Medium length hair looks flattering on most face shapes and allows you to keep some feminine length while requiring less maintenance than ultra-long locks. Keeping hair shoulder length or slightly longer gives you the option of putting your hair up when you need to get it off your face. Whether your hair is poker-straight, wavy or you have bouncy curls, there are plenty of elegant and stylish ways to wear medium hair up or down.


1. Gibson Roll

The Gibson roll originated in Edwardian Britain but enjoyed a revival during the 1940s as an elegant and practical way for women to get their hair off their faces while working during wartime. This retro style is ideal for medium length hair. Start by twisting the hair on the sides of your head back on itself until you reach the nape of your neck. Secure in a low ponytail with a hair elastic and roll it up on itself. Tuck the hair under and secure it in place with bobby pins.

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