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11 Of The Hottest Short Wavy Hairstyles Ever

Long haired girls don’t get to have all the fun! Here are 11 short wavy hairstyles that are truly riding the wave craze. They’re sexy, fun and free. These styles are low maintenance and perfect for hot summer nights.

One of the best things about these adorable looks is that you can wear them on day old hair. So peep these wondrous waved beauties and get wavy hair-inspired!

1. Copper Waves

Everything about this photo screams HOT! From her copper tresses right down to her ruby red lips, this is a no fuss style for all of you busy ladies that still want to be sassy.

Copper Short Wavy Hairstyles with Flair Copper Short Wavy Hairstyles with Flair Side View

How To Style:

1. Start with freshly shampooed hair.

2. Spray some texturizing spray onto damp hair.

3. You can either air dry or use a hair dryer with a diffuser on the end. If you use the dryer you will get a little more volume.

4. Once hair is dry, start with a dime-sized amount of pomade. Emulsify the product into your hands, then randomly piece out your hair.

5. Finish with a light to medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aquage’s Sea Salt Texturizing Spray will give you just the right amount of wave to your hair. It’s lightweight and has a little bit of hold. Even f you have just a little bit of wave to your hair it will enhance it beautifully.

Paul Mitchell’s Wax Works is an excellent pomade. It has some hold with a soft sheen to it. It’s also very easy to work with because the consistency isn’t to thick and sticky like some pomades.

Aquage’s Working Spray would also be great for this style because it has some dry down time. This will allow you to move and piece your hair out without it being stiff.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This style works best on oval shaped faces and fine to medium hair textures.

Tip:

If you don’t have time to shampoo your hair, all you have to do is take a little bit of pomade, run it through your hair, then hit it with the hair dryer. This will give your style a nice, tousled finish!

2. Bronzed Babe

This short hair stunner is for all the confident ladies out there. The soft waves and warm color can be worn all year round.

Bronzed Babe Cute Brunette Style Bronzed Babe Short Wavy Hairstyle Cute Brunette Style Profile View

How to Style:

1.After shampooing and conditioning, apply a quarter-sized amount of volumizing foam. Comb through for even distribution.

2. Dry hair completely. Use a small round brush on the top and sides for volume.

3. Run a one-inch flat iron through random pieces, slightly bumping the ends under.

4. Finish of with a medium weight texturizer to give it the piecey look.

Recommended Products:

Start with a volumizing shampoo and conditioner. Paul Mitchell makes a great one called Extra Body! You can also use Paul Mitchell’s Extra Body foam. My favorite texturizer is Aquage’s Transforming Paste. It has the hold of a hairspray and texture of a pomade.

Best Face and Hair Texture:

This cut and style would look great on oval and round face shapes and normal to fine hair textures.

Tip:

Start out with a small amount of Transforming Paste. Add more if needed. If you start out with too much it can weigh your hair down and make it look greasy.

3. Dashing Diva

This windblown look is super sexy! It looks like she just stepped out of her convertible and just ran her fingers through her hair. Easy, breezy, beautiful…

Dashing Diva Short Wavy Hairstyles Dashing Diva Cute Windblown Look Back View

How to Style:

1. Apply a thickening gel to damp hair.

2. Use a medium to large round brush and dry completely.

3. Take a one-inch flat iron and smooth out the bang area.

4. Take a dime-sized amount of a weightless finishing cream and gently pull it through your hair.

Recommended Products:

Bed Head’s Small Talk is perfect for this style. Kiehl’s creme with Silk Groom is superb for strand separation.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This cut and style would look great on all face shapes and would make fine hair look thicker.

Tip:

Don’t worry about trying to make this style look perfect. It’s not meant to be perfect!

4. Swept Over

Even girls with short hair can rock the side swept look. This wavy hairstyle has a soft, romantic feel yet could definitely be worn at the office.

Swept Over Pretty Sideswept Short Wavy Hairstyle

How to Style:

1. Using a small to medium sized curling wand, take random pieces of hair and wrap them around the wand.

2. Spray dry shampoo at the roots.

3. Lightly run fingers through hair to distribute the dry shampoo and break up the curls.

4. Pull hair to whatever side you would like and secure with bobby pins.

5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Fresh dry shampoo is by far the best out there (in my opinion!). Kenra’s Perfect Medium Spray is an excellent choice to hold this style.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style can be worn on any face shape as well as with any hair texture.

Tip:

This style would work great on day old hair. If hair is not freshly washed, it will actually hold the curl better!

5. Faux Undercut

Undercuts are all the rage right now. This is a fab wavy style that gives the illusion of an undercut if you aren’t ready to take the plunge.

Faux Undercut Cute Short Wavy Upswept Style

How to Style:

1. Take the top section of hair and clip it out of the way.

2.Comb your sides back and secure them with bobby pins. I would use hairspray as you are working to get a tight, smooth finish on the sides.

3. Take the top section down and curl with a large barrel iron. You want the top to be soft and wavy, but not too curly.

4. Emulsify a dime-sized amount of pomade/paste into your hands. Run it through the waves to loosen them up.

5. Use your fingers to position your hair how you want it. Let the top hang down a bit over the sides. You can use bobby pins if needed to secure the top as well.

6. Finish with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Pravana has an amazing paste called Twist that is very pliable yet has a strong hold. Aquage’s Transforming Spray is perfect when you don’t want the hair to budge.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style looks great on oval shaped faces and would work best with medium to thick hair.

Tip:

You can style your hair like this whether you have an undercut or not, your hair just can’t be too long. Otherwise you will have a lot of pins in there!

6. Sultry Siren

This is a powerhouse cut and color if there ever was one! I love this look. It requires attitude to wear this feminine beauty.

