11 fresh ways to rock naturally wavy hair

Just because you have naturally wavy hair doesn't mean you can only rock one style!

As those of us with naturally wavy hair know all too well, finding fresh ways to style your mane can sometimes pose a bit of challenge. Fortunately for you, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to do the hard work for you.

Ahead, we’ve put together 11 chic hairstyles for naturally wavy hair that’ll help you tackle frizz while also allowing you to make the most out of your tousled locks.

Got naturally wavy hair? Style it like a pro with these 11 looks

natural wavy hair: close up shot of dark haired street style model with wavy topknot, wearing black jacket and denim dress, and posing on the street
When it comes to styling natural wavy hair, you can’t go wrong with a topknot. Credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Messy bun

If there’s one natural wavy hairstyle that won’t let you down, it’s this effortless messy bun.

Not only will it stylishly keep your locks off your face (making it great for work), it’ll also allow you to give off major off-duty model vibes.

natural wavy hair: close up shot of the back of a model with a low, undone bun hairstyle, wearing polka dot top and posing on the street
Think of the low bun as the topknot’s elegant cousin. Credit: Allyson Alapont

2. Low bun

A big part of this low bun’s appeal is the fact that, like the topknot, it works amazingly well with textured tresses. Giving the hair a laid-back and chic finish, it’s the perfect weekend brunch style.

Read next: 8 low bun hairstyles to try, right now.

natural wavy hair: close up shot of woman with beachy waves, wearing printed outfit with sunglasses, posing against a backdrop
You really can’t go wrong with this timeless style. Credit: Allyson Alapont

3. Relaxed beach waves

Naturally wavy hair always looks conversation-worthy when styled into beachy waves (just ask Gigi Hadid!), and this effortlessly cool example is no exception.

Editor’s tip: Want that enviable Baywatch style? Lucky for you, you don’t have to work too hard to achieve this on-trend style, since you’re already naturally blessed with dreamy waves.

Simply spray the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray into your mane, and scrunch the product into your tresses using your hands. Doing so will instantly enhance your existing waves and give your mane a more piecey, beachy finish.

natural wavy hair: street style shot of woman with tousled blonde bob, wearing a black top with a matching handbag, posing against a backdrop
As if we needed another reason to love short hair. Credit: Allyson Alapont

4. Bedhead bob

The best thing about undone waves? You don’t need to have long hair to rock them. Shorter bob cuts are all the rage right now and this beauty shows us how well the style pairs with messy barely-there curls.

natural wavy hair: close up shot of woman with side swept dark brown waves, wearing white and gold top, posing against a brick wall and holding a phone
Glam things up with this extra special hairstyle.

5. Glamorous waves

Although beachy waves are a great everyday style, upscale affairs call for something a little more snazzy. Enter: glam waves, the elegant Hollywood style that’s sure to put your mane into the spotlight.

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Editor’s tip: To give your waves a glossy and frizz-free finish, apply a few drops of the TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Oil through your locks. This will help make your waves look picture-perfect at all times.

natural wavy hair: close up shot of woman with wavy brown to blonde ombre hair styled into a half-up topknot, wearing a black dress and sunglasses, posing outside
You’ve seen it everywhere and now’s your time to try it. Credit: Kristen Soileau

6. Half-up, half-down bun

Can’t decide whether to wear your wavy hair up or down? This half-up, half-down bun hairstyle is the perfect compromise.

Asides from being a cool way to keep your mane off your face, this style allows you to to get creative with different types of braided buns and hair scrunchies.

close up street style shot of dark haired woman with medium natural wavy hair and a textured micro fringe, wearing a blue velvet dress with a necklace and posing against a backdrop
Are you ready to get in on the fringe benefits? Credit: Allyson Alapont

7. Wavy fringe

If for some reason you’re under the impression that naturally wavy hair and bangs don’t work, this beauty might make you reconsider. With her wavy short bangs and textured layered cut, this shaggy look is all you need to give your mane a stylish edge.

Next read: 7 fab wavy hair and bangs combos to try.

close up street style shot of woman with caramel coloured natural wavy hair with a side braid weaved into it, wearing a printed shirt and posing against a brick wall
So simple, but so chic. Credit: Allyson Alapont

8. Side braids

Looking for easy quick fixes? Here’s a speedy way to make your mane standout when you have naturally wavy hair — weave in a pretty side plait. Though simple, this playful look packs a seriously fashionable punch.

natural wavy hair: close up shot of woman from behind with a wavy intricate side braid, wearing a floral print spaghetti top and sitting in a chair
This is a Pinterest-worthy look if we ever did see one! Credit: Kristen Soileau

9. Fishtail side braid

When the weather heats up, keep you and your mane looking cool by fashioning it into this boho-chic, fishtail side braid.

The best part? It’s easier to achieve with naturally wavy hair, as texture is the perfect foundation for braiding.

Editor’s tip: For an even more noticeably textured finish, we suggest using the VO5 Dry Texturising Spray.

Perfect for reviving hair that’s gone a bit limp and giving a messy effect to waves, this must-have spray will give you the beautiful texture needed to make this braid look double tap-worthy.

natural wavy hair: back shot of woman with naturally wavy caramel coloured hair styled into a low ponytail, wearing white and posing on the street
This wavy ponytail is officially your new go-to hair move. Credit: Allyson Alapont

10. Wavy ponytail

Sleek Kim K style ponytails are gorgeous, but this tousled option leaves room for you to show off those romantic natural waves and still look put-together.

Also, take note of this street styler’s stylish wrap detail at the base of her pony – it’s a handy trick for concealing your hair tie and it looks great too.

naturally wavy hair: close up shot of a brunette woman with wavy hair and a trilby hat, wearing sunglasses and a black outfit, posing against a window
We’re taking our hats off to this laid-back style. Credit: Allyson Alapont

11. Accessorised waves

Always running out the door? Even if you’re pressed for time, you can still give your lovely waves a quick upgrade with an on-trend hair accessory like this beauty has done.

Whether you opt for a trilby hat, a beret or even a printed headscarf, one thing’s for sure: you’ll have a great hair day.


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