Long Vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles – Which Was Best?

Have you ever cut your hair only to regret it later? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there and luckily for us, hair grows back so your bad haircut wont be sticking around for long. Sometimes though, a haircut is a great change and we are left wondering why we didn’t take the plunge sooner. So for some inspiration here are some celebrities who’ve been bold and chopped off their locks.

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Katie Holmes has had every haircut under the sun – pixie, short, medium and long, all of which have looked incredible. But my favourite between these two? Definitely the long girl-next-door look which shows off her gorgeous waves.

Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

Julianne Hough recently chopped her long locks and went for a blunt medium length cut instead and I think it suits her face shape a lot more. It’s far easier to maintain this way and she frequently adds a few soft waves for a completely different look.

Julianne-Hough Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

Kate Hudson has had many different hairstyles but her long locks are hard to go past. With subtle layers and soft waves longer hair really suits her face shape and makes her look younger too.

Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

 Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

Taylor Swift boldly chopped off her signature curls, but should she have? Absolutely! Her trendy medium-length cut makes her look more mature and incredibly stylish. Two words – love it.

Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

 Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

Jennifer Aniston made the medium-length layered look famous when she starred on Friends, however I prefer her hair longer when she’s able to put more layers in it for some texture. She frequently wears her hair swept over to the side which really compliments the shape of her face.

Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

 Long vs Medium Celebrity Hairstyles - Which Was Best?

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5 Medium-Length Celebrity Hairstyles We Love

Growing out short hair and feeling less than inspired? You’re in luck, because these five celebrity hairstyles should convince you that a medium-lentgth hairstyle is just as chic as a bob or long hair. A style that isn’t too long or too short will frame your face, and has plenty of versatility with how you style it.

Jessica Alba’s ombre waves
One of the hottest celebrity hairstyles, Jessica Alba’s ombre waves is a great example how to style thick, naturally wavy hair. Jessica’s hair falls just below the shoulders, and you can create similar waves at home using a clamp less curling iron. But this hairstyle, which is ideal for oval-shaped faces, looks equally great straight.


Amy Poehler’s wavy bob
Funny woman Amy Poehler’s bob falls just at her shoulders, with a wispy fringe, swooped to the side, that frame her forehead and allow her to wear her hair up or down. To get Amy’s slight wave, cut  layers to create movement and use a large-barrel curling iron. This medium-length hairstyle is especially flattering on heart-shaped and round faces.


Gwnenyth Paltrow’s long straight layers
Gwyneth Paltrow let her blunt bob grow out into a medium-length hairstyle with long layers that are especially defined at the ends. The super straight finish is perfect for a really strong, polished look. Use a straightening balm before straightening the hair, and finish with a light hold hairspray to tame flyaways. Try tucking one side of the hair behind the hair to show off fabulous earrings when going out.


Rachel McAdams’ loose curls
Rachel McAdams has gone from blonde to brunette to red, but always comes back to medium-length hair, which shows off her flawless skin and sparking eyes. Not ready to go all-out red like Rachel? Try auburn highlights, then have your stylist cut shapely layers which become more defined when curled in a loose spiral pattern with a medium-barrel curling iron or flat iron. It’s the perfect hairstyle for anyone with an oval face.  


Katy Perry’s Old Hollywood curls
Katy Perry is the queen of transformation, so one day she might be wearing a platinum blonde wig, and another day, a retro updo. But one look she keeps coming back to medium-length hair that falls just below the shoulders. The Old Hollywood curls is a classic style that takes from you from day to night. Start by parting the hair to the side, and use large rollers to curl the ends of the hair. Try an intense hair colour like Katy’s rich chocolate brown to make the hairstyle stand out even more.

Which celebrity has your favourite medium-length hair?

Celebrity Hairstyles: Sexy, Straight Hair

Supermodel Cara Delevingne might reinvent her look from one day to the next, but she’s the queen of one of our favourite celebrity hairstyles – sexy, straight hair. What sets this look apart is finishing the style with a few softly tousled waves so it doesn’t look too stiff and unapproachable. If you have medium to long hair, this is such a pretty look for summer that will take you from coffee to cocktails. Here’s how you can recreate this on-trend hairstyle in just five easy steps.

1. Prep your hair with TRESemme Keratin Smooth Shampoo & Conditioner to create a smooth foundation. TRESemme stylist Joh Bailey’s smooth style tip: “When you are washing your hair ensure you are massaging the product in a downward direction from the top of the hair cuticle to the bottom to prevent it from frizzing.”

2. Spray damp hair with TRESemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection and Shine Spray and comb through from the root to tip. This lightweight spray will reduce the frizz.

3. Blast the hair dry, using a strong bristle round brush, pull your hair downwards, moving the dryer down the hair slowly to remove moisture.

4. Use a comb to create a central parting and straighten the length of the hair with an iron.

5. Take sections of your hai and wrap the iron around the lower half to achieve soft and messy waves. Set the look with a sprtiz of TRESemme TRES 2 to hold.

Are you a fan of this straight hairstyle?

