37 Effortlessly Chic Medium Wavy Hairstyles

Medium wavy hairstyles are the perfect way to perk up your look. Many wavy hairstyles can be adapted for medium length hair like a textured twist or beachy waves.

Some of these relaxed hairdos can be easily achieved without the use of hot tools, using a few braids and rubber bands instead. Elegant vintage waves are classy and instantly upgrade your hair to star status.

A variety of techniques can be used to achieve waves; from twisty buns, pin curls, braids or by using a flat or curling iron. Whatever your style, you’re certain to make a statement with one of these medium wavy hairstyles!

Splendid Layered Wavy Hair

Splendid layered wavy hairInstagram @ccalvaruso

These dazzling platinum frosty layers suit tan and warm skins beautifully. Absolutely a high fashion and cool appearance for those looking for a fresh new look.

Lovable Medium Wavy Hair

Lovable medium wavy white hairInstagram @reneelalondehair

What better way to show off that super bright platinum hair than by creating these gorgeous beachy waves. Notice how texture starts at eye-level and goes smoothly until the ends, a style that would suit oval faces perfectly.

Spectacular Mid-length Wavy Hair with Bangs

Spectacular mid length wavy hair with bangsInstagram @m.g.hair

Q&A with style creator, Molly Gray
Hairstylist @ to the woods in Chapel Hill, NC

How would you describe this look?

This is a mid-length, modern, lived in shag with lots of texture! What I love most about this look is how easy it is to achieve an intentionally messy look without much styling on your end. I love the idea of having interesting hair that’s also practical and wearable.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For anyone considering this look, don’t be scared to really get in there with some product & go to town!

This cut is awesome for anyone wanting root volume, as the shorter layers take a lot of gravity off that could cause your hair to be limp and flat.

For those of you with straight/soft hair, your hair can afford to add some friction and texture to it.

I would recommend a spray for texture (like a wave spray or sea salt spray.) I would also say load up on some dry shampoo, as that will not only absorb any excess oils but also can offer some lift at the root and generally refresh the look.

To achieve this look, either blow dry to 75 percent dry or towel dry until damp, spray that product in, then take some big sections, hand twist them, and let them air dry. If you are super straight and need to hit a few sections with a curling wand or hot tool of choice, go for it!

For the naturally curly/wavy folks, this look is a great way to maintain length and take out a ton of weight/bulk so that you feel way lighter but also have something to work with. If you are prone to being dry and want to avoid a sea salt spray, maybe consider a styling cream with a good hold or a flexible gel to put in when your hair is damp.

Avoid running your fingers through your hair and brushing! Scrunch, scrunch, scrunch!

This look is great for just about anyone, so easy and on trend.

Get your shag on!

Blunt Shoulder Length Layers

Q&A with style creator, Jessie Lindsay
Hairstylist @ The Circle Salon in Chicago, IL


How would you describe this look?

This is a blunt, shoulder-length haircut with long piecey layers. You get the feeling of density at the ends with the blunt line and the layers help keep the shape from looking like a “Christmas tree” (i.e. too wide at the bottom of the cut).

I love how this cut looks great with one’s natural waves or with straight hair. It’s very versatile.

Any advice for someone considering it?

As this cut grows, it will start to hit the shoulders sooner than a shorter look. This can make the hair flip out on the sides. If this bothers you, you will want to make sure you are coming in for regular haircuts every seven to eight weeks.

Balayage grows out so beautifully, but in between lightening you may need to come into the salon for a toner to keep the tone fresh and steer clear of feeling brassy.

Silver Grey Waves

A neat silver and grey waves hair colorInstagram @xtinacutshair

Q&A with style creator, Cristina Cruz
Hairstylist @ Shampoo JC in Jersey City, NJ


How would you describe this look?

This look reminds me of the glowing reflection of the moon. It is a silvery platinum with a pastel blue hue. I love how mystical she looks!

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look would be best for clients who have healthy virgin hair, time, and commitment to begin with. Maintenance is not too difficult as there are color conditioners that can be used to refresh colors.

This color tone could be tailored to anyone with any skin tone and face shape. I don’t believe in limiting yourself to one type of color because of rules. Break them and rock them. If you really want a color of your dreams, go for it.

