We’re going to tell you a little secret: there is no straight-haired girl out there who hasn’t dreamed, at least once, of having a wild, curly mane! Natural & curly hair has a charm of its own that nobody can deny. However, how many options are there when it comes to hairstyles for curly hair?
But if you have actually been blessed with hair of curly or kinky texture, you know that it is not always fun and games. It is often a challenge to care for and groom it, let alone style it! But worry not: here, we have put together 50+ ideas for hairstyles that are perfect for natural & curly hair!
Curly Hair & Statement Hair Clips
A side parting and some statement hair clips are all you need for an incredibly easy yet visually stunning look that’s great for parties or going out. The secret? Having a gorgeous mane of curly hair to begin with!
Quick & Easy Low Bun For Curly Hair
Why overcomplicate things that are already perfect? For example, this easy yet just-so-pretty low bun is all your curly hair needs to look cute… and get out of your face!
Braided Crown Half Updo
We love braided crowns and all their variations. Among our favorites, is this braided crown half updo for curly hair that is both pretty and practical.
2000s Inspired Space Buns
There are few trends that seem to scream ‘2000s are back in style!’ quite like butterfly hair clips! Combined with these playful space buns & cheeky curly hair, you’ve got yourself a super fun look. Who said you can easily run out of options with hairstyles for curly hair?
Curly Hair With Thin Side Braids
This look is perfect for many situations, but especially for ones involving lots of photos! Can’t decide if you’ll look best with braided or loose hair? Well, take your pics from both sides and then decide which are your favorites!
Old Hollywood Starlet Curls
Although we love modern trends, there is nothing quite like that Old Hollywood glamour. This look is perfect for curly hair of medium length, and is an elegant yet eye-catching choice!
Dark Fire Inspired Look
How stunning is this look! We can barely take our eyes off the hypnotic combination of colors and shades, which is only enhanced by the texture of those big, glossy curls!
Spunky Updo With Thin Braids
Sure, this spunky updo is made even prettier with the addition of thin braids. But it is worth noting that they are also very pragmatic, as they make the hairdo extra secure and prevent stray hairs from escaping it!
Curly & Natural Hair With Bangs
Another look that keeps hairstyling to a minimum and definitely one of our favorite hairstyles for curly hair. But when you have such gorgeous hair and such a cool haircut, why overcomplicate things anyway?
Low & Loose Ponytail For Curly Hair
This low & loose oversized ponytail could never be pulled off by somebody without curly hair – and that is rather long. Let your hair’s beauty shine with minimal effort, Rapunzel!
Short Vintage Curls
Everything vintage is back in style, and we couldn’t be happier about it! If you are totally into those retro vibes, you can’t go wrong with opting for some classy vintage curls!
Cheeky High Ponytail
This fun look kind of reminds us of what all-girl music bands used to wear in the 90s! That is, of course, a great thing. If your mane is long enough, why not try out this look for your next (post-pandemic) party?
Intricate Braid With Pink Highlights
Braids are a gorgeous choice for all types of hair. However, such an intricate, complex look will best suit those who already have plenty of texture and volume to play with – and curly hair is perfect for that!
Marilyn Monroe Inspired Curls
Named the most beautiful woman of all time, Marilyn’s curly hair is an iconic look on its own! Everybody associates her with those big, blonde curls that are impossible to resist, and we think it still is a dashing choice of a hairstyle!
Add a Headband
Make sure to include headbands in your ever-growing collection of hair accessories. They are a great addition to almost any outfit, as well as a perfect accessory for your daily hairstyles for curly hair.
Half-loose Curly Braids
Has it ever happened to you to start braiding your hair and your arms getting tired halfway through? Well, if you have curly hair, you don’t even need to finish them! These half-loose braids are so charming just like this!
Bun Half Updo For Natural & Curly Hair
If your usual go-to daily hairstyles are either a bun or just letting your hair run wild, then here is an idea that combines the best of both worlds!
Glittery & Curly Hair
When in doubt – glitter it out! Some loose, casual curls can be easily taken to the next level by adding some hair glitter. Bonus points if it also matches your hair color!
Braided Updo For Shorter Hair
If you have natural & curly hair but you were starting to get discouraged by all the ideas which involve longer hair, fear not! You can still have plenty of style and stand out from the crowd with looks such as this one!
Mohawk For Natural & Curly Hair
This look is a total head-turner! Edgy and androgynous, as well as appropriate for a more professional setting, it will let your spunky side shine regardless of the situation.
Vintage Victory Rolls Half Updo
By now, you probably have realized that we’re crazy for retro looks! But how could we not be, when they’re just so ravishing? This half updo with victory rolls is only elevated by all those glossy, neat curls.
Butterfly Embellished Dreadlocks
Are going for a princess-y vibe, but would like to keep it subtle and modern? Then this whimsical hairstyle might be just the right choice for the next event when you want to have all eyes on your hairstyles for curly hair!
Curly Bun & Bangs
Bangs are not only for straight locks! On the contrary, we think they look at least as charming on natural & curly hair. This casual everyday look is both practical and cute, so what’s not to like?
