5 Cute curly hairstyles from the streets of New York

Cute and curly? What more could you want!

As you know, here at All Things Hair, we love each and every hair type under the sun. So, whether your tresses are straight, curly, long or short – we celebrate it all! And while we love every type of hair in all their glory, we were especially excited to see so many cute curly hairstyles on the streets on New York during fashion week this season.

From short crop afros to free-flowing curls, the streets of New York became the real runway of spring/ summer 2017 – with curly-haired ladies dominating it all! So, we’ve pulled together 5 of our favourite curly ‘dos from over the last week, to give you some hair envy and perhaps inspire you for London’s Fashion Week ahead.

5 Cute curly hairstyles we love New York Fashion Week


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NYFW cute curly hairstyles: TWA. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


We simply can’t get enough of the TWA (AKA teeny weenie afro). We know that it’s rather bold because of its extreme length, but rocking a super short crop is a great way to really let your inner fashionista shine. So, bring on the stylish statement earrings and bright necklaces, because this look is all about letting your accessories do the talking!

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NYFW cute curly hairstyles: Tapered ‘fro. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Taperd ‘fro

TWAs not your thing? Do you like big, bouncy curls? Then the tapered ‘fro is the hairstyle for you! This look works great at so many lengths, making it an ideal style if you’re in the middle of growing out your ‘fro. Not only is this a super easy and low maintenance look to achieve (simply ask your stylist for your afro to be tapered at the nape of your neck), but because of it’s dynamic shape, it’s also super flattering for all face shapes!

Editors tip: Try giving your curls a spritz of the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray (£16.45*) before stepping out the door. This magical leave-in conditioner will not only hydrate your tapered ‘fro, but will also give it the uplifting scent of papaya! Nice, right!

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NYFW cute curly hairstyles: Casual curls. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

Casual curls

Got naturally curly hair? Then embrace your cute curls and rock them au naturel. On the streets of New York, we spotted many proud naturalistas casually wearing their hair out and proud during Fashion Week. Trust us, allowing your curls flow about your face gives a wonderfully free and ethereal look that can’t be beat!

Editor’s tip: Try the Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Crème Serum (£6.99*) to help you keep your curls looking on top form, no matter where you are! After all, during Fashion Week, you never know when a photo opportunity might arise.  

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NYFW cute curly hairstyles: The wet look. Credit: Indigitalimages.com

The wet look

Wet-look hair has been one of the most enviable hairstyle this season, particularly for curly hair. Take a leaf out of Altuzarra’s book and create a casual, yet catwalk-worthy wet-look ‘do. Or if updos are more your thing, you might want to try this summer’s surprise hair hit: the wet-look bun. It’ll give you the control and style you need to take on any Fashion Week task.

Tip: Are your curls in need of a little boost? Then give the VO5 Smoothly Does It Curl Defining Mousse (£3.99*) a goto help you create cute curly hairstyles with a wet-look finish.

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NYFW cute curly hairstyles: Twist-out with centre parting. Credit: Indigitalimages.com


Looking to get noticed in the busy Fashion Week crowds? Say no more. This ‘do is perfect for those of you that want to add definition and volume to your kinky hair texture. The trick is, to create your twists the night before, so that when you wake-up, you can simply unravel your twists to reveal picture-perfect curls! If you’re not sure how to create a twist-out, watch beauty vlogger Mini Marley in action to learn how!


If you’re still in desperate need of more inspiration to take you to London Fashion Week in the coming days, then don’t forget to take a look at our Curly hairstyles and Black Hairstyles pages! They’ve got everything you need for working your curls, ‘fro or relaxed hair like a pro!

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