15 Updos Made for Medium Length Hair

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15 Updos Made for Medium Length Hair
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We all know the drill. You chop your hair off and love the way it looks styled down, but when it comes time to pin it back for an event, you’re left scratching you head. The traditional braids and French twists might be reserved to those with longer locks. But fret not, we found 15 hairstyles ideal for those with mid-length strands. Click on to see updos for medium hair. Trust us, you’ll need to see these styles.

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Need to accessorize your twisted bun? Opt for waved layers and an embellished brooch like Alexa Chung.

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A low chignon and long bangs kept Cate Blanchett's updo chic and stylish.

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Dakota Johnson might be known for her bob and fringe duo, but this pinned-up version with side-swept bangs is a real winner.

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Think you can't master a braid if you have shorter lengths? Think again. Lucy Hale wore her chin-grazing hair in a stylish crown braid.

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Slightly messy, silky smooth, and all-around wonderful. That's precisely how we'd describe Sarah Hyland's bun.

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Fresh off of chopping her hair, Emilia Clarke proved medium hair can still rock an updo.

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Rachel McAdams's red carpet look was truly a stunner thanks to her side-parted bun. Get ready to reach for the hairspray!

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Looking to update a classic top knot? This braided knot from Kiernan Shipka is an excellent option.

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Tightly curled tendrils made this updo from Maisie Williams a playful option.

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And just like that Jennifer Lopez is brining back the ballerina bun.

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We're always trying to keep up with Zendaya's ever-changing 'dos. But we're partial to this knotted finger wave style for anyone with shoulder-length hair.

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Jennifer Lawrence's platinum bob looks simply  stunning pulled up into this pretty plait. Our Pinterest board just got infinitely happier.

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To mimic a faux bob, Taraji P. Henson styled her strands into a retro-inspired undercut. Elegance with a little edge? Sign us up.

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Known for her retro glam, Dita Von Teese did not disappoint with this sleek twist complete with spiral tendrils.

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For a romantic way to style your bob, take notes from Emma Roberts who opted for

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