Part of the beauty of wavy hair is that it doesn’t always look the same. Each day your waves speak to you in a different way. Some days they will be softer, and some days they will be bouncier. It’s like the sweet spot between plain straight and wild curls. So, it’s a pity if you’ve got wavy tresses but are not doing ‘em complete justice by styling them right. It’s never too late though to unlock the potential of your mane.
Now, whether you have been stuck in a major hair rut for long or simply need to spruce up your look a bit, we’ve got you covered to take you from zero to chic in no time.
• Best Wavy Haircuts
If you are ready to take the plunge, here’s a lowdown on the best wavy hair haircuts. Screenshot your pick and consult with your stylist for the ultimate makeover.
1. Shaggy Cut
Lots of texture and layers to embrace your hair’s natural texture? Sounds just right to us. The shaggy haircut is the lazy girl’s perfect recipe to look effortlessly cool from A.M. to P.M. You never have to worry about having a hair out of place because that will only enhance the look further. Think of it as a gorgeous style with a bit of rock-n-roll thrown in. Oh and you need not bother with heavy duty styling. Need we say more?
Style With: BBLUNT Intense Moisture Hair Serum
2. Wispy Bangs
The brow-grazing wispy bangs frame the face and help soften the overall look. These see-through bangs which are known to be universally flattering is perfect if you are in the mood for something playful but don’t want to commit to anything intense (RE: full bangs) yet. It’s especially great for women with long faces. Blow dry the piecey bangs so they look stunning all day.
Style With: Philips Hair Dryer (HP8100/46)
3. Minimalistic Cut
If constantly reminding the hairstylist to maintain the hair length as she goes snip snip sounds like you, you are in for a treat. We get it, your hair probably made you wait for a lifetime before growing an inch which is why you wouldn’t so easily let go. The minimalistic haircut has long face-framing layers which works along with thick and lush hair. Wash, part your hair off-center, scrunch, shake and you are good to go!
Style With: TIGI Bed Head On The Rebound Curl Recall Cream
4. Choppy Cut
If you’re a sucker for showing off your natural waves but still waiting to score on the volume game, your wait is over. Choppy cut with blunt ends on layers all along the length of your hair adds movement, definition and volume – basically everything that we look for in the hair of our dreams! Fun and slightly edgy, this one’s not for the faint hearted. If you’re feeling even bolder, cut the layers at imperfect angles.
Style With: Cadiveu Sol do Rio Beach Waves
• Best Wavy Hairstyles
These hairstyles for wavy hair will definitely give off-duty model vibes. Excited?
1. Rope Braid Sleek Ponytail
Step 1: Run a pea size amount of Streax Professional Vitariche Gloss Hair Serum to liven up dull tresses. Gather all your hair back into a high ponytail and secure with an elastic.
Step 2: Pick a thin section of your hair and wrap it around the elastic. This will conceal the elastic for a classier look.
Step 3: Divide your pony into two parts and twist each section to the right.
Step 4: Cross the right part over the left part and keep doing this until you’ve almost reached the end of hair.
Step 5: Secure the braid with an elastic. To smooth any flyaways, blast with an intense hairspray such as Bblunt Hotshot Finish Spray.
2. Side Swept Style
Step 1: Create a deep side parting with the GUBB USA New Vital Tail Comb. Swoop all your hair over the shoulder on one side.
Step 2: Scrunch your hair to add definition and shape with the help of Argan Deluxe Oil Curl Defining Cream.
Step 3: At the back of your head, slide pins heading upward to hold it in place.
Step 4: Grab a section of hair from the hairline and cross over to conceal the line of pins.
Step 5: To tame any wispy strays and keep the style in place, spritz some hair spray.
3. Loose Ponytail
Step 1: Run a dollop of L'oreal Professionnel Serie Expert Liss Unlimited Primrose Oil on your palms and run your fingers through your tresses to evenly distribute it.
Step 2: Gather your hair into a ponytail at the back of your head.
Step 3: Secure the ponytail with an elastic. Take a section of hair and wrap it around the elastic for a smarter look.
Step 4: Pull out a few stray strands above ears from either side for a relaxed look.
Step 5: Mist your hair with the Innisfree My Hair Recipe Repairing Hair Mist for a sleek finish.
4. Messy French Braid
Step 1: Finger-comb your hair. Don’t bother to fish out the brush since imperfection can help you nail this look.
Step 2: Part the hair at your hairline into three sections with a styling comb such as Filone Pin Tail Comb.
Step 3: Alternately cross the left and right sections over the middle one to form a firm stitch.
Step 4: For a woven look, with each new stitch, add a little more hair from either sides into your braid. When you reach the end of the length, secure your braid with an elastic.
Step 5: Set the style with a blast of Godrej Professional Hold Spray. Transform it into a romantic hairdo by pulling out a few fringes on the front.
FAQs On Wavy Haircuts & Hairstyles
1. Suggest haircuts for long wavy hair.
When choosing haircuts for long wavy hair, the definite head turners include: disconnected wavy lob, layered cut with random waves, side swept bangs with layers, and feather cut.
2. Suggest short haircuts for wavy hair.
When choosing short haircuts for wavy hair, opt for one of these: tousled wavy bob, curly pixie, wavy inverted bob, or side parted concave bob.
3. How to make wavy hair dry without frizz?
- Mositurize your hair with a conditioning hair mask to lock in moisture. You can skip shampoo alternately and focus on conditioning to keep your wavy hair from drying out.
Nykaa Recommends: Wella Professionals INVIGO Nutri Enrich Deep Nourishing Mask
- Avoid giving your hair the final rinse with hot or warm water. Ensure the water is not ice-cold but colder than room temperature. It will help seal the follicles and it won’t make your hair appear frizzier.
- If you want the waves in your hair to appear smooth and soft, you can opt for a leave-in conditioner or smoothing serum. This will make it easier to style your hair later and will make it more manageable.
Nykaa Recommends: Earth Rhythm Creme Gel Leave In Conditioning
- If you want your waves to look more defined and well-structured you can pin your hair into loose loops all over the head and wait for it to dry. Once it dries, release your hair and the damp hair will have taken up a defined wavy pattern.
- Avoid using regular bath towels as they can cause your hair to dry. Use an old cotton tee and squeeze in the excess water to dry hair. Remember, the lesser the friction during the drying process, the smoother your hair will appear when it dries off completely.