6 best haircuts for wavy hair

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Do you have curly hair?

Then you are among a lucky bunch of people who have one of the most diverse and unique hair textures in the world.

All the same, we know it can feel like a challenge to know what looks best with your natural texture.

In the past, you might have been tempted to straighten your hair until not even your mum could tell your natural hair texture, but these days we know that natural hair is beautiful hair.

Working with your texture rather than against it can lead to you wondering – what are the best haircuts for wavy hair?

While it might still be fun to reach for the straighteners sometimes (and you might even want to try out some more permanent straightening options), for those looking to embrace their natural texture, there are so many wavy hairstyles for women to try.

Here, we take a look at the six best haircuts for wavy hair or curly hair, and some exciting styles that you can try out for yourself.

Keep reading to discover your new favourite!

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Medium length spiral curls

Whether you have natural loose waves or tight curls, sometimes you just want to go all out and enjoy a head turning look. Medium length spiral curls are structured curls that you may have seen on Taylor Swift in her early career, before she switched it up with cool girl curly bangs (more on that later).

Medium length spiral curls are a very feminine and delicate looking choice, that can look amazing at any special event.

However, you don’t just have to style your hair this way for occasions as spiral curls can work in everyday life, too.

Just be aware that it might involve getting up a little earlier than usual!

You will need to get your hands on some curly girl hair products (such as gel or mousse) as well as a heat protectant, as few are lucky enough to have these curls naturally.

In this case, you can break out the hot tools and use a curling wand to get the best results.

Even if your hair is very curly and leans towards spiral curls all on its own, you may want to curl some pieces more tightly just to give the overall look more polish.

While medium length hair is fairly easy to maintain, you may want to make sure you book in with your stylist for maintenance haircuts regularly, especially if you are reaching for the hot tools a little more regularly.

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A fringe

Whether you call them bangs or a fringe, having a little something to frame your face can really offset your natural curls. For too long, curly and wavy haired girls were reluctant to cut a fringe in (if you look up “80s bangs” then you’ll know why!), but nowadays a curly fringe is a fashion statement beloved by so many celebrities and hair stylists.

There really is a fringe to suit every girl (and every curl!).

But how do you know which fringe is best for your hair type?

This can be a little controversial and confusing, but a longer or face framing fringe is generally considered to work best for tightly coiled or curly hair.

This is because your hair springs up and it can end up looking a little too short.

On the other hand, those with loose waves (or curly girls with an adventurous spirit) have more flexibility – you can choose a short, straightened fringe which frames your features and shows off the texture of the rest of your hair. Or perhaps you just want to go for some curtain bangs, for some serious 70s energy.

If you are tempted by the call of the fringe, make sure that you think about how it might fit into your lifestyle, especially if you plan to straighten it.

Styling your fringe will be an absolute must, and you will need trims from your hairstylist roughly every month, depending on how quickly your hair grows.

Not only that, but if you wish to grow it out, it can be a pain!

With that said, we love curly and wavy fringes, and the commitment is well worth the extra work for such a pretty look, with a little edge.

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Long and highlighted

Some girls just love to let their hair grow and grow, but that doesn’t mean you should leave it completely to its own devices.

Some may have heard that long hair isn’t professional or groomed enough, and this is something that those with waves and curls deal with all the time!

The truth is that any hair length and style can look great, as long as you are willing to put a tiny bit of a time and effort in.

Long curly or wavy hair can look beautiful and be healthy, but you need to make sure that you are taking proper care of it.

This means getting regular haircuts and treating it gently with conditioning treatments (and perhaps even leaving the hot tools behind).

If you find yourself growing bored of your luscious lengths, then highlights can be a girl’s best friend.

Long waves or curls look especially gorgeous with a subtle (or loud and proud) highlight that accentuates your texture and makes those curls truly pop.

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The pixie cut

At the opposite end of the length spectrum, we have the ever popular pixie cut.

This is a style that some curly or wavy haired ladies might have previously shied away from, fearing that their natural texture would be unruly without length to weigh it down. In truth, there are as many different ways of cutting a pixie as there are women who wear them!

A pixie cut can work well with wavy hair as your natural hair pattern can make the cut really pop.

It is also easy to maintain on a daily basis, so you can say goodbye to long showers and spending endlessly on yet another bottle of shampoo.

A pixie cut looks best when left natural, with a little styling product to give it some hold.

As far as chic statement haircuts go, a pixie cut is hard to beat.

However, you should bear in mind that a pixie cut might not be high maintenance daily, but you will need to keep up your haircuts.

You will be surprised at how fast a pixie grows out and can begin to look a little on the wild side, so it takes a committed pixie lover to keep it up.

It’s totally worth it, though, and you can discuss with your stylist which kind of pixie or short haircut might work best with your face shape and hair texture.

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Blunt bob

Who’s the chicest of them all?

The pixie cut might have some competition!

A blunt bob is not just for those with ultra-straight hair, it can work for most hair types, and is one of the best haircuts for wavy hair.

This haircut can actually enhance your natural wave pattern, and gives a clean and professional look overall.

You can style your blunt bob with or without a fringe.

You will want to keep in mind that a blunt bob can be one of the more limiting haircut options as it will be too short to tie up properly.

If you are someone who likes to change up her hair a lot, then this might not be the choice for you.

However, it is easy to maintain and style – worn curly, wavy or straight.

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Inverted lob

Are you on a mission to show off your waves as much as possible?

Then an inverted lob could be the haircut of your dreams.

This haircut is longer at the front and shorter at the back, making the front of your hair look fuller and more beautifully wavy than ever.

As this is a more structured haircut, you will need to book in with your stylist in order to keep it looking neat and tidy.

Worn by the likes of Beyonce herself, though, the inverted lob is a wavy girl’s dream.

Not only that, but it’s easy to grow out if you want something different.

You can even add some face framing pieces to make the transition easier.


Having curly and wavy hair is something to celebrate, and these different ways of cutting and styling your hair can help you to celebrate your texture in style.

Whether you want to make the most of your curls in an elaborate way or you are looking for something that is very wearable day to day, there are so many great looks for wavy hair and curly hair.

Depending on the length and condition of your hair, the options are endless!

If you want to understand your texture a little more and figure out the best haircut style for wavy hair, then come by Lux Hair Lounge to find out more.

We can help you learn everything you need to know about the best haircuts for wavy hair and get beautiful results every time.