50 Hairstyle Ideas for Long Curly-Haired Ladies

Enchanting and inspiring, long curly hairstyles for women are absolutely delightful to see or wear yourself.

If you were born with curly hair, you should strongly consider ditching the flat iron and flaunting your ringlets with pride.

If you’re out of ideas or just looking for some new ways on how you can wear yours, enjoy the examples we have picked for you below!

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1. Long Curly Hairstyles for Natural Hair

We’ve said it time and time again: we’re huge fans of natural hair, regardless of the length. Even though it takes love, care, and patience to grow long and healthy natural locks, we say the effort is totally worth it.

2. Hairstyles with Loose Curls

While some long curly hairstyles stand out through volume, others shine through easygoing grace.

If your hair isn’t naturally curly, you can opt for some large and loose curls. All you have to do is use a thick curling iron and you’re ready to go.

3. Curly Hairstyles for Medium Hair

Some ladies dream of having long and curly hair, but aren’t quite there yet. If you’re in this situation, enjoy your medium-length curls wholeheartedly as part of the process.

For more volume, make sure you cut your hair in layers.

4. Ringlets Hairstyles

After showcasing large and loose curls, we want to shine a light on the beauty of ringlets.

Even if you can’t benefit from natural volume due to the length, we guarantee that long and tight curls will make heads turn wherever you go.

5. Half Up Long Curly Hairstyles

When you have curly and long hair, you also enjoy a wide range of hairstyles you can play around with.

For example, you can try tying your hair half up, half down. It’s a wonderful way for wearing your curls in a casual and graceful fashion.

6. Long Curly Hairstyles Black Hair

If you’re a natural brunette, don’t second-guess venturing into long curly hairstyles.

One of the advantages of having black hair is that it will look good with any makeup or clothing.

No matter what skin tone you have, we’re sure that a full head of raven curls will make you look radiant.

7. Side-Tossed Curly Hair

What better way to obtain carefree glam than through an effortless hairstyle?

Tossing your curls to the side works marvelously well for all women with this hair texture, regardless of how narrow or wide your curly locks are.

8. Wavy to Curly Hairstyles

Not all women with curly hair have tight coils to flaunt. In fact, a lot of gals have long hair that’s somewhere between wavy and curly.

If you have this hair type, don’t hesitate for a minute to let it grow beautifully long.

9. Dark Brown Long Curly Hairstyles

Just like black curls, long curly hairstyles with dark brown locks look fabulous.

Similar to their onyx cousin, deep chocolate curls are extremely versatile for all women. You can dress any way you want and enjoy all that natural elegance.

10. Half up Braided Hair

Another way you can rock half up half down hairstyles with curly hair is with a braid.

Thanks to your hair texture, you will get a thick half up braid that has a nonchalant touch to it.

You won’t even have to tie it at the end for it to stay in place.

11. Long Curly Hairstyles with Bangs

Straight-haired girlies aren’t the only ones that can rock bangs. Actually, curly bangs can prove to be far more intriguing than classic styles.

Not only do bangs with curls boost the volume of your hairstyle, but they’ll also be a super cute addition to your overall look.

12. Updos for Long Curly Hair

Curly hair has countless benefits, especially when it’s notably long.

You can explore all sorts of creative updos, all with far less stress than you would have experienced with straight hair.

You can skip the hairspray and most likely a few extra pins.

13. Big Curls Hairstyles

If you’re all about volume, big curls are a must. You would be quite the lucky lady if you were born with this hair type, but you can also recreate it.

Make sure you use large sections of hair to get the large silhouette you desire.

14. Hairstyles for Curly Frizzy Hair

At the 2017 Met Gala, Zendaya took everybody’s breath away with her spectacular dress and natural hairstyle.

The young star proves to gals with unruly curls from around the world that you can and should embrace your frizzy texture.

15. Long Curly Hairstyles with Middle Part

Beyoncé has always been a huge fan of long curly hairstyles. In this shot, Queen Bey inspires us yet again with long, textured curls, complete with a middle part.

It goes to show that you can slay with your hair parted down the middle just as much as if it were to be tossed to the side.

16. Wedding Hairstyles for Long Hair

Weddings are one of the most popular occasions that women choose curls for. If you’re already a curly girl, you don’t have to worry about getting your ringlets in a dreamy updo.

Alternatively, straight-haired ladies can curl their way to perfection.

