20 Suave Finger Wave Styles You Will Love

by Anjali Sayee

Roll out the red carpet because here’s everything you need to know about finger waves!

If there’s one look that is sported the most during awards season, it’s good ol’ finger waves. With their flawless sculpted finish, these finger waves have everyone in awe. They have been around since the late ’40s-early ’50s and have also become a part of African hairstyles. Celebs like Janelle Monae are stealing the limelight with short finger waves. To rock this gorgeous look, check out these 20 great ways to style them!

20 Suave Finger Wave Styles You Will Love

1. Glossy Finger Waves

We’ve always associated good hair with shine. Flaunt your pixie locks with this amazing finger wave style that is uber glossy! Use a hair gel while doing this style to flatten the finger waves against your head completely.

2. Golden Finger Waves

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Who wouldn’t want their hair to look as golden as the sun? Ever since this finger wave style has come around, short-haired women all over the world are rejoicing.

3. ‘S’ Finger Waves

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The ‘S’ finger wave style has a more laid-back, beachy vibe. While finger waves are more defined and pointed at their curves, this ‘S’ finger wave style is ruling with its soft curves.

4. Partial Finger Waves

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Adding a dash of finger waves to your regular hairstyles can jazz them up. It always gives your hair a faux undercut feel. Opt for this look if you want a sharp, sleek hairstyle.

5. Mild Finger Waves

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If this is your first time trying finger waves, opt for this milder style. You can sport this look on long hair as well as a pixie cut.

6. Baby Finger Waves

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Styling baby hair is often a problem. That’s where finger waves come in! All you need is some oil or mousse and a comb. You can also use a toothbrush to style your baby bangs in finger waves.

7. Smooth Finger Waves

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Smooth criminal, indeed! While sharp finger waves add definition, smooth finger waves look more like the ocean. They look glossy and add joie de vivre to your hairstyle.

8. Hollywood Finger Waves

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Hollywood – the place where imagination comes to life! Let your imagination run wild with these stunning Hollywood waves. I’m sure you’ve seen many a celeb sporting this stunning hairstyle. It is red carpet-approved. What more could you want?

9. Flapper Finger Waves

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The ‘20s were big on finger waves and flapper hairdos. So, why not mix the two? It looks glamorous and works for any formal event. Fabulous!

10. Kinky Finger Waves

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Kinky hair and waves go hand in hand. So, it’s no surprise that styling your kinky hair in some sculpted finger waves can take your hair look up a good few notches.

11. Shadow Root Finger Waves

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The shadow root is a new fad that has taken the world by storm. It looks extremely cool and suave. Accentuate it and take it to the next level with these stunning finger waves.

12. Tri-Finger Waves

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Sometimes, two is too little, and four is just too much. So, opt for these tri-finger waves instead! You can switch the sizes of the waves to suit your style.

13. Undercut Finger Waves

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The undercut is a badass look! It looks edgy, cool, and seemingly impossible to outdo. You can take it a notch higher by adding some finger waves to the undercut. Talk about a badass hair look!

14. Soft Set Finger Waves

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Soft set finger waves look very beautiful. They are soft, so they don’t need to look too sculpted or be done with very small sections. Tease your hair before you do these finger waves to add height to your hairstyle.

15. Wine Finger Waves

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Who doesn’t like a good glass of wine to relax at the end of the day? Take it to the next level with these stunning wine-colored finger waves. Don’t they look enticing? I can almost smell the wine in the air when looking at this style!

16. Ombre Finger Waves

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Finger waves are a brilliant way to show off your new ombre. They accentuate the fading shades perfectly! If you have hair that is thicker at the bottom, opt for step finger waves.

17. Finger Waves Bangs

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Why opt for normal bangs when you can take things up a notch with these stunning finger waves? Sculpt your hair in these waves depending on the length of your bangs. I’m sure you’ll catch everyone’s attention!

18. Side Finger Waves

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Sometimes, all you need is a little swag on the side to make you look even more stylish. That is where these stunning side finger waves come in. They add just the right amount of edge to your look.

19. Elegant Finger Waves

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Adding some big finger waves to your updo can dial the heat up perfectly. It also makes your hairstyle look super classy and graceful! You don’t just have to pair it with a low bun. You can also try out this look with a high bun to create a truly sophisticated style.

20. Finger Waves Sideburns

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Curly hair looks flawless. But whenever you style your curly hair, I’m sure the baby hair sticks out. This is one way to style your baby hair. Add definition to it by sculpting it in some stunning finger waves.

I hope these finger waves inspire you to change up your next look. This suave hairstyle is totally on my to-do list! Which of these hairstyles is your favorite? Comment below to let us know!

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Anjali Sayee

Anjali Sayee is a writer and an introvert. From studying Aeronautical Engineering and wanting to design her own airplane to writing articles on hairstyles, she has been on quite a journey. She believes that hair is one of the key factors that define a woman’s personality. To quote her, “What’s the first thing they do in the movies to show a personality change? Change the hair – because it has a life of its own.” She’s here to help you find the hairstyle you need. This bookworm is a self-professed Wholocker, a talented drummer, and an amateur photographer.