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50 Cute & Easy Curly Hairstyles



Curls are sublime, there’s absolutely no doubt about that. Women with curly hair have a unique allure that marvelously combines playfulness with charm and sex appeal. Naturally, curly hairstyles are versatile, ranging from formal hairdos to everyday haircuts with minimal styling. In today’s list, we’ll showcase the ideas that blew us away. Enjoy!

1. Short Curly Hairstyles

Do you have an outgoing personality and you’re not afraid to show it? Explore the fantastic world of short curly hairstyles. The pixie haircut is one of the most ravishing ideas that come to mind, but you can also experiment with other cuts with short, curly locks.

2. Over Ear Tuck and Pin Hairstyles

10/10 you’ve seen this hairstyle and have already fallen in love with it. There’s something super appealing about casually tucking a few strands over one ear and pinning them in place. You gracefully reveal your jawline, all while highlighting your best features.

3. Formal Hairstyles for Curly Hair

If you have an important event coming up, you can count on a messy updo to accentuate your curls. One of the best parts about this curly hairstyle is that it takes literally a few minutes, provided your hair is cut in layers.

4. Ombre Hairstyles for Curls

Adding a bit of color to your ringlets can emphasize your lovely hair texture even more. A popular option is ombre, particularly with a brown-blonde or brown-caramel combination. Of course, you can venture into brighter colors if you’re up for it.

5. Long Curly Hairstyles

Having long and luscious curls is a major hair goal for women. Aside from being able to wear it down gorgeously, you have a lot more styling options at hand. If you want a casual look, part your hair half up half down and twist the top part into a loose knot.

6. Natural Curly Hairstyles

Women of color enjoy corkscrew curly naturally, thanks to their afro-textured hair. There is myriad of African hairstyles that you can get inspired from, such as cornrows. To outline your curls nicely, go for two or three cornrows above one ear on the side.

7. Half Up Pull Through Braids

In the past few years, pull through braids have enjoyed a visible increase in popularity. For curly girls, one of the best ways to rock them is half up, half down and with the braid for the top part. It will blend beautifully into the rest of your hair.

8. Criss Cross Braided Buns

But what do you do when you want to experiment with numerous braids? This zig zag braided hairstyle is just what you have been looking for. Try out five or six braids, criss crossing them on the back of your head. Wrap them all in a loose, curly bun as the final touch.

9. Curly Weave Hairstyles

If you’re just completed your BC (Big Chop) and want to start growing out your natural hair, you can opt for a curly weave to help you get used to it. This shoulder length curly weave with copper highlights is an excellent idea to begin with.

10. Half Up Puffs

We l-o-v-e curly puffs, no matter if they’re entirely wrapped up or half up half down. In this example, you can see how medium-length curly hair looks when it’s tied in a cute puff half up. Feel free to leave a few strands in front if you’d like.

11. Short Curly Hairstyles for Black Women

Now this is a sassy short haircut perfect for curly-haired women with attitude. It’s strategically cut to start from short at the back of the head and gradually reach longer locks at the tops. Adorable, classy and flattering, all in one.

12. Cornrows and Huge Back Curls

Remember what we were saying about puffs earlier? Well, this is another amazing example to support our claim. Give your own original twist to the classic curly puff by braiding the top part of your head and leaving the back part as big as possible.

13. Low Side Ponytails

Similar to tucking strands behind one ear, a low side ponytail with curls is completely enchanting. It’s another pretty way to reveal your jawline, and also your shoulder. We recommend this curly hairstyle for any type of formal occasion.

14. Professional Hairstyles for Short Curly Hair

Most corporate careers also involve a fairly strict beauty and dress code. While hairstyles aren’t that restrictive in offices, this is an example of how you can style your curls to make sure they leave a professional impression from beginning to end.

15. Big Medium Curly Hairstyles

Ladies with naturally curly hair know all too well that volume is a must when considering their hairstyle. To get all the dynamism you have ever dreamed of, try out a medium length hairstyle with plenty of layers. The cutting technique will provide that much-desired volume boost naturally.

16. Curly Loose Buns

Ah, messy buns, the #1 “weapon” of women with curly hair. Not only does this hairstyle cut major styling time, but it also has an effortless and endless glam about it. As a rule of thumb, the messier, the better.

