We all know for a fact that it isn’t nearly as easy to find ideas for curly hairstyles for men as it is for women. Aside from the fact that hairstyle and haircut ideas for men aren’t freely talked about as much online or offline, it becomes even more challenging when you have wavy or curly hair (as opposed to straight).
We want to spare you some time and inspire you, so we collected 75 awesome curly hairstyles for men so you can get a few new ideas. Our findings include styles for all types of curly hair, from corkscrew curls to soft waves. In addition to this, our ideas cover all lengths, starting with buzz cuts and ending in long hair.
Enjoy these hairstyles and cuts and choose the one that most fits your personality!
1. Classy Curly Haircut
If you want a tasteful yet accessible look at the same time, go for a classy curly cut. This is one of the most popular curly hairstyles for men, period. It’s a timeless choice, if we do say so ourselves.
2. Short Curly Locks
Those who want a more laid back approach to curly hairstyles can go for a shorter haircut. While not being too short to play around with, this look shines thanks to its effortless style.
3. Combed Back Hairstyle
If you are a natural romantic and have wavy hair, this is the perfect look for you. Combed back curls are the ideal hairstyle for a gentleman who knows his stuff about style.
4. Side Part and Waves
Another one of the classy and casual curly hairstyles for men is this stylish look. If your hair falls just above your ears and you have bangs, you can comb it into a side part and let it flow down naturally.
5. Curly Pompadour
The curly faded pompadour is, by far, the must-have of all curly hairstyles for men this year. It’s sleek, alluring easy to maintain. All you need is some quality hair product for the top part.
6. Bohemian Curly Hairstyle
This bohemian curly hairstyle for men is the casual alternative to curly pompadour. Instead of shaving the rest of your head from your ears down, simply cut it an inch or two and leave it longer in the front.
7. Short and Gelled Hair
If you don’t want the hassle of having to spend time styling longer curly hair, you can try out this low-maintenance haircut. All you have to do is add some hair gel and spike it up a bit.
8. Medium Messy Hairstyle
A pleasant surprise is that more and more men are allowing their hair to grow naturally, as opposed to the past few decades when everyone went for short hair. What makes this hairstyle great is that it’s not too long or too short, and it’s easy to maintain.
9. Shoulder Length Half Up Half Down Bun
If your hair is really curly, you can let it grow to shoulder length and have fun experimenting with different hairstyles. One of the coolest options you can choose is parting it half up, half down horizontally and wrapping the top part in a loose bun at the back.
10. Long and Wavy Hairstyle
By contrast, longer wavy hair can also look amazing just the way it is. If you were lucky enough to be born with naturally wavy, thick and shiny locks, you should definitely try a longer hairstyle.
11. Afro Dread Locks
Dread locks are all the rage among gents who love urban culture and its trends. If you have afro hair, you can consider turning it into shorter dreadlocks that basically style themselves every time.
12. Tiny Corkscrew Curls
Tiny corkscrew curls look super cool, regardless of your gender. If this is how your hair grows naturally, don’t hesitate to leave it a bit longer and let those curls bounce around.
13. Ear Length and Tousled Hair
You don’t need to stress at all if your hair is curly and around-ear length. You can just run your fingers through your hair and it will fall back in place flawlessly every time.
14. 2 in 1 – Mohawk & Man Bun
Afro hair is excellent for styling. If you have a haircut like the one showcased in the photo above, you can leave it as a normal mohawk or tie it in a man bun.
Ludacris is the leaving, breathing example that cornrows are always a fresh choice. Even if they’re not as worn nowadays as they were back in the day, they’re a great choice for a guy who has the hood at heart.
16. Big Afro Hair
Were you born with afro hair? You’re lucky, then! Let it grow out and embrace one of the hottest curly hairstyles for men from the 70s. It looks just as cool today as it did back then.
17. Curly Flat Top
If you want to stand out from the crows, you can always go for a flat-top hairstyle. Even though it does require a trip to the barbershop, it’s really easy to maintain afterward.
18. Nick Jonas’s Wavy Hair
We all know how much the ladies dig Nick Jonas, partly because of his hairstyle. It’s a nice choice for boys and young men alike, as it expresses a free spirit that still cares about style.
19. Rockabilly Hairstyle
Grease lightning would be an understatement for these kinds of curly hairstyles for men. This rockabilly hairstyle is fierce, stylish, masculine and everything else you could ever want from a haircut. If your hair is wavy, you should certainly consider it for your next hairdo.
20. Curls and Highlights
If it’s the summer and you want a fresh new look, you can always choose to change the color of your curls. For a neat contrast, try some copper highlights or dye just the tips of your curls. This is a great choice for men with ear-length hair.
21. Long Bangs and Shaved Sides
Regardless if you love rock, if you’re a creative spirit or just edgy at heart, this kind of hairstyle is amazing for men with curly hair. Allow it to grow so your bangs are longer and shave both sides. A bonus to this hairstyle is a thick beard.
