70 Most Delightful Short Wavy Hairstyles

Wavy hair? A blessing or a curse? If your hair is naturally straight, you certainly envy all those curly beauties, while they are breaking their heads over how to style wavy hair, that is, by the way, not always so neat and fun as it may seem on photos. Another question is whether short haircuts are compatible with wavy hair.

Many women are tempted to cut their naturally curly hair shorter for summer but hesitate, wondering if they are going to have issues with styling. We have gathered the best examples of short hairstyles, recommended by stylists for wavy hair. View, enjoy and get inspired!

Inspiring Short Wavy Hairstyles

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#1: Retro Waves

These soft, flowing retro waves form an amazing hairstyle of a roundish shape, emphasizing your femininity and beautiful facial features.

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#2: A Vintage Diva

The intricate waves and the whole image are also inspired by the styles of the past decades. Today vintage looks are viewed as individual and refined and loved by many ladies.

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#3: Controlled Chaos

A chin-length bob is a great basis for large waves which seem to be curled at random. The final look is divine, especially this awesome bang and the hair color, of course.

 

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#4: Wondrous Voluminous Waves

Perfect waves, caressing your face on a slant, can be highlighted with color. Color sectioning is a useful technique when you want to enhance volume and introduce some original touch.

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#5: A Shaggy Beauty

A short shag haircut is wonderful for wavy hair. This flirty hairstyle features super thin ends and layering, emphasized with lighter glares.

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#6: Impetuous Waves For An Active Girl

One glance is enough to understand the character of these waves and this girls. They are onrush and she is active, energetic and fun to be around.

 

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#7: The Rebel Curls

Breezy, wet and sexy, those curls can be obedient only to wind. No, problem, golden glares can brighten up your image, matching showy golden accessories. Ohhh…this look is killing with its ravishing beauty!

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#8: Very Short & Absolutely Stunning

Waves can look fantastic even on very short hair. Leave longer bangs and weave them like in the photo. An Ombre effect is a big plus for a voluminous look.

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#9: Sassy Wavy Pixie

Pixie is good for short wavy hair because your hair will be self-styling. Here is one awesome wash-scrunch-and-go look.

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#10: A Crop Wavy Hairstyle

How else can you fight with your unruly curly hair? Don’t fight with it at all! A short crop haircut looks stylishly messy and mind-blowing. It’s perfect for hot summer days.

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#11: Bob, you are awesome!

Short blunt cut bob is perfect for thick hair. A few layers in your haircut, a natural weave and a little bit of mousse is all that needed for such a fantastic hairstyle. Well, and color of course. Copper is gorgeous, as long as it suits you.

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#12: Large Bouncy Curls

They are able to bring any casual look up to a completely new higher level. Let long wavy bangs caress your face on one side, while the other side is open deliberately.

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#13: Scrambled Waves

This hairstyle is featuring chaos in texture with contrasting perfection of shape. It seems your hair has just been whirled by tsunami!

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#14: The Most Eye-Catching & Glamorous

Contrasting lines and textures, gorgeous waves and highlights… well, what do you expect? Be ready that people will be staring at you wherever you go. This style is perfect for attention-grabbing gals.

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#15: Teasing Curls

This hairstyle is advantageous for girls with long faces, because it’s featuring horizontal lines and practically no volume at the crown. This is a perfect solution for ladies on the go, who are fun and easy-going.

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#16: The Raven’s Wing

Soft curls, flowing freely, work fantastic for fine hair. To introduce some focal point, play with color, for example, creating this effect of the raven’s wing, if you are a brunette.

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#17: Calm Sea

Many girls do not like strongly pronounced curls on short hair. This hairstyle demonstrates very light waves, reminding of calm waters and luxurious sandy beaches, somewhere in the Maldives, eh? The beautiful texture is achieved thanks to layering.

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#18: A Splendid-Shaped Hairstyle From Victoria

Victoria Beckham presents a perfectly shaped wavy hairstyle. Side swept bangs open her face gracefully, straight tresses, sliding down the neck elongate it, and the beautiful jawline is accentuated by the volume of her hairstyle, heading upwards towards the crown.