Effortless Textured Lob

Q&A with style creator, Angela Tran
Senior Stylist / Colorist @ Salon Capri in Dedham, MA


How would you describe this look?

This is an effortless textured lob. It easy to wear natural or wavy and my favorite part is the balayage that I created because it complements the cut very well.

Any advice for someone considering it?

My advice for clients is that this style and look complement almost every face shape because of the longer lines in the front that frame the face. This cut also works with almost every hair type whether thick or fine. The texture on the ends will give it a lot of movement.

Minimal products are used to create the finished look. If you have finer hair, add texture cream or mousse before blow drying and a texture hairspray like L’Oréal Next Day Hair to finish.

With thicker hair, use Shuemura Essence Oil to help blow dry for a sleek look and, if desired, curl with a wand for that wavy beach look. Finish with L’Oréal Professional Next Day Hair.

Blonde Layered Bob

A trendsetting blonde layered bobInstagram @kaitdoesmyhair

Q&A with style creator, Kaitlin Ferguson
Senior Stylist @ Studio So Lara in Kitchener, ON


How would you describe this look?

This is a layered long bob with movement and texture. She has very thick hair, so this look works best on her with the blended layers beginning in the mids and continuing through the ends. The layers are what keeps the shape of the haircut flattering.

What I love most about it is how the highlights tie in with the cut. The layers enhance the different tones throughout.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For this look, I recommend a 1-inch curling iron and a good texture spray for styling. I always tell my clients to not try too hard! This style is supposed to look carefree, so don’t stress over curling each piece perfectly. And don’t feel the need to curl every single hair!

Use long, vertical sections in the front, curling away from the face. For the back, curl whatever you can reach and curl in different directions. Comb through the curls with a wide tooth comb and give it a spray.

Relaxed S-Wave

Q&A with style creator, Sara P. Botsford
Hairstylist / Chair Renter @ Simplicity Salon in Fort Frances, ON


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this style as a one-length lob styled into a relaxed S-wave.

One of my favorite things about this particular look is that it has the coveted “lived-in” feel while still being unique. I love the way the mismatched waves catch your eye, creating an original feel to the style.

Any advice for someone considering it?

I think this style would work well with a variety of hair thicknesses from thin to thick. I didn’t add any face-framing lengths through the front and preferred to keep the cut one length and blunt, which is flattering to most face shapes. For ladies with thicker tresses, I suggest asking your stylist to remove some internal bulk to soften the look. For those with thin hair, keep the layers out of the equation as it allows your hair to look nice and full through the bottom.

This is a great style for women on the go that want to look trendy and in style, but also want low maintenance. You can throw in some curling iron or flat iron waves through the top section to add some movement and finish with a texturizing spray for separation.

For this particular style, I used a flat iron and weaved two-inch sections of hair through the iron in an S-wave pattern, alternating my direction in the front sections closest to the face. I also only added these waves throughout the top sections. This keeps it from looking too bulky. I completed the look using Unite’s Texturiza Spray.

Golden Sandy Blonde Waves

Q&A with style creator, Amber Letham
Senior Stylist @ Color Hairdressing in Dunfermline, Fife


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as a golden sandy blonde. My client was initially copper, so we color corrected and highlighted her hair to achieve this look.

My favorite thing would have to be the warm tone of this blonde as well as the natural soft finish. I love warm colors and this blonde is definitely one of my favorites.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For clients considering a look like this, I suggest taking into consideration your budget for maintenance. Any blonde color is high maintenance, so you need to ensure you can afford to have your regrowth done at least every eight to ten weeks, depending on how heavily your stylist foils your hair.

I also suggest using the products your stylist recommends to maintain the condition, tone, and style of your hair.

Steel Grey Waves

The cutest steel grey hair color with wavesInstagram @bobbybanks

Q&A with style creator, Robyn Pape
Hairstylist @ Red Bloom Salon in Calgary, AB


How would you describe this look?

