Very few hairstyles suit everyone, but beach waves hairstyles are universally beloved. They are that perfect laidback style that’s easy to create and even easier to rock. These days, soft, supple waves are very popular and can be seen on hair both short and long.
Beach Wave Hairstyles
We have 25 different styles to show you, proving that this style works for virtually every hair type, texture, and length. Wear them silky soft or give off that tousled, salt air feeling with your hair. Read on for our best and most beautiful wavy styles and you’ll quickly see why they are everyone’s go-to.
1. Beach Wave for Short Hair
Yes, even short hair can rock this beach wave look! In fact, giving your bob haircut relaxed curls is just as pretty for every day as it is for a dressier occasion. We love the way they help this inverted bob to frame the face.
2. Long Beach Wave
Beach waves are at their best on long, luxurious locks. Once you’ve created your mermaid-like waves, give them a tousle for a lived-in feel.
3. Beach Waves for Medium Length Hair
This hairstyle gives off a gorgeous, touchable feeling, thanks to ultra-hydrated locks. Medium hair looks so elegant with this wavy texture. Smoothed curls with high shine look great for formal events.
If you love this relaxed hairstyle, why not make it permanent? Ask for a perm the next time you’re at the salon so you’ll always effortless waves. It’s just curly enough to spice up straight hair without having to deal with springy ringlets.
5. Beach Waves with Braids
Because wavy texture often looks like loosened braids, add braids into your hairstyle as a perfect detail. Add one or a ton, depending on your desired vibe. This braided crown gives off a romantic feeling that is perfect for wedding events.
6. Beach Wave Bob
It can be tough to dress up the short lengths of a bob hairstyle. Soft and sexy curls, however, do the trick with ease and flair. Focus your loose curls onto the lower half of your hair, starting around the eyes.
7. Loose Beach Waves
Causal waves are great because they can last for days, falling slowly while still maintaining texture. You can also create a looser look intentionally by curling each piece of hair for a shorter length of time than you normally would.
8. Beach Waves for Black Hair
Mermaid waves don’t have to be synonymous with sandy blonde hair. In fact, on black hair, they look especially luxe and shiny. So, if you’re feeling this sexy texture, you should absolutely go for it.
9. Beach Waves with Bangs
Long beach waves actually look great with face-framing bangs. If your bangs are long, cut them longer on the tops of the cheekbones so they blend effortlessly into the rest of the hair. The wispy texture suits the vibe of the rest of the hairstyle.
10. Beach Wavy Weave
If your natural hair won’t get you the texture you desire, choose a weave with gorgeous, curly tresses. A center or side part will do, depending on the shape of your face and the vibe you’re going for.
11. Beach Wave Lob
Lobs are so fresh and popular these days. They also happened to look great worn straight or with a delicious texture. This rather neat style suddenly becomes laid back with tousled, sun-kissed locks.
12. Beach Wave + Crochet
Crochet weaves are rather easy to incorporate into your look. Choose an artful bob or long locks to suit your preferred style. We love crochet hairstyles because they are easy enough to apply at home.
13. Beach Waves for Wedding
When it comes to weddings, this look is a total winner. Whether you wear your hair up, down, or somewhere in between, this casual texture is sexy yet sweet and gives you a lot of versatility in terms of styling.
19. Beach Wave + Ponytail
Looking for a way to add life to your otherwise basic ponytail? This texture provides the perfect opportunity for easy and attainable glamour.
15. Beach Waves for Thick Hair
Pump up the beauty of your naturally thick hair with this sexy style. If you’re worried about creating too much volume, try creating curls that aren’t so tightly wound.
16. Beach Waves for Thin Hair
Naturally thin hair can really benefit from this look. Achieve a thick and luxurious vibe by adding gorgeous volume and texture without extensions.
17. Beach Waves on Blonde Hair
Let’s face it, blonde beach waves are pretty iconic. Give your hair the sexy, tousled curls it deserves. You can create a center part, but we love the way this hair is pulled over for a sexy flair.
18. Messy Beach Waves
Pristine waves are great for formal events, but this texture can be worn messy, too. For a casual, everyday vibe or even a sexy occasion like date night, give curls a good tousle.
19. Beach Wavy Pigtails
Remember, this kind of look doesn’t have to be just sexy or laidback, it can be playful, too! Add double baby pigtails or another fun detail.
20. Middle Part
In the mood for a bombshell vibe? A center part pairs gorgeously with loads of voluminous, loosened curls for a look that is always sexy.
21. Bun + Beach Waves
You can still wear beach waves with an up-do! Create waves as the underlying texture for your chic chignon style.
22. Beach Waves on Layered Hair
If you’re wondering about the long wavy look on your layered hair, then have no fear! The wavy texture shows off dimensional layers beautifully.
23. Half Up Beach Wavy Hair
This type of blonde wavy hairstyle acts as the ideal baseline for any half-up hairstyle you want to create. The long tresses pair perfectly with the intricate look of this hairstyle.
24. Beach Wavy Hair for Little Girl
Little girls look great with casual curls, too! Plus, it’s an easy way to style hair for any important occasion.
25. Beach Waves on Balayage Hair
Looking for natural-looking highlights to go with your natural-looking tresses? Balayage will give your hair that that lived-in feel that grows out remarkably well.
Whether you’re headed to a formal event or simply moving through your daily routine, this look aims to please. Beach waves hairstyles have a soft, face-framing effect and add amazing texture to an otherwise basic up-do. So, the next time you’re getting ready, bust out your curling wand and make the magic happen!