Wavy Hairstyles

Surf’s Up: 7 Casual Styles for Your Natural Waves

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Show off those gorgeous natural waves. 

We think it’s safe to say that if you have natural waves, you’re pretty lucky! With waves, you can wear your hair natural, straighten it or curl it whenever you want. While we love the styling options, it’s always awesome to better understand your hair type and texture, that, for wavy-haired gals, means you can show off your defined and bendy locks. Read on to check out our top seven styles for gals with natural waves.

Natural Waves: 7 Easy and Beachy Looks to Emphasize Your Texture

Brunette woman with natural waves wearing braided style
This wavy style is almost too perfect. Photo credit: Farraz Essani Photography

1. Multi-Braid Half-Updo

Nothing goes together quite like natural waves and braids. We especially love this multi-braided ‘do that looks awesome on any hair length. All you need to do is braid back a small-ish section of hair from above each of your ears. When you reach the back of your head, merge the braids together to create a singular braided hairstyle. Secure your hard work in place with a hair tie and you’re ready to hit the beach.

Blonde woman with natural waves
Perfect for the beach or the boardroom. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Sleek and Chic Waves

If you love the pin straight look, give your hair a break and smooth out your waves instead. This style is awesome because all you need to do is dry your hair. Starting with freshly washed hair, apply a dime-sized amount of the S Factor By TIGI Silky Smooth Serum. Not only does this serum nix the frizz, it also helps to smooth down unruly natural waves. Then, dry your hair with a diffuser attachment to create defined and smooth waves.

Brunette woman with natural waves wearing twisted style
Keep your waves out of your face in style. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

3. Romantic Wavy Half-Updo

How great is this wavy half-updo? As seen at the Charles Youssef show at NYFW, this gorgeous wavy style combines twisted coils, texture and a coiled bun. Love! Follow the steps to nail this style from Orlando Pita’s hair tutorial.


Brunette woman with natural waves wearing wet style
Can we get a YES for wet wavy hair? Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Wet Hair

You can (and should!) rock that wet hair look with wavy hair. We love this style because it’s easy to create and gives your hair a break from heat styling. This is another style that starts off with freshly washed, still wet hair. Apply a good amount of the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Defining Gel all over your brushed and detangled hair. You’ll want to apply much more than you would for normal wave defining. And that’s it! The extra gel in your hair will keep your style looking wet all day.

Blonde woman with natural waves wearing braided style
This complicated looking braid is the real MVP. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

5. Funkadelic Braid

Bored of the typical three-strand braid? Then, you’ve got to try out this cool, funky braid. Start off by creating two sections of your hair from one side of your head, and one section from the other. Then, create your braid by adding new section of your hair into your braid. At the end, backcomb your hair or secure it with a hair tie for a cool asymmetrical striped braid.

Blonde woman with natural waves wearing updo style
Face framing waves romanticize any style. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Easy Natural Wavy-Updo

We’re mostly jealous of naturally wavy hair because of how effortlessly chic these styles look. This easy updo? It’s just a bun with a few pieces of wavy hair at the front. Gorgeous, right!

Brunette woman with natural waves
Tough yet feminine. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

7. Tough and Textured

If pulled up hair isn’t your thing, wear your gorgeous, wavy hair down. We love to rough-up natural waves with matte textured products. Apply a little bit of theBed Head By TIGI Manipulator Matte Cream  to your thumb and index finger. Use your fingers to create matte textured pieces throughout your hair for cool, defined waves.

Need to learn how to define natural waves? Check out our guide to defining wavy hair, and you’ll have great hair days from now on. 

01 February 2017