Short wavy hair is the perfect hairdo for the summer months that suits a lot of different face shapes. It can be styled in a jiffy and can easily be customised to complement a wide array of outfits. Do not let the sweat and humidity flatten your hair out, try these voluminous hairstyles that provide the much-coveted bounce to your hair.
#1 Chocolate and Caramel
Wear some dessert shades on your bob to achieve the sun bleached effect. A chocolate bob with caramel highlights might look dull on its own but the waves provide it personality and shape. The neutral colors will go with a multitude of looks too!
Shades of blonde are a no-fail option for summer. A mid length sandy blonde with ashy roots provides beach ready hair. Throw in some loose waves and salt spray to rock this look at the sea shore.
#3 Wispy Waves
Thin, featherlike waves mixed in with otherwise straight hair provide a very unique look. Light pastel shades at the tips add on to the angelic vibes. This hairstyle is ideal for short hair and will have you looking fabulous in a matter of minutes.
#4 Copper Rosettes
A stunning variation to short wavy hair is the addition of these innovative pin curl inspired rosettes. This look will work best with short boy cut hair because the waves can easily rest on the scalp to produce this effect. This hairstyle is definitely a head turner!
#5 Fluffy Crown
Another wonderful style for boy cut hair is to leave the hair longer at the front and wear them in fluffy waves at the crown. This look will aid in adding a girly element to an otherwise athletic hairstyle and will go well with both casual and formal outfits.
#6 Textured Tangerine Bob
Layers are the best way to add volume to short hair and waves will make these layers stand out really well. Go for bronze hair with an orange undertone for a summer-appropriate color. This hairdo is perfect to effortlessly carry you from day to night.
#7 Brown Swirls
The chocolate brown swirly waves tone down the edgy appearance of a roughly chopped up bob. This hairstyle is a great balance of daring and traditional. Go for rounder waves at the top and flatter ones at the bottom to let the rough edges be more visible.
#8 Ombre Perfection
Short wavy hair beautifully brings out the shades of an ombre. This black and gold ombre worn in waves that just graze the shoulder provides a twist to the classic wavy look. This hairdo is perfect for both pool parties and lazy brunches.
#9 Waves of Ice
Platinum blonde hair looks so refined when styled in a feathery bang and loose round waves. This look is so feminine that it is perfect for summer weddings. A pastel colored dress would be a lovely companion for this angelic hairdo.
#10 Classic Blonde Diva
This 60’s inspired hairdo can never go out of style! Perfect honey blonde locks styled in bouncy waves make an amazing fashion statement. This hairstyle looks spectacular with high-necked blouses. Throw in some pearl earrings for the 60’s charm.
#11 Voluminous and Bold
Dark hair styled in spring shaped waves frame the face beautifully. This hairstyle focuses on enhancing the volume at the scalp and does the same by draping the black spirals over the head. This hairstyle has a very bold and mystical appeal that is more suitable for the evening.
#12 Golden Waves
Golden blonde hair provides some warmth to the face and accentuates a tan perfectly. A side swept hairdo with waves at the tips is a quick hairstyle for short wavy hair. Go for waves pointing in different directions for a more casual look.
#13 Cool Toned Perfection
Embrace the shades of gray with this elegant shoulder length bob. The uniform waves, running along the length of the hair, help to soften the look. This hairdo will look fantastic with frilly dresses in cool toned shades.
#14 Messy Wet Look
This is an easy hairstyle for the busy days when you can’t spend too much time on your hair. The messy waves can easily be created with a hair gel that provides a wet effect. The waves bring life and drama to the dull blonde hair.
#15 Bouncy Brown Waves
Celebrate your thick and voluminous hair with this bouncy hairdo that is so elegant and chic. The rich chocolate brown color paired with fluffy and well-formed waves will look amazing with jewel-toned dresses. Add some shine spray to make your hair sparkle.
#16 Vintage Elegance
This throwback look will go really well with the trends of this season! A brunette bob with round waves at the tips is reminiscent of the starlets of the black and white movies. Pair this hairstyle with feminine dresses to preserve the charm of the yesteryears.
#17 Fierce and Flawless
Black and yellowish blonde colors create a fierce combination on the hair. For a laid back look, create some beachy waves from the mid-length to the tips. A soft fringe and a nude lip are all it takes for this hairstyle to work its magic.
#18 Brown Balayage
Short wavy hair can be given an upgrade with this wonderful mix of brown tones. From a dark ebony at the roots to a smoky brown at the tips, the color combination is surreal. The waves add the right amount of depth and definition to this look.
