Wavy hair is always in season! Whether you have natural waves or you need to enlist the help of a styling device to create texture, wavy hairstyles are always flattering because they highlight and soften your features. One of the best things about wavy hair is that it looks amazing no matter what length your hair is so don’t be afraid to wear waves if your hair is short. If you are looking for some inspiration for a beautiful way to wear wavy hair, you have definitely come to the right place! Keep reading to see our favorite short, medium, and long picks for the 25 Best Wavy Hairstyles!
11 Short Wavy Hairstyles:
Short layered bob with loose waves and a side part
Eva is a classic beauty, so this retro wavy hairstyle is a perfect choice to complement her features! Although the style is very glamorous, it is very easy to recreate if you have a curling iron with a large barrel or large hot rollers. The key to making this beautiful wavy hairstyle last is using hairspray, and a lot of it!
1. Short Wavy Hairstyles:
Short layered bob with loose w...
22 Short bob with beachy waves and a middle part
This short wavy hairstyle looks amazingly youthful and fresh, but it also looks incredibly elegant. If your hair is not naturally wavy, you can use a curling iron, or wand, with a small barrel to create bouncy waves like Charlize is wearing. Although this wavy hairstyle would look great without side bangs too, we especially love how Charlize’s cute side bangs sweep across her eyes in a flirty way!
2. Short bob with beachy waves and a middle part
33 Layered lob with subtle waves
The lob, or the long bob, is a great choice for women who like the convenience and look of a chic short haircut, but also want to hold onto a little bit of extra length. Brooklyn’s wavy beachy lob is super stylish, flattering, and very easy to replicate! If your hair has natural waves just let it air dry; if your hair is naturally straight, just use a curling iron or curling wand to create some loose waves. To keep your waves looking great and defined all day, just spray a texturizer or salt spray on your hair!
3. Layered lob with subtle waves
44 Very short wavy asymmetrical bob with a side part
Asymmetrical bobs are super stylish and look especially great when worn with wavy hair! The wavy texture helps to add a flirty softness to asymmetrical haircuts, which can otherwise look harsher. To recreate the waves that Kerry is wearing, try using a curling iron or wand with a very small barrel.
4. Very short wavy asymmetrical bob with a side part
55 Very short wavy bob with a bobby pin
Ashlee’s wavy bob is super cute and has a distinctly retro vibe. The adorable waves are shiny and make her eyes look like they are sparkling. The bobby pin is a super cute way to help you keep hair out of your eyes while adding a bit of style. If you prefer something more eye-catching than a simple bobby pin, you can also wear a pretty hair clip with sparkles or gemstones!
5. Very short wavy bob with a bobby pin
66 Slightly waved short bob with bangs
Karlie Kloss is definitely to thank for the recent popularity of short hairstyles! Her subtle waves look beachy and natural and are the epitome of casual glamour! To recreate her waves, use a texturizing promenade and twirl pieces of hair around your fingers. To ensure that these waves hold, try spraying hairspray on your hair after you’ve finished creating your style.
6. Slightly waved short bob with bangs
77 Choppy bob
If you are looking for a hair icon who nails the casual chic look, Alexa Chung is your girl! She has been rocking short hair and natural waves for years and for good reason: she looks amazing! This choppy wavy bob is the perfect short wavy hairstyle for girls who want to have a low maintenance look that doesn’t skimp on style!
7. Choppy bob
88 Wavy lob with heavy bangs
Wavy hair looks so amazing with heavy bangs! We love Taylor’s wavy lob and bang combination because it looks effortless, but also very put together. Just let your hair air dry and spray a salt spray into your locks in order to recreate this casual wavy hairstyle!
8. Wavy lob with heavy bangs
99 Medium Wavy Hairstyles:
Shoulder length hair with waved ends and a middle part
Olivia’s shoulder length hair is sleek and straight except in the bottom few inches where she has some gorgeous soft waves. Making just the bottom part of your hair wavy is a great way to enjoy the benefits of having both straight and wavy hair at the same time!
9. Medium Wavy Hairstyles:
Shoulder length hair with wav...
1010 Beachy waves and a middle part
Jessica usually wears her hair straight and sleek, but we think she should wear wavy hair more often because it looks amazing on her! This hairstyle is casual looking, but it can be easily dressed up by adding a pair of gorgeous hoop earrings like Jessica is wearing. These beachy waves also do a great job of bringing attention and definition to her beautiful blonde highlights!
10. Beachy waves and a middle part
1111 Shoulder length cut with loose waves
Jessica Alba’s loose waves are super feminine and draw attention to her lovely facial features. To recreate this look, start by parting your hair in the center. Next separate your hair into about eight sections, and then use a large barreled curling iron or wand to create your waves! If you love Jessica’s super shiny hair, try spraying a shine spray on top of your hair to complete your look!
11. Shoulder length cut with loose waves
1212 Voluminous beachy waves with zig zag part
Wavy hair looks extra flirty when you have a bit of volume at the crown! While you can tease your hair or use a root-lifting spray, an easy way to create the illusion of volume is to use a zig zag hair part like Julianne’s! Parting your hair this way makes your roots look more lifted and adds visual interest as well. If you don’t feel like using a heated styling device to make your hair look wavy, try twirling sections of your hair around your finger and spraying a salt spray on top!
