Celebrity Hairstyles: In Love with Mid-Length

By: Brooke Sager

See why hair at that in-between length is such a celeb fave!

Shoulder-brushing styles are taking the trend scene by storm, and we definitely know why–they’re feminine, flattering and the styling options are pretty much endless! We asked pro stylist Jet Rhys of Jet Rhys Salons in San Diego, CA for the cut, color & style deers of stars who are making mid-length magic.

Ashley Benson

the Pretty Little Liars star goes with messy curls plus straight ends for contrast. “The texture shows off the effortless color–it gets lighter at the bottom and looks like she’s been on a beach vacation,” says Rhys.
GET HER LOOK: Part hair in the middle and diffuse-dry. Wrap sections around a 1-inch curling iron, leaving that last inch out, then tuck a few top layers behind your ears.
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Jessica Alba

Jessica’s face opens up when she wears her locks styled into subtle, bouncy waves. While she’s known to play around with color, this warm, natural brown with thin ribbons of chestnut and caramel is “so flattering on her skin; the highlights really bring out her eyes!” says Rhys.
GET HER LOOK: After blow-drying with a round brush, use a large barrel curling iron to direct sections off your face.
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Dianna Agron

Dianna looks positively Glee-full in her smooth style with subtly flipped ends and cheek-skimming fringe. “The length complements her square jaw and the bangs open up her face and spotlight her eyes,” says Rhys. Her sandy blonde hue is warmed up with bright highlights.
GET HER LOOK: Blow-dry to smoothness with a round brush, bending ends slightly outward, then flat-iron all over for a sharp, edgy finish.


Jet Rhys calls these 3 products her secret styling weapons:
Rene Furterer Naturia Dry Shampoo “It’s such a time-saver in the morning or after a workout. It cleans hair and restores volume without water.”
Davines Defining Invisible Paste “It has great versatility on short hair and provides long-lasting hold for curls and waves.”
Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray “It’s a beach in a bottle, giving you instant volume and that windswept feeling.”
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Lucy Hale

Long, face-framing layers are styled smooth with a touch of volume at the sides and crown. “This style is perfect for a young woman like Lucy–it’s fresh and has bounce, and looks grown up but not stuffy, Rhys says.” Her color is a warm golden brown that dramatizes her eyes.
GET HER LOOK: Spritz volumizing spray at the roots, then blow-dry hair with a round boar bristle brush. Finish up with some shine spray.
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