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#19: A Fantastic Side Swept Look

Thick curly bangs may make your look more stylish if you stick to very short haircuts. Weave your long bangs and style them to either side, experiment with hues, and you will find your best individual style.

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#20: A Myriad Of Uncontrollable Curls

Wow, what is it, an explosion of curls? A very cute explosion for bright girls who love to be in the center of everyone’s attention, anyway.

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#21: Tousled Platinum Waves

Rita Ora is rocking a bright sparkling look for the Rimmel nail polish ad campaign. A tousled wavy bob hairstyle is ideal to fit the idea of the photoshoot and so flattering for Rita’s look. Her crazy platinum waves are airy and nonchalant despite their decent thickness.

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#22: Glamorous Disconnected Bob

For a new scent of DKNY, My NY, Rita Ora has the same platinum bob styled into disconnected loose waves for a chic glamorous ‘do, paired with bright red lips and pink eye shadows. What a cutie!

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#23: Messy Wavy Bob

Jaimie Alexander poses for Viva magazine like a natural born style icon. Her fabulous wavy bob with an irregular wavy pattern disarms with its exclusive shagginess and spontaneity. I love the face-framing lock absolutely!

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#24: Extra Short Waves

We all know how hard it is to come up with any sort of waves on shorter lengths. Jamie Alexander’s outgrown pixie has been styled to enhance the texture of her hair. And if it’s not the full-value waves, at least Jamie can boast of a special short hairstyle with defined pieces, resembling light waves.

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#25: Chamomile Blonde Wispy Waves

Blue-eyed fair-haired Malin Akerman looks like a sweet angel with her wispy collar-bone bob, outstanding for its elongated front pieces. Styling it wavy, she enhances the tenderness and delicacy of her image.

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#26: Strawberry Blonde Wavy Bob

The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards has witnessed Kate Mara’s refreshed bob version. It’s the same centre-parted and slightly tousled style, but this time Kate’s locks are cropped shorter and curled into divine placid waves. The color is gorgeous and very complimenting for her eyes.

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#27: Wispy Bob With Back-Swept Front Locks

And here is Kate Mara’s former spring look from the Human Society 60th Anniversary Gala. Kate’s signature wispy bob was a bit longer back then with front locks swept back to open her face.

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#28: Messy Wavy Bob With Ombre

And, finally, I post this gorgeous look with ombre so that you could enjoy Kate Mara’s statement bob in all its beauty. It features an off-centered parting and deliberately disconnected edges to accentuate their awesome fringy finish and fantastic texture.

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#29: Side-Swept Wavy Bob

For the Pre-Grammy Gala Paula Patton had her chocolate locks styled in irregular loose waves and swept to one side. The flirty bangs gracefully touch her forehead and go to the right to blend with the other tresses.

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#30: Beach Waves For The Bob Length

I’m sure most short-haired girls do not want to bypass the beach waves hair trend. There’s no need: bob length is sufficient to rock cute beach waves like Lena Headey’s. Her locks are parted with one side being tucked behind the ear for a cool wavy asymmetric hairstyle with the perfect length at the nape.

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#31: Edgy Wavy Bob With Highlights

Sarah Paulson’s nice chin-length bob is complemented with fringy edges which are slightly flipped up for her charming wavy hairstyle. Bright honey highlights spark up this dark chocolate bob very opportunely.

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#32: Disconnected Bob With Face-Framing Waves

The same classy bob from Sarah Paulson can also be styled asymmetrically. Flipped out choppy ends make an awesome stylish combination with long bangs shaped into a glamorous forehead-framing wave.

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#33: Wavy Greek Updo

Hayden Panettiere is sweet and very beautiful with her wavy updo in Greek style. Her soft short blonde curls swept back and adorned with a thin headband create good volume on the crown and fun curly texture.

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#34: Asymmetric Hairstyle With Light Scrunchy Waves

Taryn Manning also opts to style her bob wavy for a Pre-Emmy entertainment event. Her A-line platinum bob is made special thanks to its dark roots, sharply angled side bangs and very light scrunchy waves.

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#35: Messy A-Line Bob

Kristen Wiig’s ‘bedhead’ hairstyle looks effortless and spontaneous. She pays tribute to the dark root likewise, but her style still makes its major emphasis on the messy finish.