22. Curly Crewcut
Any guy can rock a crewcut, no matter if he has straight or curly hair. Paired with a well-trimmed beard, this curly hairstyle combo looks clean and stylish at the same time.
23. Curly Pompadour Fade Haircut
You already know about the curly pompadour haircut, so this particular example shows how you can style it differently. However, the haircut requires that you leave the top front part a bit longer.
24. Shoulder Length Dread Locks
Dreadlocks can also be styled elegantly, like in the example above. If your dreadlocks are longer – like shoulder-length – you can leave your hair down or tie half of it up, depending on your preferences and the occasion. Even more so, you can tie your whole hair back if you want to leave your face free.
25. Surfer Beach Hairstyle
If long summer days on the beach or surfing sessions are your thing, you should consider this variety of curly hairstyles for men. It works even better if you have light brown or blonde hair. You’ll get highlights from staying outside in the sun too.
26. College Haircut
Another clean look is the classic college cut. It’s basically the traditional haircut that guys with wavy hair can adopt. It’s respectable and fresh at the same time, making it appropriate for school, work, or your next party.
27. Bleached Top Hairstyle
Odell Beckham proves that even guys can rock partly bleached hair and look amazing while doing it. If you’re the outgoing or adventurous type, you should really consider this hairstyle idea, at least temporarily.
28. Curly Mohawk
Afro hair also looks awesome when cut and styled into a thick mohawk. Mind you, it should be pretty wide to have the impact you’re looking for, so we recommend just shaving a bit from the sides of your head. The beard is optional, but we recommend that you try it out.
29. Snoop Dogg Braids
We have to admit; no one can rock braids quite like Snoop Dogg. If your hair is longer and you don’t want it to get in your way, you can braid it into five or six braids for some good west coast vibes.
30. Big Ponytail Bun
To conclude our list of curly hairstyles for men, we want to present an idea for guys with really long wavy or curly hair. You can bring all of it up into a ponytail or a bun. The style isn’t for everyone, but it’s a practical and attractive way of styling your long hair.
31. Short Hairstyle for Men with Curly Hair
You don’t need a lot of hair products to keep your short hair looking exquisite. You just make sure that your hairstylist knows to keep it shorter on the sides than on the top and your cool hairstyle is good to go.
32. Medium Curly Hairstyle
Keeping it short requires too many salon appointments? Let it grow a bit over your ears and forehead. It’ll look as if you’re going for an afro, and if that’s your thing, just know that many chicks dig afros.
33. Long and Curly with Layers
Here, it gets a bit more complicated – but only if you want it to. Long curly hair can be either smooth or unkempt, depending on the kind of look you’re going for. If you want it out of your eyes, make sure you’re keeping it layered.
34. Disheveled Hairstyle for Men with Curly Hair
There are numerous hairstyles for black men with curly hair out there, but what do you think about this one? You can always pair it with a beard to make it even cooler, but even if you don’t, your curly will still look natural and professional.
35. Curly Afro Hairstyle
Afro is back in style, for both men and women. Why not let your curly locks go haywire and sport the afro look for a while? If you don’t like it, you can always chop it all off.
36. Short Curly Hairstyle for Black Men
So you’ve decided that short is best, especially during the hot summer months. You can always take a page out of Drake’s 2013 hairstyle book and go for this look. It works for any occasion, we promise.
37. Curly Medium Hair
Look how happy he is with his medium curls! What’s stopping you from trying to grow yours a bit longer as well?
38. Long Curly Hairstyle
This kind of hairstyle might not be for everyone, but it sure looks cool. If you feel particularly adventurous, you can arm yourself with some patience and rock this hairstyle for a while.
39. Thick and Curly Hair
If you’ve got thick hair locks, you’re in luck. You have plenty of material to work with and you can style it however you like it. What about this short-sided and long-topped hairstyle?
40. Waves and Curls
Your hair is stubbornly trying to mimic curly hair but never quite gets it. So you’re left with wavy hair, which should not be discredited. You can look extremely dashing sporting this ruffled look.
41. Mixed Curly Hairstyle
Curly hair can look good on anyone who puts a bit of effort into it. Let it grow a bit longer to frame your face nicely, and maybe add some highlights during the summer season.
42. Adventurous Curly Hair
If not now, when? Get that undercut and make sure you always have enough product on hand to keep your curls swinging to the other side.
43. Curly Style with Beard
If you’ve ever doubted that curly hair pairs well with a beard, doubt no more. Have you seen Jon Snow? Enough said.
44. Curls on Top
With an undercut or without, this hairstyle keeps your stubborn curls away from your face. If you want them longer, keep in mind that it could easily turn into an afro without the proper maintenance.
45. Man Bun for Curly Hair
Man buns were all the rage during 2014 and 2015, but it doesn’t mean you can still wear your curls in a loose or tight bun whenever you feel like it.