This is a charcoal grey done with Aveda Colour. The hair was bleached to completely white to avoid a beige undertone which is why it’s such a clear, crisp grey.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This look is very high maintenance and will only be achieved if the client is willing to put in time and money to get a perfect platinum blonde color without compromising the condition of the hair. Fashion colors (like grey or lavender) wash out very quickly. So if clients wish to keep their hair from going blonde they must use either a customized color conditioner (I use Evo Fabuloso brand for my clients), or by coming in for tones every few weeks. Colour safe containers and protein treatments are also recommended for home use.

Soft Wavy Curls

Trendy soft wavy curlsInstagram @hairbycortneyf

Q&A with style creator, Cortney Forster
Master Stylist / Owner @ The Beauty Bar Salon in Sterling Heights, MI


How would you describe this look?

This look features soft, wavy curls that are great for most hair types. It specifically works well for fine hair because it gives some movement and volume.

I love that this style actually looks effortless. Hair with dimension and curl have that wow factor that people love. It makes them feel beautiful. This look is also easily created on almost any length. Curls are here to stay, especially for those who don’t have the time to wash and style daily.

Any advice for someone considering it?

If this look is styled with the appropriate salon-recommended products and a curling iron heated to 350-400 degrees (depending on hair type), it should last more than one day. I use a “regular iron” or spring iron (3/4 to 1-inch size) to achieve these types of curls. My go-to iron is the Bioionic Long barrel. I love to teach my clients how to recreate this look at home.

Divide the hair into large sections and leave just the ends of the hair out. Curl all sections away from the face because they will blend into each other. Allow the curls to cool off so they last longer. Finally, shake the curls out or style with a brush. I love using the Wet Brush.

When styling, I always use products with heat protection. I love Sexy Hair’s Iron Spray because it protects the hair up to 450 degrees. Finish with a light to medium spray like Unite 365 which is one of my favorites because you can change the hold factor right on the nozzle.

This look is also perfect for oval to long face shapes because it adds volume in all the right places.

Middle Part Waves

Classic middle part wavesInstagram @hairbykirstyy

Q&A with style creator, Kirsty Walpole
Assistant Stylist @ Blue Tit in Peckham, London


How would you describe this look?

My favorite thing about this look is that it can be as messy or classy as you want, depending on the occasion. Personally, I like my waves a little messier as that is just my style and I don’t think I suit sleek hair.

This look can be brushed out with little hairspray added to have a neater look, or you can shake your head upside down and add a little texture spray for a more tousled look. I tend to do this a lot with my models after a haircut as I don’t think many people take the time to style their hair at home and it’s nice to have something a little different!

Any advice for someone considering it?

For anyone considering this look, I’d say go for a smaller tong with sections that are about an inch wide. Hold the curl for a couple of seconds before letting go. Going a little tighter with the hair on the tong and going for a wider barrel allows the wave to last longer. Whether you are styling for a daytime look or for a night out, you don’t want your hair to drop out after three hours!

This look is ideal if you are low maintenance with your hair because it is very versatile. I recommend products by the brand Davines. They have all natural ingredients with no harsh chemicals and they smell amazing. My favorite products are the Dry Texturizing spray to help the waves last longer and the Shine Spray for a glossy finish.

Chocolate Brown and Caramel Lob

An amazing chocolate brown and caramel lob hair color and cutInstagram @melbeautymaker

Q&A with style creator, Melissa Ayala
Salon Owner in Nuevo Leon, Mexico


How would you describe this look?

I’m a huge fan of the bob haircut at any length. This look, in particular, is juvenile, cool, sophisticated and very feminine. I think every woman should get a bob haircut at least once in their life! Whether it is short, medium or long, it will always be a fashionable and timeless haircut that makes us look younger.

My favorite thing about it this lob is that it is the perfect length for a daily bun when you don’t have the time for a wavy style and the bangs frame your face very nicely. When you have a special occasion, you can look very original but elegant at the same time by changing your hairdo. There are so many options!

Any advice for someone considering it?

I tell my clients who are thinking about a lob that this hairstyle, in particular, goes with all types of faces. The only thing to consider is the design of the bangs. If you have a round face, I recommend a side bang. For all other face shapes, keep your bangs a little bit below the eyebrows.

