Forget long, poker-straight locks. From Karlie Kloss to Christina Hendricks, celebrities everywhere have been rocking the mid-length wavy hairstyle. If you're looking for some inspiration on how to style yours, look no further...
Side-swept and sleek
Emma Roberts and Kristen Bell have both been spotted with chic, side-swept waves. The difference between these two looks all depends on the size of the sections of hair you curl. Emma has kept the crown of her head smooth, and curled small sections of hair from the ear down, whereas Kristen has curled large, loose sections, right from the top of her head.
Tatiana Maslany and Lizzy Caplan both like to keep their dark hair in messy waves. For healthy, natural-looking bounce, use a volumizing mousse after washing, and scrunch in some salt spray with you blow dry (a diffuser will help too).
Different textures and angles
Cobie Smulders' waves are styled to give a textured, piecey effect, which frames her face perfectly, whereas Christina Hendricks' hair is perfectly curled into glossy waves with delicate straight bangs.
Neither Christina nor Kristen have layers, perferring to keep their styles controlled and uniform. If you don't dare layers, why not try a tapered look like Alanna Masterson, which gives shape to the hair and complements your face shape.
This selection of celebrity hairstyles also gives us a few ideas about what makeup to wear with our mid-length waves. Alanna Masterson's charcoal smoky eyes look fantastic. Alternatively, a bright pop of rich color on the lips like Lizzy Caplan also works well. Lastly, mid-length waves can look great with natural makeup looks like those of Karlie Kloss and Taylor Schilling.
Our conclusion: this is a super versatile style that works with almost any makeup look!