30 Best Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair in 2020

These curly long hairstyles will inspire your new curly 'do.

We’re willing to bet that there’s a certain style you picture when curly hairstyles come to mind. When we think of curly hairstyles for long hair, most of us think of the reality TV star department of the hairstyling world: You know, long and loose curls that photograph perfectly and always fall just right. Well, we’re here to tell you that there are up to 30 kinds of curls to consider when it comes to styling long curly hair.

Flip through the photos below for some inspiration, and keep reading for some of our top styling tips:

1. Half-Up Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair half up
Wear your curls half up!

Pull your curls back into this easy half-up style. Use a hair tie or a scrunchie to secure your look!

2. Tousled Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair tousled curls
Simply run your fingers through your hair and go.

Whatever kind of curl you prefer, you can run your fingers through them for a tousled look that requires very little upkeep throughout the day.

3. Pulled Over

curly hairstyles for long hair pulled over
Pull all your hair over to one side.

These soft curls are full of volume and they look beautiful pulled over one shoulder.

4. Ringlets

curly hairstyles for long hair tight curls ringlets
Consider a classic style.

Use a 1-inch curling iron to create these curls and make sure to hold the wand vertically to create the perfect ringlet shape. Give your curls hold and extra texture by spraying them with TRESemmé Compressed Micro Mist Hair Spray Texture Hold Level 1.

5. Teased to Perfection

curly hairstyles for long hair teased voluminous curls
Amp up the volume.

Tease your roots to add even more body to your already voluminous curls. Prep your hair with Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse for even more volume and definition.

6. Soft Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair soft curls
Soften your style with one of our favorite layered haircuts for curly hair.

Soften a layered haircut by adding soft and easy curls.

7. The Perfect Perm

curly hairstyles for long hair perm blonde highlights
Make a more permanent curl choice.

Trust a trained professional with your strands and opt for the perfect perm for a fuss-free hairstyle that makes a major statement.

8. Natural Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair natural curls
Enhance your natural texture. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

There’s no styling technique that can perfectly mirror your natural texture. Let your curls run wild for an absolutely unique look.

9. Messy Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair messy curls
Wear ’em messy and loose. Photo credit: Craig Alexander

One of the surest signs that you’ve entered adulthood is the acknowledgment that messy hair is now considered a good thing. Leave those tangle-fighting products at your parents’ house and embrace your strands exactly how they are.

10. Loose Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair loose bangs
Looking for cute curly hairstyles for long hair? Try a subtle touch of texture.

Leave most of your hair straight and curl just the bottoms for a touch of texture.

11. Laid-Back Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair laid-back
Keep your style simple.

Run a curling wand through your hair for easy, messy and laid-back curls.

12. Glossy Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair glossy curls
These magazine-worthy ringlets are one of the top curled hairstyles for long hair.

Give your curls a magazine-finish gloss by spraying them with a glossy shine spray.

13. Easy Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair easy curls
It doesn’t get any easier than this.

Use your hair straightener to create easy flat iron curls.

14. Crimped Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair
Take it back to the 90s. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

Ditch the classic curls and try this throwback style.

15. Brushed Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair brushed out
Brush through your curls for some added texture.

Brush through your curls after you finish curling your hair for an extra-voluminous and textured look.

16. Just the Ends

curly hairstyles for long hair bottom third curled
Curl just the ends.

Leave your roots straight and curl just the bottom half of your hair.

17. Beach Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair beachy curls
Recreate that saltwater texture.

Leave the very ends of your hair out of the curling iron to maintain an inch of straight hair at the bottom to recreate this beachy look.

18. Deep Side Part

curly hairstyles for long hair deep side part
Opt for a more dramatic look.

Are you crunched for time? Instead of trying a high maintenance style, simply flip your hair over into a deep side part.

19. Alternating Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair alternating red curls
Fake it till you make it.

Alternate the direction of each curl to create the ultimate naturally curly hair look.

20. Curly Clavicle Lob

Curly Clavicle Lob
If you have a clavicle lob, curling it is a great way to add dimension.

When you have hair on the shorter side, it can feel like there isn’t much you can do with it, or that it will often fall flat. If you’re feeling like this, try curling your clavicle lob! It’ll help add volume and dimension.

21. Curled Bob

curly hairstyles for long hair half up
This style is perfect for date night!

Looking for a romantic way to wear your curls? Try this swept up romantic half updo!

22. Wide Barrel Curls

Wide Barrel Curls
A wide-barreled curling iron creates the softest curls!

Create a looser more soft curl by using a wide-barreled curling iron, about 2-3 inches. This is a great way to create wider curls without having to brush your hair out after styling.

23. Effortless Curls

Effortless Curls
Naturally curly-haired ladies have it easy!

If you have naturally curly hair, you’re in luck! Just apply a little mousse and you’re good to go. Talk about an effortless look!

24. Blown Out Curls

curly hairstyles for long hair blow out
Who doesn’t feel 10X better after a blow out?

The type of curls you can achieve just by using a round brush and blow dryer is magical. Start by slowly brush sections of hair while running your blowdryer over the section. When you get to the end of your section, twirl the brush to create a curl at the end.

25. Spiral Curls

Spiral Curls
Spiral curls are a great way to add volume with a tight curl!

Use a skinny curling wand to create tight spiral curls. This will add more volume and bounce to your style!

26. Voluminous Curls

Voluminous Curls
Volume and curls go hand in hand.

Want a little added volume to your curled hair? Once your hair is completely curled and cooled, gently tease the curls to achieve more volume.

27. Summertime Curls

Summertime Curls
That summertime, messy, beach hair can be worn all year round!

Hey, these summertime, messy beach curls never go out of season. All you have to do is spritz a texture spray, like Bed Head by TIGI Queen Beach Salt Infused Texture Spray throughout your hair, then scrunch your hair to create a curly texture.

28. Princess Curls

Princess Curls
Who doesn’t want their hair to look like a princess?

Ever dreamed of looking like a princess? Now is your chance! Use a curling want to create perfect spiral curls throughout your hair. Once the curls are cooled, brush through them to soften the look.

29. Bold Braid

curly hairstyles for long hair braid
Add an easy braid to your curls!

Not sure how to style your hair? Opt for a bold braid. Whether you’re wearing your hair up or down, adding a chunky braid makes a huge difference in your style.

30. Thick Curls

Thick Curls
Basically dream hair, right?

Create thicker curls by wrapper larger sections of hair around your curling iron, then brushing out the curls once they’re cooled.

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