23 Gorgeous Medium Wavy Hairstyles
Looking to add some oomph to your medium length hair? Wavy texture is a perfect and trendy way to spice up hair that is neither short nor long but rather somewhere in between. Medium length hair stays out of your way while still maintaining length that feels feminine and fresh.
Your Best Medium Wavy Hairstyle
Medium wavy hairstyles may be the most ideal haircut out there. At this length, hair can be cropped into a bob, skim the shoulders, or dip just below the collarbone to fall. All of these lengths fall into the medium category. Waves create polished personality for medium length hair, whether you curl your hair or it’s your natural texture. There are so many different ways to rock medium wavy hair and we have them all to share with you. Let’s take a look!
Ombre highlights are totally perfect for medium wavy hair. Subtle waves are a great texture for showing off a subtle highlight transition.
If you’re looking for on-trend yet low maintenance color, try bronde ombre. This way, hair can grow out at the root while the ends are sunny and light.
This balayage couldn’t be more gorgeous for wavy hair. The medium length of this style is perfect for showing off color like this deep brown with cinnamon balayage.
The wavy texture helps the lighter cinnamon highlights pop. Ask your stylist for a stunning color combo on your lovely locks.
Medium Bedhead Waves
The ‘done but undone’ hair look is so popular right now. These bedhead waves look super laid back yet miraculously pulled together.
If you want to try a sexy style that you don’t have to fuss over throughout the day, give your hair a few bends with a wand and add texturizing spray.
Caramel Balayage Lob
Lobs truly are the perfect medium hairstyle. They give the illusion of short hair while showing off the texture of wavy hair.
If you’re interested in some dynamic color, consider these caramel highlights.
Deep Side Part With Long Layered Bangs
When deeply swept to the side, this hairstyle becomes a little more dramatic and sexy. This style works well if you have thick hair.
Wavy Bob With Wispy Bangs
The great thing about medium wavy hair is its versatility. If you love wearing a fringe, you can give it a matching wave or wear it totally straight.
The wispy appearance of this fringe is less serious and works well with the wave of this light blonde hair. This style is great on thinner hair.
Subtle Side Part Lob
Lobs are not only beautiful but also versatile! Wear your medium wavy hair down or pull it up into a ponytail. However you rock it, lobs are perfect for showing off stunning wavy texture.
This side part adds interest to this simple style. Slightly cover one eye for a sexy look that can easily be swept aside during busier moments.
Beachy texture isn’t just for blondes! We love the natural effect of this amazing medium wavy hairstyle.
A center part keeps it fresh while subtle waves make it look like you didn’t try at all. The look is great for everyday.
Chocolate Lob With Soft Waves
This medium wavy hairstyle looks good enough to eat! The soft waves of this lob let the color truly shine.
The chocolate toned highlights give this lob an instant richness. If your skin tone works better with warmer hues, ask your stylist for warm chocolate highlights like these.
Medium wavy hair is the perfect length to wear ombre color. Any shorter and the effect just isn’t the same.
We love the way this rich brown fades into chestnut colored tips. The same effect works with blondes, reds, and truly any color you desire.
Soft S Waves
S waves are subtle, but they make for beautiful waves on medium length hair. The look is perfect for a more glamorous occasion.
S waves are great for the minimal babe. They are formed by creating an actual S shape with your hair. Many stylists actually recommend achieving waves with a straightener instead of a curling iron.
Shoulder Length With Side Part
Try wearing your medium length hair a touch longer. Let your wavy locks skim your collarbones in a totally effortless chop like this one.
A side part is easy to wear as well. It’s not as serious as a middle part and works with nearly every face shape.
Sun Kissed Dirty Blonde Lob
Bring out your inner surfer babe with natural-looking color. This color is so perfectly done it looks like it hasn’t been done at all. We love it for medium wavy hair.
Brighten up your dirty blonde locks with light blonde highlights that frame the face and mimic the way the sun naturally hits hair. Salt and texturizing spray are the perfect tools for completing this sun kissed medium hairstyle.
Long Bob With Wispy Bangs
This medium wavy hairstyle is super easy to wear. The cut is undoubtedly a bob. Here, the slightly longer length has hair ending at the base of the neck.
This wave is perfect for thick hair types. Long, wispy bangs make this look trendy and chic. They help the longer layers framing the cheekbones blend well with the rest of the cut.
Ultra Soft Waves On Blonde Gray Hair
This color is technically mushroom blonde and we couldn’t agree with that description more! This is such a unique blonde color for medium wavy hair. Try it out if you have a cooler skin tone.
These soft waves are barely there but add the movement this cut needs. Work a sleeker center or side part.
Medium Wavy Shag
Most often, we see shags on long hair. This cut proves that shags are ideal on medium wavy hair too!
Shags have lots of layers so they can break up thicker hair or create interest and the illusion of volume on thinner hair, as seen here. Part long bangs down the middle to complete the classic shag style.
Stacked Wavy Bob
Thick hair types need this medium hairstyle! A stacked bob helps take the weight out of thick and heavy hair.
With this medium wavy hairstyle, the wave is focused at the lower half of the hair. This keeps the hair from overpowering a beautiful face. Ask your stylist for a slight stack of layers at the back of the head.
Be unique with your medium wavy hairstyle and try an inverted lob. So often we see this style with straight hair, so wavy hair has a great chance to stand out.
This lob gives the illusion of long hair due to the angle in which an inverted bob is cut. Show off any gorgeous color or highlights with this cool lob.
Lob With Long Layers
Who said lobs have to be blunt? Long subtle layers create beautiful dimension on medium wavy hairstyles.
Have your stylist cut long layers at the base of hair and all throughout the body. We also love the purple tint of these balayage highlights. It’s subtle yet totally unique!
Medium Hair With Choppy Bangs
Bangs are super fresh looking on medium wavy hair. This fringe is rather heavy and thick to go with the dark color and thickness of this hair type.
Choppy ends add just the right amount of spice to go along with the wavy texture of the rest of the hair. Make this cut relaxed and easygoing by cutting longer layers that frame the face.