35 Wavy Hairstyles That Make Maintenance Minimal for Mature Women 

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Written by Rachel Miller

Updated: June 17, 2024

Natural waves are a gift, but sometimes, they can be a task to style. 

Not anymore! 

With these low-maintenance hairstyles for wavy hair, you can bring a tsunami of style to your natural waves that make your hair routine easy-breezy. 

So, without further ado, let’s dive into our favorite wavy haircuts that make maintenance minimal for mature women!

#1. Shoulder-Length Shag with Natural Waves

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The shoulder-length shag is the go-to low-maintenance haircut for natural waves, and there’s no wonder why. Shaggy layers enhance your natural texture with volume and movement, and they have a shoulder-length style to keep this look elegant and effortless.

#2. Textured Lob with Beachy Waves

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Go for a lovely look that levels up your natural texture, like a textured lob with beachy waves. The lob’s vivacious texture gives a relaxed vibe to your natural waves, creating a tousled look that’s stylish and summer-ready.

#3. Chin-Length Bob with Tousled Waves

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Looking for something super-chic and sophisticated? You need a chin-length bob with tousled waves. As always, the chin-length bob creates a flattering face frame that’s simple to style, especially for natural waves. Then, tousled waves give the look a pretty and playful touch.

#4. Long Layers with Soft Waves and Side-Swept Bangs

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If you thought long hair was high maintenance, get ready to be wrong! Luxurious long layers create the perfect, full-bodied movement to get easy, soft waves, with side-swept bangs coming in for a flirty finishing touch.

#5. Curly Bob with Natural Definition

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This one’s for the curly girls! Doesn’t just celebrate your natural texture but enhances it with layers that define your natural curl pattern with body and bounce, all in a simply styled bob shape, creating a fun yet refined look.

#6. Wavy Lob with Curtain Bangs

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Timeless meets trendy in the wavy lob with curtain bangs. This mature, low-maintenance hairstyle for waves adds volume and movement to your natural texture, while the curtain bangs enhance the lob’s flattering face frame.

#7. Long Shag with Face-Framing Waves

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The long shag with face-framing waves is a long, lovely, and lively low-maintenance hairstyle for waves. Shaggy layers body and bounce to waves with a long, luxurious length that gives the typically gritty shag a more lavish look, especially with face-framing waves.

#8. Side-Parted Wavy Bob

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If you’re into those easygoing yet elegant hairstyles for mature women, you need to try a side-parted wavy bob. This bob is cut just to give your waves a soft and sophisticated look with more volume and definition and a side part to give it a little extra something.

#9. Shoulder-Length Waves with Subtle Highlights

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You don’t need to go crazy with layering to give your hair some life. Keep your styling routine simpler with shoulder-length waves and subtle highlights. Subtle highlights give your hair depth and dimension to effortlessly enhance your waves, while the shoulder-length cut keeps things super simple to style.

#10. Messy Bob with Textured Waves

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Messy bobs are the lowest-maintenance of the bunch. These bobs create effortless-looking textured waves, enhanced by the messy layering of the bob, for an unbeatable laidback look that’s a breeze to style every day.

#11. Short Shag with Wavy Bangs

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The short shag with wavy bangs has everything the classic shag does, including the vibrant volume and unrefined texture but with a shorter shape for easier styling and a more youthful aesthetic for mature women. Then, the wavy bangs finish it all off with an airy charm.

#12. Long Wavy Layers with Textured Ends

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Get a beachy, boho-inspired look with long, wavy layers with textured ends. This super-simple, summer-ready style gives your waves a serious upgrade with vibrant movement and volume, intensified by textured ends.

#13. Chin-Length Bob with Voluminous Waves

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If you want a high-class but low-effort style that brings instant glamor, look no further than a chin-length bob with voluminous waves. As always, the chin-length bob creates a flattering face frame, particularly for mature women, while the voluminous waves give your look a sophisticated charm. 

#14. Wavy Lob with Side-Swept Bangs

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Energized and elegant–that’s how we describe the wavy lob with side-swept bangs. The shoulder length keeps this cut easy to manage while giving your waves a sophisticated frame with a spark of spunky texture to give your waves a little more life. Then, side-swept bangs add that extra flirty flair.

#15. Graduated Bob with Natural Waves

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The graduated bob on natural waves is a pretty and polished look for mature women who want something put together (but put together easily). This bob brings a super complementary shape with volume and enhanced natural waves, giving the look a little more glamour without the styling time.

#16. Center-Parted Long Layers with Soft Waves

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Get a balanced, beautiful look that makes styling your waves absolutely effortless with center-parted long layers with soft waves. Layers create a complementary frame for your face, with volume and movement enhancing the soft waves for a pinch of gentle romance.