First of all, the most important thing to do is to prepare the hair for heat. I use Redken Smooth Down Heat Glide. Put it in your hair while it is barely wet, and once the hair is dry, make soft waves with a flat iron like the Babyliss. You can spray your waves with TRESemmé medium hold to make sure that your wavy hair lasts all day.

As you see, this haircut is lovely, versatile and it adapts to every person and in every situation. Even if you don’t have time to style, you will always look beautiful.

Versatile Lob

Q&A with style creator, Cailey Scott
Hairstylist @ Vibe Hair Studio in Harare, Zimbabwe


How would you describe this look?

I love this look more and more and it mostly comes down to the versatility of the length and style. Don’t get me wrong, I love long hair and short pixie cuts and everything in between, but that’s coming from someone who does hair all day every day!

Realistically, clients need a hairstyle that they can work with and style for themselves on a daily basis. It all depends on their lifestyle, their careers, their face shape, and their own ability to style their hair that dictates what will suit them best.

Any advice for someone considering it?

This medium length hair or “lob” (long bob) has suited all face shapes as well as all careers of the clients that we’ve had come in. It’s not too short that you have to style it every day, and it’s not too long that it ends up tied up 99% of the time. I’ve always had long hair, but now I have this medium length hair and I absolutely love it. It’s versatile in that I can wear it middle-parted, side-parted, straight, wavy or wash and wear, and it still looks good. All hair types can pull off this look.

This style is versatile. I personally prefer the wavy look because I love the texture and the light and flowy feel of it, but that’s not to say that straight won’t work too. Nothing says classy like sleek, sassy and straight one length hair.

Product-wise, it’s really up to the client’s hair type rather than the cut itself. Fine, flat and heavy hair may need a volumizer (Pli by Loreal Professional) to give some height. Any styling using heat such as a straightener or a wand will need a heat protector (Mega Sleek by Matrix) to ensure the hair isn’t compromised.

My advice to anyone who wants this look would be to go for it! It grows out beautifully and you would play with it a lot more than you would your long hair.

Vibrant & Elegant Red Waves

Q&A with style creator, Leanne Ricketts
Salon Owner @ Elysium Hair Salon in Bury, UK


How would you describe this look?

I would describe this look as vibrant and elegant. My favorite thing about this look is how it is still natural looking, even with the vibrancy of the copper.

Any advice for someone considering it?

Copper is a perfect color for fair to medium skin tones. For darker skin tones, go for a deeper and richer copper hue. I recommend Olaplex No.3 to keep the color vibrant, healthy and glossy.

Medium length hair suits most face shapes. I used a straightening iron and Lànza Beach Spray to create this stylish wavy hair, which I think is a fabulous look for day or night.

Chestnut Brown with Textured Layers

A superb chestnut brown colored bob with textured layersInstagram @kbremkamp_hair

Q&A with style creator, Kristen Bremkamp
Master Stylist @ On Stage Hair Design in Beaumont, TX


How would you describe this look?

This is haircut is my most requested look right now. It is a long bob with long textured layers. My favorite thing about this look is that it is short and sassy, but still has some length so it can easily go up if needed.

Any advice for someone considering it?

For all the ladies considering this look, GO FOR IT! It can be customized for all face shapes. For example, if you have a long narrow face, simply add face framing. If you have a round face, don’t frame the face

This look is perfect for the young girl who wants to be trendy but still wants her hair up for sports. It is also ideal for the mom who is chasing her kids around on a daily basis but still wants to look cute when she might get a night out. It is also a great option for someone who is sick of having long hair and wants to go shorter, but is a little nervous!

To get this look, I used the Brazilian Blowout Smoothing Serum to blow dry smooth. Then I used my Paul Mitchell flat iron to create the perfect wave. To finish it off, I used a small number of Matte Waves by Oribe to break up the curls then sprayed some Dry Texturizing Spray.

Textured Lob for Thick Hair

Q&A with style creator, Bridget Elizabeth Clancy
Stylist & Manager @ Strut Salon in Portland, OR


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

This is a textured lob, as it is popularly called these days!

I love this cut because it has the best of both worlds. It is blunt enough to look thick and full, and the long layers soften the overall look and enhance the waves.

