Be it the 1920s or 2000s, the wavy-hair trend is timeless and always bangin! While both straight & curly hair textures have their perks and struggles, short wavy hair falls somewhere in-between. It gives you the best of both worlds with that bounce and frizz-free volume. A total win is that you can very easily switch between styles; want to go for pin-straight hair today? Straighten it! In the mood for some curls? Go for it, girl! All while you get those effortless beach waves at all times, ah what a blessing wavy hair is!
And that’s not even the best part. The best thing about having wavy hair is that you can rock it at literally any length!
So, what are the top hairstyles you can choose for women? What should you look for?
This article is specifically for the girls out there with short, cute and wavy hair, as there aren’t a lot of options available for things you can do with your hair. Short hair comes with only two moods and no in-between; it’s either you are completely obsessed with your chop, or you dreadfully regret your choice and cry on the inside while looking at your pictures from the “good old days” when you had long hair (which was literally yesterday).
We’re here to your rescue with these 50 best short wavy hairstyles for you to keep experimenting and keep that hair game strong!
50 Amazing Hairstyles for Short Wavy-Haired Women in 2021
Angled Wavy Bob
An angled bob is a timeless trend. The haircut is angled, i.e. short in the back and then gradually transitions to a longer length towards the hair in the front. It’s a very versatile haircut that is very easy to pull off by anyone.
Wavy Bob with Bangs
To spice up a basic bob look, you can try having some cute bangs, dense according to your face shape. Bangs give you a cute, fresh and adolescent look.
Long Wavy Bob
A lob or a long bob is also suitable for wavy hair if you don’t want to go too short on those babies. It falls in between medium length hair and short length hair. The best part about it is that it can be styled in numerous ways.
Asymmetrical Wavy Bob
An asymmetrical bob is slightly shorter in length, uneven in shape and is a little longer on one side of the parting. It gives a very shaggy and cool look.
Wavy Inverted Bob
Also known as graduated bob or concave bob, an inverted bob hairstyle has a tapered back with stacked layers which makes it exceptional. When combined with some highlights, this hairstyle looks really chic.
Wavy Pixie Cut
This hairstyle is really low-maintenance and saves you the struggle to even bother doing your hair. Pixie cuts are real classy and easy to both handle and style.
Blunt Bob for Wavy Hair
Unlike other bob hairstyles that transition from a shorter to a longer length, blunt bob is cut straight and even at the ends. If you are going for a more classy, edgy yet simple look at the same time, go for a blunt bob.
Tousled Wavy Hairstyle
Tousled hairstyles are something that can never go out of fashion. A tousled short bob provides your hair to look voluminous and bouncy.
Jaw Length Bob
If you have a round or oval-shaped face, a jaw-length bob helps to delineate the shape of your face. On the other hand, if you have a structured face, this hairstyle helps you, show-off, your jawline.
A tapered pixie hairstyle is easy to manage and provides enough length to play with your hair’s colour and texture. If you have wavy and thick hair, this hairstyle would rock with a little blowdry.
Undercut for Wavy Hair
The undercut is one of the boldest and classiest hairstyles for women among all there are to choose from. Thick and wavy hair is the ideal type for an undercut, as you get both texture and volume all while looking so gallant. It’s a win-win.
Wavy Side Bangs
Getting side bangs isn’t too much work, yet it changes the look of your hair completely. If you are in the mood for some experiment but don’t want to go too far, just get some side bangs and style them accordingly.
Long Undercut for wavy hair
This is the best option for you if you’re someone who wants to get an undercut, but is afraid of the top hair getting too short. It allows you to have an undercut while maintaining your desired length and texture.
Nape Undercut with Bob
A nape undercut with a bob hairstyle is a very eye-catching look. Paired with some highlights, it’s absolutely snazzy!
Layered A-line Bob
This haircut will have you reaping the benefits of both a line-bob and a layered messy look, all while you get those effortlessly gorgeous beach waves.
Jaw-length Bob with Fringes
This cute hairstyle will help you spice up your short hair and change your look for the better. So go for it if you love short hair or fringes!
A razored bob hairstyle is one of the hottest looks when paired with wavy hair. It’s super easy to carry and style, and will have those heads turning for you!
Long-top Short Haircut
If you are someone who loves experimenting with their mane, this hairstyle is perfect for you! Remember that one time Katy Perry rocked it and everyone went crazy over her, yes. This hairstyle gives you a very charismatic and bold look.
Simple yet adorable. Wavy short hair with blunt bangs gives you a bright and young vibe, regardless of your age.
Who said that only straight-haired women can rock a pixie? Well, whoever did, they weren’t aware of the power of a pixie and wavy hair together. This long-top pixie style will provide you with both volume and texture.
Messy Choppy Bob
For a messy and shaggy hairstyle, we’d suggest you go for something like a choppy, short bob. Simple and easy to carry by any hair type and texture.
