a smooth look.
Super-tight curls make for the ultimate level of texture in this red-carpet style. Part your hair on the side for even more added volume.
If you're rocking a lob, nix the satiny, straight-ironed look for a more natural, "I woke up like this" texture. Consider trying out eye-skimming bangs on your next cut to add even more dimension.
In which Kylie Jenner channels a '90s supermodel with this naturally windswept look. FWIW, the deep side part makes all the difference.
The most important take-away of this look? Having a few inches of grow out is actually pretty cute. Instead of re-dyeing your roots, ask your colorist to blend some of your natural hue into the blonde dye by the roots, so it looks more natural.
If you can't actually soak up some naturally salty texture from a beach vacation this summer, recreate the look by spritzing sea salt spray on stick-straight hair, before twisting random sections around a medium-barrel curling iron.
A pile of softly spiraled barrel curls near the ends of Kate's hair turn this basic blow-out into something worth screenshotting.
Ciara looks almost unrecognizable since she swapped out her long lengths for this mid-length bob and choppy bangs. Ask your stylist to feather your bangs for a soft, fluttery effect.
These swooping ends are the physical manifestation of the 💁 emoji, all thanks to a little round-brushing action away from the face.
Further proof that wispy side-bangs can do wonders for taking any face shape and turning it into an angled, chiseled masterpiece.
A chic, super-versatile lob is the easiest year-round hairstyle to wear, since it can be flat-ironed to the sleekest of finishes in the winter, or clipped back and braided in the frizz-filled summer.
We wouldn't mind breaking our crimping iron out of storage if it meant we could recreate these beachy waves at home. Luckily, you can get the same effect by braiding your slightly damp hair, wrapping the braid into a knot, and sleeping on it.
Westworld star Thandie Newton shows us how to wear picked-out, fluffy disco curls like a boss (pssst: It's all about the umbrella technique).
Signature style alert: Selena Gomez's shiny and sleek finish will never go out of fashion. Spritz your hair with a shine spray then run a flat-iron over it for ultra smoothness.
If you're ever in doubt about how to amp up your mid-length cut, grab the nearest poinsettia or sprig of flowers and bobby-pin them back behind your ear. (Fake florals are just as good if you have no access to Martha Stewart's garden.)
We're getting some Kate Middleton vibes from this chic bouffant style that's parted in the center and curled at the ends. Add a little cat-eye flick to your lids to really nail the retro look.