There is nothing you cannot do with wavy hair, and the texture is fantastic for creating the illusion of fuller and thicker hair. Wavy hair can be worn long or short and styled in various ways; the right look gives you an effortlessly cool and masculine appearance. It is one of the most sought-after textures because of its versatility, and it can be adapted to suit all face shapes and styled to appear neat and professional or sexy and carefree. For a classic approach, try a slick back or comb over. Or you can opt for a look that is expressive and youthful, like the Eboy haircut or curtain bangs. If you are looking for inspiration on how to wear your wavy hair, keep reading to find out more.
1. Medium Length Wavy Hair
Medium-length hair is a great length to show off your hair texture but is still low-maintenance. Wavy hair is fantastic because it makes even the most simple cuts look more interesting, and the hair feels thicker and fuller. Keeping it at a medium length gives you versatility with styling. There are several haircuts to choose from, including the bro flow or a surfer hairstyle; your face shape and preference will determine the best haircut.
2. Short Textured Wavy Hair
Short hair is appealing because it is effortless to style and can look neat, polished, and masculine. For men with naturally textured, wavy hair, keeping it short can tame the hair, making for a low-maintenance haircut. The texture can create a messier, unstructured appearance which can be incredibly flattering. It also looks great when paired with hair that is slightly shorter on the backs and sides, which gives the hairstyle structure.
3. Short Wavy Fringe
Fringes are a great way to show off your hair texture, and they can also give you a youthful appearance. There are many ways to style a fringe; keeping it short and above the browline makes it flattering and easy to wear. This hairstyle keeps the hair relatively the same length with only a slightly longer fringe. It has a more professional appearance than longer fringes which are sexy and can create a carefree aesthetic. Short fringes are much easier to style and will not need to be retouched throughout the day; longer fringes swept across the face or below the browline look great but need to be readjusted constantly.
4. Short Wavy Hair with Fade
Keeping the hair short is a practical and stylish option for men of all ages. Short hair is easy to style, low-maintenance, and works well with all hair textures. You may feel short hair feels restrictive with how you style it, but that is simply not true, and there are multiple options to choose from. A great choice would be to keep the hair slightly longer on the top of the head to show off your wavy texture, but then give it structure by pairing it with a fade. This will provide you with a clean and polished appearance and is a hairstyle that will lend itself well to various settings.
5. Short Wavy Hairstyle for Grey Hair
Our hair gets naturally thinner as we age, and finding the right haircut is important. Cutting the hair short is a practical and stylish way to wear grey hair, especially when it is kept longer on the top and the back and sides are shorter; this can also be achieved with a fade or undercut to give the hair structure. For a classic and old-timey feel, you can brush the hair back at the hairline, creating volume and drawing attention to the features. It is a fantastic way to show off your grey hairstyle and is incredibly flattering.
6. Short Wavy Taper Fade
Short hair is often associated with masculinity and strength. But many men feel that keeping their hair short feels restrictive and doesn’t give them much choice with styling. That is not necessarily true because while short hair lends itself well to various settings, including professional ones, you can work with your barber to find a cut that complements your hair texture and face shape. You can also give it structure by pairing it with a taper fade. This fade gradually tapers down the back and sides and creates a subtle contrast with the hair on the top of the head. The result is a haircut that feels fresh and modern yet still low-maintenance.
7. Wavy French Crop
Masculine and flattering on men of all ages, the French crop is a simple haircut that is loved because of how effortlessly cool it is. It is a short hairstyle defined by the fringe and is similar in appearance to the Caesar cut. The difference is that the fringe does not have as much structure as the Caesar, and there are more opportunities for experimenting with styling and adapting this look to suit your preference. It can be worn with all hair textures, but wavy hair gives it a more relaxed and carefree appearance, which can be very sexy.
8. Wavy Pompadour
The pompadour hairstyle has been around for several decades and has been favored by some of the world’s biggest stars, notably Elvis Presley. It is a style that features hair brushed upward in the front, giving it height and creating a contrast with the rest of the hair, which is kept short and neat on the back and sides. You can achieve the pompadour on all hair textures, but wavy hair makes it easier to style and is fantastic for creating volume and the appearance of fuller, thicker hair. The look can also be adapted to your preference, including giving it a modern finish with a fade.
