The top curly hairstyles from the men’s runway

Embrace your natural curls, and give the runway models a run for their money.  

Guys, it’s time to embrace your natural curls. There’s no longer a need to reach for the straightener, because according to the autumn/winter 2016 runway shows, men’s curly hairstyles are definitely in.

Not sure how to style your curly (and sometimes unruly) locks? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Just scroll through our gallery above for some serious curl inspiration, and continue reading below to learn how to make our favourite runway-worthy styles into sidewalk-ready ‘dos.

Runway-inspired men’s curly hairstyles

male model on the runway with dark brown curly hair worn long and loose
The loose afro is all the rage right now. Credit:

The loose afro

If you’ve got naturally curly hair with tight coils, why not opt for a loose afro this season? Perfect for laid-back guys, the key to achieving this look is keeping those effortless, bed-head inspired curls in place, which means minimal styling in the mornings.

Editor’s tip: Help to protect your coily texture from humidity and frizz by using TIGI Bed Head On The Rebound Curl Recall Cream. Just rub some product in your palms before evenly distributing on your curls using a scrunching action.

male model on the runway wearing a dark outfit with this dark brown long hair worn loose and in curls
Have you considered long curls? Credit:

Long curls

Embrace your inner Tarzan and let your curls grow long ’till they reach your shoulders, as seen in the Maison Margiela AW16 show. Wear your hair in whichever parting you prefer, whether that be middle or side.

male model on the runway wearing a dark outfit with his dark brown hair worn short and in curls
Give your curls a matt finish. Credit:

Matt curls

This season, it’s out with the shine and in with the matte! This casual, textured finish is perfect for those who like to keep their curls short in length, and effortless in attitude.

Editor’s tip: Just rub some VO5 Matt Clay through your hair to add texture and undone definition to your curls, and you’re set!

male model on the runway with his dirty blonde curly hair worn in a frontal fringe
The front fringe is definitely top of our style lost this season. Credit:

The full, front fringe

Fringes have plenty of benefits: they add an edge to your hairstyle, soften your face and look uber stylish with a great pair of sunglasses – not to mention, they’re great for camouflaging a larger forehead.

But bangs don’t have to be straight. Let your curls run wild in fringe-form by growing the front section of your hair slightly longer than the rest, and taking the back and sides a little tighter for ease of maintenance and styling.

male model on the runway with his dark hair curly hair worn in a side fringe
Create contrast with a long, heavy side fringe. Credit:

The long, heavy side fringe

For a twist on traditional bangs, create a deep side-part and sweep your curls to one side to create a heavy side fringe. You can switch sides whenever the mood strikes you and, when using the right styling products, can create a contrast in texture!

Editor’s tip: Tuck the hair on the opposite side to your fringe behind your ear for extra neatness, and to help keep frizz at bay, work some VO5 Styling Wax through your curls to help style and define them.



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