Fun Curly Hairstyles to Try Out for Formal Occasions

Curly hairstyles you can rock at your next party.

Going curly is always a good idea for a fancy event. Whether you hair is straight, super curly or has a slight curl in it, enhancing it with even more bounce looks sophisticated, modern and simply gorgeous. Plus, there are tons of curly hairstyles and ideas out there that work for a variety of curly hair lengths and curl textures. To inspire your look for your formal event, we’re sharing our favorite fun curly hairstyles. Read on:

1. Curled Side Pony

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Take your hair to the side for this chic hairstyle idea.

If you have some length but don’t want to deal with touch-ups during the party, a sexy side pony might just be your thing. This look is created by brushing all of your hair to either side of your face as you collect your strands into one low pony. Smooth out any wayward strands with some gel and then create the curls in your pony with a curling wand. You can add really big curls or more subtle ringlets that you hold in place with some hairspray like Bed Head by TIGI Headrush Shine Hairspray. Enhance the look a step further by letting a curly tendril come out on the side of your face.

2. High Bun 

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Enhance the volume in your curly hair with a high bun.

This looks involves a puffy and dramatic bun that sits way up on the crown of your hair. You can opt to leave several strands out along your face or keeping everything tightly in place. We love this look for proms or school functions.

3. Soft Waves

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Beachy waves are the ultimate classic fun curly hairstyle!

We love the look of light, yet put-together curls. This look works on a variety of hair types, lengths and even ages where you create bouncy, beachy waves that have a ton of movement and body. This can be achieved by using some Nexxus Between Washes Beach Waves Sea Salt Spray to create loose and bouncy waves.

4. Natural Curls

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Curlfriend, you got this!

On the other side of the spectrum, you may be a “natural curls, don’t care” kind of girl. We love that! Keep your curls natural and healthy-looking, a stunning style all day, every day.

5. Half-Up Hairstyle

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This one is a classic for a reason. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

The half-up/down look is a classic style that looks effortlessly put together. Enhance it by curling the looser ends, as the upper part is twisted together and held with a chic clip.

6. Top Knot with a Bun

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Half up, half down, perfect for the indecisive gal!

If you want to add even more height to the half updo style, create a top knot to go with it!

7. Add a Bantu Knot

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Adding in some Bantu knots is a fun way to show off your texture.

If you just want to add a fun accent to your curly hairstyle, why not add a Bantu knot? This is a fun accent to your look and is incredibly easy to create since it’s just one knot!

8. Loose Curls

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A light wave is perfect for your evening out.

Sometimes just a slight curl will do where you only need your ends to have a little wave. This look is created by using your curling wand to create loose ends. Don’t forget to use TIGI Copyright Custom Create Heat Protection Spray to prep your hair heat styling.

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