15 Perfect Hairstyles for Anyone With Thick, Wavy Hair

Rachel Krause
15 Perfect Hairstyles for Anyone With Thick, Wavy Hair
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Thick, wavy hair is the envy of all who weren’t born with it, as evidenced by the abundance of wave-creating wands and extensions on the market (and red carpet). These gorgeous haircuts for thick wavy hair are for those of you lucky enough to be born with it. In the mean time, we’ll just be over here trying to fake it.

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For a perfectly placed deep side part, use the arch of your eyebrow as a guide a la Brooklyn Decker.

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This super-easy style from Rachel McAdams is ideal for when you just want to get long hair out of the way. Twist it all up into a top knot, securing with a hairband, then wrap a length of black silk ribbon about an inch back from your hairline.

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Thick hair makes for the best messy braids. Just ask Shakira who mastered the style perfectly.

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Use a fine-tooth comb to tease hair at the crown to add volume to a half-up hairdo in a very Minka Kelly fashion.

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A center part on wavy hair makes for a pretty bohemian vibe Drew Barrymore is known for.

Use a curling wand on unmanageable waves for smooth, controlled texture a la Charlize Theron.

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Pin shorter front layers back and away from the face to keep the focus on your features and get a glamorous look like Lea Michele's.

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Get second-day texture without greasy roots by running a pomade through the lengths of dry hair to get a look similar to Greta Gerwig's.

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To get a loose wave at the ends likeVanessa Hudgens, try blow drying only the roots and top section of your hair fully and let the rest dry naturally.

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Loosen strands around the face for a softening effect that offsets the severity of a super-high ponytail. We're loving this one from Kate Beckinsale.

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Leave the front sections out of a low ponytail for a classic, romantic look like this one from Selena Gomez.

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This '60s-inspired look is super-cute, especially with blunt bangs like Zooey Deschanel's.

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A half updo and side bangs can take weight off of fuller hair like that of Penelope Cruz.

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Caramel highlights (like Salma Hayek's)  in the front can brighten up even the heaviest of curls.

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A messy-on-purpose pony looks effortlessly cool on tighter waves like the ones Jordin Sparks is known for.

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