It is the incarnation of style without effort – wavy hair is envied by both extremely curly and straight hair owners because it has that “I didn’t spend hours on my hairstyle and I’m still cool” vibe. We have seen so many different curling techniques and so many haircuts for wavy hair that fill out the pages of beauty magazines that it seems it is the only hairstyle that matters at the moment.
And why shouldn’t it? With the right cut, curly hair can complement any face shape and any hair texture. Add a flattering colour and you can totally transform your look and even take your personality up a notch.
But how can you tell what’s the best choice for your particular hair texture, hair quality, and lifestyle? It’s true that it takes some tough hairdressing skills to emphasize the best in bumpy, twisted hair. Make the wrong turn or, better to say, trim, and the bounty of voluminous beach loose waves may end up going in all different directions or just make your hair seem like it’s let off the hook. Improperly treated curly hair can end up looking dry and damaged, with no possibility of immediate recovery unless it grows back for the next cut.
Nonetheless, the final results of these celebrities hairstyles are really worth the effort to start experimenting with new haircuts for wavy hair. To make the choice easier for you, here are ten of the most versatile haircuts for wavy hair that you can test and try in the months ahead.
1. Soft Curls
Follow the example of the Hollywood dutchess Meghan Markle and you can’t go wrong with this waved hairstyle classic. To achieve that soft, romantic look, ask for a straight hair blow-dry with twisting hairbrush moves away from the face. This hairstyle for wavy hair will require a few drops of anti-frizz serum if you have naturally curly hair that tends to lock in moisture. The good thing is you can play with side partings and centre partings without substantially messing up your basic hairdo.
2. Two-Coloured Waves
This bumped hairstyle is all about the contrast between the two colours. The sharp cut at the ends really makes the double waves pop up. It suits well a variety of textures, but at its best, you’ll need to blow dry the hair first. Use a hair straightener (a curling wand may be tricky) and start curling your hair at the last two-thirds next. As for the colour magic, we recommend visiting a professional!
3. Natural Ringlets
Alisha Boe is best known for her incredible role as Jess, in 13 Reasons Why. A lovely face gets even more beautiful when crowned by a halo of natural ringlets. This haircut for wavy hair creates an impression of all-over curls. It can sometimes take a bit to discipline such a voluminous mane, followed by a special product line for curly hair. Let those natural curls fly free!
4. Mega Side-Flip
Eva Mendes’s hair is good enough to eat. That side part with most of the hair tossed to one side creates an illusion of volume and naughtiness but also speaks sophistication. We cannot deny that Eva’s hair is so spectacular because of the carefully cooked combo of caramel nutty highlights and the gorgeous face. However, if you are the romantic boho type with naturally wavy hair you’ll love this one as it won’t require frequent re-colouring except for a colour intensifying mask – it blends well with natural brown shades.
5. Broken Waves
We’ve seen her in all sorts of waves, from iconic 40s to a true curly mane and a temporary pixie but this latest Nicole Kidman no-fuss hairstyle is simple, yet oh-so-desirable. Ask for a softly layered haircut, support it with a fixing spray and the hairdo will be good to go during the day. You can achieve the no-frizz smoothness with attentive drying – twist your hair in a towel instead of rubbing all over, apply a gentle curling cream, and don’t go overboard with the hairdryer – use the lower temperatures and use the diffuser.
6. Choppy Bangs With Blunt Razor-Cut Bob
Taylor Swift knows how to play with her hair – she is the master of choppy bangs. This haircut for wavy hair will need a bit of a volume if you want it to look perfect. The next thing you need is a great hairstylist who will know how to chop the hair and the bangs at all the right places and a texturising wax to maintain its restless attitude for hours. The best part of this look is that it’s meant to be messy, yay!
7. Smart Face-Framing
J Lo needs to thank the excellently gimmicked shorter strands around her face for hair that looks stunning. Both when tied up in a no-hassle low ponytail and when left to flaunt its natural exuberance, brushing her shoulders in a long wavy waterfall. You have to be willing to invest some more time to extract the juice from the shorter layers around the face. Get ready for a feathered haircut to achieve the bob-like updo.
8. Heavy Fringed Bob
Fab redhead Emma Stone has the solution for a hair that’s neither straight nor wavy. This haircut for wavy hair will look magnificent even when it’s not in red. The side-parted heavy fringe fits heart-shaped faces beautifully and creates an illusion of a volume even if you’re not blessed with rich hair. However, it won’t work great on frilly or very curly hair.
9. Delicate Lob Waves
Not only is she an inspiring actress, but Jennifer Lawrance is also famous for strutting some of the trendiest lob haircuts for wavy hair in the last couple of years. If it is so easy to get that look (apart from the great haircut with shorter around-the-face-hairs), we don’t see why you shouldn’t use it as much as possible to get this laid-back look. Use a light hairspray after curling your hair to get this stunning look.
10. Vintage Veronica Lake
You can go from full-blown natural curls to this sleek wavy wonder. Just ask your hairstylist about Zendaya’s hairstyling secrets. Although we are strong believers it’s more about the skilful drying and styling than it is about the haircut, you can’t get one without the other. To tone down misbehaving strands in your natural curls, use an anti-frizz cream and you can go back in time for a timeless glam look with ease.
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