9. Wavy Bro Flow
The bro flow is a hairstyle that works best with naturally textured hair, creating that sought-after messy and effortlessly cool appearance. This cut works best with medium length hair and is excellent for highlighting your texture. It is also easy to style, low-maintenance, and appealing for those who are growing out their hair. To create the bro flow, you simply brush the hair upward and backward at the hairline and leave it to fall naturally. The hair can fall on either side of the face, framing it, and will draw attention to the features.
10. Wavy Caesar Cut
The Caesar cut is another popular hairstyle for men who want hair that looks effortlessly cool. It is a short haircut with hair length relatively the same all around the head, but the defining feature is the short, straight-cut bangs. This looks softer and less structured with wavy hair, making it easier to wear and flattering. You can experiment with different finishes, including leaving the length of the hair at the fringe slightly longer to produce a contrast. You can also adapt the hairstyle to suit your preference, pairing it with a fade for a modern finish.
11. Wavy Comb Over
The comb over is an excellent style for achieving volume and is created by brushing or combing the hair to one side over the other. It is easy to achieve and can be created on various lengths and textures, but it makes a sexy and masculine appearance on wavy hair. It is a classic and versatile hairstyle for men of all ages and is also great for concealing a receding hairline or making thin hair appear thicker and fuller.
12. Wavy Crew Cut
For those who love classic hairstyles, the crew cut is the look for you. At first glance, there may appear to be nothing remarkable about the crew cut; it is minimalist, masculine, and can be styled with various hair textures. But the appeal is in simplicity. It is easy to maintain, takes little grooming or styling time, and can be worn for various occasions. You can play with proportions to create a more personalized look, including keeping a slightly longer length at the top to show off your wavy texture.
13. Wavy Curtains
Curtain haircuts were first popular in the 90s grunge scene but have become mainstream and are a fantastic addition to any haircut. They can be cut short or long and paired with various hairstyles and hair textures. The bangs appear more blended and have a less dramatic appearance on wavy hair than on straight hair. Curtains are parted in the middle and appear on either side of the face, framing it. For the best results, wear your hair at a medium length and embrace your texture, giving you a relaxed and effortlessly cool aesthetic.
14. Wavy Disheveled Hair
Wavy disheveled hair does not have structure, making it look like you just emerged from bed. It has a deliberately undone and messy appearance, and the pro of this is that it looks as though you have spent zero time styling it. This is not true, of course, as this hairstyle does require styling, but it also looks effortless and sexy. It is a way to show off the natural hair texture and looks great on hair of all lengths. This is an excellent look for those who prefer a laid-back aesthetic and will suit casual settings.
15. Wavy Eboy Haircut
Younger men who want to experiment with their appearance can do it with an Eboy haircut. The Eboy aesthetic has become increasingly popular in recent years after becoming a massive trend on TikTok and other social media platforms. It is an expressive style that lets you show off your individuality. Your look can be tailored to suit your face shape and hair texture. Wavy hair is ideal for achieving a textured look that is incredibly flattering and can soften the sharpness of your features. The most common style is medium hair paired with fringe or curtains, which will give you a youthful appearance.
16. Wavy Faux Hawk
The mohawk is an edgy and rebellious hairstyle that can be challenging to pull off because it is so daring. If you love the idea of this cut but want something more wearable, then the faux hawk is a fantastic alternative. This cut features length on the top of the hair in a strip, with sides, kept shorter but not clean-shaven; you can adapt the hairstyle to your preference, including pairing it with a fade or undercut. There is still a contrast between the hair on the top with the sides, but it is more subtle while highlighting your natural texture.
17. Wavy Fringe
Fringes are a great addition to most haircuts and can look seductive or give you a youthful appearance. They are also a fantastic way to draw attention to the face and, depending on the length and style, can either create a framing effect or highlight specific features. A wavy fringe softens the haircut and makes it more wearable. Depending on your preference, you can experiment with different lengths and pair it with a cut of your choosing. The most flattering fringes are often cut above the brow line.
18. Wavy Hair for Receding Hairline
Some men want to disguise their receding hairline; others want a hairstyle that embraces it. There are several ways to style your hair with a receding hairline that can complement your face shape and hair texture, but brushing your wavy hair away from the hairline can be very flattering. Wavy hair can appear voluminous and make the hair on the crown look thicker and fuller, thus distracting from the hairline.
