Curly hair has a lot of life and personality, but it can be dulled by complicated updos, perky ponytails, and intricate braids. These easy and cute hairstyles have made us want to try something different than just taming our curls.
The hairstyle purgatory is over, so get ready to let out your wildest waves, springiest curls, and bounciest coils. Even the simplest hairstyles, like a topknot or sloppy bun, will look better because of your natural curls.
They can keep styles in place longer than other hairsprays and are great at giving hair a “undone” look with their skillful tendrils.
These hairstyles for curly hair are good for any event. I’ve put together 25 easy styles for curly hair that can make even a bad hair day look like a work of art.
This is the easiest way to put your hair up, but it still lets you show off your beautiful curls. Traceless hair rings are a must-have to keep the messy bun in place. Let some tendrils hang down to finish the style.
Corset French Braid
The hair is pulled back into a low mohawk ponytail and French braided on both sides before being wrapped under and fastened.
French Braided Low Ponytail
The French braid and wrapped low ponytail are easy ways to go from day to night quickly.
Half Bun for Short Hair
Aside from the half bun, people with short, curly hair have a wide range of hair accessories to choose from. In short, all you need is this twisted bun to keep your short hair out of your eyes.
Half lobs are a great choice for women with long, curly hair because they are a mix of the longer lob and the shorter pixie cut. When the hair is swept to one side, it looks more Old Hollywood.
Ponytails can be worn high and smooth or low and messy, but girls with curly hair look best in this tried-and-true style. The curls give the hair the character it needed by giving it volume and body.
Side-Swept Low Ponytail
A princess, like Elsa from Frozen, would definitely wear such a beautiful outfit. Curly hair is great because you can do simple, fun things with it, hold it in place with a bobby pin, and then look at how complicated it looks. This look won’t take more than a minute to finish. Read Hair Romance to find out how to do it.
Twisted Maiden Braids
This pretty braided style only takes a few minutes and a few bobby pins to do. It gives your natural curls the perfect finishing touch. Girl Loves Glam has the guide.
Cuffed High Ponytail
Roll your ringlets into a sleek ponytail, and use a silver bun cuff to hold them in place. You can find the full guide at DevaCurl.
Inside-Out Ponytail Updo
The first step of this fun and easy hairstyle is to stack three ponytails on top of each other. Only a few folds and pins are needed. Read Hair Romance to find out how to do it.
Have you considered how this would look on someone with straight hair? Floppy. Don’t pass up the chance to try this cute bow bun if you have curly hair. Check out Mr. Kate’s Tutorial to learn everything you need to know.
Folded Voluminous Updo
This high, volume-packed updo is the easiest hairstyle for any event. You can fold pieces of your naturally curly hair in different ways to make it look creative. It’s just what you need to keep your hair out of your face. The guide can be found at Once Wed.
Tied with Ribbons
We like the delicate beauty of thin velvet ribbons in a French braid or a fast half-up style. Even if you’re just covering up a lot of dry shampoo, they’ll give you a polished look with their subtle finishing touch.
Braided Bangs for Stacked Bob
Braiding is the easiest way to change things up or keep hair out of your eyes, but a stacked bob looks great on curly hair, too.
These French braids are undone and only use hair from the side closest to the face. You can hide and protect them by pinning them under your hair.
Wear a tight French braid headband to tame your curls and frame your face without stopping your curls from moving.
Half-Up Twisted Pompadour
Only a few bobby pins are needed to hold this simple hairstyle’s three layers in place: the thick, pompadour-like top, the tightly twisted middle, and the loose, curly ends. Read this guide to learn how to do it right.
Wavy Pin-Up Bangs
If your hair is naturally curly, you can boost your confidence by giving your bangs a twist. Wrap the piece around your finger and put a pin in it to keep it in place. Read this guide to learn how to do it right.
This fake bob haircut is great for people who want to look like they have short hair but don’t. This style is good for anyone with layers, especially those that are shorter.
This cute everyday look can be made by dividing your hair into thirds and putting it into three buns. They can be tied together closely to make it look like a single, fancy updo.
Upside Down Braid Bun
We are always amazed by people who can do an upside-down braid. Once you know how to do it, you can use it to add a lot of drama to a bun or ponytail. Find out everything there is to know about it.
Bobby Pin Details
Adding a few well-placed bobby pins to your coils is an easy way to make your look look better right away.
Putting a fishtail braid at the back of your head, just behind your bangs, could make your normal curls look more interesting. Pin the braid in a sweeping motion behind your head. If you want, you can do the same thing on the other side.
Wrapped With a Scarf
A silky scarf can add color and style to your topknot or pineapple. Wear it with hair that has been out for a while and a simple dress to get people’s attention fast.
This style is shown on wavy hair, but the extra volume that curly hair gives is perfect for braids that you tighten at the nape of the neck and wear loose. Read this guide to find out more.
You can put your hair up in this way in just a few minutes and look great for any event. Curly hair might stay full and stable in this fake hawk style. Read A Lacey Perspective to find out how to do everything.