22 Wavy Hair Ideas We Can’t Help But Love

If you have wavy hair, pay attention. Waves are an integral part of nature. These highways of information allow us to see, hear, taste, touch and experience sensation. The patterns expressed by air waves, sound waves and ocean waves are mimicked by S-shaped waves and  C-shaped curls.

Hair can tell a story through the rhythm and frequency of a wave design. Take a look at history and notice how distinct hair wave patterns are indicative of specific eras.

Their potent messages aptly reflect the standard of beauty for the time. Just goes to show you how a simple wavy hairstyle change can bring new life to your personal style.  Here are hairstyles for wavy hair to create today.

Playful and Unapologetic

Playful and Unapologetic hairstyle Instagram @simplybrivaughn

Q&A with style creator, Bri Vaughn
Hairstylist @ Level Beauty Bar in San Luis Obispo, CA

How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as playful and unapologetic. My favorite thing about it is that it is not overly styled and it is consumer-friendly, emphasizing dimensional color and a textured cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using a primer/thermal protectant and a styling cream in wet hair. I used Kérastase Ciment Thermique and Crème de la Crème. Blast the hair dry using a round brush for extra volume if needed. Style with a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, quickly wrapping the hair around the iron and leaving the ends out, or keeping the ends on the straighter side.

Finish the look by lightly spraying a texture or sea spray like Kérastase Spray à Porter and scrunching in a small pump of a finishing oil through the ends. I used Elixer Ultime.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is best for clients with shoulder length or longer hair with layers or a textured cut. It’s great for any hair type. It helps add body and fullness to fine/skinny hair and can calm thick and frizzy textured hair.

This look is perfect for anyone wanting that cool and effortless style for just about any occasion.

Textured Wave

Textured Wave hairstyleInstagram @kirbyrhair

Q&A with style creator, Kirby
Melbourne/International Hairstylist @ House of Hoxton in Melbourne, AU


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

The best way to describe this look is that it’s a slight bend in the mid-section of the hair with straight ends. It is a great example of a textured wave. The variation gives the hair a less polished finish, making it great for day to day styling or a night out.

I am all about texture! My favorite thing about this look is the long lasting style. Because of the texture, it gets better with wear and tear.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Depending on your hair type, you can use a texturing product dried into the hair or a texturizing finishing product (or both!).

My favorites are:

The Ouai Wave Spray (a light spritz to dry in, great for fine hair that lacks hold)

Oribe Matte Waves (a light texture cream to dry in, great for all hair types)

R+Co Bandlands Dry Shampoo Paste (an amazing finishing paste to define all those waves)

R+Co Foil (a lightweight frizz and static control spray that will polish the wave without making it greasy)

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (my absolute FAVORITE finishing spray. It is a dry powder spray with hold that is great for that brushed out, full finish)

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I think this is a great look for any hair type or face shape, provided you use the right product and partline to suit you! This kind of wave looks best on hair length sitting just under the collarbone beyond. I always love this look as it ages, especially on second day hair. So if you like to style your hair and let it go wild for days, this look is for you!

Hollywood-Inspired Waves

Q&A with style creator, Amanda Caskie
Hairstylist, Colourist and Educator with Wella Professional and GHD Professional @ Amanda Lee Caskie Hair in Toronto, Ontario, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as old Hollywood-inspired waves. My favorite thing about it is that it is glamorous yet wearable. You could wear this look at a wedding, like this lovely guest of mine was, for an evening out, for work, or for a weekend brunch. It’s versatile and timeless and looks good on many different lengths of hair.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Starting off with a good foundation is key. The proper cleansers, moisturizers and styling products for your hair type are important! Start with a moisturizing and light cleanser and conditioner. Make sure you add a hold product and most definitely a heat protectant to your wet hair. A heat protectant spray for dry hair will work as well. Dry the hair from wet to about 80%, then blow dry the hair with a ceramic round brush to smooth it out as much as possible.

