I always say that wavy hair is a mix of straight and curly hair which makes it one of the most popular hairstyles out there. (It even rhymes!) Hairstyles for wavy hair are creative, stylish, effortless, sophisticated, glamorous… Wavy hairstyles are so versatile and easy to style. (Double rhyme!) Also, they are perfect for both formal and casual occasions. Okay, enough talking (and rhyming). I present to you the prettiest hairstyles for wavy hair to show your stylist the next time you go to the salon!
1. Butterfly Haircut With Blonde Babylights
A popular butterfly haircut features shorter face-framing layers and longer cascading layers with wispy ends. The best way to accentuate butterfly layers is by highlighting or babylighting your base color. In case you’re unfamiliar with it, babylighting means highlighting more sections of your hair to create a more natural blend of colors.
2. The “Mixie” Haircut For Short Wavy Hair
The mixie is a combination of a mullet and a pixie cut. This hairstyle combines pixie-esque face-framing layers around the front of the head, shorter layers on the sides, and longer layers at the back. It’s a great alternative for when you’re not quite sure whether you want to rock a full wavy mullet or wavy pixie cut because the mixie gets you the best of both worlds. It’s time to bring out your edgy side with a short wavy hairstyle!
3. Purple Balayage Long-Layered Wavy Hair
Purple hair color + wavy hair = a match made in heaven! You just need to make sure to find the right purple shade for your skin tone. Olive and darker skin tones should choose a deeper purple color, while fair and neutral skin tones should opt for a lighter purple shade.
4. Wavy Half-Up Hair Bow
Many people think that this is one of the most complicated hairstyles out there, but a half-up hair bow is so easy to style! For this beautiful hairstyle, you’ll need four things: a curling iron (if you don’t have naturally wavy hair) a soft bristle brush, bobby pins, and elastic. Here are the instructions:
• Step 1: To create waves, wrap the small sections of your hair around the curling iron and then brush through them with a soft bristle brush.
• Step 2: Take a section of hair from the right, and take a section of hair from the left. Tie these sections together with a hair elastic: tie it once and the second time instead of tying it, make a small bun instead.
• Step 3: Split this bun in two using your fingers and spread both sections so that they look like a bow. Secure the bow from the top and inside with bobby pins.
• Step 4: Use half of the ponytail hair to wrap around the middle of the bow: pull the hair through the bottom of your bow and insert a bobby pin to secure it. Congrats, you’re done!
5. Platinum Blonde Chin-Length Wavy Bob
A chin-length bob with a deep side part is bound to earn you lots of compliments! When styling your chin-length wavy bob, keep in mind that you should avoid heavy styling products because they might weigh down your strands. Instead, you should use smaller amounts of lightweight hair products such as mousses and foams. (You can thank me later.)
6. Bronde Balayage Long Wavy Hairstyle
Brown and blonde create one of the most popular shades known as bronde. If you want to add dimension to your brown hair and accentuate your waves, then bronde balayage is the best bet. Apart from looking amazing, this is also a low-maintenance hairstyle that will extend the time between your color appointments.
7. Soft Glam Long Wavy Hair
Hello, soft glam lady! For soft glam waves, you’ll need a curling iron and a bristle brush. Make sure to wrap each section of your hair in the same direction around the curling iron. Then brush through your curls to create waves. Don’t forget the hairspray!
8. Hollywood Glam Waves
To create Hollywood glam waves, combine the instructions in the previous paragraph with the following tips: when you’re done creating waves, use a fine-tooth comb to tease the front of your hair downward toward your scalp for extra volume. Also, apply some hair oil to achieve those shiny, Hollywood glam waves.
9. Infinity Dutch Braid Waves
If I had to describe this hairstyle in three words, it would be: breathtaking, romantic, and feminine. I always say that infinity braids and Dutch braids are a godsend for wavy hair because they add this beautiful texture to wavy hair.
10. Elegant Half-Up Wavy Hairstyle For Long Hair
A wavy half-up with a twist and face-framing tendrils is a simple, elegant, and sophisticated hairstyle perfect for any occasion. If you’re looking for a simple, wavy half-up half-down wedding hairstyle, then don’t look any further.