12. Voluminous beachy waves with zig zag part
1313 Full-bodied waves with face framing bangs
Jennifer is the queen of casual wavy hairstyles, so it is no surprise that she has earned a spot on this list! Jennifer’s full-bodied waves can be achieved by blow drying your hair and using a large-barreled curling iron to create big, gentle waves. For the hair that frames your face, curl your hair so that the ends wrap in around your jaw line.
13. Full-bodied waves with face framing bangs
1414 Loose waves with heavy side bangs
This look is understated, but it is undeniably glamorous! Keira’s loose waves fall romantically around her shoulders and make her hair look incredibly thick and healthy. We love her heavy side bangs because they fall across her eyes in a mysterious and flirty way!
14. Loose waves with heavy side bangs
1515 Half updo with a middle part and beachy waves
Half updos are super popular right now because they are easy to style and very flattering. Ashley’s wavy half updo style looks effortless, but it is undeniably stylish and complementary to her facial features. Although there are lots of ways to style your half updo, a great option is to do what Ashley did and part your hair in the middle and pull it back to create a relaxed half ponytail.
15. Half updo with a middle part and beachy waves
1616 Messy half updo with beachy waves
Alyson’s hair has a certain messy, rolled-out-of-bed look, but it still looks super stylish! This half updo has a lot of volume on top and looks very vampy when paired with the beachy, wavy texture of Alyson’s hair. If you like this look, you’re in luck because it’s very easy to recreate! Just use a salt spray and a curling wand to create piecy waves. Then, gather some hair from the top of your hair and tease the roots before fastening it into a half ponytail. To ensure your style lasts all night, finish up by adding a healthy dose of hairspray!
16. Messy half updo with beachy waves
1717 Half updo with loose waves and face framing layers
Sienna is well-known for her laid back hairstyles, and this beautiful wavy half-updo is one of her best looks. In order to style your hair like Sienna’s, start out by parting your hair in the middle. Separate about an inch of hair from the front. This hair will serve to frame your face. Next, gather a handful of hair from the top of your head and tease your roots slightly. Take this handful of hair and fasten it with an elastic band or a few bobby pins. To finalize, spray a bit of hairspray on your hair in order to ensure that your style remains in tact all day!
17. Half updo with loose waves and face framing layers
1818 Wavy half updo with front braids
Minka is one of the most beautiful women in the world and is lucky enough to have impeccable taste in hairstyles! This casual wavy hairstyle has a bohemian vibe thanks to her lovely braids in the front. To style your hair like this, you should start by letting your hair air dry and spraying a texturizing spray on top in order to create and define waves. Next create two simple braids in the front of your hair. After you have created your braids, gather some hair from the top of your head and pull this hair and your braids into a low ponytail. If you want even more texure, you can spray your texturizing spray again to top off your finished look.
18. Wavy half updo with front braids
1919 Long Wavy Hairstyles:
Long wavy hair with loose waves and a side part
Wavy hair looks amazing with long hair! Mila’s long wavy hairstyle is understated, but very beautiful and elegant. We especially love how Mila’s waves help to draw attention to her lovely light brown highlights!
19. Long Wavy Hairstyles:
Long wavy hair with loose waves...
2020 Long wavy hair with no hair part
Kate Hudson is the poster girl for beachy wavy hair! With her long cascading blonde waves, Kate definitely has a mermaid vibe going on. We especially love the way she has swept her hair back and created a lot of volume on top of her crown.
20. Long wavy hair with no hair part
2121 Super long wavy hair with face framing layers
Whether you have super long hair naturally or have long extensions, we think every long-haired girl should have fun experimenting with a bombshell wavy hairstyle like Marissa’s. The key to recreating this look is creating waves that have different sizes. The different sized waves prevent your hair from looking out-dated and over-the-top.
21. Super long wavy hair with face framing layers
2222 Long wavy hair with full bangs
Leah’s gentle waves look amazing with her full bangs. The contrast between short, straight bangs, and long wavy hair is nothing short of beautiful!
22. Long wavy hair with full bangs
2323 Voluminous waves with side swept bangs
Kristin is a great example of how wavy hairstyles can make hair extensions look more natural. While straight hair can look great with hair extensions, wavy hair helps blend the fake and real hair so that no one will be able to tell the difference!
23. Voluminous waves with side swept bangs
2424 Half updo with loose wavy hair and face framing bangs
Carmen’s glamorous half-updo is very voluminous and flattering. Though this wavy hairstyle might be a bit over-the-top for running errands, it is definitely the perfect wavy look for a fancy event!
24. Half updo with loose wavy hair and face framing bangs
2525 Long wavy hair with bump
Dianna’s beautiful long wavy hairstyle is glamorous and perfect for any event. The bump on top adds a flattering bit of volume and adds visual interest to an otherwise understated look.
As you can see from this list, wavy hair looks amazing whether you have short, medium, or long hair! Whether you prefer defined waves created with a heated styling device, or you prefer waves that result from air-drying, there are so many options to achieve your perfect wavy hairstyle!
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