Wavy Hair – Short, Medium + Long Hairstyles


Naturally wavy hair suits short, medium, and long hairstyles. Enhance the beauty of your wavy hair by opting for a hairstyle length and cut that works with your particular curl, features, and style. The right cut will require little maintenance, minimize volume, and reduce frizz. You’ll never want to hide your wavy hairstyle in a ponytail.

Short wavy hairstyles absolutely work for wavy hair. Reducing hair weight and volumes encourages more body, bounce and waves. A cropped do that flatters wavy hair is a one-length cut between ear and chin length. Take a cue from nature and have the cut follows both the natural curl pattern and head shape. A long bang can be added, no shorter that the cheekbone, and softened at the ends with texturizing.

short wavy hair

Avoid layers that create an undesirable rounded silhouette, razor cuts, which exacerbate frizz, and waiting longer that 4-5 weeks between trims. This will keep hair low maintenance and in best form.

Medium wavy hairstyles create a silhouette and hair shape with waves and cut. Long layers cut into the hairstyle thin hair, create bounce, and frame the face. Layers cut from the cheek to collarbone draw attention to your face. Bangs work best when cut short to the scalp.

medium length wavy hair

For some fun, try highlighting curls and change up your look with eye-catching hairclips, small barrettes to keep hair off the face, or headbands.



Long wavy hairstyles suit a range of textures, from fine hair with uneven waves, tight spiral curls, or dense hair that with a relaxed wave. The most flattering cut combines long, graduated layers with side-swept fringe. The layers free the wave to swing and move. The face-framing layers bring attention from gorgeous locks to the face.

long wavy layers

Updos look great with long wavy hair. Try a twist or French braid. Leave out tendrils for a sexy or casual look.


Wavy hair is a gorgeous and easily maintained with short, medium, and long hairstyles. Play with these lengths, fringe, bangs, and updos. Find a fabulous wavy look at our sister site in the wavy hairstyles posts.