Medium hairstyles: This season’s hottest look

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Medium hairstyles are HUGE this season, so we've rounded up the coolest medium cuts to inspire you. Gone are the days of an awkward in-between stage...

Medium hairstyles really have become the ‘it’ length to cut in this year. Somewhere between the collar bones and the jaw line, an affectionately termed ‘midi haircut’ – medium hairstyles are the one that the stars are all asking for, and we’re sussing out the best ‘dos to achieve the look.

‘That mid-length is so modern, it’s so fresh, I think it’s really nice to go that length. It’s also a great way to come out of the ombré look we did last year,’ stylist Ken Paves told us.

When it comes to the perfect medium hairstyles, the best place to look for styling inspiration in celebrities. We’re obsessed with the low-maintenance bed-head style, rocked by Brit girls Kate Moss and Alexa Chung.

Alternatively, if you’re after a more polished medium hairstyle, look to Reese Witherspoon and Elizabeth Olsen for ideas. The actresses have both been working glossy and gorgeous glamazon waves as well as the pin-straight look this year – we love.

Jessica Alba and Suki Waterhouse are two other A-listers who really suit mid-length, medium hairstyles. While Jessica wears hers sleek and straight, model Suki sets hers off with on-trend side-swept bangs.

Wondering how to wear your medium hairstyle for a special occasion, just take a look at Leighton Meester on the red carpet. The Gossip Girl beauty makes her medium hairstyle look uber-glam by teasing her lengths into 1920s-style victory rolls. Slick on a sultry plum lipstick to complete your transformation into a retro pin-up.

Hair that is long enough to still perfect an updo, but short enough to avoid dreaded split-ends? We’re in.

Now we’ve demonstrated why shoulder-length hair is so hot right now, we urge you to check out Marie Claire’s edit of the best celebrity mid-length hairstyles.

The time has come to start planning all of the medium hairstyles you’ll be wearing this year.

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