“If the hair is thick, you can ask a barber to thin out the excess to remove bulk,” says Robert Grosvenor of UK-wide salon chain Headmasters, “but remember that fine hair isn’t ideal for a medium-length cut as it may end up looking thin.”

Fortunately for the majority men, hair that hits the mid-point in thickness as well as length is the ideal scenario. “Around 80 per cent have medium-weight hair, and growing this is the perfect way to enhance its natural texture,” adds Steve Robinson from multi-award-winning salon chain Electric.

Whether yours is straight, curly or afro, the type of medium-length hairstyle you go for will be dependent on factors such as your overall style, face shape and hair type.

For a low-effort, high-style cut that leans towards the shorter side of medium, it’s hard to go wrong with a tight back and sides. With this, leave enough length left on top to work through some product for a look that was as relevant in your granddad’s day as it is yours.

Alternatively, for a look that will fly in just about any office, plump for a pompadour. The style made popular by Elvis during the 1960s has enjoyed a massive resurgence in recent years, with variations ranging from the classic to tapered.

If texture is the ultimate aim, a tousled top – capable of being worn up as a loose quiff or down with a fringe – is an razor-sharp choice. Just be prepared to meet an avalanche of hair products every time you open your bathroom cabinet.

Whichever you go for, there’s no longer a need to feel stuck in a middle-ground with this length. And if you need some more inspiration, here are some of the best cuts out there so you’re never caught short.