We’re willing to bet that there’s a certain style you picture when curly hairstyles for long hair 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 19 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. 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.
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.
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.
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
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
Soften a layered haircut by adding soft and easy curls.
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.
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.
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.
10. Loose Curls
Leave most of your hair straight and curl just the bottoms for a touch of texture.
11. Laid-Back Curls
Run a curling wand through your hair for easy, messy and laid-back curls.
12. Glossy Curls
Give your curls a magazine-finish gloss by spraying them with a glossy shine spray.
13. Easy Curls
Use your hair straightener to create easy flat iron curls.
14. Center Part
Ditch the side part and style your curls in an edgy center part.
15. Brushed Curls
Brush through your curls after you finish curling your hair for an extra-voluminous and textured look.
16. Just the Ends
Leave your roots straight and curl just the bottom half of your hair.
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.
18. Barely There
Are you crunched for time? Instead of separating your hair before curling each section, simply curl larger sections at a time.
19. Alternating Curls
Alternate the direction of each curl to create the ultimate naturally curly hair look.