Sultry Siren Cute Swept Back Short Wavy Hairstyle Look Sultry Siren Cute Swept Back Blonde Look Side View

How to Style:

1. Apply a root lifter to clean, damp hair.

2. Using a small paddle brush, brush hair up and back while blow drying.

3. When hair is completely dry, take a large barrel curling iron and curl the top section of hair back.

4. Run your fingers through hair to break up the waves and slightly bring bangs to the side.

5. Spray with a lightweight hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Aveda’s Phomollient styling foam will give you weightless volume. You only need about two pumps. Aveda’s Air Control will give you the perfect amount of hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style looks amazing on oval, square and heart shaped faces. Any hair texture can rock this look.

Tip:

This hair do does not require a lot of styling time. It’s very low maintenance. The color on the other hand is very high maintenance. You will have to get touch ups every four weeks to keep it looking fresh.

7. Leisure Locks

Here’s another fuss-free style! Who says you have to have long hair to rock the beachy waves? This adorable style is proof that you don’t.

Leisure Locks Shiny Cropped Look With WavesLeisure Locks Shiny Cropped Look With Waves Back View

How to Style:

1. Apply a curl enhancer to clean, damp hair.

2. Either let hair dry naturally or dry using your fingers on a low setting.

3. Once hair is completely dry, take a medium-sized iron and randomly enhance some of the waves you have.

4. Use a lightweight wax to give definition and shine.

Recommended Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Round Trip is an excellent lightweight cream that enhances waves and curls. Paul Mitchell’s Spray Wax is awesome. You literally spray it on like a hairspray. It gives hold, texture, shine, strand separation….it’s genius!

Best Face Shapes and Hair Texture:

This style looks great on all face shapes and fine to medium hair textures.

Tip:

Make sure to have product on your fingers or in your hair when you are touching it. The more you touch your hair without anything in it, the frizzier it will become.

8. Pixie Perfection

You will see so many people wearing this short wavy pixie. It’s fun, sexy and oozes confidence. Plus, it’s super easy to style!

Pixie Perfection Cute Short Wavy Hairstyle Pixie Perfection Cute Wavy Over The Forehead Look Side View

How to Style:

1. Apply a medium weight gel to clean, damp hair.

2. Using a small round brush, dry hair thoroughly. Use the round brush to build volume in the crown and smooth the fringe forward.

3. Take a small curling wand and wrap medium pieces around the wand. This will give you “wave” and not a full “curl”.

4. Emulsify a dime-sized amount of pomade/wax into your fingers and lightly break the set by running your fingers through your hair.

5. Finish with a lightweight hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Kenra Styling Gel is ideal for this style. Kenra’s Creme Paste is great pomade to use. It has a flexible hold and a matte finish.

Best Face Shapes and Hair Types:

Oval and round faces look best with this style and fine to medium hair textures will work well.

Tip:

Remember to start out with a small amount of paste, wax or pomade so as not to make your hair look greasy. Add more if needed.

9. Curl Crush

These tousled, textured waves are to die for. Simple yet super sassy!

Curl Crush Short Tousled Blonde Waves Curl Crush Short Tousled Blonde Waves Back View

How to Style:

1. Apply a thickening gel to clean, damp hair.

2. Blow dry using fingers.

3. Once hair is completely dry, take a large barrel iron and randomly bump ends under.

4. For the fringe area, take the iron and roll hair back.

5. Take a dime-sized amount of wax and run fingers through hair. Softly pull the fringe down and over.

6. Finish with a lightweight hairspray.

Recommended Products:

Pravana’s Bold Defiant Design Gel is amazing as well as their Detail and Shine Polish to give lightweight strand separation.

Best Face Shape and Hair Texture:

This style would work best on oval and round face shapes and medium to thick hair textures.

Tip:

Start with a small amount of wax. I know I keep saying this but sometimes we don’t realize how much a little bit goes a long way with these products!

10. Pretty Simple

You can practically wash and go with this style. Add little bit of product and you are out the door!

Pretty Simple Short Wavy Hairstyle Pretty Simple Short Wavy Hairstyle Side View

How to Style:

1. Apply a firm hold gel to clean, damp hair.

2. Run your fingers through your hair to the desired shape and style.

3. Let hair air dry.

Recommended Products:

Aquage’s Mega Molding Gel…you won’t be disappointed!

Best Face Shapes and Hair Textures:

This style works best with round and oval shaped faces and any hair texture.

Tip:

This really is a wash and go style. If you don’t want the wet look, just run a little bit of pomade through hair once it’s dry.

11. Stacks of Waves

Even if you have your hair stacked up in the back, or an inverted bob, you can wear these beautiful waves. This is another great style that just goes to show that you don’t have to have long hair to flaunt waves.

Stacks of Waves Cute Auburn Look Stacks of Waves Cute Auburn Look Side View

How to Style:

1. Apply a curl enhancer to clean, damp hair.

2. Diffuse hair until it is about 80% dry. Let it air dry the rest of the way.

3. Once hair is dry, add some shine serum to break the waves up and give your hair a nice luster.

Recommended  Products:

Paul Mitchell’s Ultimate Wave is a great texture enhancer. If your hair is thick, use the Silkening Oil by Aquage. If you have fine to medium hair, try Paul Mitchell’s Super Skinny Serum.

Best Face Shape and Hair Textures:

This style works well for all face shapes because it can really be customized to compliment any shape. Also, all hair textures are great for this cut/style because it can make fine hair look fuller and thick hair look less bulky.

The thing I love about these sultry waves is that they are so low maintenance. I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot and humid out, flat ironing my hair is the last thing I want to do! Mainly because the minute I step outside it curls right back up. Embrace your wavy hair texture. It’s much easier than fighting it!