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#36: Blonde Wavy Shag

Scarlett Johansson’s title character Lucy from the new movie is rocking a layered blonde bob that looks absolutely adorable in its wavy version. The cute shagginess flatters Scarlett and makes her look even younger than she is.

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#37: Asymmetric Wavy Hairstyle With A Temple Undercut

Currently Demi Lovato is rocking that ultra chic asymmetric haircut with a temple undercut which she opts to style in light waves like she has done for the MTV Video Music Awards. As an upgrade for this occasion, the tips of her dark brown curly locks are sweetly grazed with caramel hue.

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#38: Blonde Shaggy Bob With Light Whimsical Waves

Julianne Hough arrived to the same ceremony sporting a luxurious blonde bob with shaggy ends, dark roots and lift at the crown. Julianne’s light whimsical waves are meant to enhance the texture of her shaggy bob.

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#39: Edgy Wavy Brown Blonde Bob

And this beautiful edgy bob of Julianne Hough is from the 66th Emmy Awards ceremony. As we see, Julianne decides on an asymmetric hairstyle with edgy face-framing waves holding their fancy shape. So cute!

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#40: Passionate Waves

It’s hard to image a more expressive short wavy hairstyle in terms of texture and coloristic solution than Christen Stewart’s from the French Vanity Fair cover. I love the lift at the roots and impetuous waves in particular.

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#41: Stacked Bob In Awesome Waves

Catherine Bell is super sweet and lovely with her short bouncy waves. They give nice volume and a bit of messy texture to stay within the current hair trends. The silhouette and contours of Kate’s hairstyle remain flawless meanwhile.

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#42: Chaotic Waves

Gemma Arterton’s chaotic waves tend to the “bedhead” style trend that is completely in tune with Gemma’s wear. Her dark brown curly locks feature subtle texture-enhancing highlights.

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#43: Light Horizontal Waves

Short auburn haircut flatters Karen Gillan immensely. Her cropped locks are tucked behind the ears, while the top is styled in light voluminous horizontal waves for chic shaggy texture on the crown.

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#44: Edgy Half Up Half Down Style

Michelle Dockery couldn’t decide between an updo or downdo for the Emmy Awards ceremony, so she had her locks swept and pinned at the back with edgy side bangs to complete her chic look.

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#45: Classy Bob With Wavy Bangs

And Golden Globes Awards remember Michelle Dockery’s classy dark chocolate bob with cute in and out flicks at the ends and shapely side bangs. A light lift at the roots and rich monochromatic hair hue makes her look elegant, noble and refined.

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#46: Wispy Messy Bob

Nicky Whelan’s bob is backcombed to achieve messy wispy texture that seems delicate and fragile on the contrast with her black leather jacket. Razored ends and very subtle highlights enhance the uniqueness of her hairstyle.

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#47: A-Line Shaggy Bob

Alicia Witt’s red bob looks pretty casual but cute and perfectly imperfect as current trends suggest. It’s good for short naturally curly hair as an effortless self-styling option.

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#48: Wavy Bob With Eye-Brow-Skimming Bangs

Zendaya Coleman rocks her pretty wavy bob centre-parted and paired with wavy bangs across the forehead. I love its color, texture and wave pattern that works so well for medium lengths.

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#49: Golden Blonde Messy Bob

Julie Bowen has graced the celebration of Emmy Week in LA with a cute golden blonde messy bob. Her hairstyle embraces random waves alternating with straight messy tresses. The indistinct off-centered parting suits this look like no other.

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#50: Choppy Wavy Bob

Jane Levy opts to soften her reddish blonde choppy bob with fancy polished waves. It’s an awesome solution of a hairstyle for a special occasion that looks fresh, stylish but not overly groomed.

 

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#51: Combed Back Short Curly Hairstyle

Catherine Heigl looks very sensuous with short, slightly wavy hair, styled away from her face. Her cute hairstyle is easy to duplicate. Apply some mousse to wet hair, set the speed of your hair dryer to a low air flow and blow dry your locks away from your face. Shape the final texture with your fingers and fix the style with light hold hair spray. If your haircut features the elongated nape section, it can be pinned up in a sort of loose updo.

