Long Wavy Hairstyle With Bouncy Curls

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Added: 10 Nov 2010
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This long wavy hairstyle is a classic look, with multiple layers and a side part. A curly texture finishes off this style and defines it at the same time. The 'do is a classic, but with the right cut, you can keep it fresh and trendy. It's simple enough to wear with almost any accessories but versatile enough to look great day in, day out.

Our model is wearing a black shirt with nude lip color, which looks gorgeous on her. Her long wavy curls hair is accentuated by her hairdo. We are fascinated by the model's appearance in this hairstyle. Long layers cut around the sides and back of this lengthy 'do to allow bounce and movement to the mid-lengths to ends for a soft and sexy look and feel. This hairstyle will be perfect for those looking for a fun and fancy style that is easy to re-create. It is a fun way to add volume and movement to your look. This style is suitable for all hair types but is especially great for fine or medium-textured hair that tends to fall flat. It works well with round, oval, and heart-shaped faces, as well as triangular faces with longer face lines. It will give you a smooth and bouncy look with no frizz!

This long wavy hairstyle is a perfect example of a trendy and fashionable hairstyle that can be maintained with regular trimming after 4 to 6 weeks. Bring the front sections down and forward around your face to create a soft-shaped 'do.

Hairstyle Type

Hair Color

Haircut Technique



Face Shape
Hair Density
Hair Texture

Under 21, 21 - 30, and 31 - 40

Forehead Height
Neck Length


20 minutes
Bring the front sections down and forward around your face to create a soft shaped ‘do.
mousse, wax, smoothing shine, hair spray
blow dry, curling iron

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Styling Steps

1. Apply Mousse

step 1

Apply styling mousse to damp hair, using your palm as a measuring guide, and evenly distribute it along the hair shaft. Styling mousse will add hold and can help achieve better results.

2. Part to the Left

step 2

Using the corner of your comb and standing in front of a mirror find the middle of your left eye and then drag the comb straight up slowly until you reach your hairline and then continue back in a straight manner to achieve an even left part. A side part is great for longer face shapes because it creates the illusion of width.

3. Use a Large Radial Brush

step 3

A large radial brush is usually used on long straight hair types or to smooth out wavy or curly hair textures. When selecting a radial brush, always use one with a pure bristle as this will not tear or damage the hair.

4. Blow-dry the Back Under

step 4

To blow-dry under, start at the nape/back and place your brush under the section of hair close to the nape. With the dryer held up over the hair, pull the brush from the roots and continue to the mid length's, keeping the blow-dryer following over the top. Once you reach the ends, curve them under. Repeat this step until the section is completely dry.

5. Blow-dry the Sides Under

step 5

To blow-dry the sides, take out a small section of hair from the front and clip the rest of the hair away. Next, place the brush under the section and then pull the brush and hair forward around your face (this curving motion creates body). Place the hair-dryer on top of the brush until you reach the ends and then turn the ends under. Repeat until dry.

6. Use a Medium Curling Iron

step 6

A medium curling iron is used to create medium sized curls.

7. Curl Mid-lengths and Ends with a Curling Iron

step 7

Take a small section of hair and place the ends at the base of your curling iron barrel and then wrap the hair up around the barrel until you reach your mid-lengths. Hold the hair for 5 to 10 seconds and then release the hair by unwinding the strands backwards.

8. Piece the Ends Using Wax

step 8

Apply a small amount of wax to your fingertips and then lightly piece and pinch the ends of your hair.

9. Apply Smoothing Shine

step 9

Apply a very small amount of smoothing shine to the palms of your hands and then run it through the mid-lengths and ends of your hair. Be careful not to add any to the roots or a large amount to any section of the hair as smoothing shine can be very heavy on the hair, weighing it down and making it appear oily.

10. Apply Hairspray

step 10

To finish, apply a minimal amount of hairspray from an arms length distance to the top, sides and back. Take care not to use too much or you will end up with a white, flaky residue which looks like dandruff.

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