17. Curly Bob Hairstyles

Bobs, both long and short, are one of the top hairstyles for women with straight hair. However, this haircut looks just as fabulous with curly hair. To add shape and volume to your hairdo, consider an angled bob that starts shorter in the back and gets longer towards your chin.

18. Highlights for Curly Hair

Just like ombre, classic highlights do an exceptional job of contouring your curly locks. You can get any color you want, but we encourage you to choose a lighter tone than your natural hair color to get the contrast you desire.

19. Easy Hairstyles for Long Curly Hair

You really can’t get any simpler than a high ponytail when hairstyles are in discussion. This timeless hairdo works brilliantly for girls with curls, as you won’t spend extra time making the ponytail sleek, straight and even. Wrap yours high and don’t shy away from messiness.

20. Rose Shaped Updos

Back to formal curly hairstyles. This low bun is breathtakingly twisted into a flower-like shape that rests peacefully at the base of your neck. The fact that your hair is naturally curly will help you obtain this chic shape with ease.

21. Double Braids and Low Pigtails

Jhene Aiko is not only a beloved singer, but she’s also a huge style icon. Among her memorable hairstyles is this adorable low pigtails look with two crown braids. The look is flawless for ladies with middle and side parts alike.

22. Cool Kinky Curly Hairstyles

We’re all for kinky curls, especially when they’re stylishly complemented with the right accessories. In this case, you can see how an African print head wrap makes these stunning curls even more eye-catching.

23. Curly Prom Hairstyles

Prom only comes around once, so you have to make it perfect for you. If you have long, loosely curly hair, half up half down is the way to go. This special hairstyle has two waterfall braids that connect in the middle glamorously.

24. Sleek Top, Curly Ponytails

If you want to experiment with textures, you can combine curly with straight. In this hairstyle, the top is slicked back and the rest is shown off with a big, curly ponytail. It’s an ideal option for brides, bridesmaids or women attending other fancy events.

25. Chocolate Balayage Hairstyles

Ombre, highlights, but what about balayage? It would be impossible for us to not touch on this coloring technique, easily among the top 10 overall hair trends this year. For a natural approach, go for a chocolate or caramel balayage on your curls.

26. Flattering Hairstyles for Thick Curly Hair

Have thick, curly hair? Lucky you! You’re fortunate enough to be able to style your curls in almost any way imaginable. You already have volume galore, but you can switch things up a notch with a half up hairstyle like this one.

27. Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyles

Tori Kelly is another curly girl from the entertainment industry that we always have our eyes on. You can clearly understand why; this Grammy-nominated singer always has her curls on point. Here, she inspires us with a laid back, shoulder-length curly hairstyle.

28. Loose Ponytails

If you’re not feeling a high or low ponytail at the moment, a traditional loose one can do the trick. You’ll have it up and ready in a minute, and it goes well with almost any casual outfit. A strand or two in the front can add a nice touch.

29. Flowers and Curls

Floral hair accessories are some of our all time favorites, owing to the natural beauty they provide. Regardless if you’re getting ready for a remarkable outdoor wedding or you want to be the center of attention at a music festival, flowers, curls and braids are the answer.

30. Hairstyles for Curly Frizzy Hair

Sometimes, frizzy hair can be a real pain in the rear. However, when you learn to embrace your rebellious curls, you’ll find that they have an incredible charm of their own. Cut yours mid-length for a wonderful outcome.

31. Chignons with Curls

Ah, chignons, the ultimate queen of updos. Having curly hair is a significant bonus for this hairstyle, as it will be a breeze to style. Pick your favorite hair pin to complement this elegant and polished look.

32. Curly Updo Hairstyles

Speaking of updos, this classic and classy wedding choice is a must to keep in mind. It’s designed to be big, beautiful and jaw-dropping, with sweetness added by loose curls in the front and back.

33. Loc Braid Outs

Women of the natural hair community know that a loc braid out looks dazzling, no matter how long your hair is. This example shows how your curls would look with this hairstyle in mid-length, together with a middle part.

