21 Hottest Short Wavy Hairstyles Ever!

Short wavy hair

Short wavy hairstyles in 2020 are still as popular as last year. These wavy cuts and styles are sexy, fun and free. Whether you have naturally wavy hair and not, you can still rock one of these wavy styles with a simple curling iron and texture spray.

One of the best things about these cute short wavy haircuts is that you can wear them on 1 to 2 day-old hair. So if you don’t have the time, this really is one of the greatest low maintenance looks.

Are you ready to be inspired? Good!

Here are this year’s best short hairstyles for wavy hair!

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Bob Short Wavy Hair

bob short wavy hair
Instagram @zinnia_hair

A stunning bob, short wavy hair that you must try! It comes with a better result on a natural wavy texture. This style features golden blonde highlights to flatter olive or fair skin complexion. All in all, it makes such a beautiful go-to look!

Q&A with style creator, Maisy Maxwell
Hair Stylist / Colorist @ Zinnia Hair Salon in Natick, MA

How would you describe this?

This bob short wavy hair style creates a soft, beachy feel. The cut gives body and definition to women with a natural wave. Use heat styling or a curl cream and allow your hair to air dry.

What’s your best advice?

Women who have naturally curly hair or wavy hair that lacks body, a texturized bob is a great haircut shape. Ask your stylist to angle it slightly longer in the front. This will encourage your hair to fall forward and create a frame around your face.

Blonde Short Wavy Bob

blonde short wavy bob
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

This short wavy blonde bob hairstyle is incredible. The middle part with layers that reach the chin-line gives this short, wavy hair a cool beachy look.

Messy Wavy Stacked Bob

Q&A with style creator, Julie Holbrook
Stylist @ Ave Salon Fashion & Bridal in Ogden, UT


How would you describe this?

This short, stacked bob with wavy hair has a small stack in the back, but no layers on top. It has tons of interior layers so when straight it lays smooth and when curly it has texture. It’s classy but sassy.

What’s your best advice?

For styling, use Antigravity in your roots and your ends. Smoothout is a great option for women with a frizzy texture. Use a 1-inch curling iron in small sections. Bedroom Hair spray wax gives you that mess look. Finally, finish your wavy short hair off with Shimmer Shine spray.

Textured hairstyles for short wavy hair are perfect for women with fine thin hair as well as thick coarse hair. You will produce a slightly different look depending on your thickness and texture.

For thin hair, a short bob may not look as voluminous or messy. For short thick wavy hair, you may need lots of texturizing to get that smooth feel!

Side Parted Wavy Short Hairstyle

Side Parted Wavy Short Hairstyle
Instagram @halleymcgarey

Lovin’ a side-parted wavy short hairstyle like this? A lot of movement is going on, adding some spice to the entire style. Hints of dark blonde hue can make the tresses quite brighter, enough to get a dimensional effect.

Short and Wavy With Natural Roots

Short and Wavy With Natural Roots
Instagram @lynzstyles

This is a gorgeous wavy long bob with texture! The blonde balayage blends perfectly in with the natural roots.

Short Wavy Copper Red Hair

Short Wavy Copper Red Hair
Instagram @vero_benwell

Try pairing a beautiful short & wavy bob cut with a copper red color using the balayage coloring technique. It’s a great way to add more color to your short layered hairdo.

Metallic Wavy Pixie for Short Hair

Metallic Wavy Pixie for Short Hair
Instagram @oliviammay

Q&A with style creator, Olivia
Hair Painter / Makeup Artist / Tape In Extensions Specialist @ Studio No.9 in Houston, TX


How would you describe this?

A wavy pixie cut is the perfect haircut for short hair. Talk to your stylist about adding a metallic color to accentuate your cut and facial features.

What’s your best advice for it?

The trick to perfect short wavy haircuts is to realize it’s ok to be imperfect with the technique. You want your mane to look beautifully messy.

This wavy style is perfect for women with a square or elongated face shape. Just scrunch and spray to create the wavy texture and you have a great style!

– Apply a drop of Kenra Curl Cream on damp hair
– Round brushed your locks with a 1-inch barrel Olivia Garden brush to give a nice curl.
– If you have really stubborn straight hair, you can take a flat iron and manipulate one-inch sections, rotating the iron to create a soft curl and alternating each piece.
– Once all curled, take Lanza Healing Hair Care Beach Spray and scrunched your waves, breaking apart the hair with your fingers.

Chin-Length Bob Waves

Q&A with style creator, Ashley Williams
Owner @ Meraki Salon in Buford, GA


How would you describe this?

