16 Wavy Looks for Spring and How to Achieve Them

Spring showers giving your hair a bit of a bend? Ride that wave with these fun, flirty wavy looks.

Spring is all about laidback looks and easy styles. When the weather finally starts to warm up, we are all about putting away the hot tools and wearing our hair in its natural state. Ready to ring in the new season with some fresh wavy looks? Read on to check out 16 of our top wavy looks and hairstyles for the spring:

16 Best Wavy Looks to Try Out This Spring

1. Baby Bangs and Textured Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring with pink waves
This pastel pink is the color of dreams. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We’re loving the texture in this wavy style. If you do have over-processed hair like this we suggest using a leave-in conditioner like TRESemmé Botanique Nourish & Replenish Leave-In Hydrating Mist before you style your hair. It will help to soften your hair, add shine and protect your hair from heat. And heat is exactly what you’ll need to create these big waves!

Using a large three-inch curling iron, curl random large sections of hair, alternating towards and away from your face. We suggest roughing them up a little bit with your fingers for a cool texture.

2. Breezy Wavy Lob

wavy looks to wear for spring with a lob
Focus waves on the end for a pretty style.

Try adding in waves aim for the ear down. This will help to keep the waves looking springy and not overly beachy.

3. Scandi Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring waves
Our favorite European-inspired waves. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The coolest trend in waving hair this year has been the Scandi wave. This technique uses a flat iron to crimp your hair, creating bends, as opposed to twisting in curls. You’ll just take small sections of hair and create a C shaped curve, pressing into place with the flat iron. Then, directly underneath do another C curve the opposite direction. Keep on going down the section of hair until you’ve created a gorgeous wavy look.

4. Wavy Shag

wavy looks to wear for spring with a shag
Scrunch in some moisture. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

We’re a little bit obsessed with the shag haircut and we think they look especially great on wavy hair. If you are lucky enough to have naturally wavy hair we have a little hint for you. We like Suave Moroccan Infusion Styling Oil for a big hydration boost. Just scrunch a small pea-sized amount onto your hair to make your waves shine.

5. Braid-Out Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring long braids
The easy style you can get overnight. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

For a really tight wavy look, you can go for the braided crimps style of waves. Or, for a looser option try just two French braid pigtails. Whichever style you pick, make sure your hair fully dries and sets before shaking out your new wavy hairstyle.

6. Romantic Low Ponytail

wavy looks to wear for spring with a ponytai
Hello, upgraded ponytail!

Our one and only totally tied back pick is this sassy but romantic low ponytail. We love how the loose waves make this low ponytail look extra voluminous while adding dimension to the hair. This is a great way to rock day-old waves, just brush your hair backwards and secure at the nape of your neck.

7. Wavy Faux Lob

wavy looks to wear for spring faux lob
Fake your way to a shorter ‘do.

If your hair is long enough, you can fake the most popular hairstyle with the faux lob. All you need to do is follow our tutorial to recreate this faux lob. Rocking this look is also a great way to test out how this look would look on your hair/face shape before making the big chop.

8. Model Off Duty Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring model off duty hair
Easy styling options abound with this look. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

The easiest style for lazy weekends (or lazy any day!) is model off duty hair. It’s a simple process really. If you have straighter hair, you’ll use a flat iron to add in bends. If your hair is on the curlier side, you can tame down the curls with a flat iron, too. When you’re done you can rough up the texture a bit by running some Bed Head by TIGI Hard To Get Texturizing Paste through your hair.

9. Perfected Hollywood Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring old hollywood waves
For easter or weddings or any other formal occasion. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

These waves are downright perfection! They are so soft and flowing and just scream old Hollywood glamour. To achieve this look, check out our long wavy hairstyle tutorial and be sure to have some hairspray on-hand to lock in this awesome hairstyle.

10. Voluminous Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring long wavy
Rock those second day curls.

The best way to totally reinvent curls into day old waves is with a little bit of strategic teasing. This style is best if your hair holds a curl pretty well for at least two days. On the second day, give yourself a deep side part to give your roots a little more oomph. Then it’s time to bust out that teasing comb. Use the comb to brush back just on the bends of the curl. This will help to add volume and take a little bit of that curl out. The result is voluminous waves that give you an extra day before you need to heat style again.

11. Wavy Half-Updo

wavy hairstyles for spring half-updo
Flip the switch on your regular half-updo by adding in some wavy texture.

We love a one-two punch! The trending half-updo look matches up perfectly with some loose, tousled waves for a spring vibe that’s just all about relaxed chic.

12. Grungy Waves

Different wavy looks to wear for spring.
For edgy spirits.

You can make this style edgy and not crunchy or wet-looking by starting off creating overnight braided crimps. The next morning, you can add the edge with texture! Scrunch in as much Suave Professionals Texturizing Sea Salt Spray to get that grungy look.

13. Tapered Waves

Different wavy looks to wear for spring.
A different texture to make waves more interesting.

For an interesting take on more classic wavy looks, try a taper. You’ll get this with a tapered curling iron. It’s wider at the base and more narrow at the tip. This gives a looser wave near the roots and tighter by the ends of your hair. It’s perfect for those relaxed waves that look done, but not too done.

14. Overnight Casual Waves

Different wavy looks to wear for spring.
The most casual waves of all time. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

These barely there/overnight wavy looks are best created with a big old bun. Yep! That’s all it takes to make these dreamy loose waves. The looser and bigger the bun, the better this style looks. You can wear the bun straight up in a top knot or a low bun, depending on whichever is most comfortable for you to sleep in.

15. Natural Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring on natural hair
For our natural goddesses. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

Who can resist a good natural wave? If you’re blessed with these gorgeous wavy curls, you’ve got to show them off. We like to pair a voluminous texture with a striking center part. It gives the waves a little structure and keeps the look from getting too heavy on one side.

16. Side-Swept Glamorous Waves

wavy looks to wear for spring side wave
This style is that perfect mix of edgy and sweet. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Another way you can wear wavy looks for formal events to create a side-swept look with a deep side part. To achieve this look, use the Nexxus Exxtra Hold Sculpting Gel on the shorter side of your part to slick that hair back. Complete this style by pinning your shorter side in place.

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