It’s no secret that Waves have been an absolute classic for a long time. In recent years, they have definitely been permeating popular hairstyle culture. While traditionally a hairstyle for black men, in recent years the style has become popular with other races as well. With that being said, the more texture your hair has the easier it is to wave. So, a white guy with straight hair is going to have to put in a bit more effort to get the desired effect. Let’s get into the top 5 Waves styles of 2021!

Taper Fade + waves

This hairstyle can have a fade anywhere on the head and still look stylish and put together. Depending on your features and where you typically like your fades, talk with your barber about the style that will look the best for you. It’s always a good idea to have a few inspiration photos handy. 

Waves for straight hair

Waves for straight hair will definitely require a lot more work than someone with short hair, however the look is still attainable. The more prone your hair is to having curls, the easier it will be to achieve waves. Make sure that you start with a healthy scalp & hair before attempting to style waves. 

Waves haircut with part 

Combine fresh 360 waves with a fade and a part to create an incredibly stylish and clean look. The waves look stylish and put together as is, but when paired with a part, it catches the eye and can enhance the whole look. It’s a plus how creative one can be with the style of the part. 

High Fade + Waves 

Starting near the top of the head and quickly descending down to the skin for a fresh cut, the high fade + waves is a stylish and edgy look. This is one of the most popular ways to style waves. 

Low Fade + Waves

This hairstyle is perfect for those who are going for a professional look. The low fade can accentuate the pattern of your deep 360 waves. If you prefer to show less scalp opt for a low cut. 

180 Waves 

A classic look for black men, the 180 waves are classified by only being on the top of your head vs 360 waves that go around the whole head. These look clean and well maintained depending on how often you style them and how well you take care of your hair. 

This list of hairstyles is only scratching the surface on how many ways there are to style your waves. Waves are traditionally rocked best by black men as their hair texture is most suitable for them. However, with the right amount of effort put into styling, understanding of hair texture, and using the right tools, any hair type can achieve waves. Pomade, shampoo & conditioner, a brush, and a durag are all incredibly useful tools when working to create waves.