I have been trying to grow my hair long for what seems like FOREVER, but no matter how much love and affection I give to my locks, I just can’t seem to make my dreams come true. I don’t know if it’s because I wash my hair too frequently, use to many hot tools, or have it trimmed too often, but whatever the reason, I have finally come to terms with the fact that, unless I take the plunge and get hair extensions, I will likely never have thick, gorgeous, long hair like I did when I was in a teenager ever again. And since I’m still doing damage control after my last highlighting appointment, it’ll be a while before I’m ready to do something drastic again.

So for the last few weeks, I’ve been collecting ideas to dress my hair up a bit, and I am pleasantly surprised at all of the amazing ideas I’ve found online. As it turns out, long hair isn’t a prerequisite for a lot of the trendy hairstyles I see in my favorite TV shows and magazines. In fact, with a few bobby pins and a lot of hairspray, I’ve been able to pull off some pretty impressive looks.

Check out 10 of our favorite hairstyles for medium length hair and look your best morning, noon, and night!

Easier Than It Looks Updo by The Small Things Blog

How to Style Short Hair (3 Easy Hairstyles) by Claudia Sulewski

3 Quick & Easy Hairstyles for Short/Medium Length Hair by ThatsHeart

Party Hairstyle for Medium Hair by Lilith Moon

3 Cute & Easy Hairstyles for Medium Hair! by Ingrid Nilsen

3 Ways To Style a Shoulder-Length Bob by NewBeauty Magazine

3 Easy Summer Hairstyles for Short Hair by ThatsHeart

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If you're trying to add a little bit of style to your hair, but your locks aren't long enough to pull off the looks you see in your favorite magazines, this collection of hairstyles for medium length hair is for you! These updos are perfect if you're looking for simple and easy wedding hairstyles or prom hair ideas, and are fabulous dirty hair styles for lazy mornings.

And if you’re looking for more hairstyles to keep your locks looking fabulous, please follow our Hair board where we share all kinds of inspiration!

Dani is a 30-something freelance writer and social media consultant who has an unhealthy love for makeup, hair, and fashion. She lives with her husband and 4-year-old daughter in Toronto, Canada and hopes to move to a warmer climate someday. Preferably tomorrow.

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