While many who were blessed with a naturally curly mane go to any length to treat and straighten their hair, these amazing ladies show you that a wavy or curly mane is to be embraced. Learn how to style your wild coils with 45 inspiring hairstyles for curly hair of any length. Remember that your hair is a natural crown deserving to be worn with grace!
1. Hairstyles for Long Curly Hair
While there are plenty of hairstyles for a luscious curly mane, letting your hair down is always a great idea. Create a deep side part to add luxurious volume to your hairstyle, add some anti-frizz serum, and you’re ready to go. Such beautiful long curly hair rarely needs any styling products.
2. Effortless Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Cute hairstyles for curly hair are easy to come by, particularly when a short mane is in focus. These effortless curls and waves start from the root and frame the face with their perfect chin length. This hairstyle works well with straight hair too. Just use the curling iron to create large coils and style them in an apparent messy look.
3. Boho Style for Long Curly Hair
Curly hairstyles for long hair are all the chicer when they include this natural Boho vibe. Part your hair down the middle, define the curls with nourishing oil, and add a few Boho flowers. This way you make sure your untamed coils are beautified. Your summer festival look is ready.
4. Hairstyles for Wavy Hair
With such a rich chocolate hair color and beautifully defined large waves, it’s no wonder you wouldn’t want to hide your hair from the world. Wear this effortless hairstyle for wavy hair with utmost confidence.
5. Soft Large Curls
This is a romantic hairstyle for curly hair donning soft large curls and wavy bangs. Those high-volume coils at the ends add a charming natural note to the overall look. Use your curling wand to create the perfect look for your curls.
6. The Rihanna
Rihanna is the ultimate queen of look changes. She can sport a daring undercut today, her natural curls tomorrow, and an outlandish red hair color the day after. Each of the times she was spotted flaunting her natural springy curls it was a stunning appearance. This layered hairstyle adds just enough volume to her do to make it look weightless.
7. The Salma Hayek
Flaunted by Hollywood darling Salma Hayek, this is one of the simplest hairstyles for naturally curly hair. The classic middle part reveals her beautiful traits while the tight waves fall effortlessly on her shoulders. Whoever coined the phrase less is more was right. This natural look suits her the best.
8. Tight Hairstyles for Curly Hair
This may be one of the curly hair types that are most difficult to style. Yet who needs styling when those tight spirals are naturally well-defined and volume has never been a problem? Part your hair down the middle and create a bold and voluminous hairstyle for medium curly hair.
9. The Christina Hendricks
Christina Hendricks rocked this amazing hairstyle among hairstyles for medium curly hair. The swift transition from the slightly wavy bangs to the wealth of short wavy locks is astonishing. The side swept curly hair is perfectly secured in the back for a smooth elegant finish. Blame it on the curls or the mesmerizing copper red color that is her signature, but we are in love with this hairstyle for short curly hair.
10. Audrey Tatou Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Audrey Tatou is one of the most elegant presences at any festivity or gala dinner. Her effortless beauty and naturally wavy hair have turned her into a style icon. With good reason. Just contemplate this chic hairstyle for short curly hair. The curls are tamed in smooth large waves perfectly styled to frame her traits.
11. Medium Hairstyles for Curly Hair
You thought there is no hope as far as hairstyles for medium length curly hair are concerned? Here is the proof that could restore your belief. Bold and voluminous, this hairstyle is enhanced by the long curly bangs. If curly hair needed any extra bang, this is the way to add it.
12. Pixie Cut Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Having curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t get a pixie cut either. Although it doesn’t feature too often among the hairstyles for curly hair, a pixie cut is, in fact, easy to manage. Take a break from a demanding rich mane and style the short curly hair as your imagination dictates.
13. Hairstyles for Naturally Curly Hair
Hairstyles for curly hair should always feature these natural-looking coils that frame the face on both sides. This medium length curly hair is parted down the middle to add more volume and structure to the hairstyle.
