Cool wavy hairstyles perfect for summer

No need for the beach; these pretty styles can be done in the comfort of your very own home.

With summer just around the corner (well, we’re hoping!), we can all look forward to brighter days and balmier evenings. And with more of us spending time lounging around the pool, or enjoying relaxing days on white, sandy beaches, our more laid-back pace of life is often reflected in our choice of hairstyles and everyday looks. Luckily, this season’s all about embracing wavy hairstyles that perfectly capture the very essence of hot weather season.

One of the main advantages of a wavy ‘do is that it always manages to look effortlessly stylish, no matter the occasion. What’s more, it’s a style that’ll take you from day to night with ease. After all, with its romantic, nonchalant vibes, there really isn’t a better choice for summer. And if you’re looking for wavy hairstyles that are perfect for the season, you’ve come to the right place! Read on to discover some of our favourite looks that’ll look as hot (if not hotter!) than the weather itself.

5 Wavy hairstyles for summer


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Wavy hairstyles: Beach waves. Credit:

Effortless beach waves

This wavy hairstyle is all about embracing a cool, undone finish that looks like you have natural movement in your hair. And when it comes to achieving this ‘do, it’s super easy!

Simply let your mane dry naturally before using a large-barrelled curling iron to create your waves, rolling your hair away from your face. We’d recommend finishing by spraying some Toni&Guy Casual Sea Salt Texturising spray (£7.49*) in order to achieve a more natural, messy texture.

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Wavy hairstyles: Layered waves. Credit:

Natural, layered waves

If your hair boasts a natural kink or waves, and you like wearing it long, try adding soft, subtle layers to achieve an effortlessly polished everyday look.

When it comes to styling, try scrunching in some TRESemmé Perfectly un(Done) Wave Creating Sea Foam (£5.50*) and leave your hair to air-dry for the most natural-looking – and frizz-free – results. Or if you want to add a few more waves for a more refined look, try VO5 Smoothly Does It Heat Protect Serum (£3.99*), which, according to our resident curly hair expert, doubles up as a brilliant curl-defining product, too!

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Wavy hairstyles: Loose, glossy waves. Credit:

Loose, glossy waves

Loose, glossy waves look especially great when the sun goes down. Oozing elegance, they’ll instantly give your daytime style a glamorous edge. And the great news is, it really couldn’t be easier to achieve this timeless look.

Simply start by blow-drying your hair, using a round brush to add a polished shine. Then dig out your large hot rollers and roll the sides and back of your hair. Mist some Toni&Guy Flexible Hold Hairspray (£7.49*) and remove the rollers after a few minutes, once they’ve completely cooled down.

To finish, spritz your hair with Catwalk by TIGI Camera Ready Shine Spray (£16.95*), as this will allow you to achieve a glossy, high-shine finish!

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Wavy hairstyles: Wavy ponytail. Credit:

Wavy ponytail

When it comes to wavy hairstyles, you can never go wrong with a bouncy ponytail, especially when it’s hot and humid outside!

Not only will it allow you to keep your hair off your face, but it also looks great, no matter the occasion! When it comes to achieving this ‘do, wear your wavy pony low, and add some face-framing waves to your finished look!

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Wavy hairstyles: Wavy ends. Credit:

Wavy ends

Creating soft waves on the ends of your tresses can be just as effective as doing so throughout all of your hair!  By only focusing on the bottom few inches of your locks, you will be able to achieve effortless waves that will look ultra-glamorous.

You can achieve this style by using hot rollers (or a small-barrelled curling iron, if you prefer). But remember: you should always finish with a mist of hairspray, like the VO5 Waves Voluptuous Waves Creation Hairspray (£3.99*), for an invisible and workable hold.

*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.

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