When choosing a curly hair updo they can be beautiful and versatile, but it can also be a bit of a challenge when styling it for formal occasions. That’s why we’re here to show you that you can easily create stunning updos that will show off your curls in all their glory.
Whether you’re looking for a chic and elegant look for a wedding or a fun and playful look for a night out on the town, we’ve got you covered. So, if you’re ready to take your curly hair to the next level, let’s get started!
1. Messy Curly Hair Updo Hairstyle
She has fantastic naturally curly hair. She has kept a few of her spiral curl strands out and pulled the rest up into a beautiful updo bun. You will want to keep your fringe out as well, and you will look incredible.
2. Natural Curls Hairstyle
She has a laid-back curly updo hairstyle. She has gone with a stylish middle part and loosely pulled her hair back. You could wear this style fancy or laid back, it is completely up to you.
3. Romantic Braided Updo Bun
Looking for a romantic hairstyle for your curly hair? She added a thick braid in the front and pulled, twisted, and braided the rest of the hair back to form perfect fun.
4. French Twist Hairstyle
She has a curly hair updo style. She has gone with a low bun updo and added a beautiful pearl and beaded hair piece for a little extra flare.
5. High Curly Updo Hairstyle
She has a beautiful curly hair updo style. She has twisted and curled her hair into a high-up do, which looks incredible. Try adding in a few blonde highlights to create a little more texture.
6. French Braid into Low Bun Hairstyle
French braids are always a good idea when you are thinking about trying out a curly hair updo. She held her curly hair back with a thick braid and twisted the rest of her curly hair into a low bun. This is a perfect hairstyle to wear to work.
7. Romantic Bridal Updo Hair
Bridal updos are one of the most popular ways to wear your hair on the big day. She has kept the layer closest to her face out and added a soft curl here. Neatly pull the hair back into a low bun and add a beautiful flower piece.
8. Loose Voluminous Curls Hairstyle
Up next is a perfect hairstyle for women working with extra curly hair. She pulled her curls back into a high pony and let them naturally fall. She has also added a few blonde highlights, and it looks incredibly beautiful.
9. Textured Bun with Natural Curls
Another way to style your curly hair is with this textured bun style. Add a beaded pearl hair piece to keep it all tied together. You can wear this on your wedding day or just out run around, either way, you will look so beautiful.
10. Soft Curly Bun Hair
Wow, this might be one of the prettiest curly hair updos to date. She has perfectly twisted her strands before tucking them into a low bun. This is a gorgeous hairstyle to wear any time of the year.
11. Afro Curls Hairstyle
If you are looking for a quick updo to wear when you have kinky curly hair, you will love this style. You will want to pull a few strands out in the front and go with a messy bun on top, and you are all set.
12. Claw Clip Hairstyle
Claw clips are back and better than ever. Here she has twisted her thick hair up and clipped it all back with a yellow claw clip. Keep a few strands out in the front to frame the face; you will look sleek and effortless.
13. High Curly Bun with Bandana
One of the easiest ways to keep your hair pulled back is with a colorful bandana. She kept her curly bangs loose and went with a fluffy bun in the back. Pair it with these trendy glasses, and you will look incredible.
14. Top Bun Hairstyle with Afro Curls
Top buns are always so cute when you are wearing your hair naturally. She is wearing her curly hair big and natural in a top bun. She has also added a pretty black bow to keep it all together.
15. Blonde Curly Updo Hairstyle
Next is a lovely light blonde hairstyle full of curls and a low twisted bun. This is one of the updos you may want to ask your hairdresser to do for you because it is much harder to pull off than it looks.
16. Coil Curls with Hair Accessories
If you are working with coiled curls, this next hairstyle would be a breeze. She styled her hair with a wet gel and twisted the front and back in a low bun. She has also added a pretty golden hairpiece and left a few strands loose in the front.
17. Formal Updo for Curly Hair
Formal updos are always a good idea. She twisted her dark brown hair in a low bun and added a few pearled hair pins for extra spice.
18. Low Curled Bun with Flowers
She has fashionable curly hair. She went with a textured top full of curls and pulled the rest of the hair in a low bun. Also, she added a few colorful flowers and it looks incredible.
19. Low Tuck Updo Hair
She has a low updo hairstyle. To try this style out, you will want to twist the sides of your hair neatly and tuck it into your low, curly bun. She has also added a lovely light blonde color here while keeping the base dark, which looks incredible.
20. Curly French Twist Updo Hairstyle
She has a curly french twist updo hairstyle. She has twisted all of her hair into a stunning intricate style. You will want to pull a few strands out in the front and add spiral curls.
21. Dreamy Prom Hair
Tired of the same old ponytail look? Try this fancy and dreamy prom hairstyle. She loosely pulled her hair up in a pony and left a few strands loose here. Add curls to your loose pieces, and you will look beautiful.
22. Simple Updo for Long Hair
She has a simple updo for long curly hair. She has pulled her hair back tight and left the back loose and curly. You could easily do this style yourself and look fantastic.
23. Natural Perm Curls with Braids
Natural perm curls look fantastic with small corn rows. She added four tight braids up the side of her hair and wore the rest with a messy curly top.
24. Sweet Braids into Bun Hairstyle
She has a sweet hairstyle with a big braid down the middle and a big bun in the back. She has kept her hair a light blonde, and it looks beautiful.
25. Sleek into Coily Bun Hairstyle
She has a coily curls. She pulled the front of her hair tight and then pulled the rest up high. Keep the coiled curls out loose and pull them forward and you are all set.
26. Effortless Curly Updo Bun
There is nothing better than an effortless hairstyle for women. She has kept her hair mostly straight and pulled it back neatly into a low bun. Try adding a few pops of blonde to add texture, and you will look even better.