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

To achieve this look, I recommend Loma Organics Curvy Creme and Nourishing Oil Treatment applied lightly to hair when wet. Blow dry with a round brush, twisting sections away from your face. Place pea-sized amounts of both products in your palms, rub together, then apply to dry hair to get more definition in the waves. Use a curling wand if necessary.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

This is a great cut for nearly any face shape because the layering around the face can be customized to complement individual features. It’s an ideal choice for someone who likes a low maintenance style that can easily be worn up or down.

Beachy Angled Lob

A dashing beachy angled lob haircutInstagram @lindamaddes

Q&A with style creator, Linda Svevad
Hairdresser @ Auster Salon & Academy in Oslo, Norway


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

I would describe this look as a medium length hairstyle. It has shorter layers in the back and smooth, longer layers as it reaches the line in the front.

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

I recommend starting off with a medium hold heat protector, then a sea salt spray sprayed throughout the hair.

From there, you can either let the hair air dry and squeeze up your natural waves, or use a styling iron for a more dramatic wavy or curly look.

Finish by locking in the hairstyle with your favorite hairspray.

What type of client would you recommend this look for?

I recommend this hairstyle for the client with long, dull hair that wishes for a change that doesn’t necessarily leave everything short, but still gets rid of a lot of length.

The ideal face shape for this hairstyle would be a person with a strong jaw or clear cheekbones and a normal to medium body/face shape.

This hairstyle would suit those that don’t necessarily have the time to prep their everyday look. It’s a hairstyle you could do more as well as less with and still look stylish.

Dark Brown with Coffee Highlights

Fabulous dark brown hair with coffee highlightsStyle by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Break away from traditional waves with this ‘bent’ wavy bob.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Use a large-barrel curling iron and wrap select pieces of hair along the surface layers only. Keep the ends out to create this signature ‘bent’ look.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

Vary your waves by using different iron sizes.

Cappuccino Waves

A great cappuccino hair colorStyle by London Hair

Offset, alternating waves enhance both volume and length with straighter ends.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a medium-barrel curling iron and wrap hair away from the face. Keep the ends out for a look that’s straighter on the ends.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Windswept DEFINING WHIP for separation and definition with bounce and movement.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, oval or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Pin ends under for a faux bob hairstyle.

Deep Dark Red

The loveliest deep dark red hair color with wavesStyle and Makeup by Onita Luisi, Chips Salon Marlboro, NJ

Classic ‘S’ waves go from sleek to vavoom celebrating this fierce red hue.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Curl hair using a medium-barrel curling iron. Slide the curl out leaving it undisturbed, then set using a pin curl clip. Continue curling all the hair.
  3. Allow hair to cool and set then spray hair all over with a flexible hold hairspray.
  4. Once completely cooled, remove clips and brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look. Backcomb the ends for extra volume.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SHIMMER.SHINE for a soft, shiny finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Keep waves neat and sleek for a vintage touch.

Beige Deep Side Part

An exquisite deep side part with subtle wavesStyle by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

Gentle waves add a perfect touch of movement to this mid-length hairstyle.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron, wrap large sections of hair vertically away from the face.
  3. Allow hair to cool and set, then spray hair all over with a light hold hairspray.
  4. Once completely cooled, brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, oval and heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Gather ends up and twists into a simple chignon.

Golden Locs

Dreamy golden locs hairstyleStyle by Alison Wilson, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Long and lean alternating waves are a great look for thick hair.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a small to medium-sized barrel curling iron, curl small sections of hair vertically in alternating directions.
  3. Allow hair to cool and set, then spray hair all over with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl SET IT FREE to eliminate frizz, add shine and enhance curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, round or oval face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Add a few accent braids to dress up this look.

A-Line Magenta with Side Swept Bangs

A pretty a-line bob with side-swept bangsStyle by Becca Hoppe, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Edgy, deconstructed waves add that rock ‘n roll vibe to an A-line cut.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a small to medium-sized barrel curling iron, curl small sections of hair vertically in alternating directions.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation. Backcomb the interior for extra volume, then spray hair all over with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

Twist that fringe up and back for a slight pompadour.

