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Whether you've just come home from the salon with a to-the-shoulders haircut or if you've grown out a shorter 'do, your mid-length tresses are in for a treat. While you may initially feel convinced that a medium hair length means you're stuck either wearing a simple blow-out or a mini-ponytail, you actually have a slew of options when it comes to creating new looks. Bust out your beauty arsenal and prepare those nimble fingers — it's time to get stylin'.
If you're looking for a glamorous style that doesn't include any fancy tricks or bobby pins, opt for a hairstyle with pumped-up volume. Styling this mid-length look is simple. Start by applying a volumizing spray or cream to your roots before you dry your hair. Hang over and blow your hair out with a paddle brush until it's almost dry. Stand up and create an uneven center part. Curl large sections of hair with a large round brush and your blow dryer until your hair is thoroughly dry and full of body. Spray with flexible hold hairspray, and you're done.
Sleek with Fringe
If you already have bangs, this look is a cinch — if not, make an appointment with your stylist and opt for a full set of eyebrow-length bangs. This mid-length style is super sleek, so get your flat iron ready. Start by adding a couple of drops of anti-frizz serum to your hair. Blow your hair out until it's smooth, brushing everything straight down. Using your flat iron, smooth each section of your hair, including your bangs, until you have a sleek, swingy look. Beautiful!
If you're a fan of inverted bobs, but you just don't have the guts to go for shorter layers in the back, you can create a faux-bob with your mid-length hair — all of the beauty without the commitment. Create an uneven center part and blow-dry your hair smooth. Heat up a large-barrel curling iron and curl all of your hair in random directions for a ton of movement. Leave the front hanging down, loosely gather the sides toward the back and pull the very back up tight, twisting your hair into a messy middle-of-the-head bun. Secure with tonal bobby pins. Inverted faux-bob complete.
Asymmetrical Half Updo
Creating a chic, asymmetrical half updo is super easy with your mid-length hair — bobs are often too short, whereas long hair is too heavy. Begin your look by creating an uneven side part. Dry your hair into its natural state, whether curly, wavy or straight. Leave the front layers hanging down on the side with more bulk — loosely gather the rest of that side of hair, sweeping it back. Tightly pull back the tresses from the other side of your head to the nape of your neck, joining them with the hair from the original side. Twist your hair into a chignon and secure with tonal bobby pins.