The Most Flattering Mid-Length Brown Hairstyles To Try in 2020
When it comes to your hair, sometimes it’s best to stick with what works. Maybe you don’t have time to think before heading to the hair salon, or perhaps you’ve put yourself out there only to get burned one too many times. (Now we know that blunt bangs aren’t for everyone, and that’s okay. We’re not bitter. Or that bitter.) What always works? Trimming your classic brown hair into a flattering mid-length haircut.
The best thing about the medium-length hair category is that you can really push the boundaries, from long bobs to cascading waves. Throw in a set of wispy fringe, heavy layers, or sharp angles—and you’re set with a fresh ‘do that doesn’t risk any sort of post-salon regret. For all the brunettes out there that just want something low-maintenance and wearable, please see this list of gorgeous mid-length brown hairstyles, pin it for later, and then get ready to rock a shoulder-grazing lob like it’s your job.
Long Layered Waves
When in doubt, layer it out—a hair motto for life. Add instant lightness and movement by layering any one-length cut.
Super Angled Lob
For when you just can't decide between long or short. This angled cut frames the face and gives major volume.
Relaxed Collarbone Cut
Keep things simple and easy by asking for a collarbone-skimming length with very subtle layering, seen here by stylist Natalie Anne.
Balayaged Blunt Cut
If you're a no-nonsense type of gal, may we suggest accenting your signature blunt cut with brightened-up balayage to bring something new to the table?
Give whatever hairstyle you're working with just a touch of je ne sais quoi. Wispy, slightly curtained bangs are oh-so flattering.
Sunlit Mid-Length Cut
This is just another example of a little color goes a long way. Freshen up a classic mid-length brunette base with golden face-framing balayage.
Curls certainly steal the show, regardless of your hairstyle—but we're loving this curly masterpiece by stylist Evan Joseph.
Burgundy Brown Medium Cut
Give your brunette mane a dose of fire with a burgundy wash of color and brushed-out Hollywood waves.
We'll take envy-worthy wind-tousled texture for 500, Alex. Ask for wispy bangs and airy layers.
Razor-Sharp Long Bob
Trendy chin-hugging length plus sassy straightened strands? Perfection. If you're already rocking a lob, consider taking it up a couple inches.
Side-Swept Long Cut
It's hard not to love a set of side fringe like this 'do by stylist Desiree Gomez, especially when paired with a layered long cut and subtle balayage highlights.
Classic Straight Lob
We're going to let the shine do the talking on this cut, which is the perfect pick for the classic brunettes out there.
Beachy Brunette Cut
Nothing hits the refresh button on brown hair like a heavy hand of golden blonde. It takes any low-maintenance blunt cut from blah to va-va.
Curly Collarbone Cut
So many spirals, so many fun accessories, so little time. Play up your natural volume and add a barrette or two. (Or three!)
Rouge Rounded Chin Cut
Just the glow of red gives this long bob something special. Soft edges keep it light and wearable.
Soft Shag Style
This almost-shag by stylist Sal Salcedo is great for those who want a little edge without fully jumping into the moshpit.
Face-Framing Long Bob
Consider giving this airy layered lob a spin. It'll catch all the breeze—and compliments.
Fringed Curly Cut
Bangs really take advantage of the bounce and volume that curls can naturally harness. Ask for shoulder-grazing length with low-maintenance fringe.
Subtle Ombré Long Cut
Feigning sun-lightened ends is basically the end goal here. From there, little to no layering makes the color gradient really pop, seen here by stylist Tabitha Dueñas.
She's not really a shaggy cut, but she almost is. Add petite fringe to any mid-length cut for instant style.
Choppy Shoulder Cut
This cut has us begging for mercy. Asking for internal layers will keep all of your length, while making the middle of your hair shaft even more voluminous.
Medium-to-short lengths of hair work well to take off any extra weight and let curls reach their full potential.
Shoulder Blade-Skimming Style
Ah, the most classic of all medium-length haircuts. Minimal layers are all you need to achieve this easy everyday look.