Hair Styling | Wavy Hair Hairstyles

Wavy Hairstyles That Work On Short Hair

Are you considering a short wavy hairstyle? No problem! We have beautiful proof that short and wavy go very well together. You will also learn what to watch for while cutting, blow drying and styling so everything fits together.

The texture of your hair plays an important role when choosing a new hairstyle for your wavy hair. However, you should not allow anyone to talk you into believing that naturally wavy hair must not be cut short – that is quite simply a fallacy. Short cuts can in fact look amazing with wavy hairstyles! And that is far from the only positive thing about the wavy-short combination. Here are all the benefits at a glance:

  • Thanks to the wavy texture, the short cut continues to look delicate and therefore feminine.
  • Just because the hair is short, there is no need to forego volume. 
  • Short wavy hairstyles are light and comfortable to wear.
  • The wavy hairstyle is versatile – you can emphasize the waves or straighten the hair.
  • It is very practical – washing, blow drying and styling take far less time.

Find your favorite new look! We present the most beautiful haircuts for wavy hair in the following gallery:

Short Cuts for Wavy Hair

In Brief: Tips for Short Wavy Hairstyles


  • The wavy volume can be reduced a bit with slight layering. Then the hair dances softly around the face rather than overpowering it.
  • The sides and the hair at the back of the head can be cut really short. However, the hair at the crown should always be left somewhat longer. That emphasizes the beautiful waves and opens up a greater variety of short hairstyles for wavy hair.


Blow drying

  • A diffuser attachment lifts the hair while blow drying, conjuring up extra volume. The waves remain defined and do not get tangled.
  • Wondering how to straighten hair that is wavy? Distribute some mousse in it and blow dry over a round brush. A somewhat smaller brush is well suited here so you can wrap up the shorter hair more easily and get the tension you need for straightening. If possible, run a straightening iron over the individual strands as a final step. Apply hairspray and you’re done!



  • Short hair with the wet look can look super cool or also very classy depending on the styling. When gelled hair is scrunched for instance, the waves come out even more and the hairdo appears much wilder. To tame the waves on the other hand, simply comb the hair straight back or to the side.
  • For a bit of variety, you can form a severe side parting which will have a very different appearance.
  • However, you can also purposely define individual strands and thereby shape your entire wavy hairstyle. Hair wax with a gloss effect achieves especially beautiful results.
  • If the waves run out of steam, you can apply dry shampoo or volumizing powder for added fullness.
  • Clips, brooches and hair bands serve as exciting accents to your short wavy hairstyle and can save you on bad hair days!