14. Long Blonde Hairstyles for Curly Hair
AnnaLynne McCord is proud of her natural tight curls and flaunts them every occasion she gets. For the fans of the 90210 TV series, you can get your cues on hairstyles for curly hair by watching the series. Each time we see a rerun of this, we’re ready to take notes on the best hairstyles for curly hair.
15. Loose Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Achieve these loose curly by rolling your hair on the curling wand from mid-length almost to the tips. Straight-ended waves define the hairstyle. This is one of the best hairstyles for thin curly hair. If you don’t have the voluminous richness of tight curls, wear your wavy hair with a middle part.
16. The Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington surprised everyone when she renounced her treated straight hair style to return to her natural coils. Wearing curly hair side swept and over-the-shoulder confers a chic elegant note to your look. The smooth anti-frizz finish adds a refined note.
17. Afro Hairstyles for Curly Hair
A side part layered haircut and large volume-creating waves and curls are nothing short than stunning. This natural look is one of those hairstyles for curly hair which requires little to no styling. Add an anti-frizz serum in the morning, and you’re ready to go.
18. Short Black Curly Hair
Flipping your mane to one side or another isn’t reserved for girls donning long curly hair. Short curly hair is just as fit to meet the challenge of creating a visually compelling look. Are you feeling inspired? What other hairstyles for short curly hair would you recommend?
19. Thick Curly Hairstyles
If your curly mane is made of gorgeous tight springy coils like these, then we envy you. With the natural volume creating a beautiful structure, all you need to do is care for your hair. Use professional hair products designed for curly hair. It’s tricky to maintain soft and smooth curls without proper hair care products.
20. Short Wavy Blonde Hair
Sun-kissed wavy hair and a beach-ready hairstyle. The intentionally messy wavy locks with a slight wet look are ready to be taken out for a strutting walk. If your hair is naturally straight, this hairstyle is relatively easy to create. All you need is a bit of volume and styling wax. As far as hairstyles for curly hair are concerned, it depends on how curly your hair is.
21. The Vintage Hollywood Curls
This is one of the best hairstyles for curly hair. Emulate that one of a kind vintage hairstyle with a deep side part and over-the-shoulder curls. Make sure your curls and waves are well defined and sport a healthy look. This is classic flattering women’s hairstyle on the red carpet and not only.
22. Hairstyles for Curly Frizzy Hair
If the natural frizz that comes in a package with gorgeous curly hair won’t go away despite your best efforts, try one of the best hairstyles for long curly hair. It may sound complicated, but rest assured it’s not. Wash your hair and dry it naturally after twisting it in a ponytail. Remove the pins or hair bands holding the ponytail, add an anti-frizz serum and style the loose waves in a messy look.
23. Layered Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Layers are ideal for creating structured volume for naturally curly hair, particularly if it reaches this impressive length. We love the all-natural look of this effortless hairstyle for long curly hair.
24. The Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys has been hiding her beautiful curls for a while. Now that they’re unraveled for the world to admire, Alicia teaches valuable tips and tricks on hairstyles for curly hair with every public appearance. Another red carpet-worthy yet cute hairstyle for curly hair.
25. Delicate Hairstyles for Curly Hair
We love the delicate tone of this classic women’s hairstyle for curly hair. These are large curls worn over-the-shoulder for a timeless and elegant gala look. The trick is to create a messy side-part and secure the curly locks.
26. The Beyonce
There is hardly any hairstyle or hair color that Beyonce cannot rock. Call us partial, but this is one of our favorite hairstyles for curly hair donned by the queen of R&B. The layers are perfectly balanced to create a weightless look. Yet the richness of those soft curls adds incredible structure to the overall look. Here are more celebrities with curly hair.
27. 1920s Hairstyles for Curly Hair
A hairstyle for short curly hair that reminds us of the roaring 20s. Nothing close to demure, this hairstyle with a modern twist creates an intentionally messy look. Don’t even try to tame those curls, let them loose for a relaxed weekend look.
28. The Frizzy Long Curly Hair
To achieve the frizzy look and perfect curls for a long curly hairstyle, nourish your spirals with a special oil. Add some moisturizer on damp hair and let it dry naturally. A hairdryer would only contribute to the frizzy look.