46. Everyday Messy Hair
Unkempt curls are something special in themselves. They require no styling and you can hashtag all your Instagram pics with #iwokeuplikethis.
47. Curly Lion King Style
It’s long, it’s messy, and it’s hard to style. It’s also really cool-looking, so if that’s your thing, just let your inner Mufasa come to the surface.
48. Bleached Style
It’s been a bit trend among celebrities: bleached hair. Why shouldn’t you give it a try? It will surely turn some heads at summer parties.
49. Sleek Back Curls
All you need is a bit of product to set in place and you got a real macho look going for you. Try this one out for when you’re attending your best friend’s wedding – who knows, you might be next.
50. Parted Curls
It gives you a sort of 80s vibe while also keeping it fresh. You can part it on both sides or just one; either way, the hairspray will do wonders keeping the top in place.
51. Pop Star Hairstyle
Nick Jonas inspired hair might have grown out of his cute 2013 curls, but nothing’s stopping you from trying them now. Not overly neat, the locks fall in all the right places.
52. Runway Ready Waves
If you’re somewhere on the wavy to curly hair spectrum, this hairstyle is for you. This wavy haircut for men is definitely different from what you might be used to, but the length is just right.
53. Messy and Wavy Hair
Robert Pattinson inspired messy hairstyles. If you’re also wavy-haired and looking for something that’s not going to take up too much time, go for a style similar to the actor.
54. Fringe Curls for Brooding Men
This kind of curly hairstyles for men is especially suitable for those who want to look mysterious. Just let your bangs grow out while you cut the sides shorter than the top.
55. Wavy Hairstyle with Stylish Fade
Don’t try to do this on your own at home – unless you’re a hairstylist. If done right, the effect is incredible: precision, cleanliness, and manliness.
56. Medium Length Office Style
Life is not all parties and soirees – you have to take your curls into work sometimes. A gentle parting on one side and longer locks in the back will do the trick.
57. Long Beachy Locks
If Johnny Depp can pull it off, why shouldn’t you? The goatee is optional.
58. Shakespeare-Inspired Hairstyle
They don’t have to be blonde – your locks will get this romantic look if you let them grow longer to cover your ears and your forehead.
59. Curly 80s Pompadour
It’s time to bring it back and you can be the one to set the trend outside the context of modeling events. You can also try…
60. Modern Pompadour
Wolverine has never looked this good. Short on the sides and wild on top does the trick. The focus is both on the mane of wavy hair and on the clear face.
61. Side Swept Bangs
Bangs are high-maintenance but they’re also highly fashionable. It’s not just wavy hair that can be swept to the side – this works for curlier hairstyles as well.
62. Short and Messy Hair
If you can’t stand your long curly locks anymore, chop them off and sport this effortless hairstyle instead.
63. Wet Look Hairstyle
The wet look style is one of the curly hairstyles for men worn mostly in black and white movies, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add a modern touch to it and wear it now.
64. Bangs & Curls
Nothing says “I’m down to party” just like this hairstyle. However, you also have to be down with constantly pulling it out of your eyes, as well.
65. Blonde Romantic Look
If you’re going for a survivor look, you must grow a beard as well. If not, the long and sun-kissed locks will draw attention on their own.
66. Double Race Stripes and Faded Look
This hairstyle works best if you have wavy hair and a skilled hairstylist. The side-lines need to be precise and the locks layered.
67. Elegant Medium Length Hairstyle
They work for formal occasions, as well as casual ones. As long as you’ve got enough product, you can switch from loose curls and bangs to a sleek back look in a second.
68. Wedding Look
You needn’t worry about your wedding day anymore – styled like this, your hair will not only stay in place but also dazzle your beautiful wife. It’s elegant and looks effortless.
69. Blond Shoulder Length Curly Hair
It doesn’t have to be a man bun; half updos work wonders with shoulder-length hair and they’re also rather practical.
70. Go Red or Go Home Style
Trying the redhead look is tricky on any kind of hair, and curls are no exception. However, if you get it right, you’re going to love your flaming hair.
71. Unruly Hairstyle
It gets really short on the sides with this one but compensates nicely with the messy thing it has going on the top.
72. Long Middle Part Hairstyle
You need some guts to try the middle parting as a man, but this hairstyle looks really good on men with longer faces. Keep the hair at shoulder length.
73. Ringlets and Faded Hairstyle
Ringlets made a comeback in 2016 with the new trend of faded hair. If you have a beard going on as well, your look is more than complete.
74. Blonde Curly Hairstyle
This is the most casual haircut you can choose if you want to get rid of the hassle that comes with curly hair. With the right outfit, it can even be elegant.
75. Curly Mohawk
It’s a little bit more daring than other items in this list, but hipster looks are still trending. If you dig it, go for it!
It’s a long list of hairstyles for men with curly hair, long enough for you to find your match! If you have any other ideas you would like to share with us, do so in the comments. Now that you’ve been inspired, it’s time to make an appointment with your hairstylist!