19. Wavy Hair Man Bun
The man bun is one of the coolest updos you can try and can be created with all hair textures and various lengths. On wavy hair, you will find that the bun may appear slightly messy and unstructured, which is part of the appeal. This is a great look for someone who wants a laidback and carefree aesthetic, and the lack of structure can be incredibly flattering. The appeal of the man bun is that it takes little skill to create and can be a great way to keep the hair off the neck. Your hair texture can also create a more voluminous appearance, making the hair look thicker and fuller.
20. Wavy Hair Bald Fade
The bald fade is a more daring fade than many other faded styles because it is reduced to skin level, hence the name bald. The hair on the back and sides is kept short, and the hair on the top is longer. This creates a sleek and stylish finish, and it is incredibly versatile. The fade can be paired with many hairstyles, depending on your hair texture, desired length, and preference. This includes a look that relies on volume, like the quiff or pompadour, and will produce a contrast, making the hair feel even thicker and fuller.
21. Wavy Hair Middle Part
The middle part is a great way to style the hair for those who have symmetry of the face. It is simple and practical to achieve and can be paired with multiple hairstyles and hair textures, and lengths. It can be styled into bangs for a softer and more youthful approach or worn in a way that complements the angularity of your features. The challenge comes in who suits a middle part, and it can be harsh on those whose features are not balanced.
22. Wavy Hipster Hair
A hipster is a term used to define those who keep up with the latest fashions and trends, and their style is often expressive and fun. The subculture also has some defining features of what makes a hipster, including their hairstyle. The hipster haircut is the name given to many classic hairstyles that have been updated to feel fresh and modern. They are slightly longer, which is a great way to show off the natural hair texture, and can be paired with bangs or partings of your choice. The hair can also be unique and tailored to the individual, with interesting curls or unusual proportions. Or with looks that feature volumes at the front, like a quiff or pompadour. Extra cool points if you pair your cut with a well-maintained and structured beard.
23. Long Wavy Hair
Wavy hair can be styled in multiple ways and complements hair that is both long and short. However, with long hair, there is more versatility with how you style your hair, and it is also fantastic for drawing attention to the hair texture. Wear it up or down, depending on your preference and the occasion. Long hair for men is appealing because it challenges outdated notions of masculinity and can be expressive and fun. There is also more opportunity for personalizing your hairstyle.
24. Wavy Messy Fringe
Wavy hair is great for achieving less structured and messy appearances. It can create a laidback and effortlessly cool look and can be styled in various ways. This includes a messy fringe that is ideal for drawing attention to the face and highlighting the features, particularly the jawline and cheekbones. A fringe can also have a youthful appearance and can be incredibly sexy, and is a great way to show off your wavy hair.
25. Wavy Mop
The mop is a haircut ideal for younger men or those who want to achieve a youthful appearance. It is a style for medium to long hair and can be worn by all hair textures but feels more voluminous on wavy hair. The defining feature of the cut is the long fringe which covers the browline and creates an effortlessly cool and relaxed aesthetic. The modern approach to the 60s classic lets you adapt the cut to suit your preference; this includes experimenting with how you wear the fringe. Consider parting it in the middle or wearing it to the side for a more wearable option.
26. Wavy Quiff
The quiff hairstyle is all about volume and is created by brushing the hair upward and backward from the hairline. How dramatic you want the quiff to appear depends on its height; with long hair, this can make for a more fashion-forward appearance. The quiff can be worn with hair of all textures but works well with wavy hair, making it easier to style. The sides and back are kept short, contrasting the hair on the top of the head and making it appear thicker and fuller.
27. Wavy Rockabilly
The rockabilly hairstyle is also referred to as the greaser because it is slicked and styled in place with gel or pomade to give it a sleek appearance. It is a look that typically features longer hair on the top with sides, and backs kept shorter. It can also have a voluminous front. This hairstyle was popular in the 50s but can be adapted to make it feel more modern by pairing it with a fade or your choice or experimenting with the proportions.
28. Wavy Shag
The shag haircut has been popular since the 70s and remains relevant today because it is a fun and expressive style. It is simple to achieve and can be worn on all hair textures and various lengths. It is a fantastic cut for achieving volume and movement and is heavily layered. As a result, the top of the hair appears thicker and fuller while the hair gets thinner toward the ends. If you have thick hair, this is a cut that can remove the weight and bulk. If you have thin hair, it can give the illusion of fullness. You can also experiment with the length of your bangs, depending on your face shape and how defined and noticeable you want them to be.
