From the Lob to the Shag, These 21 Celebs Look Amazing With Mid-Length Hair

From pixie crops and blunt bobs to beach waves and long ponytails, there's plenty of hair inspiration out there right now that has me veering between wanting to chop all my hair off and growing it out long on a daily basis. However, obsessing over the two extremes has meant I've been totally overlooking how stylish mid-length hair can look. In fact, the lob (a longer-length bob) might just be the perfect compromise between long and short hair.

"The lob is a classic. It works with so many different hair types and face shapes, hence its popularity," explained Krysia Eddery, expert hairstylist and owner of Aveda concept salon Perfectly Posh. "The mid-length is really quite forgiving—there aren't many face shapes that it won't sit well with." And with celebrities from Gemma Chan to Jourdan Dunn embracing the lob—as well as lots of our fashion friends—it's easy to see why mid-length hair is so appealing.

And the lob isn't the only mid-length hairstyle we should be looking out for this year—there's another popular look for 2019. "One of the most prominent styles is the textured shag," said Eddery. "Reminiscent of the '70s, this style is very relaxed, unkempt and slightly dishevelled. The key is layering to create that movement and texture naturally. Also, mid-length styles that feature fringes or micro-bangs are very popular. This adds an instant edge to your style and frames certain face shapes beautifully."

As for maintaining your mid-length hairstyle, it might look relaxed, but it's key to visit a salon for regular trims to keep your style from growing out too long. "This will also eliminate any dry, damaged ends, which can split and cause you to need a bigger chop each time you visit the hairdresser," advised Eddery. "In addition, treat yourself to a hydrating mask once per week to inject moisture back into your hair and ensure it remains healthy and shiny."

But before you head off to the hairdresser, keep scrolling for 21 celebrities with incredible mid-length hairstyles.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

Photo:

@ROSIEHW

You might think of long lengths when you think of Rosie HW's hair, but it's her beach-wave lob that I love the most.

Jourdan Dunn

Photo:

@JOURDANDUNN

Curly girls, take note: A mid-length haircut like Jourdan's is ideal for bouncy-looking curls.

Rachel Stevens

Photo:

@MSRACHELSTEVENS

It's not just Rachel Stevens's style that we're obsessed with—it's her hair too.

Selena Gomez

Photo:

@SELENAGOMEZ

Selena keeps her chic, mid-length strands from looking too sleek with a little texture spray through the ends.

Alexa Chung

Photo:

@ALEXACHUNG

The queen of the mid-length hairstyle. Alexa, we salute you.

Laura Harrier

Photo:

@LAURAHARRIER

The great thing about a mid-length hairstyle is that it's low-maintenance enough for every day but can look red carpet–ready like Laura's voluminous style.

Emma Mackey

Photo:

@EMMATMACKEY

Emma's cool-girl layers and choppy fringe are so damn stylish.

Hailey Bieber

Photo:

@HAILEYBIEBER

There's something decidedly '90s about Hailey Bieber's poker-straight lob.

Rochelle Humes

Photo:

@ROCHELLEHUMES

As well as her amazing skin, Rochelle is giving off major curly hair inspiration with this relaxed mid-length style.

Kerry Washington

Photo:

@TAKISHAHAIR

Kerry nods to this season's shag style with her layered lengths and side-swept fringe.

Reese Witherspoon

Photo:

@REESEWITHERSPOON

The sharp ends of Reese's lob lend a preppy finishing touch to her blunt lob. So damn cute.

Yara Shahidi

Photo:

@YARASHAHIDI

Yara's beaded braids are a match made in heaven for her mid-length style.

Jasmine Hemsley

Photo:

@JASMINEHEMSLEY

Textured waves and sweeping bangs keep Jasmine's mid-length style looking totally modern.

January Jones

Photo:

@JANUARYJONES

Re-create January's laid-back mid-lengths by using your hair straightener to create easy beach waves.

Gemma Chan

Photo:

@GEMMA_CHAN

Yes, she's a Brit, but Gemma Chan is giving me major French-girl vibes with her chic centre-parted style.

Victoria Beckham

Photo:

@VICTORIABECKHAM

She's tried everything from pixie crop to hair extensions, but VB has settled on a trusty mid-length hairstyle for the best part of a decade now. Seriously posh.

Ashley Graham

Photo:

@ASHLEYGRAHAM

Can the lob do no wrong? Even if you're at the beach like Ashley Graham, this mid-length style works.

Bryce Dallas Howard

Photo:

@BRYCEDHOWARD

French-girl fringe + half-up, half-down style = hair goals from Bryce.

Olivia Munn

Photo:

@OLIVIAMUNN

Pass me the curling wand. I'm head over heels for Olivia Munn's glam mid-length waves.

Zawe Ashton

Photo:

@TAKISHAHAIR

Zawe's shag-inspired style embraces choppy layers and a barely there fringe for a low-maintenance hair look.

Sophie Turner

Photo:

@CWOODHAIR

It's not just the length of Sophie Turner's hairstyle that I love—it's that perfect shade of blonde too.