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#52: Short Haircut For Lovely Blonde Curls

Penelope Ann Miller has very beautiful soft natural curls. Such locks should be cut straight in layers to let them reveal their natural beauty. If your layered curly hair is getting very frizzy, blow dry it with a round bristle brush and use a medium-barrel curling iron to shape the perfect curl. In the end, arrange the curls the way you’d like them to lie and fix the style with a light or medium hold hair spray.

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#53: Asymmetric Bob With A Side Part For Thick Hair

Kimberly Caldwell has wisely chosen this cool shaggy bob with the angled front piece on one side. The style really becomes her! Its light wavy texture is achieved with a large-barrel curling iron. Before you begin to style the waves, make a deep side parting to define the angle of the side bangs. By the way, a side part is a hot trend for this year. You may tuck the shorter locks on the left behind your ear to enhance the difference of lengths and the overall impression from the asymmetry. The hairstyle will flatter both oval and round face shapes.

 

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#54: Edgy Short Hairstyle With Hair Flowers

To duplicate Samaire Armstrong’s edgy waves, leave your hair to air dry after wash to retain the natural curl. Next rub some wax with a matting effect in your hands and begin to pull out at your locks, as if pinching them, until you get the perfect stretched out waves. You may adorn the hairstyle with a couple of fabric or fresh flowers. Fix the style with light hold hair spray.

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#55: Evening Hairstyle For Short Curls

Jennifer Nettles shows us that short hairstyles are never boring. You may keep changing looks, trying new varieties of textures, finishes, and accessories. Jennifer’s do is a lovely solution for a night out with friends or any special occasion. This is how you can re-create it. Let your locks air dry or use a blow dryer with a diffuser to accelerate the process. Comb your bangs to one side and pin the random sticking out strands with bobby pins. The hairstyle should have a soft rounded silhouette but remain naturally messy.

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#56: Cute Short Curly Haircut For Women

Milla Jovovich always looks bright, because she is not afraid of bold contrasts in her style. Her haircut features a contrast of textures: short straight horizontal bangs and curly locks. It’s recommended to opt for layered haircuts if you hair is curly. Layers let your curls reveal their bounce. It’s better not to thin out the ends, or you’ll encourage frizz. If the haircut is performed professionally, you won’t need any particular styling on a daily basis.

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#57: Short Haircut With Razored Layers

Jane Lynch decides on a short shaggy haircut with razored layers. The short length like Jane’s doesn’t let your hair shape the complete curl, and your locks settle in soft waves which feature jagged contours for an extra edge. The side part and cropped side bangs make Jane’s look extremely feminine. Note that the bangs are styled up, away from the face and then to a side. This is a good solution for round and square faces, because they always need a slimming effect from hairstyles.

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#58: Neat Textured Pixie

Pixie haircuts are comfortable to wear and easy to style. They are recommended for thick hair and locks of medium density. Carey Mulligan’s pixie is point cut on top for the lovely feathery finish. Just define it with a dab of wax or pomade and look invariably stylish every day.

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#59: Layered Haircut For Curls With The Length At The Nape

Meg Ryan looks tender and childishly innocent thanks to her heavenly short curls. Her layered haircut offers a super cute rounded silhouette and let her curls bounce at the ends. It’s crucial not to cut your bangs short if your hair is curly, because they will shrink and look unflattering. Meg’s thin, subtle highlights make her curls fluffy and weightless. When styling such a haircut, it’s optimal to use a cream-like curl enhancer that disciplines curly hair and encourages them to unveil their natural beauty. The product is applied to wet hair before brushing. Then you can blow dry it with a diffuser or let it air dry. If you use hair spray, it should be a light hold product.

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#60: Curly Pixie That Makes A Statement

Ginnifer Goodwin is such a cutie with her pixie! Especially with this funky short hairstyle. Ginnifer’s hair is cut straight, then the longest locks are point cut for the extraordinary texture. To mimic the hairstyle like in this photo, you need first to blow dry your hair without combing. Do not use a round brush, as it will impair the curly texture. When working on the top locks, hold the blow dryer at different angles to achieve the maximal volume. Take a bit of strong hold gel with a matting effect and work it into the locks. Fix the hairstyle with light hold hair spray.