29. The Zendaya
There is no hairstyle Zendaya flaunts that we don’t approve of. Here is one of our favorite hairstyles for curly long hair. She may be the queen of chameleon-like changes on the red carpet, but we like her best with her natural curly hair.
30. Super Volume for Curly Hair
Sometimes, the simplest way to wear your curls is to embrace the untamed nature of your mane. Some extra volume never hurt anyone. An explosive display of beauty for those of you who are blessed with tight ringlets like these.
31. Top Bun Hairstyles for Curly Hair
A great way to style your curly hair is to tie it up in a messy half bun on top of your head. If you want, you can copy this lovely lady’s look and opt for a dramatic makeup. Use plenty of eyeliner, false eyelashes, and a striking plum lipstick.
32. Casual Hairstyles for Curly Hair
Every girl with curly hair knows that styling it can be quite a hard battle to fight sometimes. That’s why we’ve selected this lovely casual hairstyle for you. Tie your hair in a loose bun and make the best of your day.
33. The Modern Marilyn Monroe
Granted, she didn’t have any natural curls of her own, but if you happen to have them, you can tame them in such a way so as to look like the actress. Remember to pair the curls with a vintage makeup style to really look like the biggest diva of all time.
34. The Curly Hair Pixie
If you have curly hair, that doesn’t mean you can’t go for a pixie cut. In fact, you can choose an asymmetrical cut, which means that one side of your head will be shaved while the other will still have some curls left.
35. Curly Hair and Viking Braids
Take a cue from Queen Lagertha and sport her look. Part your hair sideways and finely braid a few strands of hair. Leave the rest of your mane wild and free. The Viking style is in this year, and you should jump on the trend.
36. Curly Hair and Diamond Embellishments
Here is a very simple updo with a lovely bun and a few loose strands. The great thing about it though is the diamond-studded hair piece which peeks through the curls and attracts the attention.
37. The Lob for Curly Hair
Combining curly hair with a lob or long bob can be quite risky to pull off. However, if you have a lot of patience, time to style your hair every day, and a lot of hair product, you might have just found the haircut of a lifetime.
38. Curly Hair and Bangs
Ask your stylist for tips on how to wear curly bangs. He or she can also recommend some hair products that will keep it from frizzing out or getting too curly.
39. Curly Hair and Turbans
We absolutely adore this look. The natural, long curly hair, the soft woolen turban, over sized Harry Potter glasses, and minimal makeup make this lady look on top of her styling game.
40. Alice in Wonderland
Take a cue from the most famous Alice ever and copy this style. It’s a lovely combination between soft curls, simple braids that cover the head, and a statement bow. The dog is optional, although we do suggest you get one nonetheless.
41. The Jennifer Lawrence
Although Jennifer Lawrence doesn’t have curly hair of her own, no one can deny that she looks absolutely spectacular with these soft, blonde curls. They are a compliment to her pretty and sweet round face.
42. The Lady Gaga
We are huge fans of Lady Gaga and her flamboyant and artistical fashion and makeup style on stage and in her videos. However, we must say that she has never looked better than with this minimal makeup and natural curls look.
43. The Rita Ora
Singer and actress Rita Ora goes for the curly bun of the summer. She paired it with nude eye makeup and glossy lips as well as her signature golden hoop earrings. Some of her curls have even been used as bangs.
44. The Mariah Carey
Here’s a throwback picture reminding us all that, before she was the self-declared biggest singing diva in the world, Mariah was just a sweet and simple curly-haired girl. She wore very little makeup and her hair was all natural.
45. The Jenny Slate
Comedy’s next ‘it’ girl is a curly-haired cutie with style to match. We love Jenny Slate’s casual and effortless look as she always seems to have simply rolled out of bed and walked straight onto the red carpet.
Curly hair is not easy to style, care for or maintain as many curly-haired girls will rush to tell you. However, the solution is to find the perfect hairstyle for your type of curls and your type of hair. Then it will become a lot easier and much less work every day to style that awesome mane of yours. Write to us in the comment section below and let us know which one of these hairstyles is perfect for you!