When your hair is too long to be a chin-length bob but too short to be VS Angel-length, you’re in the ideal zone for trying out every look under the sun.
Lily Collins’ Retro Bouffant
We’re getting some Kate Middleton vibes from this chic bouffant style that’s parted in the center and curled at the ends. Give it a little cat-eye flick around the eyes to really nail the retro look.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley’s Bombshell Volume
Supermodel volume isn’t rock science. Dry your hair upside-down in the morning and round brush (or loosely work a flat iron through) long bangs to make flippy waves that drape around your eyes. Done and done.
Rose Byrne’s Ribbon Highlights
We call this look “curls upon curls” for the creamy ribbon highlights that make each of Byrne’s barrel curls pop.
Hailey Baldwin’s Breezy Bangs
Have no idea what to do with your grown-out bangs? Middle-part your hair and trim the center just a tiiiiiny bit to ease out the awkward phase.
Solange’s Poufy Texture
All hail this wild, curly style that’s all about embracing your naturally frizzy hair. Cut your hair with blunt ends to achieve this chic angular bob effect.
Martha Hunt’s Piecey Waves
Kendall Jenner’s Smooth-but-Not-Flat Strands
Probably the most classic medium length hair cut to get: a simple face frame. The two strands circling her face don’t hurt either.
Suki Waterhouse’s Straight-on-Top, Bendy-on-Bottom Ombré
Enhance your ombré by curling the lighter tones and leaving the roots straight. Total game-changer.
Alexa Chung’s Braids
Proof that Pippi Longstocking hair can still look chic: Alexa Chung’s whimsical braids that highlight those cheekbones.
Jennifer Aniston’s Dimensional Highlights
Yes, some Rachel-esque framing is going on here, but this cut also has the illusion of layers thanks to genius highlighting .
Priyanka Chopra’s Pinned Back Tuck
When you’ve got too much hair to know what do with (or just end up with one wonky half of curls), pin back a section of your curled hair in a tuck back behind your ear for some asymmetrical action.
Margot Robbie’s Blunt-End Tousle
Rihanna’s Half-Up/Half-Down Waves
The soft curls are so feminine, and the pulled-back top half feels super polished. Dare we say it’s the perfect hairstyle for literally every occasion? (Ariana Grande is off in a corner somewhere nodding her head in agreement.)
Bella Hadid’s Slick Center Part
When you’re feeling lazy, run a flat-iron through your hair a few times and tuck it behind your ears. A few hidden bobby pins will keep it in place for a sleek look.
Emma Watson’s Tumble of Curls
When in doubt, throw your hair over your shoulder and give it a quick curl. The ends will create a pretty spiral of goodness.
Kerry Washington’s Perfect Pony
May we all observe a moment of silence for this Platonic ideal of a ponytail. It’s pretty, it’s classic, and it’s girly. To recreate at home, slick back hair into a taut pony—then gently tug at the hair above the elastic to loosen it and create height. Twist strands of the ponytail around a curling iron, brush out, and go forth into your dreamy, picturesque future.
Emily Ratajkowski’s Extreme Layers
Get the effect of longer hair by adding feathered layers. Note: Having your hair stylist use a razor is a great trick for ends like this.