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#61: Nice Haircut And Hairstyle For Thick Naturally Curly Hair

Short haircuts add Halle Berry some charming zest. The cut, like in the picture is preferable for thick hair. The effect of sun-faded ends is a cool hair color idea for a pixie. It brings out dimension and eliminates the monolithic feel, often present in haircuts for thick hair. To style the cute curly spikes, it’s better to use wax or gel with a matt effect and light hold hair spray. When shaping the spikes with your fingers, you may experiment, styling them at different angles.

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#62: Short Feminine Hairstyle With A Headband

Malinda Williams wears a very short haircut, but she manages to style it in different creative ways. With the right short haircut, you can make showy hairstyles effortlessly. Wash your hair and let it air dry. Use root-lifting powder and backcomb the top locks, so that they are standing upright. Adjust a headband. Model the hairstyle lock by lock with your fingers, applying light hold hair spray for fixation.

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#63: Cool Short Hairstyle With A Curly Voluminous Top

Rihanna offers an idea of an evening ‘do for a contrasting pixie haircut. Wash your hair and blow dry it with a round bristle brush. The straightening of your locks with a brush is important for their smoothness and shine. At this step you are preparing the base of your hairstyle. Next, curl your top hair with a medium-barrel curling iron. Apply light hold hair spray for the final fixation. Now your sassy pixie has turned into a classy romantic hairstyle for a special occasion.

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#64: Classic Bob For Curly Hair

Jennifer Lopez has tried different length for her curls. We consider this bob as a worthy choice. The haircut features a lovely A-line silhouette that is expanding thanks to the lovely touchable curls. Curl your locks away from the face and tousle them slightly to achieve the sexy messiness. You may pin up your bangs with a barrette that compliments the design of your earrings.

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#65: Short Ombre Hair And Edgy Haircut

Everything is beautiful in Evan Rachel Wood’s hairstyle – the silhouette, texture and hair color solution. This is a classy pixie cut with elongated top locks and point cut ends. If you want to enhance the thickness of your hair, go for a subtle ombre. When styling, hold a blow dryer at different angles, lifting each lock up for the maximal volume. Next, rub some wax in your palms and define the texture. The locks should fall away from your face and to one side to make the indistinct side parting more readable.

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#66: Layered A-Line Bob With Wispy Texture And Side Bangs

With the platinum blonde hue, your locks would look super voluminous. The edge of Kimberly’s haircut is performed like a classic bob, but her top locks are cut a bit shorter to convey the flattering roundness to the haircut silhouette. The side bangs make any face shape softer and more feminine. To duplicate the look, it’s better first to create the base, using a blow-dryer and a round brush, and then shape the curls with a curling iron. When shaping the curls, heat each lock for a short time to achieve light waves, not curls. Tousle the waves and fix the ‘do with light hold hair spray.

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#67: Curly Short Hairstyle With Gorgeous Bouncy Curls

Izabella Miko gives us an idea of a playful curly bob that looks like a dream and matches any outfit. The modern hairstyle trends suggest combinations of textures – straight and curly, for instance. When curling your locks, start a few inches from the roots. For the added shimmering finish, use shine spray in the end.

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#68: Faux Bob

Women like to change hairstyles, and the change of hair length usually has the greatest impact. A faux bob is a cool idea to shorten your locks for one evening without having to chop them off. Marion Cotillard’s faux bob is styled with a lovely messy touch and freely hanging locks on one side. Cute, isn’t it?

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#69: Messy Bob Hairstyle

When your hair is not curly, but slightly wavy from nature, it may lack volume. A haircut with a round silhouette will improve the look of your locks. January Jones sports a sweet messy hairstyle. It was styled with a curl enhancer and blow dried with a diffuser.

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#70: Red Spiral Curls Pinned Up

Curls flatter Christina Hendricks, like no one else. Well, they certainly become many women, but looking at Christina, we can say at once that it’s 100% her type of hairstyle. The idea of this loose curly updo for short-to-medium hair is definitely worth a try.

 

Audrey Hunter
By Audrey Hunter 05/05/2015 19:29:00

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