• January Jones January's shoulder-skimming hairstyle is the perfect length for beachy waves. Read more: Top 15 Curly Hairstyles
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  • Julianne Hough The simplest way to get this piecey texture is by blow drying hair rough and adding texturizing spray and a dab of pomade. Pop in some braids like Julianne for added texture.    
  • Alexa Chung Switch directions with your curling iron and vary the width of curled sections to get waves that aren’t too perfect, like Alexa's
  • Kerry Washington For a softer version, brush out bouncy waves with a brush. Read more: 15 Shoulder-Length Hairstyles
  • Kiernan Shipka A half-up hairstyle is particularly flattering when combined with waves. To get this crimped look, wear loose braids to bed the night before.
  • Nina Dobrev Dress up bouncy messy waves with a side part.
  • Olivia Wilde We love how the actress adds character to her long hair with piecey, roughed up texture. Finish ends with a bit of pomade to get a similar look.
  • Rosario Dawson A long bob can be made even better with waves.
  • Lily Collins Use a texturizing spray to get chunky waves, like Lily's.
  • Kate Hudson Waves can be just as alluring when they're brushed out and soft.
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10 Gorgeous Wavy Hairstyles

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10 Gorgeous Wavy Hairstyles

Forget the crunchy curls; the texture we're loving now is soft, loose and sophisticated.

No matter the season or occasion, we beauty lovers know that wavy hairstyles are always in style. Equal parts elegant, fun and cool, loose waves work with every cut and hair type, they’re fancy enough for the red carpet and casual enough for an early morning brunch date—and they’re super easy to style.

If you’re looking for some wave-spiration, we’ve got you covered: here are ten of our favorite wavy hairstyles of all time. From loosely disheveled to perfectly sculpted, you’re bound to find a style that truly speaks to you…and your hair dreams.

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