Once dry, take a curling wand, styler, or preferred styling tool and create barrel curls. Keep the direction of curl in mind. If you want volume, lift at the root. This particular look does not have a ton of lift at the root. Pin the curls up and BE SURE TO LET THEM COOL! The cooling process is the most important. Letting the hair cool is what sets the hair and holds the curl. Once cool, brush the hair out with a natural bristle brush. Don’t be afraid here! You can’t brush out the curl as long as it has been cooled to set properly.

Voila! Finish off with a shine spray and a hold spray and you will channel glamorous old Hollywood in a new way! As an educator for both Wella Professional and GHD Professional, I highly recommend their products and tools.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look works well on shoulder length to longer hair types, so anyone in that realm could most definitely wear this look. Shorter hair can do more of a pin curl finish look with the same feel.

Different face shapes suit different cuts. This particular look is done on someone without a fringe and with longer hair. If someone has a fringe, you can incorporate it by waving it away from the face or with a gentle fall.

It’s timeless and wearable. I like to complete many of my guests with this type of look. Anyone going to an event or wishing to feel glamorous just because will love this type of look!

Youthful Waves

Youthful Waves hairstyleInstagram @aim_em

Q&A with style creator, Ana Carvajal
Hairstylist @ Progressions Salon Spa in Rockville, MD


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is a casual, young and easy look that is perfect for everyday wear. The soft waves around the face are going backward/away from the face. In the back, I alternate the waves just to create more texture.

My favorite thing about this look is how fun and easy it is. It’s makes the person look young, stylish and fun.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Product selection depends on the texture of the hair. Here I used one of my favorite products, Kerastase L’incroyable Blowdryanti-frizz, to blow dry. It is a heat protectant and reshapable lotion. I created the wave and let it set for a couple of minutes, then used a wax pomade to break it apart, followed by Oribe Dry texture spray to create more texture and definition. To seal it all, I used Kerastase Laque Dentelle to help maintain the look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for mid-length to long hair. This look is perfect for teens, young ladies, and I love it the most on young moms.

This look is good for anyone with light to medium-heavy density or straight to curly texture. Blow drying first is recommended for best results on curly hair. Since it’s a wavy look, I feel confident that anyone with any face shape can rock it as you can control how much wave or texture to put on it.

This look is perfect for people on the go or for those that do not like to spend to much time styling their hair as it only takes five to 15 minutes to create the waves, depending on the density. My client is a young mom of two toddler boys that is short on time.

Again, this is the perfect look for those beautiful ladies that are always on the go but still care to look presentable, stylish, young and fun!

Hollywood Glam Waves

Q&A with style creator, Ann Marie
Hairstylist @ Hair Salon M in Brooklyn, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are soft, “Hollywood Glam” waves.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend using Sebastian Volupt Spray on damp hair for volume at the root, then spray throughout mid length and ends of hair. Air dry or blow dry depending on texture of hair. Next, use Sebastian hairspray to spray and curl the hair. Pin the hair into place then open each curl methodically.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look can work on all textures and densities. It’s easier to curl and style the hair on someone that has straight hair because it’s such a drastic change. However, a texture client can have fun with this style as well. It’s a bit more work because you might have to blow dry to straighten the hair a bit before curling. I love to embrace all hair types!

Cool Waves

Q&A with style creator, Konstantinos Mantziokas
Hair Artist / Waves Specialist / Colourist @ Samantha Cusick London in Notting Hill, London


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

There are only two words to describe this look beachy waves! This is the coolest look ever! I just love this look because it is easy to recreate, it matches every single person, the hair looks cool and natural, andyou can wear this look from morning to night.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

From my experience, you don’t need lots of products to create this look. First, you need a good tools. I used a GHD Straightener to create the waves, Davines Oi Oil to give a bit of shine, and Davines Medium Hairspray for finishing. The the Ouai Wave Spray works amazing as well!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to most of my clients. As I said before, this look matches to every single person with any type of hair and any style. Only very thin hair may have trouble recreating this look because it drops very easily.

Dimensional Blonde Textured Waves

Dimensional Blonde Textured Waves hairstyleInstagram @h.white_hair

Q&A with style creator, Heather White
Aveda Cosmetologist / Hair Colorist @ Hair By Heather White in Madison, AL


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

My favorite thing about this look is the dimensional blonde and textured waves. It looks effortless and fun!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This look was styled with Aveda Damage Remedy Daily Hair Repair as a heat protectant and the Aveda Texture Tonic blow dried in. After dry, it was curled away from the face using a 1/2-inch curling wand, leaving an inch or two of the ends out.

