Medium-Length Hairstyles You'll Want To Wear Now

06/10/2015 10:57 am ET

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One of the advantages of having medium-length hair is that it is the perfect length for switching between long, flowy locks and easy updos. Hollywood stars like Emily Blunt, Chrissy Teigen and Emmy Rossum have chosen shoulder-sweeping layers over super-long hair extensions, giving them all a fresher, more youthful look.

Those of us who don't have personal glam squads on speed dial sometimes hit a wall when thinking of different ways to sport medium-length hairstyles that don't involve a hair tie.

If you've been wearing the same hairdo for weeks or even months, check out the photos below for inspiration.

  • 1 Smooth Blow-Out
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    Karlie Kloss For silky strands like Kloss', prep with Fekkai Blowout Primer which also helps to ward off frizz.
  • 2 Effortlessly Tousled
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    Zoe Saldana Living Proof Satin Hair Serum will help you to achieve "natural movement" in your loose locks.
  • 3 Sleek & Straight
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    Anne Heche You can easily achieve this look by using the CHI G2 Flat Iron, but make sure you don't make this hair straightening mistake.
  • 4 Glamorous Blow-Out
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    Suki Waterhouse This hairstyle is all about the shine! Instantly add luster and a lovely scent with CLEAN Original Hair Mist.
  • 5 Blunt Bangs & Straight Hair
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    Miroslava Duma Rodney Cutler, celebrity stylist and Cutler/Redken salon owner, told us that Redken's Diamond Oil is the perfect non-greasy product that smooths bangs without weighing them down. Better get you some!
  • 6 All Slicked Back
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    Kendall Jenner It is indeed possible to pull off the "wet hair" trend without looking sweaty. Click here to find out exactly how to do it.
  • 7 Soft Curls
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    Alexandra Daddario Struggle with the curling iron? Hot rollers make getting this look super easy.
  • 8 Loose Curls
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    Julia Stiles What makes Stiles' golden ringlets so gorgeous are how casual they still look. We're pretty sure she achieved this finish by gently running her fingers through her hair once styled.
  • 9 Beachy Waves
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    Emily Blunt Captain Blankenship Mermaid Sea Salt Hair Spray is all you'll need to add texture and moisture to your strands.
  • 10 Voluminous Curls
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    Iggy Azalea Copy Azalea's bouncy curls by prepping with a heat protectant like Kenra Platinum Hot Spray 20 and wrapping random sections of hair around a one-inch curling iron.
  • 11 Naturally Curly
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    Serayah Enhance your natural hair texture with a curl perfecting creme like SheaMoisture Coconut & Hibsicus Curling Gel Souffle.
  • 12 Voluminous Blow-Out
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    Solange Knowles We've said it time and time before, but a heat protectant is the best way to guard your hair from thermal styling yet still achieve larger-than-life locks.
  • 13 Loose Waves
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    Emmy Rossum Rossum's natural-looking highlights really makes this medium-length hairdo stand out. We recommend Oribe Shampoo and Conditioner for Beautiful Color to maintain this style.
  • 14 Half-Up, Half-Down
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    Abby Elliott Goody Ouchless Little Black Dress Elastics will keep this 'do in place all day without giving you a serious headache.
  • 15 Center-Parted Low Ponytail
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    Zhou Yun For a major ponytail like this, you're going to need Let's Jam Shining and Conditioning Extra Hold Gel.
  • 16 Low Ponytail
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    Olivia Culpo A few spritzes of Kardashian Beauty Pure Glitz Hair Spray will provide hold and shine to your low ponytail.

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