30 Best Ways to Style Short Wavy Hair with Bangs for an On-Trend Look

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Short wavy hair with bangs ranges from pixie to bob-length cut, creating a fuller and voluminous hairstyle. This look features a fringe to suit women of any face shape.

Hairstylist Jen Molina of Denver, CO describes this style as fun and playful. It makes fine and thin locks appear fuller.

Women with thicker tresses can also wear this look. Thin out or add texture to the hair so it doesn’t look like a mushroom.

A short hairstyle with bangs requires commitment. It can be high-maintenance, depending on your hair type. If you’re willing to style your fringe every morning, go for it!

“Any type of bangs look great with short wavy hair styles but choose the length that would flatter your face better,” says Molina.

Consult your stylist and discuss the maintenance. Ask for the best products to use to sustain the wavy style.

Molina explains, “This is important since every woman’s hair is different. Certain hair types need certain products and tools to achieve a gorgeous look.”

Keep in mind that you wouldn’t be able to pull up short hair into a bun or ponytail. If your lifestyle demands you to wear an updo, a short chop isn’t ideal.

Time for another salon visit. Check out these inspiring photos of trendy ideas to pull off short wavy hair with bangs!

Soft Waves with Blunt Bangs
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#1: Soft Waves with Blunt Bangs

Soft beach waves with blunt bangs are uber-flattering for an angular face shape. This short crop creates movement around the jawline, balancing out hard angles and sharp edges.

#2: A-Line Wavy Blonde Bob with Full Bangs

This style is an A-line wavy blonde bob with full bangs. A short wavy bob with blunt textured ends is in vogue and works best for those with medium to fine hair textures who desire body and movement in their hair. A fuller bang means drawing the fringe back further with blunt ends. This style highlights the features of rounded facial profiles and helps conceal a broader forehead.

#3: Wavy Brown Bob with Arched Bangs

A wavy brown bob with arched bangs is an appealing look. A modern blunt bob with textured layers is a great way to show off your wavy hairstyles. Ask your stylist for a textured beveled bob. This style has a clean edge and also allows for flexibility in layer textures. You can use point cutting or razors to achieve this look, depending on how soft you want the texture of your ends to be. Arched bangs will add fullness to your hair and pair well with inward and outward hair profiles.

Short Hair with Tousled Waves and Bangs
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#4: Short Hair with Tousled Waves and Bangs

A short hairstyle with tousled waves and bangs suits many. In my career, I’ve noticed that hairstylists prefer visual guidance. I recommend bringing in an inspirational photo or two to show what types of styles you like. To clarify your taste, bring photos of styles you dislike. This approach helps improve communication and ensures effective consultation for your next hairstyle appointment.

#5: Layered Bob with Textured Waves

Consider a layered bob hairstyle with textured waves as your next short wavy style. This hairstyle is ideal for those with medium to thick textures and natural waves. A disconnected cut adds crown layers. These layers are not graduated in the perimeter, giving the bob a modern style. Pair it with textured bangs that frame the eyes to complete your look. It can also be worn with glasses without getting in the way.

Short Bob with Natural Waves and Mini Bangs
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#6: Short Bob with Natural Waves and Mini Bangs

Ask for a short bob with natural waves and mini bangs. Amp up your waves with a cute little short bob. A graduated a-line bob will provide a rounded shape with longer hair strands framing your face. The rounded shape and texture of an a-line bob pairs well with New Wash Cleanser and Balm.

Chin-Length Wavy Blonde Hair
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#7: Chin-Length Wavy Blonde Hair

Chin-length wavy blonde hair is a complimentary crop for graying locks. The dimensional blonde hue of this short hairstyle helps blend gray hair as it grows out due to the tones being so similar. Women who have gray roots should definitely opt for this crop.

Short Wavy Haircut with Subtle Layers
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#8: Short Wavy Haircut with Subtle Layers

A short wavy haircut with subtle layers is the ultimate wavy style. As haircuts with fringe become more popular, set yourself apart by adding a wavy texture and dimensional blonde highlights.

Mini Mullet with Wavy Bangs
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#9: Mini Mullet with Wavy Bangs

Cute in the front and cute in the back, a mini mullet with wavy bangs is a must-try! Those looking for a cut that incorporates wavy bangs for short hair should try this fashionable crop.

#10: Face-Framing Bob with Wispy Bangs

A face-framing bob style with wispy bangs is a great choice for Asian hair. Oftentimes, a wavy haircut can be hard to achieve on this hair type, as Asian hair tends to be heavier and very straight. This isn’t always the case, but if this rings true for you, opting for a shorter length will remove some of the weight, making wavier styles more possible.

Very Short Shag with Piece-y Bangs
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#11: Very Short Shag with Piece-y Bangs

Women over 50 will love a very short shag with piece-y bangs. This cute crop is uber-flattering on aging hair and simple to style. For an extra oomph of volume when styling this crop, spritz your hair with a bit of salt spray before drying, or dry texture spray if your hair is already dry.

#12: Messy Razored Bob with a Fringe

If wavier hairstyles are what you desire, then a messy razored bob with a fringe is your answer! This choppy, textured crop can look good on nearly any face shape so long as your stylist keeps the length just below the jawline.