When it comes to short wavy hairstyles, chin length bobs can definitely work for any woman. It’s a low maintenance bob. When wearing straight, it doesn’t need to be round brushed to a “T” to lay perfectly.

What’s your best advice?

This is a great wavy bob for women with thicker hair. Cutting the layers of the bob with the texture allows you to have body and movement throughout your thick hair.

If you’re considering this bob, short wavy hair pairs well enough for any girl to pull off.

– Start with my Kenra Blow Dry Spray. It speeds up blow drying time while protecting the integrity of the hair.
– While the hair is still wet, spray a little bit of Kenra’s Boosting Spray throughout the top and Kenra’s Texturizing Mist throughout the ends.
– After getting it all blow dried and smoothed out, spray a minimal amount of Kenras Dry Texture Spray and use a wand to create this look. The wand always seems to create curls that hold for a few extra days.
– Lastly, break up the curls a tiny bit with your fingers.

Textured Pixie Cut with Waves

Q&A with style creator, Natashia
Hairstylist / Blonde Specialist / Owner @ Bristle & Bones Hair Studio in Camp Hill, QLD


How would you describe this?

This trendy short, wavy haircut is a textured pixie cut that can be styled in so many different ways.

What’s your best advice?

Use Sachajuan Ocean Mist for styling since it can be used in wet or dry hair and gives great texture.

This is the perfect hairstyle for women wanting to try short wavy hair. It’s feminine with the length through the front and it works with almost any face shape.

This wavy pixie does require some styling,  such as light blowdrying and possibly hot tool styling depending on your natural hair texture.

Textured Curly Wavy Short Hair

Textured Curly Wavy Short Hair
Instagram @arcscissors

Achieve this gorgeous textured curly wavy hair with the help of silhouette cutting. The layers create a shape that makes a lovely short wavy style like this.

Lived-In Short Sassy Waves

Lived-In Short Sassy Waves
Instagram @hollydecastri

Q&A with style creator, Holly DeCastri
Independent Stylist @ Imago Hair Studio in Wilmington, NC


How would you describe this?

This cut is short and wavy and the length gives you the option to wear it as a curly hairstyle or as straight hair.

What’s your best advice?

Use a  smoothing cream like Aveda’s Nourishing Styling Cream for softness, shine and humidity protection. Apply it to wet hair and dry. After drying, use a heat protector like Aveda’s Light Elements Smoothing Fluid. Take big sections and put a slight bend in the hair with a wand or curling iron. Set the short wavy hair with highlights with a movable hairspray like Aveda’s Air Control.

Wavy short haircuts are for any woman who wants easy styling and low maintenance!

The short length cut is perfect for women who have an oval or round face.

Textured Undercut for Short Wavy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Beth Noel
Stylist @ Cut-Splice in Boston, MA


How would you describe this?

Low-maintenance short haircuts for wavy hair women are easier to manage and style when given a textured undercut.

What’s your best advice?

Use KillerCurls and/or HaiResort Spray by Kevin Murphy when wearing it naturally.

The HairResort Spray will give wavy-haired women that beachy texture with some hold. These products help short wavy hairstyles keep that bounce.

Short and Wavy A-Line Bob Cut

Short and Wavy A-Line Bob Cut
Instagram @hairbykristel

Q&A with style creator, Kristel Roosimagi
Hairstylist @ Hair and Beauty Touch in Ripponlea, Melbourne


How would you describe this?

This short wavy bob haircut is a classic low maintenance style to have. It has a beautiful a-line with soft layers at the back to add volume and texture.

This short a-line bob haircut can be styled in different ways for a variety of looks. It doesn’t matter if you have wavy hair or another type, you can make it work!

What’s your best advice?

Using the right styling product is key for short wavy hair. Using the wrong product or too much product can destroy this amazing haircut.

This short haircut for wavy hair will work on any face shape or age just by doing some adjustments with cutting angles, length and fringe.

Depending on your hair texture, the wavy bob haircut has a lot to offer texture, volume, quick styling and versatility.

This wavy style is good for women who don’t want to go for too short of a cut, but want to have something in between. Cutting it shorter in the back and leaving long bangs in the front makes you feel like you still have longer hair.

– Use Schwartzkopf Undercoat for taming and smoothing the hair effortlessly, as well as providing a high shine, glossy finish.
– Flat iron to wave the short hair.
– Brushed the waves out to achieve the look in the photo.
– Finish off with some light/medium hairspray to hold the style in place.

Blue Metallic Wavy Hair

Q&A with style creator, Serah Shirley
Hairstylist/ Vivid Specialist @ Phillip William Salon in Salt Lake City, UT


How would you describe this?