After curling, this look was teased slightly at the crown and the curls were raked through by hand! The style was fished with Aveda Air Control hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to someone with an oval or heart shaped face with any hair type. This look did not take long to accomplish and can last for a couple of days with minor touch-ups!

1930s-Inspired Waves

1930s-Inspired Waves hairstyleInstagram @hairbyameliap

Q&A with style creator, Amelia Perossa
Colourist / Senior Stylist @ Caroline Lysandrou Hair in Wollongong, New South Wales


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a 1930s-inspired hairstyle with a modern twist. The ”Hollywood Waves” look is worn in a less structured fashion as compared to the past. It’a softer with the waves starting lower and a not-so -polished finish.

My favorite thing about this style is how the waves sit around the front of the face with such a defined “S” shape. It’s just so beautiful and elegant and it separates these waves from just your regular waves.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I always make sure that the night before styling, the client has washed and smoothed their hair out with a blow dryer, but no iron. To create the Hollywood waves, I use the Muk Stick, generally with the medium barrel (barrel size can change depending on the hair length).

As for products, I really only use hairspray and right at the end, I will go over with a shine spray. If they like a little root lift at the front, I use a texturing dust powder to create grittiness so my teasing won’t go anywhere!

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I find this style to be quite versatile and suitable for any person. By altering the part, you can choose to have more hair on or off the face to suit your face shape. This style would not be well suited for someone with quite limp hair that does not hold curls. While you can where it as an everyday style, I feel it is better suited for formal events.

Glamorous Hollywood Waves

Glamorous Hollywood Waves hairstyleInstagram @hairbyksenia

Q&A with style creator, Ksenia Kim
Hairstylist @ Ksenia Beauty Lounge in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a glamorous Hollywood waves look that is voluminous, fulln and gorgeous with a soft curl pattern.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend prepping the hair with Matrix Style Link Volume Builder mousse on damp hair to give lightweight body. After blow drying and curling the hair, I will use Matrix Style Link Height Riser at the roots with slightl backcombing, which instantly give volume and targets the roots.

After the curls are nicely brushed out and it gets into a soft look, I finish with Matrix Oil Wonders Volume Rose hairspray, which provides continuous lift, hold and shine to the final look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is a perfect fit for red carpet events, weddings, or any stage look.

Any type of hair will work for these waves. Depending on the face shape, you can play with a front part and find where it is most flattering. These waves are perfect for hair that is mid-back length and longer, preferably with a long fringe or no fringe at all.

Balayaged Waves

Balayaged Waves hairstyleInstagram @salongirl45

Q&A with style creator, Sharon Zurolo
Level 7 Stylist @ Salon by Dominic in Hockessin, DE


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a choppy lob (long bob) is cut shorter in the back and gradually gets longer in the front, using razor or point cutting to achieve the soft edges. This is a great length and style for a low maintenance, versatile style. Balayage coloring enhances the look of the waves and movement of this cut.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

My favorite products for this look are Oribe Brilliance and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner and Oribe Curl Control silkening cream. Use the silkening cream before blow drying, or air dry if you were lucky enough to be born with naturally wavy hair!

Use a large curling iron or a flat iron to create loose waves and spray Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray to finish the look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for fine, medium or thick (as pictured) hair. All face shapes can wear it because you can adjust the length in the front with this cut. The cut can be worn with soft waves or straightened for an edgy look. Another added benefit of this stylish cut is the gradual longer length in front allows it to still be worn up for workouts and other activities. This haircut and style will be your favorite!