Festive Christmas Curls
‘Tis the season! Your curly hair can be the perfect starting point to create the most magical holiday look. Play with festive colors and hair decorations, and make sure to check out this list for even more seasonal hairstyling ideas!
Liz Taylor Inspired Curls
Draw inspiration from one of the most beloved women of the previous century! Opt for the old-school, glamorous curls for your next big event.
Scarf Half Updo: Four Looks
We simply can’t choose just one favorite! We like all the four versions of a half updo with a scarf and we think that the texture of curly hair makes it look extra cheeky!
A mermaid (also known as fishtail) braid is one of the hairstyles that adds volume and texture even to those with thinner hair. So, just imagine that on your big, curly hair it will look out of this world!
Golden Goddess Look
Hello, you curly-haired goddess! For a grand event or themed party, why not take advantage of your magnificent mane and make a statement with a golden crown, like in the picture?
Braided Pixie With Glitter Roots
We might have skipped festivals and concerts this year, but they’ll soon be back! This over-the-top party look is perfect for short curly hair. Shine bright like a diamond!
Sophia Loren Inspired Curls
Yet another look inspired by old Hollywood’s biggest actresses! This one, however, is also perfect for ladies with short hair who want to feel like the belle of the ball!
Dutch Braid Half Updo For Long Hair
Hello there, Rapunzel! If your hair is super long and you prefer loose curls or waves, then why not try to liven it up with a gorgeous braided half updo?
Braided Crown For Curly Hair
Braided crowns are any girl’s secret weapon, regardless if your vibe is more bohemian, vintage, or royal. Having curly & natural hair will only add to the texture and size of the crown, so use it to your advantage!
Buzz Cut For Curly Hair
Do you sometimes feel like having so much kinky hair to comb, style, and care for all the time is too much of a chore? Well, if you have always been more of a tomboy, then a buzz cut might be the solution to all of your hair-related problems!
Embellished Side Braid
This tight side braid is not only a treat to look at. It also has the advantage of being super secure and versatile! Want to take your look from day to night-appropriate? Simply embellish it with some shimmery hairpins!
Puffy Dutch Braids
These adorable, oversized braids only look so magical due to having the appropriate hair texture! If you’re good at braiding and your locks are long enough, you can even DIY such hairstyles for curly hair and just wait for compliments to come your way!
Quirky Curls With Side Parting
When you have length, volume and a natural & curly hair texture on your side, getting ready for the day can be as easy as this! Opt for a side parting to draw attention to your gravity-defying mane!
Short & Curly Pixie
Short hair rocks! Especially if your locks tend to be curly and cheeky, a short haircut can capture all that charm while making your hair routine so much easier, at the same time! If you are #teamshorthair, make sure to check out this list for more hairstyling ideas for short, curly hair!
Clamp Half Updo For Curly Hair
Clamps are a girl’s best friend! And half updos are their second-best friend. As such, this quick, easy yet oh-so-lovely half updo with a clamp is the perfect option when you’re in a rush but still want to look your best!
Messy Bun With Scarf
During the cold season, we might think of scarves as the perfect accessory for our necks. But we mustn’t forget how easily they can also be the perfect upgrade for a hairdo, such as this messy bun!
Brigitte Bardot Inspired Curls
Brigitte Bardot’s charm was and still is undeniable. Part of it has to do with her enchantingly messy curly hair!
Braided Rose Bun
This look might look intimidating for those who never attempt more than ponytails and buns! But if you’re pretty experienced and good at braiding, this intricate rose bun is a gorgeous DIY hairstyle that you can wear anywhere from work, to a date or a formal event!
Down-Do With Statement Hair Pin
Lifehack: always be on the lookout for hair accessories such as hair clamps, pins, and clips. Make yourself a little collection! They can make your routine so much easier when you’re in a rush, or when you just want to add a little something extra to your hairdos!
Braided Low Space Buns
Space buns are a youthful and playful look, especially when you’re working with wavy or curly hair. Braid the top part of your locks to take the look to the next level, and leave a few unruly curls out for an extra touch of quirkiness!
Elegant Curls With Side Parting
This curly hair look is dedicated to those of us born with straight hair, but who nevertheless dream of that curly life! These big, elegant curls are a classy and timeless choice for a special occasion.
Low Ponytail With Braids
When you have texture and volume on your side, even the modest low ponytail becomes a mesmerizing look! Add some thin braids for a final touch of style.
Half Updo With Dutch Braids
Look at this braided half updo! Girls with straight hair could never pull this off as nicely as the ones with curly locks. So, even if your hair is straight, make sure to curl it before trying to recreate this hairdo!
Messy Bun & Curly Bangs
We really like the combination of curly hair, a medium haircut, and bangs. Why? Because it has a certain charm that makes even the simplest and quickest hairstyles, such as this one, look so effortlessly chic!
We hope that by now you have added one or several new ideas to your hairstyling routine. Remember, all the volume and texture can be your greatest friends if you know how to take advantage of them. Having curly & natural hair will always be challenging, but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be fun & rewarding!