hairstyle trends 21 Trendy Hairstyles Made for Wavy Hair

These stylish haircuts are making waves this year.

Haircuts For Wavy Hair

There’s no denying that wavy hair is a truly gorgeous feature that’s much sought after. A happy medium between straight and curly hair, it’s the perfect way to flaunt a bit of texture and rock a mane that doesn’t lack volume. So, it’s no surprise that the best haircuts for wavy hair have remained a hot topic for several seasons. 


The right haircuts for wavy hair can change the game and take your look to the next level. Not to mention, they’re extremely versatile. You can enhance your features if you have short hair, flaunt your length with long hair or achieve the perfect balance with medium-length hair. Want in? Follow along as we share 21 haircuts for wavy hair that are perfect for adding extra oomph to your strands in 2022.


1. Asymmetrical Bob 

This super chic haircut plays with angles by flaunting strands that are longer on one side. An excellent way to veer away from the traditional bob, the asymmetrical bob is great for shaking up your look. All you need is a touch of curl mousse, like the L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT Volume Inject Mousse, to give your mane effortless body and movement that you’re sure to love.


2. Cheek-Length Bob

If you’re looking to sport a short hairstyle that will make a statement, this is the way to go. The hair ends right above the jaw, which really emphasizes the facial structure. Add in some bangs and you’ll be rocking a face-framing style. It’s both striking and easy to manage. 


3. Lob

A style that suits medium-length strands to a tee, the long bob (commonly known as the lob) tops the list when it comes to flattering haircuts for wavy hair. Whether you decide to flaunt this look just above your shoulders, at shoulder level or just below, its effortless appearance and versatility make it so appealing. Apply a small dab of hair putty, like the L’Oréal Paris Studio Line Overworked Hair Putty, and scrunch your strands to create tousled definition to rock a wavy lob. 


4. Choppy Lob

Messy hair, don’t care! That’s what you can expect once you try the choppy lob on for size. This gorgeous haircut creates a lived-in yet stylish look that won’t go unnoticed. And if you’re game for adding even more dimension to your hair, consider giving an ombré hair color a try. 


5. Neck-Length Bob

The neck-length bob is also a must-try if short haircuts are your thing. Versatile and chic, this hairstyle adds soft movement to your mane for a put-together ‘do. And if you want to take things up a notch, you can add a touch of balayage highlights into the mix for head-turning dimension.

 

6. Inverted Bob

Featuring a tapered back with stacked layers and a long front, this haircut oozes edge and sass. We also love that you can totally customize it to suit your needs. From a flat back to a more curved shape, you have total control over how you want this cut to look!


7. Pixie Cut

If you’re the kind of person that loves to experiment with short haircuts, it’s time to show the pixie cut some love. This cropped cut is super easy to style and even easier to maintain, making it a top pick. And since this style is on the shorter side, it’s easy to show off your texture while keeping your strands out of your face. The bonus: It’s a great go-to style to make thin hair look thicker.


8. Tapered Pixie Cut

The tapered pixie cut is another incredibly neat and stylish haircut for wavy hair that’s sure to make you stand out. This short, fun haircut gives your strands body at the front and gradually gets shorter at the back and on the sides for a trendy alternative to the traditional pixie. It’s also great for people with thin hair because it allows you to add volume at the top. 


9. Side-Swept Pixie

If you can’t get enough of pixie cuts, give your short locks a stylish upgrade with the side-swept pixie. This cut features face-framing bangs and is totally transformed by your wavy texture. It’s a great option for those who constantly find themselves pressed for time since styling is oh-so-easy. 

 

10. Pompadour

Perhaps a pixie cut is not your jam — and that’s okay. Consider a pompadour, instead. While it’s easy to think that this cut is reserved for men, women have made this style all their own. The quiff-like haircut amps up volume, leaving you with a timeless look that’s also sophisticated and elegant. 

 

11. Undercut

An undercut will liven up your wavy strands in a playful way. With a choice of shaving the back, sides or both, you have various options that allow you to channel your inner rock star. You can also experiment with shaved designs for an edgier feel. Perfect for all lengths, this flattering look will take your style up a few notches. 

 

12. Shag Cut

The shag haircut may be your perfect match if you love flaunting retro-inspired styles. This on-trend, ’70s haircut offers tons of layers and texture for a head-turning ‘do. A great way to leave blunt layers behind, this cut gives you free rein to play with length while complementing your face shape for a standout look. 

Apply a generous amount of the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Super Curls Cream Leave-In onto towel-dried hair, scrunch and allow your hair to air dry for loose, effortlessly wavy locks. 

 

13. U-Shaped Layers

Consider hopping on the layered haircut trend with U-shaped layers. This haircut is an excellent choice for those who prefer to rock subtler layers. As the name suggests, your strands will be cut into a “U” shape for rounded layers throughout.


14. V-Cut Layers

Sure, any layered look is a great way to switch things up in the haircut department, but alternatively,  if you want to lean on the bolder side, V-cut layers are the way to go. This layering technique gives your strands tons of movement while working to reduce the bulkiness of thick, wavy hair


15. Feather Cut

Bold layers are always a fun way to play up your wavy hairstyle. Also popular during the disco decade, this style makes for major volume as it has tons of layers that bring dimension and versatility to the hair. 


16. Long Layers

Now that you have layers on the brain, you can’t go wrong with test-driving traditional, long layers. One of our favorite haircuts for wavy hair, this style will let you play with texture while showing off your cascading length. 


Editor's tip: When growing out long hair, keeping your ends healthy can be challenging. We recommend implementing a hydrating hair serum like the L’Oréal Paris Elvive Dream Lengths Frizz Killer Serum Leave-In to help repair damage.

 

17. Layered Lob

Dare to play with various lengths? We think the layered lob should be on your radar. A nice change of pace from the traditional haircut, this style works layers into your mane for added volume, shape and movement.


18. Angled Lob 

Ready to do your wavy hair justice? Look no further than the angled lob. Since this haircut is all about rocking shorter hair at the back and having it transition gradually to a longer length at the front, you’ll have tons of fun styling your strands. The wavy hairstyle looks especially pretty on round-shaped faces because the variation in lengths works wonders to visually elongate your visage.


19. Blunt Cut

This universally flattering haircut will keep the focus on your beautiful waves. A simple and practical hairstyle without any layers, the blunt cut serves as a fabulous, low-maintenance pick for those who love a minimalistic look.


20. Brow-Skimming Bob

Another great way to frame the face and bring attention to your eyes is to opt for a bob with bangs that skims the eyebrows. While pin-straight bangs can feel a bit harsh with certain cuts, this style is perfect for wavy hair, which adds a touch of softness to it.


21. Curtain Bangs 

This year already feels like another year of the curtain bangs’ reign. Unlike classic bangs, this style parts your bangs right down the middle to frame your face beautifully. Whether you’re rocking a bob, lob or a layered mane, these bangs will serve as the perfect finishing touch to any haircut for wavy hair. Keep your style set in place with L'Oréal Paris Elnett Strong Hold hairspray.


Next: 5 Stylish Ways to Wear Long Hair With Bangs

Edited by: Sophie Dweck, Photo Credit: IG/@waves_and_glory