Hairstyles for curly hair: How to create a slick centre part

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When it comes to finding hairstyles for curly hair that’ll also help to tame your strands, you may feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. But that doesn’t have to be the case: we’re here to tell you, that you can rock a curly mane, as well as have a sleek and refined ‘do! Nope, we haven’t been spending too much time inhaling hairspray, we’re talking about creating a slick centre part with bouncy ends.

Perfect for any evening out or formal event, this hairstyle can easily be achieved with our nifty step-by-step tutorial! So, to learn how to rock a sleek and voluminous look, keep on scrolling and follow our quick and easy guide, below.

Hairstyles for curly hair: Tutorial for a slicked centre parting


Start with your natural texture.

While this hairstyle works best on naturally curly hair that’s full of volume, you can still pull it off if you’re working with naturally straight or wavy strands. Whatever your hair texture, start off with dry, clean hair.


Part your hair.

Then, using a comb or a brush, create a neat centre parting down the middle of your head.


Prep your hair.

To get your hair sleek, you’re going to be using some heated styling tools, so help protect your strands by spritzing them with the TRESemmé Runway Collection Get Sleek Creation Protect & Polish Duo Mist.


Straighten your hair.

Next, using a slimline pair of straighteners, smooth down the top section of hair on either side of your parting, straightening from the roots until you reach just above your ear.


Apply gel.

Then apply some of the VO5 Classic Styling Mega Hold Gel Spray to the section of hair that you straightened in step 4. Grab your comb again and use it to distribute the gel throughout the strands, before running your hands over the area to smooth it.


Apply mousse.

Now that the top section of your hair is flat and smooth, you’ll want to make the bottom section ultra voluminous!

To do this, applying a tennis ball-sized amount of the TONI&GUY Volume Plumping Mousse to the unstraightened sections of your hair, by scrunching it in with your hands. This clever-working mousse will help to make your strands appear fuller and thicker!



Create a loop.

Now it’s time to create your zig-zag curls! Take a 2-inch wide section of hair, and wrap it around your fingers until you reach the straightened section. Then secure it with a bobby pin to keep it’s shape.



Straighten your loop.

Repeat step 7 on the rest of your hair, before using your straighteners to apply heat to each of your loops. Once your hair has cooled, take out your pins to reveal gorgeous zig-zag curls.


Set the look.

Once you have done that, use your fingers to separate your curls, and to add extra volume and texture. Then set your mane in place, by giving it a once over with the TRESemmé Ultimate Hold Hairspray. Trust us: your curls won’t be dropping any time soon!



Final look.

Et voila! See, we told you hairstyles for curly hair weren’t hard to do – now all you need to do, is find the nearest party to rock this jazzy hairdo at!

Has this sleek and curly look inspired you to work a coily ‘do all season? Great! Then you need to check out our Curly Hairstyles page, where you’ll find a whole host of stunning styling ideas and easy-to-follow tutorials. Psst: You’ll even discover how to get glam side-swept curls with Zoella!