34. Short Curly Hairstyles for Round Faces

It’s often challenging to find the perfect haircut for your face shape. If your face is round, you can consider a playful bob that frames your jawline nicely. You can keep the bangs curly or straight, according to your preferences.

35. Stacked and Layered Bobs

You already know that layering can work miracles, but how about strategic, stacked layers? This V-shaped long bob creates a delightful silhouette for large, soft curls. You can rock it with or without bangs, but don’t be afraid of a bit of hair spray here and there.

36. Big Half Up Hairstyles

Another half up half down hairstyle for curly hair accentuates volume more than ever. This is a spectacular way for women with a thick hair texture to show off their superb locks.

37. Curly Hairstyles with Bangs

We’ve briefly mentioned bangs in a few of our ideas until now, but here we want to stress on their beauty. Quite a few women with curly hair frequently stay away from bangs, thinking that they might not work well with curls. To prove you wrong, just look at this phenomenal hairstyle.

38. African American Curly Hairstyles

Yet another African-inspired hairstyle combines twists with ponytails. We love this extraordinary hairstyle for the creativity applied, starting with tightly twisted strands on top. The relaxed ponytail makes the look adaptable for all situations.

39. Hippie Headbands and Soft Curls

Is your inner boho girl longing to express herself? Sometimes all you need is the right accessory to do so. Hippie headbands are at an arm’s length, so get yours and use it for the ultimate summer hairstyle.

40. Curly Afro Hairstyles

Afros are amazing. If your hair enjoys this natural texture, then you shouldn’t even think of ignoring afro as a hairstyle. It’s radiant from all points of view and we guarantee you’ll make heads turn with admiration.

41. High Ponytails

This is another example of how you can rock a high ponytail with long and curly hair. This one is a bit more styled than our first example, but it can help you see how your hair would look if it’s really thick and long.

42. Half Up Half Down Curly Hairstyles

When it comes to half up hairstyles, most of them are either basic or visibly complex. Nevertheless, there are options that you can meet halfway. What makes this half up hairdo special is the twisting technique, as well as the cute metallic hairpins.

43. Fishtail Braid Updos

We adore the fishtail braid as much as any other girl, especially when it’s blended in a chic updo. The wide fishtail starts from the top, wraps towards the back and ends in the curly bun at your nape.

44. Curly Wedding Hairstyles

This fancy curly hairstyle is appropriate for any type of wedding, no matter the setting. The nude flower accessory is the icing on the cake for the look, so think about adding one to your elegant updo.

45. Black and Purple Ringlets

To support our vivid ombre idea, here’s an awesome idea you can try out. While purple is indeed a flashy color, it’s harmoniously combined with black to tone down the overall look. The curls make the hairstyle even more charming.

46. Curly Space Buns

No matter if you call them double buns or space buns, these sweet details come together for a dreamy hairstyle. Naturally curly hair makes them effortless; you’ll see that the curls help you get the perfect buns without a lot of hassle.

47. Braided Hairstyles with Curly Hair

Even if your hair isn’t curly, you can recreate the look through styling. After you create your V-shaped waterfall braid, use a curling iron to get impressive ringlets in the second half. Try this look out for formal situations.

48. Curly Mohawk Hairstyles

The faux hawk is a definite favorite for edgy woman who don’t want to fully shave the heads of their head. All you have to do is comb the sides up tightly and use bobby pins. Hair spray and teasing with a comb will help too.

49. Big Puffs and Bangs

This photo helps you get a better idea of what a voluminous puff will look like with curly bangs. It works splendidly for women who already have bangs. Nonetheless, you can also create the illusion of bangs through styling.

50. Bandanas and Big Puffs

Lastly, this is a magnificent idea if you want to incorporate urban hair accessories into your hairstyle. Pull all of your hair into a huge puff and tie a bandana around your head. In just a few minutes you’ll be ready to shine throughout the day!

Conclusion

To conclude, the huge amount of curly hairstyles available is a dream come true for ladies with this natural hair texture. No matter if you want to show off your curls with a fancy hairstyle or accentuate them on a day-to-day basis, we’re sure that at least a handful of these ideas will help you out. Go with your instinct and choose the most representative hairstyle for your ringlets.

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