Also known as an inverted bob, this short, wavy hairstyle is soft, pretty, and wavy like the ocean.

What’s your best advice?

Add waves with a flat iron and set your style with Design.ME Puff.ME Powder Spray.

Any woman can pull off this wavy hairstyle and color because it’s soft and classic.

This wavy short haircut hairstyle for short hair is best suited for oval, square and round face shapes. It elongates the neck and slims the face.

Undercut Wavy Bob for Short Hair

Undercut Wavy Bob for Short Hair
Instagram @allthingsneena

This is a short wavy bob with an undercut that looks both fierce and stunning. It looks great on light or dark hair, but the dark wavy locks make this short cut pop! If you have oval or heart face shape, go for this undercut wavy bob now.

Textured Cut With Choppy Bangs and Wavy Hair

Textured Cut With Choppy Bangs and Wavy Hair
Instagram @hairbeat.id

Short wavy hair with bangs like this suit women of all ages. This lovely look features a textured cut with choppy bangs to look trendy and very youthful. Use a texturizing spray when styling to produce movement and shine to your dark hair.

Wavy and Angled Short Hair

Wavy and Angled Short Hair
Instagram @_cg_salon

Wavy and angled—such an ideal chop to enhance the dimension in golden brown and blonde locks. Go for this asymmetrical wavy hairstyle if you want to complete your formal outfit or casual attire. It’s one of the angled wavy hairstyles for short hair that makes a bold transformation.

Golden Wavy Short Cut

Golden Wavy Short Cut
Instagram @_lizloveshair

Q&A with style creator, Elisabeth Simpson
Advanced Stylist & Educator @ Stephen and Burns Salon and Spa in Burlington, VT


How would you describe this?

To soften up a short wavy hairstyle, ask your stylist to use a razor and add disconnection in the layering for more movement. A wavy bob with long bangs looks beautiful on women with all face types.

What’s your best advice?

To style a short haircut for wavy hair, use Aveda’s Phomollient styling foam and Texture Tonic together to create a beachier, undone style. Style your waves with a flat iron for a softer look.

This cut is flattering for most women but may work better on fine hair or hair that has existing wavy textures. The nice thing about this shape is that it can be molded to almost any woman’s preferences and can be worn multiple ways. Talk to your stylist about different hairstyling ideas if you want to wear your wavy hair short.

Short Asymmetrical Bob with Waves

Short Asymmetrical Bob with Waves
Instagram @thehairstandard

If you have very fine hair that’s wavy, then this razor cut gives life and movement to it. Flaunt a chic short asymmetrical bob with waves to suit your round or heart-shaped face. Add a subtle accessory to this short cut for wavy hair, and see how it brightens up your golden brown locks.

Wavy Neck-Length Hairstyle

Wavy Neck-Length Hairstyle
Instagram @uniondurham

Q&A with style creator, Kara Pezzimenti
Owner / Master Stylist / Colorist @ Union Hair Studio in Durham, NC


How would you describe this?

This short hairstyle with wavy hair is a modern take on a classic bob. It’s current, effortless and perfectly undone as the soft bits of texture and shattered edges give this shape versatility that allows this style to work for all hair types.

What’s your best advice?

Women with wavy short hairstyles should use a combination of Kevin Murphy styling products for lift, wave and lived-in texture.

On damp hair, spray Anti.Gravity weightless volume spray and layer it with a drop of Motion.Lotion curl creme.

Blow dry or hand style the hair, twisting sections to enhance and polish the waves. Finish with Bedroom.Hair, a flexible texturizing hairspray, then shake it out with your hands and go!

Textured Very Short Wavy Cut

Textured Very Short Wavy Cut
Instagram @thehivesalon

How can you even say no to this textured, very short wavy cut that screams fun and youthfulness? Boost the movement in this very short wavy hair with the use of styling gel and texturizing creme.

Short and Wavy Layered Bob

Short and Wavy Layered Bob
Instagram @laitisenemilia

You can recreate this wavy layered bob right now! Notice how the subtle movement shows off the dimension better in this short wavy hair? It’s important to prep your short hair before any ironwork with a thermal protectant. A Paul Mitchell Hot Off The Press Thermal Protection Hairspray is an effective one to use.

Short Texturized Waves with Bangs

Short Texturized Waves with Bangs
Instagram @chrisjones_hair

This is a chop that has slight graduation in the back for added volume. Blend these short texturized waves with bangs and a dark-rooted blonde hue. This short wavy hair is perfect for women who are down for a classic style that works well with undone texture.