Messy Golden Ombre

Our gavorite golden ombre with messy wavy hairStyle by Emily Rutt, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Messy, sexy bedhead curls look amazing with a layered bob cut.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a large-barrel curling iron and curl hair in alternating directions.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER to boost finely textured hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

You can also try this look using a straightening iron.

Vintage Bob

A perfect vintage wavy bobStyle by Megan Arbuckle, Makeup by Lindsay Disset, Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

Classic merges with modern in this retro bob and wavy accents.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl hair in a horizontal direction from the ends up.
  3. Allow hair to cool, then create a deep side part. Brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look. Backcomb base for extra volume. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this style with a sparkly barrette.

Espresso Coils

Modern espresso colored coils for black women with natural hairStyle by Danielle Downes, Makeup by Marti Petritisis, Hair by Danielle Downes, Old Bridge, NJ

Perfect, springy coils are fashion forward any way you wear them.

How To Style:

  1. On dry naturally wavy or curly hair, create defined coils by wrapping hair around an extra small curling iron or wand. Slide the curl out, leaving the shape undisturbed. Continue throughout the rest of the hair as desired.
  2. Run fingers through the interior for light deconstruction and separation.
  3. Finish with a shine spray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl MIRROR CURLS for maximum curl reflection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add some sparkle with Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Bug.

Twisty A-Line

The best twisty a-line bob cutStyle by An Va Salon & Spa, Holland, OH

Upgrade your A-line Bob cut with a few spiral waves for fullness with soft volume.

How To Style:

  1. Apply a light volumizing mousse on damp hair.
  2. Blow dry hair using a round brush for a smooth finish.
  3. Working on the top layers only; take a flat iron and twist hair around and release for a spiral finish.
  4. Spray with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Sebastian Whipped Crème. This light conditioning style whip lifts deliciously nourished curls and waves to perfection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is great for oblong and diamond-shaped faces. This style is perfect for fine hair.

Tip: 

Add a volume boost at the root area by using your fingertips and rubbing in a circular motion.

Asymmetrical Cranberry

A popular asymmetrical cut with cranberry red hair colorStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Add some French-inspired pizzazz with luscious, bouncy curls.

How To Style:

  1. Work a light hold gel into damp hair.
  2. Starting with the top layers; wind small sections of hair into curls and pin into place. Continue down the head until all hair is pinned into place.
  3. Let hair air-dry or use a diffuser on a low setting.
  4. Once hair is completely dry, remove pin curl clips and softly shake hair.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Redken Soft Spin 05 Curl Enhancing Gel.  A great product to boost curls or waves, control flyaways and add shine to your hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is suitable for diamond or oval-shaped face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip: 

Brush curls out using a paddle brush for a soft french wave style.

Boho Chic

Chic bohemian wavy styleStyle by Tangles Salon, Wichita Falls, TX

Add some bohemian flair with loose curly waves that work wonders on light layers.

How To Style:

  1. Blow dry hair using a round brush keeping the crown area smooth.
  2. Using a small barrel curling iron take small sections and wrap hair around the iron leaving the ends out and unfinished.
  3. Spray with a hard hold hair spray to keep style in place all day.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Aquage Working Spray for a firm hold.  This workable hairspray allows you to style and texturize with fingers or brush as you build hold. Locks in style gives radiant shine and works great for thermal styling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is suitable for oval or long face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

Work a bit of Aquage Illuminating Gelade through the ends for added shine and definition.

Brunette Glam

A glam brunette colorStyle by Alicia Krusiensay

Simple loose waves add voluminous body to finely textured locks.

How To Style:

  1. Finger dry hair with a blow dryer.
  2. Use a medium barrel curling iron and wind horizontal sections of hair working from the bottom to the top.
  3. Allow hair to cool and lightly brush hair with a wide-tooth comb to create loose waves.
  4. Spray with a light hold hairspray to keep hair touchably soft.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Redken Body Full Instant Bodifier Volumizing Foam.  This foam works great on baby fine hair for lasting anti-gravity volume, conditioning and shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is most suitable for heart-shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Use a volumizing shampoo and conditioner to add instant body.

Surfer Girl

A cool surfer girl hairstyleStyle by Acacia Cronic, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

This relaxed textured look is great for the girl on the go.