#19 Mahogany Ruffles
A deep mahogany color with maroon undertones highlights the sharpness of the cheekbones. This hair color pairs particularly well with green eyes. Go for thin, casual waves throughout the length of the hair, which provide a refined bed head look.
#20 Windblown Waves
A messy hairdo is so easy to create with short wavy hair. Just tease the roots with your fingers and add some roughly defined waves at the tips. Add some texturizing spray to create some more volume. This hairstyle looks great on brown hair paired with gray outfits.
#21 Soft and Surreal
Blonde waves with a faint pink undertone look very surreal and feminine. Add waves that curl away from your face to ensure that the hairstyle does not overpower your makeup. Pair this look with soft pink lips and delicate dresses to grab the spotlight at any event.
#22 Messy Mocha Waves
Embrace your natural frizz by exaggerating it with some messy waves. Messy brown hair with golden highlights provides a runway ready hairstyle that is not complicated at all. Pair it with neutral colored outfits to avoid going overboard.
#23 Baby Blues and Purple
For a colorful statement, go with pastel shades of blue and purple for your short wavy hair. An asymmetric bob with messy waves and layers is the best way to showcase these unusual colors. Keep your makeup and jewelry to a minimum and let the hair do the talking.
#24 Straight Fringe with Waves
Couple a straight fringe with cascading waves to bring out the best features of your face. The waves create a beautiful flow from the face to the shoulders whereas the fringe helps to frame your forehead. A dark brown dye is perfect for this old school inspired hairstyle.
#25 Sweet and Simple
Short wavy hair looks very put together on its own, without any embellishments. Dark brown hair with a few highlights and loose waves at the tips is a great option for a daily look. It is hassle free but elegant and pairs well with a plethora of outfits.
#26 Fiesty Orange
This orange blonde color is so striking that it is best combined with some very subtle waves for a natural effect. The short length and dark roots help to tone down the bold color and make it appropriate for daily wear. Pair it with solid colors for a balanced look.
#27 Black and Maroon Waves
Asymmetrical haircuts are all the rage this season and maroon highlights on the longer lengths of a black bob bring this asymmetry to the forefront. The maroon color breaks the monotony of the raven black. The gentle waves at the front emanate a feminine appeal.
#28 Golden Ripples
Golden ripples are beautiful for uneven layers that are longer at the front. Experiment with different shades of blonde for highlights and lowlights that look extremely natural. This wavy hairstyle is very versatile and can be paired with any makeup look.
#29 Easy Breezy
Light brown and blonde hair looks best with simple hairstyles like these waves that are swept away from the face. Go for a mid parting and create some volume at the crown with gentle teasing. This is an effortless way to style short wavy hair for spectacular results.
#30 Platinum Spirals
Restore some life to icy platinum blonde hair with some thin, well-defined waves. This hairstyle works best with shoulder length layered haircuts. Pair it with neutral makeup for the daytime and with a bold red lip for a night out.
#31 Golden Bronze Glamour
Hair artists are creating some wonderful colors this season by mixing together some classic shades. This hybrid between blonde and bronze is a great example of such a color. The dark roots tone down the look and the subtle waves add the right amount of volume.
#32 Bleached and Beautiful
Blonde hair that is chopped right at the shoulders is very trendy this season. The side swept bangs add a doll like effect that is further enhanced by the golden waves. This hairstyle will be ideal for a laid back vacation.
#33 Subtle Flicks
These subtle waves can easily be created with a hair straightener and will provide a natural shape to your tresses. Go for a brown and bronze balayage and add these waves for some texture. You can even add some hair gel at the ends for a wet look that is a hot trend this season.
#34 Wild Waves
Channel your inner drama queen with this bold and fabulous hairdo. Add lots of waves of different shapes to your blonde, shoulder length hair and spray on a good hairspray for maximum hold. Brush your fingers through the hair for a more natural, tousled effect.
#35 Smooth and Sleek
For a polished effect, go for more rounded waves that bend away from the face. This hairstyle looks best with light and short wavy hair. You can easily transform your look from mellow to dramatic with a few variations in makeup.
#36 Dark and Delightful
If you prefer dark colors then you can give them a summer makeover by adding a few bronze highlights. Add some gentle waves to welcome the warm weather. This is a great hairdo for second and even third day hair.
#37 Copper and Strawberry Blonde
Reddish tones of blonde are the go-to colors for summer and with good reason! Strawberry blonde and copper hues complement tanned skin really well. A short bob with a fluffy fringe and gentle swirls at the ends looks extremely gorgeous.
