Curls and waves look amazing whether you choose to keep them natural or not. As you might know, medium-long haircuts are amongst the most popular and flattering hair lengths. Here are 50+ shoulder-length curly hair ideas to inspire you before the next salon appointment.
1. Ashy Blonde Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle
If you have thin wavy hair, you can ask your hairstylist for a razor cut with long sideburns and messy styling. You will look really feminine and stylish with minimal effort.
2. Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle With Yellow Highlight
If you are unsure whether to dye your entire hair or not, you can give this stylish look a try. You can see how you look with a small bright front highlight first. Keep the rest of the mane colored with a subtle balayage.
3. Golden Blonde Razor Shag With Straight Bangs
This combination between a mullet and a shag haircut has uneven chopped bangs reaching the forehead and small curly strands around the face that will create a beautiful frame for your face. Explore more medium shag haircuts here!
4. Shoulder Length Mullet With Curly Bangs
This ashy blonde hair color makes an incredible combination with the small, messy curls cut to frame the face perfectly. The hairstyle has amazing volume as well.
5. Dark Medium Razor Shag Haircut
You can have a permanent curly shag with perfectly defined curls. Opt for a medium-long chop with thick strands and add a couple of soft waves at the base of the nape.
6. Curly Baby Unicorn Shag
Opting for a pink-colored medium shag haircut will give you a fantastic glow and instantly turn your curls into a feminine hairstyle, whether you style them or not.
7. Shoulder Length Shag Haircut With Fuchsia Face-Framing Bangs
This medium-long haircut has bright face-framing fuchsia highlights that will make you stand out in any crowd. If you want to achieve a curlier texture, just add a few puffs of hair spray and crimple the hair with your bare hands. That’s it, you’re done!
8. Blonde Shoulder Length Soft Curly Hairstyle
If you make sure that your hair stays moisturized properly, you can achieve this amazing soft texture. A medium-length razor cut with a short top allows the strands to fall evenly around the crown and create a beautiful blonde mane with soft edges.
9. Fire Red Curly Shag Hairstyle
Bold colors will always catch the eye. This fire red shade makes a great match with dark red roots in creating the impression of a “burning mane”. What a fantastic curly hairstyle!
10. Neon Pink Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle
This high-contrasting look is achieved on a naturally curly hairstyle with bouncy curls. The bright neon pink hair color and dark roots make for a cool two-colored look that requires little maintenanace.
11. Wavy Candy-Pink Shoulder Length Curly Hair
If your hair is not as curly as you’d wish, you can simply add some soft, thin waves to add more shape and texture. Keep the long bangs as straight as possible to reveal the amazing colorwork in your candy-pink mane. Simply stunning!
12. Shoulder Length Carved Curly Shag Haircut With Baby Bangs
Creating a natural shape with playful curls and straight tiny baby bangs is the easiest way to tame your curly hair. Your hair will stay in place no matter the weather condition or the time you can dedicate to styling it in the morning.
13. Natural Shoulder Length Curly Hair With Golden Highlights
Add soft small curls around the crown to bring more volume to your silver gray medium-long shag. Add a short fringe to cover the forehead and create a beautiful hallo around your head. Match the look with big silver hoops.
14. Shaggy Curly Mullet With Bright Fuchsia Pink Pops
This gorgeous medium-long shag with bright fuchsia pops of color around the face looks impeccable. It can be worn both straight or curled, depending on your mood.
15. Shoulder Length Dark Black Hairstyle
A medium-long shag with extra-long front wings can look really impressive. Make sure to add a bit of shine serum and heat protection before shaping the bouncy curls.
16. Bright Colored Hairstyle With Yellow Blonde Highlights
Ask for a shorter top that will allow the hair to stay naturally curled and coiled around the head and a long lower part that reaches the shoulder level. This will create a cool contrast with colorful clothing.
17. Asymmetric Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle With Shaved Sides
Go for a subtle undercut with at least 5-inch long top strands and 1/2-inch short sides to achieve a visible contrast between the short dark strands and the platinum blonde top curls with neon green strands in between. What a great color mix!
18. Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle With Thick Bangs
Bring out subtle color accents with these thin blonde lowlights added from halfway downwards. Keep the rest of the mane natural to create an interesting contrast and the impression of a full, thick top area.
19. Curly Mullet Hawk Undercut
One great way of bringing attention to your facial features is to go for a mohawk haircut with shaved sideburns and a 4 -inch overall length. You can style in a curly shape or not.
20. Silver Fox Shoulder Length Curly Haircut
A natural hairstyle can benefit from adding a couple of front curls. Flaunt those silver fox strands with maximum charm and gain extra-volume for your mane.
21. Curly Afro Haircut With Bangs
A medium-length for your Afro hairstyle is one of the best ways of wearing it since it allows the small shiny coils to stay in shape and bouncy, no matter how little you style them.
22. Bouncy Shoulder Length Curly Hair With Brown Reflections
These extra-curly strands can look stunning when freshly styled and swept to the side. They will increase volume and catch all the lovely sun rays reflecting color and light around your head.
23. Messy Disco Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle
Go wild with these undone dark black curls that make a great match with golden hoops earrings and red lipstick. What a great retro-disco-inspired look!
24. Two-Colored Shoulder Length Brown Blonde Curly Hairstyle
If you love coffee-inspired looks, try this half brown, half blonde haircut with loose, undone waves and soft layers. This hairstyle is a great opportunity to wear warms tones in your locks.
25. Ultimate Gray Illuminating Yellow Shoulder Length Curly Hair
Getting a trendy haircut can sometimes be as easy as daring to try the ultimate gray/illuminating yellow Pantone color duo. Keep the same color pattern for your bangs as well.
