Wavy hair is well suited to a variety of short haircuts, from a shoulder-length lob to extremely short pixie and pompadour styles. In this context, the word "lob" refers to a long bob, or a slightly longer version of the chin-length bob haircut; as the shorter cousin of the lob, the bob is also a good choice for wavy hair. Due to the thickness and volume that traditionally accompanies curly or wavy hair, hairstylists may employ techniques, such as a wedge cut, to make the lob or bob cut more manageable.
A wedge cut involves cutting short layers into the back of the hair and leaving longer layers in the front, which create a face-framing effect that can be flattering for wavy hair. Not only does this style frame the face, the front layers of the wedge cut also helps prevent the wavy or curly hair from getting into the wearer's face.
A pixie cut is also a good look for wavy hair. However, wavy hair looks best with a longer pixie cut rather than a close-cropped style. This allows the natural waves in the hair to create a tousled effect. This style can be combined with shaved sides for a pompadour effect that makes the most of wavy hair volume while also allowing for some low-maintenance shortness on the sides of the head.