10 Trendy Medium Hairstyles For Dark Skinned Women May 13, 2015

One of the hottest hairstyles of the moment, the not too long or too short, a.k.a the mid-length hair cut is any woman’s dream. Whether you prefer bobs, ponytails, topknots or braids, we’ve chosen ten magical looks worn by the hottest dark skin celebrities to inspire you.

Read on to learn a few tricks ahead…

1. Shaggy Bob:


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Actress Halle Berry turned heads at the Golden Heart Awards with her gorgeous, shaggy, medium-length bob. We adore her mix of warm highlights and lowlights, and the subtle texture of her mid-length beachy waves. The American actress sports a soft middle partition with the extra volume that accentuates her facial features.

2. Side Braids:


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Recording artist Vaja keeps it simple with her version of side braids on her shoulder-length hair. She sports a stylish hair pin that gives her hairdo a touch of bling, and we love how the rest of her hair is left open.

3. Topknot:


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Actress Thandie Newton looks super sexy when she shows off her curls. Having said that, this curly hairstyle she rocked at the premiere of Good Deeds is chic and contemporary, and a perfect hairstyle for you to keep cool in summers. Make use of bobby pins, soft hair ties and hairspray to keep your hair secure without causing any breakage or damage.

4. Low Side Bun:


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The vivacious Jordin Sparks looks smouldering hot with her loose low side bun. Easy to recreate and good to look at, to achieve this messy look pull a few strands of your hair loose from your bun at the back. The singer contrasted her undone low-slung bun with minimal makeup and plump lips, the perfect accompaniment to her Oleg Cassini dress.

5. Pumped-Up Ponytail:


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We love the way Kerry Washington has rocked her pumped up ponytail at The Details premiere in California. To achieve the actress’ hairstyle, flat iron your medium-length hair to achieve a super-smooth look. Next, tease the top section and gather your hair towards the crown into a very high ponytail; secure it with a bobby pin underneath. For an extra impact, amp up yours with a high-gloss serum after it’s dry—and go.

6. Voluminous Wavy Hair:


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If you are one of the lucky ones with natural thick, wavy hair, then why not let them loose? And even if you don’t, take a clue from Queen B, who looks gorgeous swapping her natural curls for some show-stealing waves – and still looks utterly gorgeous.

7. Sleek Bun:


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We want to mimic Zoe Saldana’s 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards hairstyle right about now. Pairing her sleek, tight bun with a dewy skin and that gold accessory, the actress looked absolutely breathtaking! A high-impact hairstyle with minimum effort – a win-win situation for us!

8. Braided Ponytail:


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Songstress Alicia Keys rocks an attention-grabbing braided ponytail at the book release of Blue Moon. Started at the crown of the head, the style looked edgy paired with a deep side parting. With hair stylishly slicked back, the style draws attention to her eyes, while her face is left to glow!

9. Straight Bob:


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At the Fox presentation in 2014, actress Jada Pinkett Smith sported a cool, face-framing bob that complemented her Alberta Ferretti dress. Blonde ombre doesn’t always compliment darker skin, but we think Mrs. Smith has pulled it off quite elegantly. Besides, the mom-of-two chose a perfect cut to go with the shade – straight bob.

10. Crown Braid:


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Well, hello beautiful!

Actress Rosario Dawson attended the 66th Annual Cannes Film Festival with a winning crown braid. She contrasted her braids with the sleek bun, glowing complexion and peachy lips. To achieve this flattering look, braid hair on the crown before flat-ironing the rest of the hair. Use a good hairspray to keep everything in place.

Take a look above for some medium-length hairs-piration and share your favourite look with us in the comments section below!

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