10 Effortlessly Chic Medium Wavy Hairstyles

Check out these 10 effortlessly chic medium wavy hairstyles, from Latest-Hairstyles:

A great way to perk up your style is by adding some waves. Many wavy hairstyles can be adapted for medium length hair. Try an modern twist like a textured, beachy wave. Some of these relaxed hairdos can be easily achieved without the use of hot tools, using a few braids and rubber bands instead. Elegant vintage waves are classy and instantly upgrade your hair to star status. A variety of techniques can be used to achieve waves; from twisty buns, pin curls, braids or by using a flat or curling iron. Whatever your style, you’re certain to make a statement with one of these medium wavy hairstyles!

#1 Twist ‘n Shout

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Break away from traditional waves with this ‘bent’ wavy bob.

Medium Bent Wavy Bob Hairstyle

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

Medium Bent Wavy Bob Hairstyle Side

Style by Shantell Nunez, Elon Salon, Marietta, GA

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Use a large-barrel curling iron and wrap select pieces of hair along the surface layers only. Keep the ends out to create this signature ‘bent’ look.
  3. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SESSION.SPRAY for flexible hold with anti-humidity protection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for round, oval or heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

Vary your waves by using different iron sizes.

 #2 Amber Waves

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Offset, alternating waves enhance both volume and length with straighter ends.

Medium Wavy Hairstyle with Volume

Style by London Hair

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a medium-barrel curling iron and wrap hair away from face. Keep the ends out for a look that’s straighter on the ends.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DermOrganic Windswept DEFINING WHIP for separation and definition with bounce and movement.

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Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, oval or round face shapes. This style works best on medium hair.

Tip:

Pin ends under for a faux bob hairstyle.

 #3 Lava-licious

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Classic ‘S’ waves go from sleek to vavoom celebrating this fierce red hue.

Medium Hairstyle with Classic Waves and Red Hue

Style and Makeup by Onita Luisi, Chips Salon Marlboro, NJ

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Curl hair using a medium-barrel curling iron. Slide the curl out leaving it undisturbed, then set using a pin curl clip. Continue curling all the hair.
  3. Allow hair to cool and set then spray hair all over with a flexible hold hairspray.
  4. Once completely cooled, remove clips and brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look. Backcomb the ends for extra volume.
  5. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy SHIMMER.SHINE for a soft, shiny finish.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Keep waves neat and sleek for a vintage touch.

 #4 Beige Bombshell

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Gentle waves adds the perfect touch of movement to this mid-lenth hairstyle.

Blonde Hairstyle with Gentle Waves

Style by Sean Rocco Salon, Charlotte, NC

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron, wrap large sections of hair vertically away from face.
  3. Allow hair to cool and set, then spray hair all over with a light hold hairspray.
  4. Once completely cooled, brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy UNDRESSED to create a loose, undone, natural look.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, oval and heart shaped faces. This style works best on fine to medium hair.

Tip:

Gather ends up and twist into a simple chignon.

#5 Golden Dreams

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Long and lean alternating waves are a great look for thick hair.

Medium Hairstyle with Waves for Thick Hair

Style by Alison Wilson, Makeup by Robbin Jackson, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a small to medium-sized barrel curling iron, curl small sections of hair vertically in alternating directions.
  3. Allow hair to cool and set, then spray hair all over with a light hold hairspray.
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Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl SET IT FREE to eliminate frizz, add shine and enhance curls.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for square, round or oval face shapes. This style works best on thick hair.

Tip:

Add a few accent braids to dress up this look.

 #6 Fiery Phenom

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Edgy, deconstructed waves add that rock ‘n roll vibe to an A-line cut.

Edgy Medium Hairstyle with Waves

Style by Becca Hoppe, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Edgy Medium Hairstyle with Waves Back

Style by Becca Hoppe, Makeup by Kristian Bailey, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a small to medium-sized barrel curling iron, curl small sections of hair vertically in alternating directions.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation. Backcomb the interior for extra volume, then spray hair all over with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy FRESH.HAIR for perfect next-day hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

Twist that fringe up and back for a slight pompadour.

#7 Caramel Curls

Written by Tanya Ramirez

These curls are softly piled high to accent this side-swept layered hairstyle.

Medium Wavy Hairstyle with Caramel Curls

Photo Credit: EncoreHD Magazine

Medium Wavy Hairstyle with Caramel Curls Side

Photo Credit: EncoreHD Magazine

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Create a deep side part. Using a medium-sized barrel curling iron, start on the bottom layers and work your way up to leave curls undisturbed on the surface layers.
  3. Run fingers along the underside for slight volume and separation in the interior layers and on the ends.
  4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.
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Recommended Hair Products:

Try Oribe APRES BEACH for touchable waves with beautiful shine.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Pin the sides back for a lovely formal style.

# 8 Golden Ombre

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Messy, sexy bedhead curls look amazing with a layered bob cut.

Messy Medium Hairstyle with Waves

Style by Emily Rutt, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

Messy Medium Hairstyle with Waves Side

Style by Emily Rutt, Makeup by Jason Kelly, Sheer Professionals, Wooster, OH

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a large-barrel curling iron and curl hair in alternating directions.
  3. Run fingers through hair for light separation.
  4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy TEXTURE.MASTER to boost finely textured hair.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on fine to thick hair.

Tip:

You can also try this look using a straightening iron.

 #9 Vintage Beauty

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Classic merges with modern in this retro bob and wavy accents.

Vintage Medium Hairstyle with Waves

Style by Megan Arbuckle, Makeup by Lindsay Disset, Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

Vintage Medium Hairstyle with Waves Side

Style by Megan Arbuckle, Makeup by Lindsay Disset, Yellow Strawberry Hair Salon, Sarasota, FL

How To Style:

  1. Dry hair using a round brush and your blow dryer.
  2. Using a large barrel curling iron, curl hair in a horizontal direction from the ends up.
  3. Allow hair to cool, then create a deep side part. Brush hair using a paddle brush to finish the look. Backcomb base for extra volume. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try Kevin Murphy BODY.BUILDER Volumizing Mousse for flexible fullness and hold.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Accent this style with a sparkly barrette.

 #10 Espresso Coils

Written by Tanya Ramirez

Perfect, springy coils are fashion forward any way you wear them.

Medium Hairstyle with Springy Coils

Style by Danielle Downes, Makeup by Marti Petritisis, Hair by Danielle Downes, Old Bridge, NJ

How To Style:

  1. On dry naturally wavy or curly hair, create defined coils by wrapping hair around an extra small curling iron or wand. Slide the curl out, leaving the shape undisturbed. Continue throughout the rest of the hair as desired.
  2. Run fingers through the interior for light deconstruction and separation.
  3. Finish with a shine spray.

Recommended Hair Products:

Try DevaCurl MIRROR CURLS for maximum curl reflection.

Best Face Shape and Hair Type:

This look is suitable for most face shapes. This style works best on medium to thick hair.

Tip:

Add some sparkle with Kevin Murphy’s Shimmer Bug.