#17. Wavy Bob with Subtle Face-Framing Layers

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Go girly-chic with a graceful twist, and try a wavy bob with subtle face-framing layers. The bob brings volume and textured movement that boosts your natural waves in a chic frame enhanced by the face-framing layers for an extra flattering flair.

#18. Choppy Lob with Textured Waves

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If you’re looking for a trendy and tasteful style made for mature women, you need a choppy lob with textured waves. Choppy layers bring robust volume and movement with textured waves for a tousled look you can get in mere minutes.

#19. Wavy Hair with Side Braids

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Braids and waves have one thing in common: ageless allure. Together, these styles combine eye-catching intricacy from the braids with natural waves for a little romantic flair, creating a low-effort but highly trendy boho-inspired style. 

#20. Wavy Lob with a Side-Swept Fringe

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Go all-out luxurious and low-key with a wavy lob and a side-swept fringe. A wavy lob is always a lovely, low-maintenance look that revives your waves, and the side-swept fringe gives a look a chic charm while completing the lob’s complementary shape.

#21. Textured Bob with Effortless Waves

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A textured bob with effortless waves is the perfect balance between energized and easy to manage. Textured layers renew your waves with better volume and definition, while effortless waves give you a laid-back look.

#22. Long Layers with Feathered Waves

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Get that bombshell blowout look in a fraction of the time with long layers with feathered waves. Long layers give your lavish lengths some lift and life, while feathering waves bring light, flowing movement that gives your look a dose of natural glam.

#23. Wavy Half Updo

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Go for a classic casual style with all those chic vibes and a wavy half-updo. This style works for any hair shoulder length and longer, keeping your hair up and out of the way while the rest of your waves flow down for a touch of elegance.

#24. Shoulder-Length Waves with Subtle Balayage

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Give your natural texture a double dose of luxurious yet low-effort life with shoulder-length waves and subtle balayage. Shoulder-length waves are an unbeatable lavish look, but subtle balayage brings natural-looking depth and dimension, enhancing the cut and bringing a fresh, sunny glow.

#25. Side-Parted Long Wavy Hair

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Side-parted long wavy hair is a minimal-effort look with maximum style. The part is that little extra touch you need to bring your wonderful waves to the next level, giving your waves even more body and movement from changing your part, all while giving a slightly sophisticated vibe.

#26. Wavy Bob with Flipped-Out Ends

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If you’re looking for a super flattering look for waves with a bit of nostalgic flair, you need a wavy bob with flipped-out ends. The bob keeps styling your waves simple while giving subtle volume and soft movement, enhanced by the flipped-out ends for an added playful touch.

#27. Wavy Shaggy Lob

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The wavy, shaggy bob is a combination style that brings the best of two cuts to give you even better waves. This style features the lob’s flawlessly flattering frame for mature women with shaggy layering to give you natural waves and a fun and relaxed vibe.

#28. Wavy Pixie Cut with Side-Swept Bangs

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Want a super low-maintenance style with spunk? Go for a wavy pixie cut with side-swept bangs! This pixie’s slightly longer than the average pixie cut to showcase your waves while adding the pixie’s famed volume and texture.

#29. Long Wavy Hair with Curtain Bangs

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Get all things natural glam in long wavy hair with curtain bangs. Long waves are the ultimate low-maintenance and lavish look, paired with curtain bangs for a classic finishing touch to complement your facial features.

#30. Textured Lob with Tousled Waves

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The textured lob with tousled waves is a carefree, casual look that gives your natural texture a tidal wave of style. The textured layers give your waves high-powered energy with volume and dimension, while tousled waves top it all off with a beachy-chic charm. 

#31. Wavy Bob with an Angled Front

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If you’re into more of a modern and minimal wavy hairstyle, you’ve got to try a wavy bob with an angled front.  As always, the bob is notorious for making your styling routine as easy as ever, with an angled front for an extra-flattering frame for mature women.

#32. Wavy Hair with a Braided Crown

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Get something relaxed with a regal twist with a style like wavy hair and a braided crown. Wavy hair is the perfect match for a beautiful braided crown, creating that boho-chic look with a pinch of princess vibes.

#33. Shoulder-Length Waves with Chunky Highlights

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Shoulder-length waves with chunky highlights are a luxurious yet youthful look for women of all ages. They add the ultimate class, creating volume and movement, intensified by the chunky highlights for an even lighter and livelier look with a summer-ready twist.

#34. Wavy Pixie Bob

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Get the best of both worlds with a wavy pixie bob! This hybrid hairstyle is chic and cheeky, with wavy pixie layers adding height and movement and coming down into a short bob shape that provides a particularly complementary look for mature women.

#35. Long Wavy Hair with a Middle Part

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If you want a soft and understated look with star power, there’s nothing better than long, wavy hair with a middle part. This is a classic look for waves, with the volume and movement your waves need and a middle part to keep things balanced and easy-breezy.

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