Short wavy hair ideas for your next makeover

Kat | 25 September 2018

Want short wavy hair? Get inspiration from these chic hairstyles. 

Looking for ways to jazz up short hair? Make it wavy. You don’t need to learn complicated hairstyling techniques. Just stock up on some styling products and tolls, and you’ll be good. Ready? Here are short wavy hair ideas that you can try.

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Short wavy hair: Woman with short brown hair
Blow drying your hair can create subtle waves and add volume to your hair. Credits: Shutterstock

1. Blowout waves

Get hair that is in between wavy and straight by getting blowout waves. First, towel-dry your hair after showering. When your hair is half damp, apply hairspray or sea salt spray to add texture. Then, twist small sections of your hair around your fingers and start blow drying in medium setting. Flip your hair as well to blow dry the insides. Add more spray if needed. After blow drying, scrunch your hair to style.

Worried that your waves didn’t set? That’s okay. We’re not after perfect waves or curls here—just enough to add volume and texture to straight, short hair.

TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax

Editor’s tip: Spritz TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax on your palms and scrunch through your hair after blow drying to help set and define your waves. 

Short wavy hair: Woman with short wavy hair and eyeglasses
Create shallow waves to spice up flat hair. Credits: Shuttestock

2. Shallow waves

These waves are more defined than blow out waves but they still look subtle. It’s similar to a tousled ‘do. You can make shallow waves by using a curling iron with a bigger barrel. You can also use a blow dryer to make these waves. This hairstyle is great for school or for work when you want to shake up your usual look.

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray

Editor’s tip: Protect your hair from heat damage by spritzing TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray on your locks before curling or blow drying. 

Short wavy hair: Woman with beach waves and short hair
Going on a date? Look chic but not overly styled with beach waves. Credits: Shutterstock

3. Beach waves

Make regular days more special by wearing your hair differently. Create beach waves to add pizzazz to your look. You can sport this ‘do from day to night, so you can head straight to your dinner date after coffee and merienda with your girl pals.

Dove Intense Repair Conditioner

Editor’s tip: Frequent styling can damage your hair. Wash your tresses with DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner to help repair signs of damage and make hair stronger to minimize breakage. 

Short wavy hair: Woman with short hair and soft curls
Go for soft curls if you waves that are more defined. Credits: Shutterstock

4. Soft curls

This hairstyle may already be crossing the curly hair department, but not quite. Soft curls are more defined than shallow and beach waves but are not tightly coiled like other curly hairstyles. This ‘do is perfect for cocktail parties or wine nights. You can also curl a few sections of your hair if you want to add just a little spice to your look.

TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops

Editor’s tip: Apply a drop of TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops on your soft curls to make them sleek and glossy. 

Short wavy hair: Woman with short wavy hair and hair clip
Short, wavy hair with an elegant hair piece suits weddings and special events. Credits: Shutterstock

5. Short wavy hair with hair piece

Attending a wedding? You can look chic even if you don’t have long hair. Just make your short hair wavy and embellish your hair with an elegant hair piece. To make your waves last longer, apply hair mousse before curling hair, then set your waves with a hairspray.

TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Editor’s tip: Spritz TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray on your waves to keep them from loosening up after a few hours. 

Get the products you need to make waves by using these links:
TONI&GUY High Definition Spray Wax
TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray
DOVE Intense Repair Conditioner
TONI&GUY High Shine Serum Drops
TRESemmé Salon Finish Extra Hold Hairspray

Ready to create short wavy hair? We’re as excited as you are. Go nail those waves and up your chic factor.

Next read: Add more oomph to your wavy ‘do by getting a fringe. Here are pegs for wavy hair with bangs to convince you to try this look. 

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