17. Long Curly Hairstyles with Natural Highlights

Highlights are an excellent way of customizing your long and curly hairstyle. There are plenty of options you can choose from, but we’ll start with an all-natural approach.

To get some subtle shine, all you have to do is throw in a handful of uneven blonde streaks.

18. Messy Bun Hairstyles

What can be more sublimely comfortable than a messy bun? When you have long curls, messy buns turn out flawless. You can wear one anytime, whether you’re chilling at home or on the first date with your dream crush.

19. Long Curly Hairstyles with Contrasting Highlights

Your highlights don’t always have to be natural, like in our first example.

As a matter of fact, you can choose to use highlights as a tool for adding contrast to your hairstyle.

If you have black or dark brown long and curly hair, think about getting platinum highlights to contour your curls.

20. Crochet Curls

The road to long natural hair is long and tiresome, making the results even more rewarding. However, you can get a head start with crochet braids.

They’re actually extension curls that are applied with a crochet method. The results are as natural as you can get.

21. Faux Hawks

If glamorous is your aim, a curly faux hawk is exactly what you need!

The rebellious hairstyle aims to get you as close to a mohawk as you can without shaving the sides of your head.

Comb your hair towards the middle and pin it.

22. Long Curly Hairstyles with Dark Roots

You can also experiment with color in a way that will result in low long-term maintenance.

Dark roots, also known as smudge roots look amazing with long and curly hair, and you can even avoid touching up your roots this way.

23. Ombre Long Curly Hairstyles

Of course, ombre hair has been a gorgeous color trend for years now.

Even though we wouldn’t say it’s among the top 3 for this year specifically, you can rest assured that long curls look fantastic with it. Pick your favorite color and go!

24. Curly Weave Hairstyles

If you’re not exactly into afro-textured curls but you have them naturally, you can use alternatives to get a softer texture.

For instance, you can use a wig or a weave to temporarily have any hair type you want. Make sure the installation method is safe if you choose a weave, though.

25. High Curly Ponytails

Are you in a playful mood today? You can have some fun with a high ponytail hairstyle.

Your curls styled this way will result in loads of natural volume, as you can see in the photo above. Use the hairstyle for both practical and visual purposes.

26. Long Curly Hairstyles with Colorful Highlights

To continue our ideas for long curly hairstyles with highlights, here’s an example that will certainly brighten your day.

Instead of choosing earth tones for your streaks, you can step out of your comfort zone with a bright color, such as purple.

27. Balayage Long Curly Hairstyles

We’ve talked about ombre long curly hairstyles, but how about the ultra-stylish balayage trend?

This year, the smooth coloring technique is slowly but surely taking the place of ombre. It can work wonders for accentuating long curly hairstyles.

28. Boho Hairstyles for Curly Hair

What if you feel like a bohemian princess? You should show it! For a boho hairstyle with long hair, we recommend going for loose curls.

In addition to this, you should incorporate random braids, even tying your hair half up, half down.

29. Curly Magenta Hairstyles

Earth tones are beautiful, but you should also keep in mind that you can test out any color your heart desires.

In some cases, this may mean a vibrant tone such as magenta. If your curls were popping before, imagine how they’ll be after this lovely shade.

30. Long Curly Hairstyles with Colored Tips

Another way you can try out different colors is by dyeing just your tips. We recommend this method for quite a few reasons.

  1. Firstly, you can test out a tone without coloring all of your curls.
  2. Secondly, you can cut off the tips if you feel the color doesn’t suit you.
  3. Thirdly, you won’t damage your overall hair.

31. Bow Hairstyles for Curls

We can all agree that bows are adorable additions to any hairstyles.

If you want to make your curls extra cute, think about wearing your hair half up half down and adding a bow at the middle.

Feel free to rock the look at school or formal events alike!

32. Opal Hair Long Curly Hairstyles

Want to be the center of attention?

There are few ways that are more effective than sporting opal hair, especially when your locks are long and curly.

Get a silver base and add a bunch of pastel highlights for a jaw-dropping hairstyle.

33. Slick and Curly Hairstyles

Not all long curly hairstyles have to be with ringlets all around. In fact, you can combine the idea of curly hair with that of straight hair.

To help you get a better idea, you can slick down the upper part of your hair and leave the curls for a low ponytail.

