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Quick and easy ways to style mid-length hair, from waves to plaits

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Sarah Biddlecombe

Those with mid-length hair have the best of both worlds. Long enough to be pulled back but short enough not to weigh down complicated hairstyles, it's a length we've long admired.

Here we have compiled 20 of the best styles that not only look amazing on mid length hair but are also quick and easy to create. From delicate plaits to voluminous ponytails, this is the ultimate print out and keep guide to mid-length hairstyles.



  • Messy braided crown

    This messy braided crown is a great look for festivals. Get the tutorial over at Wonder Forest.

  • Braid and tuck

    A simple but sweet style, this look is a combination of braiding and pinning hair. See how to get the style with a video tutorial by CaribBeauty.

  • Classic French braid

    A seriously simple style to create - once you know how. Get the tutorial on A Beautiful Mess.

  • Half-up hair

    Add an elegant twist to a half-up style by pinning an extra section of hair around the elastic. See more at Hair Romance.

  • Chic twist

    This elegant updo can be mastered in just three minutes. See how with this video tutorial by Zarah Charm.

  • Voluminous ponytail

    Add some extra volume to your ponytail with this video tutorial from ModaMob.

  • Braided pony

    Hair elastics and bobby pins are all you need for this sweet look. Get the tutorial at Hair Romance.

  • Rope braid

    Perfect for days when there isn't time to wash your hair, you simply need to twist, pin and go! See the full tutorial at Hair Romance.

  • Slicked back side pony

    One of the easiest styles on the block, all you need to do is pull your hair back into a low pony and secure with an elastic. See this video by beauty blogger Lisette for more.

  • Tiny side braids

    Add tiny side braids parallel to your parting for an effortlessly cool look. Get the tutorial from The Beauty Department.

  • Loose waves

    Use a curling iron and plenty of hair spray to get this casual summer look. See the full tutorial by The Beauty Department for more.

  • Braided bun

    This braided bun is a sweet daytime look. See how to create it with a video tutorial by Lisette.

  • Rolled braid tutorial

    This sweet look is perfect for summer weddings. Get the tutorial from Wonder Forest.

  • Brigitte Bardot ponytail

    This look works best with plenty of volume! Find out how to do it at What I Wore.

  • High bun

    The perfect day to night style, a high bun is always a winner. Watch the video tutorial by Yours Naturally here.

  • French roll

    All this look requires is a couple of bobby pins. Find out how to create it at Treasures and Travels.

  • Small braid

    Adding a small braid to any hairstyle is a quick and easy way to switch up your look. Get the tutorial by Yours Naturally here.

  • Braided top knot

    To create this cool look, braid upwards from the base of your hair and secure in a top knot. See the full tutorial at Treasures and Travels.

  • Dutch braid

    Simply braid a small section at the front of your head and voila! Get the full tutorial on The Small Things.

  • Low bun

    We like our buns with a little sass. Get the tutorial for this messy look from A Beautiful Mess.

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