Curly Hairstyles

Hairstyles for Curly Hair to Try for Date Night

Love is in the hair!

Date nights come and go, but curls are forever. That said, we thought it was about time to round up some of the most flattering looks for curly haired girls to help make getting ready easier. From romantic waves to full-on tousled curls, there’s just something about ringlets that has us swooning. So whether it’s your first, second or hundredth date, keep reading to get inspired for ways to style your oh-so-lovely locks with our top picks for hairstyles for curly hair.

5 Hairstyles for Curly Hair to Rock on Date Night

hairstyles for curly hair afro
Curls that are worn with their natural texture always look fresh and confident.

1. Natural curls

For the ready-in-5-minutes girls of the world, this look is for you. When you’re blessed with naturally curly hair and already have it prepped in a fun afro look, all you have to do to freshen things up for your date is to add some shine cream, like Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum. This product helps infuse your curls with moisture and de-frizzing benefits, but most of all, gives a gorgeous shine.


hairstyles for curly hair updo
A pineapple-inspired high pony shows off a delicate neck and collarbone area.

2. Curly updo

Although we call this an updo, it’s really much simpler than the word lets on. Essentially all you have to do is flip your hair up and secure it with pins in the back around the nape, or tie with a hair elastic, in order to keep your curls flowing from the top in a pineapple look. Since your ends will be free, the look helps give you a whimsical, flirty vibe that’s perfect for laid-back date nights, where you still want to show off some feminine style. To finish, crunch some curl defining cream, such as Bed Head by TIGI On the Rebound, into your curls for more definition.


hairstyles for curly hair half up
Business up top, party on the ends (and all night long). Photo credit: Dvora

3. Half-updo

The half-up hairstyle is having a bit of a moment these days with celebs, models and everyday folks rocking this ’90s look from the runways to the streets. Since it’s the best of both worlds—hair is conveniently out of your face but still has the lengths free-flowing—this is the look to rock on blind dates or surprise getaways, when you’re not quite sure where the night will take you (oh, all that possibility!). A volumizing hairspray, such as TRESemmé 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray, imparts your look with controlled bounce.


hairstyles for curly hair bantu knots
Want to make a fun great impression? Try out some bantu knots on the midline of the crown.

4. Unicorn knots

If you want to take your look to the next level, or are going to a fun, kicky date such as an amusement park, tailgate party or music festival, why not try your hand at a standout half-pony instead? As far as hairstyles for curly hair go, this evokes a younger, more casual vibe that also has a slightly edgy feel. Twist a few bantu knots into place to serve as your very own #unicorn accent. Pair with ends that are loosely twirled around a curling iron for some uptown funk. Don’t forget to prep with a heat protectant (we like Nexxus New York Salon Care Promend Heat Protecting Mist) to keep strands from frying on your tongs.


hairstyles for curly hair half up top knot
Leave the ends free to flirtatiously wisp around in the wind.

5. Half-up top knot

The trendiest of the half-up trend is the half-up top knot. You can twist your knot in a traditional, cinnamon-roll style or opt for something closer in resemblance to a messy bun, by simply leaving the last end tucked into the elastic as you loop your hair through. Either way, with a few twists and turns and the security of a hair tie, your curly hair will look perfectly styled for your dinner reservations and the show that follows. Maintain the integrity and bounce of those ringlets with a humidity-defying mist, such as Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist.

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All Things Hair
All Things Hair
03 October 2016