Hairstyles with waves 2023: short, long or medium length hair in 50 photos


If you have naturally wavy hair, you can create several very beautiful hairstyles, both formal and informal. And if you don’t have naturally wavy hair, there are several easy techniques to curl your hair into one of these beautiful wavy hairstyles below.

Whether you have long, short, or medium hair, there are countless options to choose from, whether it’s a hairstyle for a party or ceremony, a night out, or everyday.

Hairstyles with water waves

Water waves are defined as ‘S’ shaped waves that can be worn flat against the head or loose on medium to long hair. The style first appeared in the 1920s as a way to spice up the bob style of fun-loving flappers. Today, water waves are back, for short and long hair, in more ways than we imagine.

Short hair

This style is done with the help of gel and fingers, which is why they are also called finger waves. This type of hairstyle can be done on very short hair, and by the way, it looks very glamorous.

Medium length

If you have medium length hair, you can choose the soles water waves. There are several very simple techniques with an iron or curling iron to achieve them.

Long hair

If you want a hairstyle that makes your long hair look very shiny and healthy, this is an excellent option.

The waves can be soft and defined as we saw in the images above, or they can look a bit messier as we see in the image below.

Cascading waves

The cascading hairstyle is one of the most beautiful and elegant hairstyles for medium or long hair. Take a section of hair on each side of the head and braid it, letting one strand pass freely down. The ponytails should meet at some point at the back of the head. It’s very easy to do.

Medium length

It is a perfect hairstyle to show off the waves.

Long hair

Semi-collected with twisted locks

Many half up hairstyles are great for being on trend. They look very modern and elegant, widely used these days. For a natural look, blow dry your hair and lightly curl the ends to create soft, natural waves.

If you have straight hair, you should create waves with either a flat iron or curling iron before you start styling it. Part your hair into small sections from the front. Twist each strand from root to tip, alternating them and fixing them at the back of the head with bobby pins so they don’t show. Apply some hairspray. You can give it a fine, more festive touch, with a hair accessory.

Crown of braids with waves

If you want to keep your hair down, a crown braid might be the perfect choice. For example, if you are going to be a bridesmaid but you hate up-dos, this hairstyle is perfect for you. Braids accompanied by wavy hair look beautiful. You can use herringbone, French, Dutch braids or whatever you like.

Short hair

Medium length

Long hair

Low collected with waves

The main trend is natural looking hair. Most trendy updos are loose and a bit messy. In general, the hairstyle should look young, fresh and attractive, but at the same time simple and effortless.

Avoid hairstyles that appear too structured. Create a messy bun with the help of pigtails or braids that are twisted and collected at the bottom with bobby pins.

High bun with waves

The high bun is a hairstyle in which the hair is gathered at the top of the head for an elegant look. It is a very versatile look, from elegant and sophisticated to messy.

Start by dividing your hair into several sections. Then gather all the sections at the top into a tail. After securing the hair with an elastic band, twist strand by strand and pin it to the base to create a voluminous bun.

French braid with waves

This braid style is perfect for women of all ages. Little girls love to pull their hair out of their faces on hot summer days with this type of braid, but it’s also perfect for any woman who wants an easy-to-do yet colorful and elegant hairstyle.

Wavy ponytail

If you have long wavy hair, try a ponytail hairstyle for a natural look. These hairstyles are easy to create.

Medium length

If your hair is medium length, a high ponytail can be a great option.

Long hair

With long hair, medium or low ponytails look fabulous.

Side ponytail

You can style your hair in a low, side ponytail. You want to create loose waves to give texture and movement, and create a ponytail just below the ear.

Hairstyles for loose hair with waves

The waves are suitable for all types of long hair and it is easy to manage when styling. You can use hair accessories to give it a more festive touch.

Short hair

Hairstyles with loose curls or waves are one of the most popular hairstyles for women of all ages. They can be a mix of regular curls and waves.

Medium length

The hair can be styled to the side or parted in the middle. Loose curls are a comfortable hairstyle that looks great both in everyday life and on the red carpet. The style can be worn anywhere, it is so versatile.

Long hair


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