Vintage Wave

Vintage Wave hairstyleInstagram @stefka.hair

Q&A with style creator, Steph Hyslop
Hairdresser @ Stefka Hair in Melbourne, AU


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

I would describe this look as a vintage wave. I absolutely love this look and think it’s completely timeless. You can wear it to any stylish event and never regret your hairstyle choice. This style is the most desirable choice for brides this year and I’m loving how glossy and classy it looks, especially in photos.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I start off with a bit of Kevin Murphy Young.Again oil to protect the hair from heat. I then spray in some Kevin Murphy Hair.Resort to give the hair some texture and a small amount of hold. Next, section the hair into small sections and curl them all in the one direction,  spraying over each section with L’Oréal Elnett Satin hairspray. This is a flexible hairspray that is easily brushed out.

Next, grab a Tangle Teaser and start brushing the hair through to create and form these gorgeous waves. You may need to tease some sections to add volume and use the top of a tail comb to mold this beauty into shape. Once you’re happy, top it off with some Schwarzkopf-Silhouette Lacquer super hold to ensure it will last all night (and all morning).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is definitely for a glamorous event such as a wedding, graduation, dinner, girls night out, etc. Anyone can pull the vintage wave off, but it needs to be altered to suit each person. You may change the part to the middle or slick the front down. There are really so many alterations you can make to suit any chick wanting to rock this style on a night out.

Elegant Waves

Q&A with style creator, Vivian Tran
Owner @ Vivian Tran Artistry in Orange County, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This hairstyle is the epitome of class and elegance. We used the traditional Hollywood/retro wave techniques but made it a little looser and softer, which in turn made this style modern and incredibly wearable. My favorite thing about this look is that that it lasts for hours!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Start with prepping all of the dry hair with a liquid hairspray (the “spritz” kind, not the aerosol kind). I like Kenra Non-Aerosol 25 Spray. Take wide sections and wrap the curl around a 1 1/4-inch curling iron. Wrap every section in the same direction, then pin it up to hold the curl while it cools down. After the section cools, take down the curled sectio, fan it out with your fingers. Spray each “ridge” with a medium strength aerosol spray. I like Moroccan Oil Hairspray in medium.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle works on ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE. Any face shape, size, hair color, hair type, etc. can rock it. This is the hairstyle that you can never go wrong with. It makes fine hair look thicker, crazy hair look tame, and it adds a super refined and elegant feel to your overall look.

High Fashion Waves

High Fashion Waves hairstyleInstagram @maloryohaira

Q&A with style creator, Malory Mendonsa
Hairdresser/Educator @ Studio One Salon in Kennewick, WA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a wavy, textured and funky take on a classic. A blunt outline and internal layering is what gives this haircut its edge. If cut correctly, this style can be worn blown out and waved with an iron, or air dried with product to enhance natural wave and texture.

I love how this cut transformed my guest’s look into something high fashion and edgy. This is a wavy style you might see walking the streets of NYC or even a music estival.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To blow out and wave with an iron, use a blowout cream like Oribe Straight Away on damp hair and blow dry. Wave the hair then finish with R+Co Badlands dry shampoo paste. You only need about a fingertip full of paste. Rub it together in your hands like lotion (on the backs of hands too) and go up inside the hair to break up the waves for extra volume!

To wear with natural wavy texture, apply R+Co Twister on damp hair. Twist your curls following the natural wave, then air dry or use a diffuser. You can finish with Badlands dry shampoo paste for texture or Oribe Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil for extra moisturized waves.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I believe anyone can wear a bob as long as face shape and lifestyle are both taken into consideration. Before this cut, you couldn’t see my guest’s AMAZING jawline and high cheekbones. Her long extra thick hair was hiding all of these to die for features.

When deciding on a bob, discuss which features you want to enhance with your stylist. These could be your eyes, jawline, cheeks this is where your design lines will direct the eyes to focus. Are there features you would like to disguise? Keep it below the chin, add a side part, or even add a fringe. A bob is extremely versatile. You can spend time blowing out and styling, or you can shampoo and go!

Effortless Wavy Bob

Effortless Wavy Bob hairstyleInstagram @a_kool

Q&A with style creator, Alex Kool
Master Stylist / Educator @ RedBloom Salon in Calgary, AB, Canada


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is one of my favorite styles right now. I love the weight and strong shape it has, but also the movement. The color is also so effortless! I consider this an effortless look with a healthy and natural strong shape.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

This hair type and texture needs lightweight dry products. I worked with a styling prep product (EVO Mister Fantastic) blow dried in with lots of volume. I set the hair with the EVO Hot Tool Shaper and used a 1-inch curling iron, wrapping the hair around the barrel.