#13: Wavy Shagged Bob with Tousled Layers

Transform your look with a wavy shagged bob with tousled layers! Women looking for a big change will enjoy the impact of short wavy hair with bangs and layers. Pro Tip: When styling this crop, keep a bottle of sea salt spray on hand. A soft mist of this spritz will amplify your texture before styling.

Wavy Copper Bob with Side Bangs
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#14: Wavy Copper Bob with Side Bangs

Warm-haired women will love a wavy copper bob with side bangs. Short wavy hair with side bangs looks particularly good with warmer copper and red tones. To keep your locks as vibrant and fresh as the day you left the salon, be sure to grab a color depositing shampoo and conditioner from your stylist at the end of your appointment.

Neck-Length Layered Shaggy Bob
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#15: Neck-Length Layered Shaggy Bob

A neck-length layered shaggy bob is a shorter take on the 70s hair trend. Women who desire a hip style full of movement and body should try short layered wavy hair with bangs.

Messy Waves and Bangs for Thick Hair
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#16: Messy Waves and Bangs for Thick Hair

Messy waves and bangs are the best crop for thick hair. A short haircut is often not recommended for women with thicker hair, but a shaggier, textured crop will actually make hair more manageable and easier to style. To ensure the best result on thicker hair, be sure to ask your stylist for a heavily textured, layered look.

Related: Best ways to pair short thick hair with waves.

#17: Choppy Bob with Subtle Waves

Also known as the Bixie, a choppy bob with subtle waves is a must-try! Women looking for hairstyles with bangs will love this popular bob cut.

#18: Straight Bangs on a Wavy Bob

Straight bangs on a wavy bob are back! And they look incredible on women over 60. This take on the short wavy bob with bangs incorporates dual textures, putting a unique spin on this classic crop.

Wavy Inverted Bob with Baby Bangs
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#19: Wavy Inverted Bob with Baby Bangs

Women looking for a low-maintenance crop will love a wavy inverted bob with baby bangs. A wavy inverted bob cut with bangs not only grows out seamlessly, but the length of the bangs means you will get more time in between trims.

Choppy Haircut with Middle Part Bangs
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#20: Choppy Haircut with Middle Part Bangs

If you’re looking for a wavy hairstyle to try, go for a choppy haircut with middle-part bangs. This versatile hairstyle can be worn wavy or straight, half up/half down, or with a flipped part. With so many styling possibilities you can create a whole new you every day!

#21: Jaw-Length Wavy French Bob

Amplify a jaw-length wavy french bob with some bouncy waves! When styling this crop, reach for a large barrel curling iron rather than a flat iron to create a voluminous body and movement.

Wavy Layered Pixie Cut
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#22: Wavy Layered Pixie Cut

A wavy layered pixie cut, or “bixie,” is the ear-length haircut trend that everyone is trying. Women who desire a “big chop” should try this wavy pixie cut with bangs as it keeps the hair cropped without going too short. This way, you still have length to style while keeping hair off your neck and shoulders.

Related: See more pixies with bangs.

Razor Cut Bob with Long Bangs
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#23: Razor Cut Bob with Long Bangs

Fine-haired ladies need a razor cut bob with long bangs. This short cut is universally flattering on fine hair and is easy to maintain due to its super blended texture and blunt ends.

Short Tousled Mullet Shag with Curly Bangs on Wavy Hair
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#24: Tousled Mullet Shag with Curly Bangs

Women with texture in their locks should try a tousled mullet shag with curly bangs. Short cuts with bangs pair perfectly with textured hair as the cropped length allows the texture to truly shine.

#25: Short Wavy Cut with Brow-Length Bangs

Brunette babes will love a short wavy cut with brow-length bangs. The length of this wavy hairstyle allows light to travel the distance of the hair strand, highlighting the dimension of your brown. An added bonus? This crop creates major volume from the crown, down.

#26: Cropped Bob with Side-Swept Bangs

A cropped bob with side-swept bangs can do wonders for fine hair. Typically, a short wavy bob with a fringe can create the illusion of thicker fuller hair. This is due to the shorter length combined with a full, side-swept bang.

#27: Low-Maintenance Razored French Bob

A low-maintenance razored french bob is the ultimate “cool girl crop.” A la Amelie, this short style gives off a classic yet fashion-forward vibe, making it appropriate for every occasion but also incredibly eye-catching.

Edgy Textured Shag with Short Bangs
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#28: Edgy Textured Shag with Short Bangs

Show off your unique taste with an edgy textured shag with short bangs! Wavy cuts and hairstyles are in, but this edgy, shaggy cut is sure to make you stand out in a crowd.

Soft Textured Bob with Curtain Bangs
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#29: Soft Textured Bob with Curtain Bangs

A soft textured bob with curtain bangs is giving uber-romantic vibes. While wavy hair with curtain bangs is fairly common, this expertly blended take creates just the right amount of softness around the face, making any woman look and feel angelic.

Short Feathered Layers and Bangs
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#30: Short Feathered Layers and Bangs

Short feathered layers and bangs create a youthful appearance. The soft texture of these bangs is the crowning jewel of this look as they take years off the face.