29. Wavy Short Back and Sides
If you are looking for a no-fuss hairstyle, consider the short back and sides. As the name suggests, this cut is short on the back and sides, keeping some length on top; this is a great way to make the hair appear thicker and fuller. It is also a way to show off your wavy texture. The hairstyle is a basic cut with few defining features, but it is also versatile and works with most face shapes and all hair textures and creates a polished and masculine finish. You can adapt it to your preference, opting for short bangs, a side parting, or a fade.
30. Wavy Side Part
The side part can be a great addition to your wavy hairstyle. The parting appears blended with the rest of the hair on this texture, and the subtlety makes it easy to wear. Several hairstyles benefit from a side parting, including the regulation haircut or a comb over. A side part is flattering on most face shapes and is a great way to balance the features. It can also give the hair a more professional and structured appearance.
31. Wavy Slick Back
The slick back is a timeless and classic men’s hairstyle popular because of its gentlemanly appearance. It is a look that is neat and polished and makes the wearer appear sophisticated. The slick back is created by brushing the hair up and backward, away from the hairline, and keeping it in place with gel or pomade. The goal is to create a slightly wet look for a glossy finish. The slick back may seem like a simple style, but it can be adapted to suit your preference. This includes pairing it with a fade to create contrast and structure.
32. Wavy Surfers Hairstyle
The surfer hairstyle is for you for those who want to achieve a carefree and laid-back aesthetic. Inspired by surfers in the 50s, this cut is deliberately unstructured and somewhat messy in appearance. This creates softness and complements the features. It works best with wavy or curly hair and medium to long hair, which should fall loosely around the face and highlight the texture. Although the hairstyle can be worn with all colors, blonde hair, or hair that has blonde highlights, is the most popular option.
33. Wavy Swooping Fringe
Some wavy hairstyles are created to stand out; others are subtle and ideal for every day. The swooping fringe is one of those styles that demands attention as it sweeps across the face. You want the fringe to be long for maximum effect, but it can benefit from all hair textures, including wavy. The fringe draws the eye to the face and highlights the cheekbones and jawline, but it is also a fun and expressive way to wear the hair and show off your texture. Another pro is the youthfulness associated with fringes; it can hide signs of aging on the forehead or disguise problematic skin. However, a swooping fringe can be challenging to style and high-maintenance; you will need to adjust it throughout the day so you can actually see.
34. Windswept Wavy Hair
Windswept hair is a hairstyle that makes it look like you have been caught in a gust of wind. The messy, disheveled appearance is incredibly flattering and fantastic for showing your hair texture. This charming hairstyle can be created on multiple hair textures and medium to long lengths, but with wavy hair, it is effortless to style; in contrast, it is challenging to create the texture needed on straight hair.
35. Wavy Undercut
Wavy hair can create a sexy and carefree appearance, or it can be styled to look polished and sophisticated. The texture can be challenging to style if you want to keep the hair in place, so pairing it with an undercut is great. The undercut will give the hair structure while also drawing attention to the hair on the top of the head, which will make it look thicker and fuller. It will create a contrast, showing off the wavy texture. An undercut is also useful for removing weight and bulk for thick hair.
36. Brushed Back Wavy Hair
If you want to create volume and draw attention to your hair texture, the brushed back hairstyle is the way to do this. This style is brushed backward at the hairline, keeping the hair out of the face, and making the hair look thicker. If the hair is longer, you may need to use a product like gel or pomade to give it hold. It can be paired with a fade for a more structured appearance and is ideal for those wishing to achieve a classic, masculine appearance.
37. High and Tight Wavy Hair
The high and tight hairstyle is simple, masculine, and structured. It is a short haircut with short sides, and hair is kept slightly longer on the top and back of the head. This is the ideal option if you want to tame your wavy hair. It is excellent for those who want a fuss-free haircut that is also polished, neat, and perfect for all occasions. There are many variations of the hairstyle, though, allowing you to adapt it to suit your preference. This could include pairing it with a fade, experimenting with different lengths at the top, adding a hard part, or creating a balance with facial hair.
38. Long Blonde Wavy Hair
Blonde hair is great for showing your hair texture and cut because the lighter color makes it more noticeable. There are multiple shades of blonde to choose from, allowing you to find the right hue to complement your skin tone. This includes warm and subtle blond tones like honey and light golden blonde to cool tones like ash and platinum. Some colors demand attention; others are ideal for every day. Blonde can lighten your hair, brighten your appearance, and look great on long, wavy textures.
