Hairstyles for medium length hair are harder to come by in India. Most hairstyles worn by celebrities and actresses are geared towards long hair.
People mean different things when they search for medium length hair so just to clarify we’ll be looking at anything starting from neck length, through to shoulder length and down to collarbone length.
I really love this graph that illustrates the different types of hair length.
Got it? Right let’s move on
In my search for the best medium hairstyles I focused primarily on hairstyles worn by Indian women and primarily Bollywood celebrities since they usually get it right when it comes to styling hair.
So if your hair length falls anywhere between the neck and armpit and you are wondering what on earth to do with it, don’t fret I have the perfect collection of hairstyles for you to get inspired by.
There is a lot you can do from sassy feather cuts and layered cuts to balayaged curls and pinned back bangs. Check them out now to get inspired!
24 Hairstyles for Medium Hair: from neck length bob to armpit length layered cuts
#1: Aishwarya Rai’s feathered curls for medium hair
Aishwarya’s tousled feather cut look is really stunning. This collarbone length hairstyle will look smashing in any type of clothing whether it’s an off-the-shoulder dress or a traditional saree you can’t go wrong. The side parting and curls also frame the face nicely.
#2: Anushka Sharma barrel curls for shoulder length hair
Anushka Sharma looks amazing in this shoulder length hairstyle. The front fringe falls perfectly in front of the left eye and the forward barrel curl has a terrific bounce to it.
#3: Balayage with curls for average length hair
What is really cool about intermediate length hair is that you don’t need to worry about it too much when you let it down. You can get a nice bounce going especially with wavy curls. Doing a balayage can do wonders to make the look more professional and interesting to look at. So as the saying goes “When bored with your hair, balayage it!”. Actually I just made that up; there is no saying like that
But there should be!
#4: Bipasha Basu with layered intermediate length hairstyle
OK I know we are looking at an armpit length hairstyle. However since many women would qualify this as a medium length hairstyle I wanted to show it to you.
The beautiful layered effect can be easily achieved with shorter length hair as well. The hair is side parted and some volume has been added to create that sassy look.
#5: Bipasha Basu with medium length hairstyle and front puff
The layered effect is just as captivating in this pic. Pinning back your hair into a mini puff will make your face clearer.
#6: Braided half bun for neck length hair with ringlets
Prachi Desai has an interesting alternate take for neck length hair. The curly ringlets on the side frame the face while the middle has been tightly braided to meet a top knot at the back. The look is modern and will look best in jeans and a top.
#7: Curled out tips shoulder length Indian hairstyle
For shoulder length hair another nice hairstyle to opt for is this retro outward curling look. The hair is straight at the top in that classic 60s style and then curls outward at the bottom to create a pleasant and cute look.
#8: Deepika Padukone medium hairstyle with side parting
Deepika’s shoulder length hairstyle is simple and easy to copy. Just side part your hair and ask your hairdresser to create those wispy ends and layers.
#9: Half bun for armpit length hair
Half buns, or hun buns as they are alternatively known are, are super easy to do when in a rush. They will look great on medium length hair and are perfect for when you want to get things done without having locks of hair getting in the way.
#10: Layered cut for collarbone length hair
Yes I know! It’s Bipasha again. But the truth is that she is really good at layered hairstyles when it comes to collarbone length hair. If you are planning on going out to party or need to be somewhere where you will be wearing a gown or maxi dress this is a great hairstyle to get inspired by.
#11: Kareena Kapoor with feather cut medium hairstyle
Kareena Kapoor does a beautiful inward turning layered hairstyle. This medium hairstyle reaches the collarbone and the result is fabulous. If you have frizzy or curly hair you can copy the look by using a hair iron.
#12: Katrina Kaif with pinned bangs and average length curly hairstyle
If you have medium curly hair then this hairstyle by Katrina Kaif is a great one to get inspired by. Just side part your hair and use a hair clip to keep the bangs out of the way. Show off those curly ringlets and let the magic happen.
#13: Knotted bun for normal length hairstyle
If your medium length hair reaches you shoulder then you can consider twisting and knotting it into a simple bun. This will make for a nice change and will keep hair out of the way. A simple knotted bun would also suit a formal look when attending an event or you need to look professional for work.
#14: Mid-length Indian hairstyle with fine ringlets
This mid-length length hairstyle is very becoming. Vurve studio in Chennai are excellent at creating some pretty awesome Indian haircuts. We recently voted for them as one of the best hairstyling studios for Indian women. To copy this look, keep your hair straight at the top and then use a curling iron to create those fine ringlets that will glide on your shoulders and chest.
#15: Neck length bob for thin hair
If you have neck length hair then you should definitely consider a blunt cut bob. Blunt cuts work wonders on medium hair!
#16: Pinned twirls on shoulder length thin hair
For intermediate hair between shoulder and armpit length you can try out these funky twirls. Use bobby pins to keep in place. Perfect for partying or going to college in!
#17: Preity Zinta’s side parted shoulder length curls
To copy Preity Zinta’s shoulder length hairstyle just side part your hair and curl from the ears downwards. If you are lucky enough your hair will already match this pattern but you can always use a curling iron to achieve the effect otherwise.
#18: Shaggy look with bangs for midway length hair
This is a cool messy hairstyle if you have shoulder length and somewhat thin hair. The trick to perfect this hairstyle are the layered front bangs and the somewhat frizzy hair that sends out those rolled-out-of-bed lazy vibes.
#19: Shriya Saran wispy ends medium hairstyle
This fancy medium hairstyle suits Shriya perfectly and super easy to copy. Just side part you hair and let the front fringe do all the work.
#20: Side tossed out-of-bed hairstyle for medium hair
Priyanka side parts her hair in the sassiest manner. Use a comb to create that elevated side parting and let the rest of you hair fall loose.
#21: Simple Indian juda hairstyle for average length hair
#22: Simple side parted Indian hairstyle for shoulder length hair
This hair seems to wrap around the neck in this hairstyle pic below. The accentuated fringe draws attention to the eyes.
#23: Tamanna’s straight top with curly ends hairstyle for medium hair
Tamanna know a thing or two about hairstyling. This loose medium hairstyle is perfect for any occasion. Keep the hair straight near the top and then let those loose curls bounce on the shoulders.
#24: Wispy bob with side parting for medium hair
This wispy bob is an excellent option of you have neck length thin hair. Wash your hair and apply some conditioner to get that healthy sheen to it.
I hope you enjoyed browsing through these trendy hairstyles for girls with medium hair. Hopefully you found some inspiration and will try something new. If not please check out our category page with more hairstyles for medium hair and perhaps you will find something of interest to you there. Keep checking Hairstyle Monkey for the latest desi hairstyles!