Curly hair: Men who are pulling it off

Arianna | 12 June 2016

Get some celebrity hairspiration for your curls…

Dealing with curly hair, men? Well, lucky you! Some of the biggest names in showbiz have been spotted rocking their natural curls. And we advise you to do the same, as we reckon that if you’ve been blessed with naturally curly hair, you should embrace it!

Not sure which style best suits your curls? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Just have a look through our gallery above for curly hair men-spiration, and find out how celebrities manage to pull off their curls so well.

Curly hair: Men rocking the style


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Curly hair: Men pulling it off – Kit Harington. Credit: Getty Images

Kit Harington

Jon Snow knows one thing: curly hair is totally in. The Game of Thrones actor is renowned for his long, curly locks, meaning that, when filming, he grows out his signature coif to fit his free-spirited character’s look. But when off-set, Harrington crops it slightly to make it more wearable. Either way, we’re a fan of both curly styles!

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Curly hair: Men pulling it off – Harry Styles. Credit: Getty Images

Harry Styles

One Direction‘s Harry Styles has mastered curly bed head hair. Just look at that messy texture and curl formation! To achieve this look at home, use some salt spray and scrunch your curls to help add texture and movement. And remember: the key to this style is to keep it messy, so it doesn’t matter if your hair doesn’t look perfect.

Curly hair: Men pulling it off - Michael Ealy. Credit: Getty Images
Curly hair: Men pulling it off – Michael Ealy. Credit: Getty Images

Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy’s short afro shows off his natural coils without being too harsh on his face. Instead of defining his hairline with a sharp line, the actor leaves the edges soft, which gives him a more casual look. The best thing about this hairstyle? It requires zero effort in the mornings. Just roll out of bed and go!

Curly hair: Men pulling it off - James Franco. Credit: Getty Images
Curly hair: Men pulling it off – James Franco. Credit: Getty Images

James Franco

A dishevelled, slicked-back hairstyle works really well with naturally wavy or curly hair. To pull off this relaxed yet sophisticated look, ask your barber to lightly cut your hair on the sides while leaving some length and fullness so that you can slick your hair back with a gel.

Curly hair: Men pulling it off - Aaron Taylor Johnson. Credit: Getty Images
Curly hair: Men pulling it off – Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Credit: Getty Images

Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Kick Ass star Aaron-Taylor Johnson is one of those guys who can pull off both long and short, curly locks. Personally, we think his hair looks best when he slightly grows out his curls so the front ones hang, forming a loose, side-swept fringe.

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Curly hair: Men pulling it off – Matthew McConaughey. Credit: Getty Images

Matthew McConaughey

This curly hairstyle is perfect for shorter guys who want to heighten their stature. Simply go shorter on the sides and longer on the top, like Matthew McConaughey. It will allow your curls to give you a few extra inches of height. Just remember to run your fingers through the top of your hair to separate the curls lightly.

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Curly hair: Men pulling it off – Corbin Bleu. Credit: Getty Images

Corbin Bleu

If you’ve got natural ringlets or tight coils, embrace them and let them run wild in a hanging afro, just like Corbin Bleu. The aim of this style is to show off your curls by accentuating and defining them, so use a frizz-taming product to help protect against humidity and tame any pesky flyaways. Learn about the best hair styling products for men with curly hair here.

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