Curly hair is one of the most sought after hairstyles and even those with naturally curly hair sometimes don’t know what to do with it. Whether it is an up-do, loose waves or tight curls, there are so many different ways to perfect your curly hairstyle; from the red carpet to the beach, curls are the perfect way to enhance any look.
The classic curly hairstyle has been seen on celebrities such as Blake Lively, Sarah Jessica Parker and more recently, Kate Middleton. Others, like Taylor Swift and Beyonce showcase that tight curl look which has become increasingly popular. The perm was once the must have hairstyle until the “straight look” took over and straighteners were the only tool to be used on your hair. Now, people have embraced the natural wave in their hair and the perm seems to be making a comeback too.
It can be hard to know how to achieve that perfect curl and even harder to decide what tools you should be using to get the style just right. Curling tongs are one of the easiest ways to create a curl and you can choose between the looser wave or the tighter bounce but there are many other ways to get the look you want. Straighteners can be trickier but once you get the hang of them, they create a smooth finish. Rollers are a no heat way of gaining the curly lovely hairstyle you want but they tend to work better on longer hair. If you have shorter hair and want a no heat alternative, mousse or sea salt spray tend to work well.
As we go on, we’ll reveal the 20 best curly hairstyles so if you’re stuck for ideas or just want to admire some amazing looks, have a look at a few favourites.
A combination of tighter and loose curls to achieve a fun look for daytime and night time.
A plait or curling tongs can give you definition in your curls
Naturally curly blonde hair
Brunnette hair with curls combining a lighter tone
Christina Applegate showing how short curly hair can be just as flattering
Eva Longoria showcasing a curly up-do
A classic curly hairstyle as modelled by Paris Hilton
Beyonce’s tighter curls have become more popular in recent years
Sleek curls swept over one shoulder
Rhianna adding a twist to a curly look
Curls coupled with bangs
Tight curls to add bouce to your hair
Black long hair with added volume and bangs
Peferct loose beach waves
A smooth curly finish
Curls with volume and straight sleek bangs
Wavy curls with an added braid
Sweeping bangs into side-swept curls
Julia Roberts showing curls twisting away from her face
Glamourous curls work on the red carpet too
Add accessories to make your curls stand out
Fun curls for long hair
Styled curls with added accessories
Short curls for short hair
Messy curls with defining ends