39. Long Dark Wavy Hair
Long hair gives you versatility with how you style your hair. There are endless possibilities, from leaving your waves long and loose and embracing the texture to trying out simple or detailed hairstyles like a man bun or side braids. Wavy hair is a sought-after texture because of how interesting and flattering it is, making the hair appear thicker and fuller and complementing a wide range of haircuts. Dark hair is appealing because it can appear healthy and shiny. It is also better at disguising signs of damage and dryness, which would be more noticeable on light hair colors.
40. Wavy Ivy League
The Ivy League haircut gets its name because of its roots in American Ivy League schools. It is a simple short hairstyle for men that can be adapted to suit your hair texture. The Ivy League is appealing because it is low-maintenance yet creates a clean and polished appearance, perfect for all occasions. It has short backs and sides with length on top, allowing you to show off your hair texture. Wavy hair makes the Ivy League appear more textured and interesting, adding volume to the hair on top and creating fullness. You can add your favorite fade to the haircut for a modern twist.
41. Medium Length Wavy Hair
Medium length hair offers you the best of both worlds when it comes to styling; it is long enough that there is more versatility with the cuts you choose and the way you wear your hair. It is also low-maintenance and effortless to style. This is an ideal length for wavy hair, letting you show off the texture. There are several cuts to choose from to complement your face shape and preference. You can also try simple updos like a low man bun or a low ponytail.
42. Medium Length Thick Wavy Hair
Thick wavy hair appears full and healthy. There are multiple ways to style your hair and various lengths, but keeping it shorter can remove some of the weight from thick hair. You may also want to pair your style with an undercut or fade, which will remove the bulk while still highlighting your hair texture. Or you can embrace the thickness, keeping the hair in a shaggy style with layers to make it feel more lightweight. Wearing your wavy hair at medium length can create an effortlessly cool finish and a carefree aesthetic.
43. Natural Wavy Hair
Wavy hair can be achieved with heat styling, but you do not need to concern yourself with that hassle if you are blessed with naturally wavy hair. The appeal of wavy hair is that it looks great at all lengths and complements many hairstyles. The textured appearance can also soften the features and make the hair appear thicker and fuller. Opt for a simple cut that is short on the back and sides with length at the top for a natural look. This is a great way to show off your waves but still creates a structured look ideal for all occasions.
44. Medium Length Messy Wavy Hair
Medium-length hair is appealing because of its versatility. It is a length that is low maintenance but still allows you to show off your hair texture, and it can be styled in various ways. Wavy hair is a sought-after texture and can look great when kept at medium length and styled to look messy and effortlessly cool. The goal of this look is that you want it to appear as if you did not style your hair. This creates a natural appearance that can be incredibly sexy. You can work with your barber to find the right cut to complement your hair thickness and face shape.
45. Wavy Comb Back
The comb back is a classic men’s hairstyle that can be created on hair of all lengths. It is brushed backward, creating volume at the hairline and keeping the hair out of the face. The back and sides are kept short, creating a slight contrast with the hair on top and making it look thicker. The hair can be secured in place with gel or pomade, but wavy hair will create a more textured appearance that can soften the style. The comb back is fantastic for formal occasions and looks sleek and sophisticated.
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Wavy Hair Men FAQs
What hairstyles suit wavy hair?
Wavy hair is incredibly versatile and can be styled in various ways, including long or short. The hairstyle to complement your hair texture depends on your desired length and face shape, but popular choices include the pompadour, quiff, crew cut, slick back, comb over, and more. The appeal of wavy hair is that it can make hair look thicker and fuller and will suit multiple hairstyles because of this.
Is wavy hair attractive?
Wavy hair is attractive on men and can look sexy and effortlessly cool. You can keep it short or long and cut it in various styles, from laidback and relaxed looks to fashion-forward and daring options.
Cailyn Cox holds a degree in journalism and has been working with The Trend Spotter as a writer for over ten years. She has worked with some of the most prestigious women’s and men's lifestyle publications. For her, writing is not just a job; it’s a passion, which is why each article she writes is approached with such enthusiasm and dedication. She has extensive knowledge of hairstyles, tattoos, and beauty and has made a career out of creating informative articles that appeal to women and men of all ages.
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