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Wavy Hair: Long or Short?

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Waves: Long or short?

Waves are the all-time solution to adding volume and texture to your locks, but do you prefer to style your hair in classic Hollywood waves, or with a fresh and modern approach?

Lusciously Long Waves

The look: Long and luscious Hollywood waves soften facial features while delicately cascading past the neckline and over the shoulders. A classic cut that suits all fashion styles, what's not to love about this look?

Achieve it: Keep your waves big and bouncy by creating them with a large barrelled curler. When it comes to colour, pale blonde tones really accentuate the Hollywood effect, but if you are feeling adventurous, why not opt for the platinum blonde look instead?

A note from the editor: The key to nailing this look is healthy looking hair, so investing in a nourishing shampoo and conditioner for colour treated hair is an absolute must. Remember to apply a heat protection spray, as you will be using heat styling tools to create your waves and finish off the process by running a hair oil through your freshly styled waves.

Short and Stylish Waves

The look: Piecey, textured waves are a more contemporary approach to the wavy hair trend, especially when styled on a straight bob. If Hollywood waves are a tad too traditional, this is the look for you.

Achieve it: For a low maintenance look, consider combining your short textured waves with visible roots. Gloss smudging is a technique that blurs the lines between your naturally dark roots and blonde lengths, resulting in a low-maintenance look that will transition you from summer to autumn.

A note from the editor: If you're not so keen on using heat styling tools to create your waves, consider leaving your locks to dry naturally, by applying a salt water or texturizing spray to damp hair.

Long or short, which of these wavy hairstyles will you be trying next?

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