Hairstylists Agree: These Are the 5 Most Popular Midlength Hairstyles
The days when you used to bemoan your hair being in that awkward "in-between" stage are gone. We'd argue that the popularity for medium-length hairstyles all started with Jennifer Aniston's must-have "Rachel" cut in Friends, and we've now reached the peak with an abundance of people desperate for their own shoulder-length look. And how do we know this? According to our beauty insiders, this hair length is one of the most requested looks in salons right now.
We spoke to some of the UK's leading hairstylists about the trends they've seen and what their clients are asking for right now. But perhaps most importantly (because this is totally what we do too), we wanted to know which celebrities their clients are bringing into the salon. While we all used to clutch that picture of Jennifer Aniston, what's the shot in everyone's hands right now? Keep scrolling to find out the most popular medium-length hairstyles right now, and how to look after this style.
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But it's not just Palermo who is popular with clients. Henna also revealed that Khloé Kardashian is also being requested a lot, and there's one particular style they're after.
"Tying in with this, not many customers are really going for straight hair anymore, one of our most asked for styles is now the undone beach wave. This tends to suit and hold really well on mid-length hair."
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Scott Ade, a stylist at Daniel Hersheson, confirms everything we thought about the medium-length hairstyle trend and told us that it's especially popular with those who already have long hair but are fearful of going too short. Gwyneth Paltrow is a name that customers at Hersheson's drop on the regular.
"The mid-length haircut is one that has been around for a while and is a great stepping stone for people who want to do something that feels a bit more risky/edgy with their hair, especially after a long spell of being committed to the long hair trend," explains Ade.
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When wondering how to ask for a medium-length hairstyle, Scott advised the following: "mid-length hair cuts are generally left slightly longer in the front and kept squarer at the back, think Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Gwyneth Paltrow."
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However, Scott also revealed that "clients want a slightly '70s shape, such as the LO-LA [Victoria Beckham's latest look]."
Thinking of something more dramatic? Check out our 27 hairstyles that will persuade you into the salon.