Medium Length Haircuts for Women

by Yvonne Van Damme ; Updated September 28, 2017

Shoulder-length haircuts are flattering on many women.

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Medium-length hair is a versatile length for women of every age. There are myriad options to choose from. The hair length ranges between mid-neck length down to the shoulders. This hair length can be worn down and styled, or put up in ponytails or even updos. Medium-length haircuts for women work well for most hair types and face shapes.

Long Bob

Long bobs are a versatile and stylish medium-length haircut for women. They work well for women of any age, as well as for both curly or straight hair. Long bobs go to the bottom of the neck. They can be cut so the hair angles toward the back and is longer in the front, or is the same length all the way around.

Straight with Bangs

Straight, medium-length hair with bangs is sleek and sophisticated. The hair should be cut so it reaches just above the shoulders, with layers in the front that frame the face. The layers blend in with bangs that hang down straight and cover the forehead. This is a straightforward haircut that is easily worn down and straight or in a ponytail.


A sassy haircut is medium-length hair with a flip on the ends. The length can be mid-neck length or just a touch longer. The hairstylist layers the hair all over. The layers make the hair flip up at the ends. The layers throughout the hair are cut in the same way, flipping outward as well. Styling this haircut is quite easy.


A suitable haircut for women with curly or wavy hair is a shoulder-length cut. This allows the waves to not look too frizzy. Medium and long layers should be cut around the back and sides, to remove weight from the hair and create lovely curls and waves. Bangs are not optimal as they are difficult to manage with curly or wavy hair.

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About the Author

Yvonne Van Damme is a freelance writer based in Seattle. She has been writing for several years with a focus on criminal justice and legal topics. In addition to various websites, she has been published in several academic journals. Van Damme holds a Bachelor of Arts in law, society and justice and sociology from the University of Washington.