How To Style:

  1. Light dry hair using your fingers.
  2. On damp hair, light mist hair with a spray hair gel.
  3. Scrunch hair into place to lock in style and allow to air dry.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Pureology Anti-Fade Complex Spray Gel.  This alcohol-free spray gel provides flexible hold for color-treated hair. The versatile formula adds weightless body, control and shine with UVA/UVB sunscreens to help maximize color retention and thermal protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oval and diamond-shaped faces. This style works best on fine hair.

Tip:

Refresh this style by adding a few twists or a face-framing braid and pin away from face.

Auburn Elegance

An elegant auburn hair colorStyle by Heather Douville, Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

This rich auburn shade is enhanced with light waves and swept away fringe.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair smooth using a paddle brush.
  2. Take a large barrel curling iron and wind large horizontal sections of hair. Loosely brush wave using a paddle brush for fullness and body.
  3. Back comb fringe and crown area and style hair away from face.
  4. Spray hair all over with a strong hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Sebastian Shaper Plus Hair Spray. Shape your hair into fashion with this strong holding hairspray. Terrific for medium and heavy hair textures.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for oblong and square-shaped faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Try different fringe styles from side-swept to full bangs to create a different look.

Vintage Allure with Wispy Bangs

Alluring vintage waves with wispy bangsStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Add a touch of class to this beautiful brunette shade with gorgeous Old Hollywood waves.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using the blow dryer and a round brush.
  2. Use an extra-large barrel curling iron and wrap horizontal sections from the mid-shaft to the ends leaving the crown and fringe area smooth.
  3. Spray hair with a shine spray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try TIGI Bed Head Headrush for extreme gloss.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is most suitable for round shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Pin sides up into victory rolls for more of a retro look.

Golden Side Part

An outstanding golden blonde with a side partStyle by An Va Salon & Spa, Holland, OH

From the boardroom to the dance club, this sexy style will have you meeting all the right people in all the right places.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a blow dryer and round brush.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron take horizontal sections and wrap hair from the ends upward toward the midshaft.
  3. Wrap the fringe area using the curling iron back and away from face for a side-swept finish.
  4. Spray with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Davines Defining Invisible Hairspray for instant volume, hydration, and weightless shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is suitable for oval and diamond-shaped faces. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Wrap hair in a low bun for a chic daytime style and let loose later for a fresh, bouncy look.

Sweeping Bangs

Inspiring sweeping bangsStyle by The Brown Aveda Institute, Mentor, OH

Let your hair down when the work week comes to an end with fun waves that will have you ready for the weekend.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and blow dryer.
  2. Using a medium barrel curling iron; wind vertical sections of hair from the mid-shaft to the ends leaving the crown area smooth.
  3. Alternate curl direction for a casual look keeping the face framing lengths curled away from your face.
  4. Spray hair with a sea salt spray for added texture and separation.

Recommended Hair Products:


Try Redken Radiant Sea Spray for lightweight texture with an oceanic fragrance.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is suitable for oblong and square faces. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Twist hair into a chignon for an elegantly textured evening look.

Retro Waves

Classic retro wavesStyle by Amy Meyer, Kenneth’s Studio for Hair, New Orleans, LA

Bring your inner screen siren out with this very classic ‘S’ wave style.

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a double-barrel curling iron, wind large horizontal sections of hair into a figure 8 shape from the mid-shaft to ends.
  3. For a controlled, smooth finish use a large barrel curling iron to wrap the ends under.
  4. Allow hair to cool and set then spray hair all over with a hard hold hairspray.
  5. Once completely cooled, brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look.  Spray hair again.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Davines Defining Glam Power Hair Spray. This unique and versatile finishing spray shape defines and set any style. It also provides strong, long-lasting hold without that stiff or sticky feeling.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:


This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

You can also try this look with a single large barrel curling iron.

You’ll have lots of fun with medium length hair since it’s perfectly suited for a variety of styles. Instant feminine allure is achieved with these soft wavy hairdos when worn loose.

Plus, updos are a cinch as you have no worry about the shape collapsing due to the weight of long hair. With options ranging from daytime casual to an evening at the opera; the versatility is endless.