There are so many classic hairstyles that stand the test of time—from pixie cuts and bobs to layered lengths and French-girl fringes—but few come so universally appealing as the wave. Whether it's a laidback beach wave created with your hair straighteners or a more defined kink that you might be lucky enough to have naturally, wavy hairstyles are totally timeless, work on all hair lengths and always look chic.
To prove it, I've been busy looking through my saved folder on Instagram to pick out some of my favourite fashion girls and celebrities who make wavy hair look so damn good. Ahead, see 30 wavy hairstyles with the biggest curve appeal.
The ultimate cool-girl accessory for your waves? A bucket hat, of course.
Hailey's artfully dishevelled strands look like she's just got back from the beach—in a good way.
Waves look so good on shorter haircuts as they add so much volume and lift.
Use a curling tong with a large barrel to create Emma's bouncy waves.
Seriously—how shiny are Ashley's sleek waves?
If you naturally have a subtle wave to your hair, then try using a tong to add a slightly more defined one at the front of your hairstyle like Lorna—a great timesaver.
Switching your parting to the side instantly takes laid-back beach waves into a special occasion style.
Sometimes only a full head of bouncy beach waves will do as Maya demonstrates.
Zeena's one-length cut and centre paring pays homage to the '70s.
Use a texture spray at the roots of your hairstyle to add as much volume as Zendaya has here.
Fashion girl Courtney keeps her roots completely flat for this cool style.
Spritz a salt spray through the lengths of your hair to add piecey texture.
Experts usually suggest that you brush your waves through once you've used a curling tong but leave them alone if you prefer your waves to have more definition like Callie's do.
A classic red carpet wave as modelled by Kim K.