11. Short Choppy Layers For Thick Wavy Hair
If you have thick hair, then you probably know that choppy layers are your best friend! Choppy layers reduce bulkiness in thick hair and they blend in nicely with all types of bangs. One thing is for sure: wavy hair with bangs is a real head-turner. Pro tip: To soften your features, opt for a deep side part.
12. Mint Pink Gemini Hair
Gemini hair, don’t care! Gemini hair trend is all the rage as of late and it features parting your hair down the middle and coloring each half in contrasting hair colors. If you’re not sure which contrasting colors to choose, I suggest an alluring pastel pink and mint combo that looks flattering on both warm and cool skin undertones*.
*How to determine your skin undertone: Look at your wrist veins under natural light. If your veins appear to be green, you have warm undertones. If your veins are blue or purple, you have cool undertones. If they’re a mix of both, you probably have neutral undertones.
13. Braided Wavy Ponytail
To spice up your twisted low ponytail, I suggest incorporating braids with face-framing layers. If your hair is super thin, you can always add hair extensions to achieve a more voluminous ponytail. Teasing the sections of your hair is another way to make your hair appear fuller.
14. Golden Blonde Long Wavy Hair
Golden blonde is one of those hair colors that are universally flattering. This hair color brings warmth to every skin tone and it accentuates every strand of your wavy hair naturally. It’s a perfect choice for both summer and winter hair color.
15. Caramel Balayage Long Hair With Layers
Yummy! Caramel balayage brings sweetness and dimension to dark, layered hair. This contrasting combo also enhances the texture of wavy hair which means one thing: You’ll have a good hair day every day. Sounds like a legit hair goal to me.
16. Stylish Updo With Red Highlights
Looking for a formal updo style for long wavy hair? This stunning updo features sleek waves/locks in a high messy bun with face-framing layers. It’s perfect for both thin and thick hair types. One word: amazing.
17. Twisted Half-Up Long Wavy Hairstyle
For a twisted half-up wavy hairstyle, you need to create waves with a curling iron and then brush through them with a bristle brush. After that, grab the upper left and right sections of your hair and secure them with bobby pins to look like a small ponytail. Divide the “ponytail” into two sections and twist them. Secure them with bobby pins. Feel free to loosen up your half-up hairstyle if it feels too tight on the crown. That’s it. You’re good to go!
18. Light Brown Wavy Hair With Blonde Highlights
If you want to add dimension and volume to your light brown wavy strands, blonde highlights will do the job. Also, light brown hair color can sometimes look dull, so adding highlights will make sure that your hair “talks” and has more movement.
19. Color Blocking Waves
Color blocking stands for one of the biggest hair trends for women. It is a trend of combining contrasting colors that look best on wavy hair, so don’t miss the opportunity to rock one of these unique hairstyles. You can experiment with colors by combining purple, blue, red, and other shades.
20. Long Black Wavy Hair With A Middle Part
Contrary to a side part that softens your features, a middle part complements the symmetry of your face and elongates your features. Super long wavy hair with a middle part is bound to transform you into a true goddess.
21. Twisted Low Wavy Ponytail
After creating waves with a curling iron and lightly brushing through them, gather your hair into a low ponytail. Secure it with an elastic, and wrap your pony with a small strand of hair. Remember to pull out a few pieces of hair at the hairline for a face-framing effect.
22. Light Copper Wavy Hair With Curtain Bangs
Full and thick curtain bangs with wavy hair trend is back! The best thing about curtain bangs is that they can be swept off to either side, and they blend in perfectly with the rest of your layered wavy hair.
23. Holiday Updo For Thick Wavy Hair
A mix of buns, braids, twists, and waves is a perfect Holiday updo for thick hair. Don’t forget to add holiday hair accessories to make your updo look even more festive.
24. Blonde Bubble Braid Wavy Hairstyle
Good news: Bubble braids are mega popular. Even better news: Bubble braids look incredible with wavy hairstyles. So, what are you waiting for? Make sure to save this beautiful hairstyle and show it to your hairstylist ASAP!