#38 Blonde Babylights
Yet another popular hair coloring technique is that of adding extremely fine highlights or baby lights, to mimic the patterns found in children’s hair. Blonde baby lights look marvellous on short wavy hair. Asymmetric layers are the cherry on top of this perfect hair look.
#39 Sun Kissed Spirals
Textured, beachy waves suit light blonde hair very well. Add some grit to your waves with a generous spritz of salt spray. The dark roots add a nice depth to the hairstyle so that you don’t have to bother with retouching the roots ever so often!
#40 Greek Goddess
The dark colors and surreal curls of this look will definitely provide you the appeal of a Greek Goddess. Adorn a flowing white dress and some gold accessories to go with the theme. This stunning look is elegance personified.
#41 Indigo Waves
Add a splash of blue to your locks with this fantastic black and blue ombre. The outward waves highlight the blue tones beautifully. This is a great alternative to extremely bright blues when you wish to bring a piece of the ocean to your hair.
#42 Massive Whirls
A unique way of adding a formal touch to short wavy hair is to introduce some giant round waves. Tease the hair at the top of the head for a round, fluffed up base and add circular waves that end in upward flicks. This hairstyle would look stunning with brown hair, for an evening affair.
#43 Rose Gold Ringlets
Introduce a hint of rose gold in your hair with this brown and rose gold ombre. A soft straight fringe and loose waves will make you look like a princess straight out of a fairytale. Complement this look with pink shades of makeup to bring out the color of the hair.
#44 Casual and Chic
A relaxed look is best complemented by this messy hairdo. Some rough waves at the front with a few golden highlights look disheveled but stylish. A pair of distressed jeans and a loose t-shirt is the best way to rock this hairstyle.
#45 Sharp Razor Cut
Black hair looks mesmerizing with the texture provided by a razor cut. This is an edgy way to sport short wavy hair that goes very well with t-shirt dresses and sneakers. Add some casual outward flicks to create more volume.
#46 Gentle Flicks
Small flicks make all the difference and provide a magical makeover to platinum blonde hair. The color is dramatic enough and does not need any complex styling. The flicks gently brush the shoulders to provide a feathery look.
#47 Inky Waves
The inky shades of this hairdo are inspired by the midnight sky. Add alternate waves in opposite directions to recreate the shape of this hairstyle. This hair look has a sophisticated charm that would uplift any outfit.
#48 Pristine Sea Shore
This shade of blonde is reminiscent of a virgin sandy beach in all its glory. The slight inward dents added approximately two inches away from the ends bear a resemblance to the marks left behind on the coast by the waves. This hairstyle looks very polished but is easy to recreate.
#49 Golden Flames
The beautiful color transitions of this hairstyle are brought to the forefront by the thin waves. The hair replicates the flames emanating from a fireplace. This hairstyle is the perfect balance of casual and glamorous and can be paired with anything ranging from denim jackets to floor length gowns.
#50 Soft and Whimsical
This combination of waves and roughly chopped layers is extremely endearing. You can add fewer waves to wear this look to the office and can throw in some more before heading out at night. Opt for this hairstyle to look fabulous and fashionable.
#51 Fuchsia Delight
Combine bright reds, magenta, and purple with short hair for a breathtaking burst of color. Waves are the best way to make this color combination very eye catching. Go for solid colors in your outfit for the most stunning results.
#52 Cappuccino Cravings
There are so many different shades of brown that you can never run out of options. This light brown shade looks magnificent when paired with outfits in green and blue hues. The flirtatious waves add a magical factor to the hairdo.
#53 Gorgeous Ginger Waves
Ginger red is yet another stunning color choice for short wavy hair. The playful color combined with the ruffled waves creates a very appealing look. It is the way to go if you want to draw attention to your rosy cheeks.
#54 Captivating Chocolate Waves
These wispy brown waves will definitely make you the talk of the town. This elegant mix of color and texture looks refined and appealing. The fine waves at the front will highlight your sharp looks, so remember to contour well for a chiseled appearance.
#55 Serpentine Swirls
Snake shaped waves are a fabulous way to flaunt the colors of an ombre. The deep brown roots and the bleached tips recreate the appearance of sun drenched hair. This short wavy hair look would look ravishing with an olive green ensemble.
These unbelievably diverse and alluring hairstyles with short wavy hair are so inspiring for the summer months. With such irresistible options to choose from it is hard to pick just one. Easy to recreate at home yet spellbindingly gorgeous, these hairstyles will help you achieve all your hair goals for 2017.