Blonde and Wavy Locks
Now, needless to say, that Marilyn Monroe was an iconic and stunning woman, but the most prominent feature of hers was her hair. Her beautiful, blonde and wavy locks. You should consider going for the glamour waves looks at least once in a lifetime!
Neck Length Bob
This hairstyle is perfect for summers to keep your hair short and off your shoulders, to keep them easy to manage and carry on a scorching summer day.
French bobs give you a pretty, playful and retro look. With a subtle and sophisticated vibe, this hairstyle is super manageable.
Comb-over Short Waves
Let’s admit it, any hairstyle when comb-over turns wig-snatching! Well, so is the case with short-wavy hair. Try the pretty comb-over style and give your forehead some time out to breathe.
Extra-short 90s Wavy Bob
Another one of those styles will take your hair an era back, making everyone want to ask the name of your hairstyle and to leave them astonished as you move. This 90s bob is one of the feistiest hairstyles for wavy hair.
Retro Style A-line Bob
This is the perfect match for short and wavy hair if you’re a vintage-style lover. Just some hair spray, a round brush and some elegance, and you’re good to go!
Cute Wavy Mullet
Remember that one time when Winona Ryder rocked all Gen X’s worlds with her little messy and effortless mullet in Reality Bites(1994)? Of course, you can go for this one with those wavy locks!
Short Choppy Bob with Bangs
Effortless yet fantastic! A short choppy bob will make styling your hair a two-second task and you’ll look amazing all day long.
Heavy Top Curly Pixie
If you’re confused between wanting a short haircut but also need some length in the front to cover your forehead, a heavy top is the most preferable hairstyle. It’ll give you a pretty and feminine look but will carry with it a free-spirited and bold vibe.
Pixie With Bangs
You can also go for this hairstyle if you have subtly wavy hair, it’s a soft and light weighted haircut that doesn’t demand a lot of styling and care. Especially suitable for summers.
Wavy Lob with Fringes
It’s understandable if not someone to go crazy with lengths and shaves, this is the perfect haircut for you. A lob with some fringes is a mixture of both spicy yet classy personae.
For the fans of tousled hair and messy style, this look is perfect as your hair looks incredibly cool as it leans forward with a classy pixie look.
Sophisticated Short Cut
This one is for all of our lit-major personalities who like to keep it simple and adorable. A sophisticated short pixie to cut the struggle of all the complicated hairstyling while you’re on your way to run to the library, we got you!
Another one in the tousled hair family comes the feather cut, especially if you have thin hair. It’ll help make it look thicker.
Super Short Layers
Old, simple but a timeless trend! Layers are easy to grow out and give you that bouncy voluminous hair texture.
This hairstyle is the combination of two of the most widely-known and classic hairstyles- the bob and the pixie. It is said to be a hairstyle for straight-haired women only, but mind you that’s a myth. As hair is shorter and closer to your scalp, this hairstyle works out perfectly for wavy hair too!
Feeling rebellious? This hairstyle’s got you! Remember that you can always play with the texture and colours of the longer section of the hair.
Wavy Blonde Faux Hawk
Take it to another level with the faux hawk, if you had it in your bucket list. Tick it off! This hairstyle is everything but basic. You wouldn’t go unnoticed after a little blowdry, hair gel and magic!
Bring back the grunge-style boy cuts with this cropped-curls hairstyle, which is both chic and feminine. A little mousse or spray and the curls will go a long way.
When it comes to pixie haircuts, there is a lot of room for experiments. One such example of the experiments is this graduated pixie hairstyle. Elegant and fashionable, the texture depends on how you style it- you keep it natural or straighten it- the hairstyle rocks regardless.
Electric Pink Bob
When it comes to your hair, trying out new things should never stop. After all, it’s just hair, right? You can try this poppy, electric pink colour with the classic bob hairstyle for a brand new look.
Wavy Bowl Cut
If you’re also one of those people under the Hallyu-wave influence, this hairstyle must be on your bucket list. Whether you have a round face or an oval, this hairstyle is perfect for thick and wavy hair.
Balayage gives your hair a subtle and light look to go with your wavy and beautiful locks.
Wavy top and Etched side
Feel like you weren’t born to fit in? Or basic just isn’t your thing? Go for an etched side on your hair for a completely rebellious look.
For someone with shaggy and wavy hair, this hairstyle is a perfect go-to. It doesn’t require even blow-drying, just your fingers and it’s all set.
This look is one of the most eye-catching, prettiest and boldest looks of all times. The tone of your red colour may vary as your will.
Naturally wavy or curly hair when cut really short is itself a whole look. Go for jet-black hair colour for a more simple and subtle look.
Wavy Pageboy Haircut
Bring back Prince Valiant haircut while having a light head and an absolutely, gallantly chic look. Plus, you also get to rock the old trend, but in a contemporary way.
Wavy Mushroom Haircut
Fresh, cute and very adolescent, this hairstyle will give you a young look and won’t even ask for any extra styling or care.
Which one of these hairstyles do you like the most? Did we miss out on any hairstyle you think you would want more? Let us know below – we would love to hear from you!