26. Medium Long Curly Shag With Straight Bangs
Extra-curly hair with a frizzy texture looks stunning on warm brown hair colors. You can keep the bangs shorter to achieve a contrasting texture and have your facial features more exposed.
27. 80’s Shagadelic Hairstyle With Blue and Red Curls
This two-colored look with disco-inspired colors has super short, chopped bangs that fall naturally around the forehead. The gradual transition from light teal blue to dark violet highlights on one side is matched with glossy red and pink strands on the other side.
28. Natural Shoulder Length Curly Hair With Razored Bangs
If you prefer natural looks, try out this shoulder-length shaggy mullet. Razored bangs fall messily around the forehead creating a distinct pattern. This hairstyle can convince anyone to chop off your long curls. If you are considering short hairstyles for wavy here, read this post!
29. Neon Green Shoulder Length Curly Hair
As if neon green is not enough of popping hair color, this super textured shoulder-length haircut with full bangs will make you steal the show wherever you go.
30. Curly Shag With Subtle Blonde Highlights
The ’80s are back both in fashion and hairstyles. If you are lucky to have curls, you can gain extra-volume by opting for this shoulder-length haircut.
31. Curly Bob With Silver Strands Hairstyle
Ask your stylist to give you an A-line bob cut with curly waves. You can ruffle up your hair a little bit to get a natural look doubled by a few silver fox hair strands. Check these medium bob haircuts for more inspiration!
32. Balayage Curly Hairstyle
Go wild with this curly perm applied on a warm brown balayage. The small, coiled curls will double the cute, girly effect of your haircut.
33. Shoulder Length Curly Shag Mullet Haircut
If you want to highlight the blonde tones in your hair, getting a shag-mullet haircut with short baby bangs will prove a practical and stylish solution.
34. Dark Curly Medium Hairstyle
These relaxed, wispy curls look stunning on dark brunette hair. You can use a bit of shine serum to make them radiate with light after you give them a good wash and a blow-dry with the hair diffuser.
35. Silver Fox Shoulder Length Curly Hair
These natural silver fox curls are trimmed perfectly to achieve a trendy circular top with minimum volume. The long, slim back part follows the natural contour of your head, framing your face perfectly.
36. Shoulder Length Carrot Red Curly Hair With Razored Bangs
Ask your hairstylist to carve a medium-long shag with short bangs and a couple of extra-long strands that reach all the way down to your shoulders. Adding subtle red highlights will make the whole look brighter.
37. Long Curly Shag Haircut With Voluminous Bangs
This lived-in balayage looks stunning matched with small spiraled curls. These are cut to frame the face and arranged to keep the volume as high as possible.
38. Grombre Medium Curly Hair With Long Bangs
This long bob haircut has an even length around the shoulders. The long fringe has the same texture as the rest of the curly mane, which makes for a very stylish overall effect.
39. Mermaid Green Razor Shoulder Length Curly Haircut
Both the haircut and the color mix are really impressive and make this medium curly mullet a masterpiece that will allow multiple styling options.
40. Curly Shoulder Length Hairstyle With Orange Bangs
These subtle orange-red highlights turn the attention towards your eyes and face. The rest of the curls are kept natural to achieve a chromatic balance. This is also really healthy and beneficial for your natural hair.
41. Natural Shoulder Length Curly Shag With Straight Bangs
These extra-wispy thick bangs colored in a bright cinnamon red hair color mixed with undone waves make for a super flirty, awesome hairstyle. Your hair can be styled with a bit of fixating hair spray.
42. Cinnamon Red Curly Shag Hairstyle
This haircut has well-defined wavy curls that you can style with a bit of shine serum to increase their color and make the whole look glow and radiate after parting it in the middle and arranging every curl carefully to achieve perfect definition.
43. Shag With Curly Bangs
Enjoy maximum volume and a messy, wild definition for your curls with this natural razor medium length shag haircut. It keeps enough weight at the top to have plenty of texture with minimum length.
44. Medium Shoulder Length Curly Hairstyle With Blonde Highlights
This stylish mullet has perfectly defined curls with subtle blonde highlights that make the round contours even more visible and bring a lovely bright accent to your mane.
45. Copper Blonde Curly Shag With Long Bangs
If you have naturally thick dense hair with a lovely shade of copper blonde a medium shag haircut will give you amazing volume and bouncy radiant curls. Your hair will turn into a lioness’ mane.
46. Chestnut Brown Hot Curly Shag
A very trendy look right now is this 80’s inspired mullet with the layers at the top completely disconnected from the ones above. Add a subtle balayage for extra color.
47. Full Bouncy Shoulder Length Curly Hair With Subtle Red Highlights
This curly bob haircut with a couple of extra layers has an incredible volume. The perfect red color balance turns your hairstyle into a stylish option for every occasion.
48. Subtle Shoulder Length Curly Shag Haircut
This natural medium-length curly haircut has a semi-perm solution applied to allow your haircut to stay flawless around the face no matter the weather conditions.
49. Light Brown Curly Hairstyle With Short Bangs
This full, circular hairstyle has thick even curls treated with a semi-permanent solution to maintain their full volume for a long time. It will look equally incredible if you wear them naturally.
50. Messy Curly Carrot Red Mullet Curly Hairstyle
This retro-inspired look combines the layering of a shag haircut with the ones of a mullet to achieve a long, chopped shape. A light carrot red shade will create a very feminine look.
Keep it Stylish and Practical
Shoulder-length curly hair has the advantage of offering a flattering look for your strands no matter if you opt to wear it naturally or you use some perm hair solutions. Whether you opt for a lob, a shag, or a mullet haircut, these 50 options we found are both stylish and practical looks that you can adopt this year. Did you like any of our suggestions? Drop a comment in the section below!