34. Half Up Long Curly Hairstyles with Buns

We’ve covered half up, half down long curly hairstyles, but how about the different ways you can get them?

Another cute idea is to use a bun for the top part of the half-up hairstyle. After parting your hair horizontally twist the first half in a loose bun.

35. Ponytails with Bangs

You already know that bangs look amazing with curly hair. Nonetheless, we wanted to show you another way you can style your curls if you have bangs.

A ponytail, for example, looks absolutely stunning when you have this haircut.

36. Knotted Ponytails

If your hair is exceptionally long, you have a bunch of sweet hairstyles you can test out. Just take this knotted ponytail, for example.

It’s a fun way of mixing braids with ponytails while making your hairstyle stand out in a very creative manner.

37. Side-Swept Long Curly Hairstyles

Here’s another one of the phenomenal long curly hairstyles that you can easily wear at any fancy event.

Whether it’s your own wedding or a cocktail party, loosely curl your hair and tie it to the side for a classic and classy hairstyle.

38. Long Curly Hairstyles with Beach Hair

Want a hairstyle that will make you think of summer all year long? Beach hair is just what you need.

To get this bright, long and curly hairstyle, you should talk to your colorist about using a balayage highlights technique to add blonde to a brown base.

39. Curly Space Buns

Cute would be an understatement when describing this long curly hairstyle. Take a trip back to the 90s when space buns were all the rage and try this half-up hairstyle out. You know what they say – trends always come back.

40. Bold Long Curly Hairstyles

If you have a strong personality, you should never be afraid to completely express yourself.

For some girls, this means coloring their hair bright pink. We fully support the color, as well as the messy updo depicted in the shot above.

41. Waterfall Braid Curls

We’re back with another example for our readers with straight hair that want to experiment with curls.

You can style yours with a waterfall braid – a hairstyle that gets its name from the way strands fall down like a waterfall. Just curl the tips for instant glam.

42. Long Curly Hairstyles Inspired by Nature

We can’t stress enough how much we admire hairstyles that bring out a woman’s natural beauty.

Aside from your natural curls, you can also add accessories that are inspired by nature. An authentic flower will always have a huge impact.

43. Artsy Curly Hairstyles

No matter if you’re a model with a photoshoot coming up or just a girl with a creative personality, you can play with the concept of artsy long curly hairstyles.

Don’t hesitate to put in a bit of extra hairspray to get all sorts of interesting shapes.

44. Multi-Tone Long Curly Hairstyles

If you can’t decide on one color for your curls, go with several!

In the photo above, you can see how deep magenta curls would look like with rich purple highlights.

However, you can combine as many colors as you want, or even try out mermaid hair.

45. Braided Headband Hairstyles

Thanks to your curly locks, you can skip hair accessories altogether. A pretty way of doing that is by creating a braided headband to compliment your curly.

With this hairstyle, you will also free your face from any annoying loose strands.

46. Half Up Crown Braids

Alternatively, you can gain the admiration of everyone around you with a crown braid hairstyle.

You can use all of your curls for a full and textured crown braid. On the other hand, you can also try out a half up crown braid on one side.

47. Long Curly Hairstyles with Twisted Ponytails

Tired of traditional ponytails?

Use your imagination and curls to the fullest! Instead of simply wrapping your curls up into a classic ponytail, you can go a step further and twist them.

After getting the ponytail in place, separate your hair into two sections and twist away.

48. Naturally Graying Long Curly Hairstyles

“Natural” is a keyword for most of the long curly hairstyles we discussed on our list. Be that as it may, many of them refer to the texture or brownish tone of the hair.

But what about naturally graying hair? Dare to leave yours this way – you’ll look gorgeous!

49. Bright Bun Hairstyles

Still, not all girls resonate with natural colors. Some love vivid hues, like the emerald green in the shot above. We also love the bun hairstyle paired with the vibrant locks. The result is a surprisingly balanced hairstyle.

50. Curly Pastel Hairstyles

To literally end on a light note, here is a hairstyle that seems to come straight out of a fairytale.

We adore everything about it – the pastel blue color, the well-cared-for curls, and the side-swept curly bangs. Would you rock it?

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So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?

In summary, there are tons of long curly hairstyles out there for women with all specific textures, ages, or personalities.

No matter if you want to sport all-natural curls or you want to grab attention with an adventurous color, you should always rock your curls with confidence.

Which hairstyle will you choose to sparkle with?

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