Minimalist hairstyles: 'Barely there' waves

/ 04.29.2014
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  • Make some 'barely there' waves
  • High-shine waves
  •  Half-up waves
  • Mussed waves
  •  Beachy waves
  • Grunge waves
  • Subtle waves
  • Volumized mussed waves
  • Unified waves

Really subtle, 'barely there' waves are a great hairstyle option for anyone with naturally straight or slightly textured hair. There's something intrinsically calm about this look with its fuss-free finish and natural-looking movement. The reduced styling time, compared with other hairstyles, is also worth mentioning! After all, who doesn't like to save a little time when they're getting ready in the morning?

In the gallery above, you'll find a whole host of different wavy looks. Whether you're into beachy looks, something with a grunge vibe or a cute half-up style, you're bound to find a hairstyle you like. Scroll through and get inspired!

Shiny chic

A wavy hairstyle with plenty of shine looks great on just about anybody. Individual strands catch the light, adding an extra dimension to the style.

Get the look: Curl the lengths of the hair with a large curling iron. Run a wide-tooth comb through your hair then mist with Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand-Smoother Serum Spray to finish.

Surf style

Tousled, beachy waves are a great way to channel some summer sun into your look. They have a laid-back vibe that makes they really enticing, and the soft silhouette flatters every face shape.

Get the look: Spray the hair all over with Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray. Blow-dry in large, twisted sections then finger-comb once dried.


An artfully disheveled wavy hairstyle will add plenty of mussed texture to your look without overwhelming it, providing you keep your makeup and clothes understated.

Get the look: Use a large curling iron on the lower sections of your hair. Spray the roots with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray then massage with your fingertips to life the hair. Part the hair with your hands then dishevel it as desired.


A great alternative to wet-look hair, a subtle grungy texture works really well with loose waves. It's also the perfect 'do for unwashed hair!

Get the look: Warm some Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum in your hands then work it down through your hair. Add more as needed then use your hands to muss and tousle the hair.


Half-up hairstyles are the best of both worlds. You get the sophistication of an updo with the length of a loose hairstyle, making them perfect for showcasing a loosely wavy texture.

Get the look: Curl your hair with a large-barrel curling iron. Take a section of hair from each side of your head, right by your ear, and twist them. Tie them at the back in the middle of your head. Finish with a mist of Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray.

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