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10 Celeb-Inspired Medium Haircuts That Work for Straight Hair

by Maggie Niemiec

10 Celeb-Inspired Medium Haircuts That Work for Straight Hair

Who says medium hair is just an in-between style when you’re growing out your locks? We think this length is gorgeous enough to stand on its own. Get inspired by our picks for the best medium celebrity hairstyles for straight hair.

 

Jennifer Aniston

 

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The hair icon looks totally fab with this shoulder-length cut. To recreate Jen’s look, ask your stylist for long layers and a middle part.

 

 

Sandra Bullock

 

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America’s sweetheart knows how to rock a long bob. Sandra’s chestnut-brown color, angled part, and sexy volume show off her great cut.

 

 

 

Kirsten Dunst

 

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Kirsten’s medium-length hairstyle is perfect for summer parties. Just let your straight hair air dry; then pull one side back with a beaded barrette.

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Olivia Wilde

 

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This below-the-shoulders style works well with straight or wavy hair. Go with long sideswept bangs and graduated layers to recreate Olivia’s look.

 

 

Reese Witherspoon

 

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Reese’s medium haircut and golden highlights play up her beautiful bone structure. Her hair is mostly one length, making it super-easy to maintain.

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Thandie Newton

 

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The actress’ collarbone-grazing cut gives her hair plenty of bounce and body. Copy her style by spritizing your hair with a heat-protecting spray and then straightening with a flat iron.

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Gwyneth Paltrow

 

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Gwyneth looks better than ever with this medium hairstyle. Ask for angled layers that are slightly longer in the front. And don’t forget to finish with a good anti-frizz cream!

 

 

Eva Longoria

 

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Eva’s cut is great if you have long hair and want a change without going too short. Go for trims every few months to keep your hair looking this healthy and sleek.

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Ashley Olsen

 

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For an edgier style, try an angled long bob with one extra long piece in front like Ashley’s.

 

 

Alice Eve

 

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We love the up-and-coming actress’ heavy blunt bangs and retro medium-length cut. This style is ideal if your hair is naturally straight and thick.