To rough it up and give it some texture, I used Aveda’s dry shampoo from root to end. We finished with a dry hairspray (Aveda Air Control).

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This cut is ideal for anyone looking for minimal maintenance with styling. This cut is designed to keep the shape so it can be wash-and-wear, or blown out to get more lift and movement. It is a great look for straight or curly natural textures and fine to thick hair.

Highly Textured Long Pixie

Highly Textured Long Pixie hairstyleInstagram @meaganreitzhair

Q&A with style creator, Meagan Reitz
Hairstylist / Salon Co-owner @ ChicKàra Salon in Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, NM


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This cut is a highly textured grown out pixie. I love this cut for anyone who is not prepared to go for a true pixie cut, or someone who is transitioning from a pixie to a longer length.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Since I wanted to do a very loose and easy wave on her hair, I used ColorProof’s Iron Master Color and Heat Protecting Setting Spray so that the wave would hold with just a quick pass of the flat iron. Afterward, I used ColorProof FiberBlast to define the wave and piece out the razored ends for an edgy look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this cut for anyone with medium to thick hair because the razored cut works great to de-bulk and give a lot of movement and softness. It can work for straight to wavy hair and be worn straight, wavy or curled. Even at this short length, it can be played with by pinning the bang back with a cute barrette or bobby pin.

This cut is a great choice for someone who doesn’t want to fuss with their hair in the morning. Although most short cuts often mean every five to six weeks at the salon for a trim, this cut can be pushed out a bit further (if wanted) because of the soft, piecey edges.

Reddish Brown Waves

Q&A with style creator, Kristie Lu
Stylist @ K Lounge Hair Design in Temple City, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are reddish brown balayage highlights on gorgeous long waves. My favorite thing about this wavy look is how the color from her root to the mid section blends so well.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I recommend the red shampoo from Joico and a texture hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

Most Asian or Hispanic women are suit this hair color and hairstyle, especially if they have yellow and dark skin undertone .The color would make their skin color look brighter and younger.

This is also a great look for people who work in a professional setting and want to have a dark hair color other than black or dark brown because the color is subtle.

Blonde Boho Waves

Blonde Boho Waves hairstyleInstagram @lyndsay_ballard

Q&A with style creator, Lyndsay Ballard
Hairstylist @ Sugarfree Rockstar in Jonesboro, AR


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are blonde boho waves. I just love how fun and free this look is. It is enough texture, but not too messy!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I started with Pureology Color Fanatic Leave-In Treatment. After that, I used Redken Velvet Gelatine 07 Blow Dry Gel and blow dried her hair straight where she still had some of her natural texture. Then I used my 1-inch curling iron and created alternating loose curls. I always curl away from the face until I get just past the ear, then I alternate the curls (I only curl toward the face if we are doing a more classic look).

After curling, I took a wide tooth comb and combed through her hair and touched up a few random curls. I used Biosilk to finish the look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This style is great for all hair types! This is a lived-in color, so it will grow out beautifully for her between color appointments.

This client is naturally curly, so blowing it straight and then curling it really tamed her already beautiful, natural curls. This style is very versatile, so you can make it as sleek and smooth or as big and textured as you want! Boho waves are in, and I think we should embrace them!

Trendy Undone Waves

Q&A with style creator, Simone Saint Laurent
Colorist / Stylist / Co-owner @ LAICALE Hair Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

These are the undone waves that are so in right now. I love how it mimics a day at the beach nothing is better than salt water and sunshine! I love the shimmery gold and honey tones on these loose, sexy waves.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Use LAICALE Smoother No Frizz on damp hair, blow dry upside down for volume, then go over with 3/4-inch barrel iron in alternating directions. Rake your fingers through the waves to get the undone, “not trying too hard” look! Finish with LAICALE Molding Paste for added texture and separation.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This length truly looks good on everyone! It’s an undercut modern lob. It has an effortlessly stylish look without a lot of fuss and it works for all ages. Textured hair can be smoothed and then shaped with an iron and fine hair can be volumized and lifted with the iron to create the waves.

