As Goldilocks taught us, sometimes in the middle is the best place to be. Nowhere is this more true than when it comes to hair, and yeah, we’ll say it: medium-length is the perfect length for your locks. You get all the perks of long hair—a million styling options, the gorgeousness of it blowing in the breeze—without a ton of it weighing you down or making your neck sweaty throughout summer. Truly, shoulder-length hair is where it’s at.
And the best part about mid length hairstyles? There are SO MANY of them out there! Gone are the days of mere long layers; now you have a million options for medium cuts.
We’ve picked our favorite celeb shoulder-length haircuts that are sure to inspire you. But beware: this slideshow may induce a sudden urge to call your stylist.