Get The Look: Lily Collins’ Textured Waves Hairstyle

Lily Collins’ textured waves with a centre part as seen at the Vogue Fashion Fund event at the Chateau Marmont in L.A. yesterday is such a cute hairstyle for short to medium-length hair. Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Mara Roszak created the look in just a few easy steps.

1. Mara started by spraying Phytovolume Actif Volumizing Spray then rough drying the hair using the Harry Josh Pro Tools Hairdryer.

2. Next, she waved Lily’s hair using a one-inch barrel iron, creating a natural, textured wave.

3. To break up the style, she then used Serge Normant Dry Shampoo all over.

4. Then to add a bit more ‘piecey-ness,’ Mara rubbed Kevin Murphy Night Rider Matte Texture Paste into the palms of her hands and ran it through her hair.

5. Finally, she sprayed L’Oreal Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray all over to seal the textured wave.

What do you think of Lily Collins’ wavy hairstyle?

Get The Look: Perfect Messy Bun Hairstyle at NYFW

We love the messy bun hairstyle for day and night but it’s hard to get it just right – it can either look too undone or too ballerina. This is it: the perfect messy bun as seen at the Peter Som Spring/Summer 2014 show at New York Fashion Week that is both chic and on-trend.

It’s a great way of transforming a bad hair day into an effortless hairstyle for anyone with medium to long hair (and we love the messy bun on Jennifer Lawrence in the latest Miss Dior campaign).

Here’s how celebrity hairstylist Eugene Souleiman, Wella Professionals Global Creative Director of Care & Styling, created the look in a few easy steps.

1. Start with freshly washed and conditioned hair, using Wella Professionals Enrich Shampoo and Conditioner, to ensure hair is in perfect condition.

2. Spray Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz liberally at the roots and throughout the length of the hair. Do not comb through.

3. Blow dry hair upwards at the root in circular motion, to create natural volume.

4. Pull hair into a high ponytail, between the occipital and crown, and secure with an elastic band.

5. Twist ponytail and tie into a knot, securing with several pins.

6. Spray hair again with Wella Professionals Ocean Spritz and blast with a blow dryer to add more texture to the hair.

7. Gently pull a few pieces of the hair out, creating looseness and imperfection in the look.

8. Finish by pumping a dime size amount of Wella Professionals Mirror Polish into hands, rub together and apply to the roots of the hair in an upward motion for shine-enhanced texture.

Image: Shawn Brackbill for Vogue

Are you a fan of the messy bun? What’s your everyday go-to hairstyle?


Get The Look: 90’s Grunge Hair

Troy Thompson, TRESemmé hair director for Australia’s Next Top Model, shares how he created 90’s grunge hair as seen on Taylah in episode 5 – one of our favourite medium hairstyles.

1. Apply TRESemmé Thermal Creations Heat Tamer Protective Spray on wet hair and comb it through.

2. Blast it off with a hairdryer to create volume and texture on the base.

3. Use an iron below your root area and add a slight twist on the tip of your hair.

4. To create the grungy look use TRESemmé Fresh Start Dry Shampoo and don’t be afraid to spray more.

5. Take the nozzle off when blowdrying your hair and run your fingers through the ends.

6. For more volume to create a grungier look on the side, use your hands and twirl your roots around.

What do you think of this 90’s grunge hairstyle?

Get The Look: Claire Danes’ Sexy Medium Hairstyle For Vogue

Claire Danes looks fierce on the cover of the August issue of US Vogue magazine. Celebrity hair expert Oribe Canales shares how he created Claire’s sexy hairstyle for the Homeland-inspired photo shoot – we think it’s the perfect medium hairstyle.

“It’s clean, easy, all-American hair with a bit of sex appeal,” Oribe explained “It’s very Claire Danes.”

“Mist Oribe Hair Care’s Thick Dry Finishing Spray onto wet hair and then blow-dry it with a round brush,” Oribe explained.

“[Then] set the hair using Velcro rollers. Once removed, use a brush to break up the curl.”

Oribe says you can achieve Claire’s volumised effect at the ends of her hair by using a spray to give texture and a heated tong for definition.

“To create a subtle lift, spritz Dry Texturising Spray at the roots. For more movement, simply use a large-barrel iron to give a bit of bend to your strands and finish by spraying Soft Dry Conditioner throughout,” he added. “This keeps the volume and texture, but adds a softness and youngness to her locks.”

 What do you think of Claire Danes’ Vogue cover hair?

Get The Look: Lea Michele’s Messy Braid Hairstyle In 4 Steps

We’re loving Lea Michele’s messy braid as seen at yesterday’s FEED USA and Target party in Brooklyn – such a fun hairstyle for medium to long hair!

Lea posted a close-up of her braid on Instagram, writing: “Loving my messy braid tonight by Sarah Potempa! #NYC”

Here’s how to get the look in 4 easy steps:

1. Use the Sarah Potempa Beachwaver to curl your hair.

2. After curling, apply a sea salt hair spray to add texture, volume and hold.

3. Pull your hair to one side and braid a normal braid. After you have secured your normal braid in place, tug on random sections of the braid, allowing them to look relaxed and messy. Continue tugging until you are satisfied with the look.

4. Finish the hairstyle with hairspray to hold it all in place.

Are you a fan of Lea Michele’s messy braid hairstyle?

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