Looking for #hairspiration? 10 cute and curly hairstyles for long hair to try right now

On the hunt for cute curly hairstyles for long hair? Then scroll down to #slay with your curly locks...  

If you’re anything like us, then you will need to switch up your ‘do on a regular basis, to ensure that you’re looking and feeling fresh! But rocking a new style every day of the week can become a rather trying task, to say the least! Which is why we’ve crafted a few go-to curly hairstyles for long hair that you can wear every day.

Below, we’ve compiled some of our favourite cute curly hairstyles for long hair, that are not only oh-so easy to do, but are also ideal for showing off your naturally curly mane! Interested? Then keep reading to find out more.

Long hair? Curly hairstyles to right now


Cassie with long curly hairstyle half up wearing shirt
Curly hairstyles for long hair: Half-up, half-down curls. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

1. Half-up, half-down curls

Instead of hiding your curls away in a tight updo, why not try out one of the neat half-up, half-down hairstyles on the market? Great for keeping your strands out of your eyes, these hybrid hairdos will have your mane in check throughout the day, as well as coming in a number of stylish variations, too.

If you get bored of having a simple half-up hairstyle, try turning the top half into a bun or 2! Simply create a standard topknot (or braided bun) using the top section of your hair, and apply a few pumps of the Toni&Guy Curl Lock Oil, to help define your coily strands.

curly hairstyles for long hair Pixie Lott with curly messy bun updo and dark glasses
Curly hairstyles for long hair: Messy bun updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

2. Messy bun updo

Looking for curled hairstyles for long hair? Well, now that it’s cool to have a messy, bedhead-inspired mane, it’s easier than ever to make a simple bun stylish! And as the lovely Pixie Lott shows, a messy bun makes for a fun everyday hairstyle, that is totally effortless to rock with long hair. To achieve this look, all you have to do, is pull your tresses up, secure with a hairband and some bobby pins, and finish with a healthy dose of the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Hairspray.

To really boost the nonchalant feel of this look, leave a few tendrils of hair free from the front of your ‘do, and curl them with your curling wand. This will give you more high-impact curls, as well as adding a romantic touch to your overall look!

Camila Alves with a side braided curly hairstyle wearing a floral dress
Curly hairstyles for long hair: Side braids. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

3. Side braids

Want to impress your friends with your hot styling prowess? Then opting for some braids is the ideal way to inject some extra interest into your everyday look. And the braided look that we’re crushing on most? Stunning side braids, of course! 

This look can be achieved by French or Dutch braiding along the side of your head, or weaving a standard plait and securing it to the side of your mane with a bobby pin. Just remember to spritz your strands with the TIGI S-Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray, to ensure your braids are looking hydrated and frizz-free!

Brunette model with long curly hair in a low twisted ponytail
Twisted ponytail.

4. Twisted ponytail

Looking for a way to update your basic ponytail? Why not just add a simple twist? It’s quick, simple and totally stylish. What’s not to love, eh?

A black woman with long braids and curls wearing sunglasses
Braids and curls. Credit: Allyson Alapont

5. Braids and curls

When we saw this hairstyle, we immediately fell in love. Why? Well, because it combined two of our favourite things: box braids and curls. Now that’s what we’d call a win-win hair situation.

A brunette young woman with her long curly hair put into a low bun
The low bun.

6. The low bun

Looking curly long hairstyles that are both easy and elegant? The low bun ticks all of those hair boxes for us.

Just head over to our hair tutorial with vlogger Tiny Twisst to discover how to nail this beautiful bun.

Young woman looking up with her blonde ombre hair in a half-up fishtail braid crown
Half-up fishtail braid.

7. Half-up fishtail braid

If you’re a firm fan of fishtail braids, you’ll definitely want to try out this lovely half-up fishtail crown. Not sure how to create a fishtail braid? Stress not, just check out our comprehensive DIY how-to.

natural haired young woman with a big curly, copper coloured afro
Big hair, don’t care! Credit: Dvora

8. Curly and proud

Whether your hair is curly coily or kinky, embrace your hair texture and curl pattern by proudly rocking your natural ‘fro!

A young black woman with curly weave hairstyle wearing a dark lipstick
Protective and pretty. Credit: Allyson Alapont

9. Protective and pretty

Love the idea of cute curly hairstyles for long hair but also want to protect your black hair? Try protective hairstyles like crochet braids. Practical, pretty and protective? Yes, please.

A brunette model tying her long curly hair with an elastic hairband
The simple and pretty ponytail.

10. The pretty ponytail

Let’s be honest: when it comes to curly hairstyles for long hair sometimes you just want a foolproof ‘do. And what’s easier than a pretty ponytail? Plus, it’s perfect for showing off both your curls and your length. Result.


Have these curly long hairstyles got your creative juices flowing? We thought so! Which is why you also need to check out our Curly Hairstyles page, to inspire your next mane change!

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