15 Classic Mid-Length Haircuts That Stand The Test Of Time

They may be classic, but these mid-length hairstyles are anything but boring.

Classic Mid-Length Haircut


While show-stopping short haircuts and luscious long locks come in and out of style, classic mid-length hairstyles stand the test of time. Just because they are classic, doesn't mean these hairstyles for mid-length hair are boring. In fact, they're quite the opposite. Layers, fringe bangs, and angles add variety and personality to this low-maintenance length. These cuts are long enough to style for different occasions and pull back out of your face when necessary, but short enough so you don't have to spend all day washing, drying, and straightening your hair to achieve the perfect look. If we haven't convinced you yet that it's the perfect length, read on to see the classic mid-length haircuts we love.

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Mid-Length Lob

Mid-Length Lob

Let us introduce you to the lob, or long bob. This versatile hairstyle has loads of followers because it can be worn in so many ways. The bold angle proves that you don't need short hair to make a statement.

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Blunt Cut

Blunt Cut

This bold, low-maintenance cut provides a lot of sass with little effort. Blunt cuts may be straightforward, but you can change it up by rocking a deep side part or experimenting with length. A blunt cut can also make thin hair look thicker—and equally classic and cool.

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Face-Framing Layers

Face-Framing Layers

All layers add extra dimension and a curved element to otherwise pin-straight hair. Face-framing layers hit all the right spots, accentuating the cheekbones, chin, and collarbones.

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Textured Layers

Textured Layers

In this mid-length hairstyle, textured layers are used to create a tousled look that also makes the hair look full and thick. Try one of our favorite texture sprays for even more volume.

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Long Bangs

Long Bangs

Longer side bangs pop against a mid-length haircut. Sweep them away from the center for a retro vibe that feels just as fantastic today.

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Long Layers

Long Layers

Longer layers add dimension and volume to mid-length hair, especially with wavy hair. Even pin-straight hair will gain a bit of movement with low-maintenance long layers.

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Wavy Middle Part

Middle Part

For a middle part, we love mid-length strands just grazing the shoulders. Sun-kissed color on the tips of the hair advertises your fun-loving spirit.

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Soft Lob

Soft Lob

If you want to try something new, but aren't ready to commit to a classic lob, you can choose a softer angle. Try pairing bangs with a lob to make more of a statement.

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Flippy Layers

Flippy Layers

Layers that flip at the ends add a sassy finish and extra volume to straight locks. To get this look, do your best sleek blowout and then clamp the bottom two inches of hair under or over with your curling iron, piece by piece until you've nailed the look you want.

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Sleek Mid-Length Cut

Sleek Mid-Length Cut

This simple barely-layered cut by stylist Chris Greene is made extra sleek with smoothing hair oil. A side part boosts volume and accentuates all your best features.

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Choppy Long Layers

Classic Mid-Length Cut

Bells and whistles aren't needed here—just long, easygoing layers. Try making them choppy to add more volume and a bit of spice.

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Naturally Curly Bangs

Natural Texture
Christine Doneé

Wispy bangs add just enough oomph to this slightly shaggy cut. For a timeless look, let your curls assume their natural shape—knowing that you can always pull out your hair products to pump up the volume.

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Middle Part With Curtain Bangs

Carey Mulligan curtain fringe and mid-length hair

@jennychohair / Instagram

Curtain bangs part to reveal your face in the most flattering way. This classic cut can be worn sleek or tousled, depending on the day.

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Layered Lob

Layered Lob

Add layers to a long bob to lighten the load. This carefree hairstyle requires little upkeep to look gorgeous.

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Beachy Waves

Beachy Waves
Pinterest/Hairstyles Weekly

This heavily layered cut will never look out of place—and a breezy day only adds to its charm. Golden highlights are a must for those locks.

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