Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair: 19 Kinds of Curls to Consider

Miriam Herst | 09 March 2018
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These curly long hairstyles will inspire your new curly ‘do.

We’re willing to bet that there’s a certain style you picture when we say, “Curly hairstyles for long hair.” 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 19 kinds of curls to consider when it comes to styling long curly hair. Flip through the photos above for some inspiration and keep reading for some of our top styling tips:



19 Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair



curly hairstyles for long hair vintage red curls
Take it back to another era.

1. Vintage Curls

Take it back to another era with a set of classic vintage curls. Ideal for costume parties and real life too, these vintage curls will last a few days and can be styled and then restyled in a number of ways.

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

2. Tousled Curls

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.

curly hairstyles for long hair tight perm
Leave it to the pros.

3. Tight Perm

Turn to the pros and ask your stylist to give you a tight perm. These bouncy curls are full of volume and they’re both bold and beautiful.

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Consider a classic style.

4. Ringlets

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 Hairspray Texture Hold Level 1.

TRESemmé COMPRESSED MICRO MIST HAIRSPRAY TEXTURE HOLD LEVEL 1
curly hairstyles for long hair teased voluminous curls
Amp up the volume.

5. Teased to Perfection

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.

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

6. Soft Curls

Soften a layered haircut by adding soft and easy curls.

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

7. The Perfect Perm

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

curly hairstyles for long hair natural curls
Enhance your natural texture.

8. Natural Curls

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

curly hairstyles for long hair messy brunette
Wear ’em messy and loose.

9. Messy Curls

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.

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

10. Loose Curls

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

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

11. Laid-back Curls

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

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

12. Glossy Curls

Give your curls a magazine-finish gloss by spraying them with Catwalk by TIGI Camera Ready Shine Spray.

CATWALK by TIGI CAMERA READY SHINE SPRAY

 

 

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

13. Easy Curls

Use your hair straightener to create flat iron curls.

curly hairstyles for long hair center part
Add some edge to your long hair curly hairstyles.

14. Center Part

Ditch the side part and style your curls in an edgy center part.

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

15. Brushed Curls

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

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

16. Just the Ends

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

curly hairstyles for long hair beachy curls
Recreate that salt water texture.

17. Beach Curls

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.

curly hairstyles for long hair barely there
The three-minute styling trick we always fall back on.

18. Barely There

Are you crunched for time? Instead of separating your hair before curling each section, simply curl larger sections at a time.

curly hairstyles for long hair alternating red curls
Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair: Fake it till you make it.

19. Alternating Curls

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

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