Is your naturally curly hair a blessing or a curse? It seems like no one is happy with their natural hair. Those with short, curly hairstyles want long straight hair while those with naturally poker straight hair dream of wavy locks. Girls with straight hair waste so much money, time and effort trying to achieve that soft and natural look that’s featured in magazines, but they rarely, if ever, achieve the same results.
We have compiled a list of hairstyles for curly hair, including some short, curly hairstyles, that are both fashionable and easy to maintain, as well as some tips on how to style curly hair.
Hairstyles for Short Curly Hair
If you are looking for short hairstyles for round faces. Or, if you want to opt for a short style for your curly locks, most women with wavy hair prefer cute pixie cuts and sleek short bobs. Both of these have options for layering, is beneficial for curly hair. However, the thicker your hair, the less layers should be added, unless you are opting for an excessively short hairstyle. Loose, large curls and waves look great with short styles. They can create the sexy and sassy “bedhead” effect with bouncy curls or messy waves. If you want to be bold, add some color accents to your short, trendy locks. You can add wispy strands of color throughout, add a bold color to a “chunk” of your hair, or add some color to your bangs. We advise to leave the fancy coloring jobs to the professionals. But some funky colors can really add life to your curls!
1. Vintage Curls
Rather than straightening your hair for long layered haircuts, try vintage curls. Vintage curls are all the rage right now. Celebrities are rocking the roaring twenties look. This look works best on those with natural waves and curls as it adds texture and volume to a shorter hairstyle. If you want to keep the vintage look, leave out the highlights and opt for a solid, but sexy shade.
2. Short Sassy Style for Thick and Curly Hair
For those women who want to play up their natural curls and color, short hair is a great option. Make sure to treat and deep condition your curls to keep them from becoming dry and brittle. You can totally rock the messy look with this adorable short style!
3. Multicolored Spirals
Embrace your inner punk rock chick with twisted curly locks. Adding some multi-colored streaks throughout your hair can make you look and feel like a rock star. Keep the back short and add some colorful threats throughout using texturizing products to keep your spiral curls in place.
4. Contemporary Wavy Short Bob
This look is the epitome of all the contemporary trends. Use a deep side part to enhance your facial features, creating a veil on one side of your face. Keeping the waves down and away from your face on the longer side will help you rock this style with ease.
5. Edgy, Short Haircut
A classy pixie cut with pointy ends and elongated top locks will give you an edgy, trendy vibe. If you want to make your hair look even fuller, add a subtle ombre. To style, simply angle your hairdryer and lift up each lock for maximum volume. Then apply some wax to define the texture. Your locks should fall gracefully off your face to one side in a side part for a seductive look.
6. Teasing Locks
For those with elongated faces, this style works best and shows little to no volume at the crown and features horizontal lines to accentuate your face. This fun, easy going style is perfect for those with a busy lifestyle who want a low maintenance but stylish cut.
7. Rebellious Curls
Wet, Sexy and Breezy, these sexy curls only obey the wind. These racy locks can brighten up your look and give you an added sense of confidence.
8. The Raven’s Wing
For those with darker hair, especially brunettes, these soft curls work great with fine hair as they flow freely and seductively, creating the raven’s wing effect. If you want to try a bold new color, dye your hair dark and go for this daring look.
9. Large, Bouncy Curls
This style will take your natural look to a new level. Leave one side open and free while letting long waves flirtatiously caress your face on the other side.
10. Controlled Chaos
This adorable chin-length bob works great with larger curls and waves as it gives them the appearance of random curls. If you add bangs and a new and exciting color, you can rock this short and sassy look with style and ease.
Tips for Short Curly Hairstyles
If you use shampoos, conditioners and hair masks specifically designed for curly hair, you will be able to style your curls with ease. Such products will add moisture and nourishment to your curls, prevent frizz and make your hair easier to control. Hairstyles for curly hair usually last for some time, unless exposed to extreme heat or humidity. In order to present your curly hair, apply a serum after you shampoo. Curly hair tends to be extremely porous. You should purchase hairsprays, mousses and gels for light hold so they won’t weigh down your curls.
If you want to enhance your natural curls, first blow dry your curls, using a round bristle brush, and then shape them with a curling iron. If you want to rock the messy, natural look, simply blow dry your hair using a diffuser. You can also achieve the natural look, by “wash and go.” Simply wash and condition your hair as always, add some product and let it air dry. Excessive heat tends to damage your hair, especially if you were graced with natural curls.
However, if you wish to straighten your curls, use a smoothing balm on your damp hair, blow dry with a round bristle brush and then use your flat iron. It should be said that straightening your curly hair too often will eventually damage your natural curls.