27. Half-Up Wedding Hairdo
She has a half-up wedding hairstyle for women who are looking for. She has kept it full of curls and pulled it back loose. This style will work best if you have naturally thick hair.
28. Wispy Curly Updo Hair
Wispy hair can be hard to style, but this next look would be perfect. Her curly hair is styled with a thick braid and twisted piece on the top. Add a pretty hairpiece or white flowers, and you are all set.
29. Curly Mohawk Updo Hairstyle
Want to keep your creative side but still wear a curly updo? Then you have to try this curly mohawk hairstyle. To get this look, you will want to pull the hair tight on the sides and let the hair in the middle flow down.
30. Pin Curls Bun Hairstyle
Pin curls are always a vibe. She has kept her hair twisted on the top, and the rest is curled and pulled together neatly. You will love this beautiful curly hair updo once you try it, and you will never want to stop.
31. Twisted Braids into Low Bun
Another way to wear curly hair is with a twisted braid style with low buns. She wore a tight top and let the braid fall across her head. This is a beautiful look that you can wear all year long.
32. Stunning Sandy Blonde Hairstyle
You can wear pretty much any style you want when you have stunning sandy blonde hair. In the photo above, they went with a low bun full of twists and curls, which looks incredible. Be sure to keep the front section loose and laid back for the whole vibe of this look.
33. Natural Loose Curls with Flowers
There is nothing better than a beautiful set of natural and loose curls. She twisted her thick hair back and held it together with a big green and yellow floral hairpiece. This would be a great style to wear to a party or work.
34. Jumbo Swirly Bun Hairstyle
She has a jumbo swirly hairstyle and is very beautiful and creative. They have woven her hair like a big basket here; it is super shiny and sleek. This would work best if you had thick hair, but you could still pull it off if you had thin hair.
35. Messy Pinned Up Curls Hairstyle
Want a style that is laid back but still beautiful? Then you should give this messy pinned-up hairstyle a try. She has kept her hair naturally curly and haphazardly pulled it all up.
36. Elegant Top-Bun with Bangs
Elegant hairstyles are the perfect accessory to any outfit. This style would be easy to do, pull your hair up tight and twist the rest of the hair into a bun. Keep the bangs out loose and curly, and you will look incredible.
37. Messy Blonde Curls
Messy blonde curls are such a vibe. In the look above, they have kept her hair wispy and loose with a low bun. Be sure to add hairspray so you can stay fresh all day.
38. Fishtail Braid into Messy Bun
Fishtail braids are one of the best ways to keep your curly hair looking fresh. She went with a side fishtail while twisting the rest of the hair into a low, thick bun. This hairstyle for women would work best if you had thick, dark hair.
39. Side Braids into Spiral Bun
Side braids are one of the best ways to start your curly hair updo hairstyle. She wore two beautifully sleek braids and twisted her hair into a low curly bun. You can wear this style no matter what your natural hair is like.
40. Twisted Low Bun with Flowers
Twisted low buns are such a beautiful way to wear your wedding hair. She curled her hair into a sleek, twisted bun in the photo above. Then she added beautiful white flowers right above the bun, which looks perfect.
41. Side Braids on Mohawk Bun Hairstyle
She has side braids and a curly bun. To get the most out of this style, you will want to add the pretty flower piece on top and, of course, plenty of hair spray.
42. Big Curly Updo on Lovely Woman
This is a big curly updo for women with thick and dark hair. Start by parting your hair in the middle and weaving the thick pieces in and out of each other. If you love this style, add a few blonde highlights to make it pop.
43. French Braid into Twisted Bun
She has a french braid hairstyle. Start by adding two soft braids along the side of your hair and then pull the rest into a low twisty bun. She added white flowers above the bun, but you could pick out whatever color best suits your outfit.
44. Curly Updo on Short Hair
Women with short hair can also pull off a curly updo. You will want to twist the hair on the top back and pin it right above the nape to get this look. Then keep the rest of the hair loose and curly for a fabulous finish.
45. Wispy Low Bun with Curls
She has a wispy and curly hairstyle. She has kept her hair thick and neat and pulled it back, and it looks extra pretty.
46. Braided Flowers Hairstyle with Curls
She added a thick braid along the side of her head and paired it with the biggest and loveliest bun. Throw pink flowers above the beautiful bun, and you are all set.
47. Perm Curls for Bride Hair
Brides, you can stop worrying about your hair now we have found you a fabulous hairstyle. She has kept the top twisted and neat and pulled the rest of the hair back in a low bun. Ask your hairdresser to add your veil, and you are all set.
48. Messy Pineapple Updo Hair
She has curly hair is called a messy pineapple updo. She has added a lovely silk hairpiece and let the hair naturally lay on top of it.
49. Soft Natural Curls with Hair Accessories
Soft and natural hairstyles are always enhanced by adding a hairpiece. She styled her hair with a wet gel and neatly twisted the top back. Then, keep your hair tight in a little bun. Throw in the hairpiece, and you will love your new look.
50. Elegant Braids for Bridesmaid’s Hair
She has curly blonde hair. She went with a thick braid along the sides and finished it with a bun. Add curls to your hair before braiding and twisting her hair back, it is going to look so incredible on your big day.
We hope this list of curly hair updos has inspired you to embrace your natural curls and experiment with these different updo styles that will leave you confident. Please leave a comment and let us know what you think!
Jenni Haward has been working as a hairstylist for almost 11 years. With that much experience, she was able to start her own business. It has been two years since she started and had made three salons in three different cities and is still growing. She is continuing to pursue the career hoping to impact more with her skills and knowledge.