Enchanting and inspiring, long curly hairstyles for women are absolutely delightful to see or wear. 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 long curly hair examples we picked for you below!
1. Long Curly Hairstyle for Natural Hair
We’ve said it time and time again: we’re huge fans of natural hair, regardless of its 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. Hairstyle with Loose Curls
While some long curly hairstyles stand out through volume, others shine through their 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 Medium Hair
Some ladies dream of long and curly hair but aren’t quite there yet. If that’s the case with you, enjoy your medium-length curls wholeheartedly, they’ll grow out soon. For extra volume, cut your hair in layers.
4. Ringlets Hairstyle
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.
5. Half Up Long Curly Hairstyle
If you have long naturally curly hair, you can play around with a wide range of hairstyles. For example, you can try tying your hair half up, half down. It’s a wonderful way to wear your curls in a casual and graceful way.
6. Long Curly Hairstyle Black Hair
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? Toss your curls and go for a side part! It will look marvelously well for all women with this hair texture, regardless of how narrow or wide their curly locks are.
8. Wavy to Curly Hairstyle
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 hair and curls. If you have this hair type, don’t hesitate for a minute to let it grow and flaunt it!
9. Dark Brown Long Curly Hairstyle
Just like black curls, long curly hairstyles with dark brown locks look fabulous. Similar to their onyx cousin, deep chocolate curls are extremely versatile too, so no problems matching them to your style.
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 you won’t even have to tie at the end for it to stay in place.
11. Long Curly Hairstyle with Bangs
Straight-haired ladies aren’t the only ones that can rock bangs. Actually, curly bangs can prove to be far more intriguing than the 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 if you’d had straight hair. You can skip the hairspray and likely the extra pins too.
13. Big Curls Hairstyle
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. Hairstyle for Curly Frizzy Hair
At the 2017 Met Gala, Zendaya took everyone’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 Hairstyle with Middle Part
Beyoncé has always been a huge fan of long curly hairstyles. Here, 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 when it is tossed to the side.
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16. Wedding Hairstyle for Long Hair
Weddings are one of the most popular occasions and excuses to go for curls. If you’re curly girls already, you won’t have a worry about getting your ringlets in a dreamy updo. Alternatively, straight-haired ladies can curl their way to perfection.
17. Long Curly Hairstyle 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 Hairstyle
What can be more sublimely comfortable than a messy bun? When you have long curls, messy buns will turn out flawless. You can wear one anytime, whether you’re chilling at home or on a date.
19. Long Curly Hairstyle 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 a black or dark brown hair color, 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. These are actually extension curls that are applied with a crochet method.
21. Faux Hawks
If glamour is what you’re aiming for, then a curly faux hawk is exactly what you need! This rebellious hairstyle aims to get you as close to a mohawk as possible but without shaving the sides of your head. Simply comb your hair to the side and pin it in place.
22. Long Curly Hairstyle with Dark Roots
You can also experiment with colors in a way that will result in low long-term maintenance dye job. 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 Hairstyle
Of course, ombre hair has been a gorgeous dyeing trend for years now and you can rest assured that long curls look fantastic with it. Pick your favorite color and go!
24. Curly Weave Hairstyle
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 the hair type you want. Make sure the installation method is safe if you choose a weave, though.
25. High Curly Ponytails
Have fun with a high ponytail hairstyle. Style your curls this way for loads of natural volume, as in the photo above. Use this hairstyle for both practical and visual purposes.
26. Long Curly Hairstyle 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 Hairstyle
We’ve talked about ombre long curly hairstyles, but how about the ultra-stylish balayage trend? This smooth coloring technique is slowly but surely taking ombre’s place. It can work wonders and bring even more life to long curly hairstyles.
28. Boho Hairstyle for Curly Hair
What if you feel like a bohemian princess? For a boho hairstyle with long hair, we recommend going for loose curls. Additionally, you should incorporate random braids, or even pull your hair half up, half down.
29. Curly Magenta Hairstyle
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 you apply this lovely shade.
30. Long Curly Hairstyle 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.
- Firstly, you can test out a tone without coloring all of your curls.
- Secondly, you can cut off the tips if you feel the color doesn’t suit you.
- Thirdly, you won’t damage all your hair.
31. Bow Hairstyle for Curls
Can we 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.
32. Opal Hair Long Curly Hairstyle
There are few ways that are more effective in attracting attention 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 hair color.
33. Slick and Curly Hairstyle
Not all long curly hairstyles have to feature ringlets all around. In fact, you can combine the idea of curly locks with that of straight hair. For example, slick down the upper part of your hair and leave the curls in place for a low ponytail.
34. Half Up Long Curly Hairstyle 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 and curly hair are an amazing combination. Nonetheless, we wanted to show you another way you can style your curls if you have bangs: go for a high ponytail!
36. Knotted Ponytails
Even if your hair is exceptionally long, you still 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 Hairstyle
Here is another phenomenal long curly hairstyle that you can easily wear at any fancy event, be it your wedding or a cocktail party. Air dry your hair and then loosely curl your locks and tie them to the side for a classic and classy hairstyle.
38. Long Curly Hairstyle with Beach Hair
Want a hairstyle that will make you think of summer all year long? Then 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 used above.
41. Waterfall Braid Curls
We’re back with another example for our readers with straight hair that want curls. You can style yours in a waterfall braid – a hairstyle that gets its name from the way the strands fall down like a waterfall. Don’t forget to curl the tips for instant glam.
42. Long Curly Hairstyle 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, like an actual, real flower.
43. Artsy Curly Hairstyle
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 Hairstyle
If you can’t decide on just one color for your curls, then go with several! Above, you can see how deep magenta curls would look like with rich purple highlights. You can combine as many colors as you want, or try out mermaid hair too!
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 curls. You also get to free your face from any annoying loose strands.
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46. Half Up Crown Braids
Alternatively, you can gain the admiration of everyone around with a crown braid hairstyle. You can either use all of your curls for a full and textured crown braid or try out a half up crown braid on one side.
47. Long Curly Hairstyles with Twisted 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. Just pull your hair in a ponytail and then separate it into two sections and twist them, like above.
48. Naturally Graying Long Curly Hairstyles
“Natural” is a key word for most of the long curly hairstyles we’ve discussed so far. But it may also 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 and the end result is a surprisingly balanced hairstyle.
50. Curly Pastel Hairstyles
To literally end on a light note, here is a look 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.
So, What Is YOUR Hair Motivation?
To sum it up, there are tons of long curly hairstyles out there for women of all ages, personalities, hair textures, and lengths.
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 of these long curly hairstyles will you choose to sparkle with? Drop a comment and let us know!
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Thelma Ewart started painting and drawing as a hobby when she was young. She pursued arts which eventually lead her to the fashion industry. She is now a hairstyle artist that considers all of her projects as a work of art. Pursuing creativity is what drives her to become the best in what she does.