Ash Blonde Wavy Bob

Ash Blonde Wavy Bob hairstyleInstagram @julianataraca

Q&A with style creator, Juliana Taraca
Owner & International Freelancer Hair/Makeup @ Juliana Taraca Hair & Makeup in Aarau, Switzerland


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a clean ash blonde with some lowlights around the headline on a wavy bob. The highlights bring more dimension to the waves. It’s a highlighted effect without looking overprocessed.

My favorite things about this look are the simplicity, the dimension and the coolness.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

Especially because this is an ash blonde, I recommend washing with the Hydrate shampoo and conditioner by Sebastian. Before using a hairdryer, use Sublimate by Sebastian.

Dry the hair with your fingers and work up from your roots. For a faster blow dry, start in the back and behind your ear. Use the GHD Curve Soft Curl Tong 32mm to add waves. Let the waves cool, then pull them down slowly with your fingers. Finish with Shaper from Sebastian.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is perfect for clients with fine to medium strong hair who prefer an easy hairstyle. This style is brave, but easy to wear.

Lob With Soft Layers

Lob With Soft Layers hairstyleInstagram @hairbyspartak

Q&A with style creator, Spartak Yeghiazaryan
Hairstylist @ YGallery Salon in New York, NY


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This client had long thick hair that I cut into a lob, adding very soft layers. After the haircut, I created a dimensional color by using the balayage technique. My favorite thing about this look is that everything came out perfectly cut, color and style!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used 1 1/2-inch iron to create beachy waves, leaving an inch out at the ends. I finished with my go-to product, Davines Texturizing Spray, for an even more textured look.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this look to clients that have an oval face shape and those looking for low maintenance hair.

Easy Voluminous Waves

Q&A with style creator, Becki Everly
Hair Stylist and MUA @ Beyond Appearance in Hickory, NC


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This look is an effortless, low maintenance blonde with voluminous waves. I love the ease of this look. These waves can be easily recreated in no time at all and will last a couple of days. The color requires very little to touch up and will grow out seamlessly. It doesn’t get easier than that!

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

To maintain a blonde like this, I always recommend a violet shampoo. My favorite is Keune Silver Reflex because it doesn’t dry out the hair and has a great amount of pigment to keep the pesky brass away. I recommend using once a week.

The waves were styled by blow drying Loma Max Volume Solution, Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray and Brazilian Blowout Thermal Straightening Balm into the hair, then I used a Theorie Flat Iron to create the effortless waves and followed with a little more Moroccan Oil Dry Texture Spray. For great second-day hair, sub out the texture spray for Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo and you can spray, brush and go.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This look is great for anyone who needs low maintenance color and an easy, go-to style. Since the color grows out perfectly seamless, the guest can come back only when she feels the need.

These waves took all of 15 minutes to style and work best on someone with normal to heavy density and normal to coarse hair texture. The waves can be done on any hair length and work with virtually any face shape. Color placement will depend on hair length and face shape, but as a whole, the color is very versatile.

Brushed Out Hollywood Wave

Brushed Out Hollywood Wave hairstyleInstagram @aleckzpicha

Q&A with style creator, Alex Picha
Hairstylist @ The Powder Room in Los Angeles, CA


How would you describe this look and what is your favorite thing about it?

This is a classic brushed-out Hollywood wave. I love this look because you can wear it anywhere and it’s guaranteed to be a statement. This hairstyle can be dressed up or down. You can wear it with a dress or with jeans and a t-shirt.

What products do you recommend to maintain and recreate this look?

I used all Oribe products to create this look. I always use a heat protectant when I style hair, so I used Royal Blowout to add shine and protect the hair up to 450 degrees. After I blew her out, I sprayed each section using Soft Lacquer heat styling spray, then used a 1-inch iron to set each curl. After that I brushed it out with a boar bristle brush, set the waves with clips and slicked flyaways, we finally finished with Superfine Strong hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This hairstyle can work on anyone, although it’s best suited for longer hair with minimal layering. It can be reworked for all different lengths and textures, which is what makes this such a classic style.