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:
30 Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair
1. Half-Up Curls
Pull your curls back into this easy half-up style. Use a hair tie or a scrunchie to secure your look!
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. Pulled Over
These soft curls are full of volume and they look beautiful pulled over one shoulder.
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. Crimped Curls
Ditch the classic curls and try this throwback style.
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. Deep Side Part
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
Alternate the direction of each curl to create the ultimate naturally curly hair look.
20. Curly Clavicle Lob
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
Looking for a romantic way to wear your curls? Try this swept up romantic half updo!
22. Wide Barrel 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
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
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
Use a skinny curling wand to create tight spiral curls. This will add more volume and bounce to your style!
26. Voluminous Curls
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
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
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
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
Create thicker curls by wrapper larger sections of hair around your curling iron, then brushing out the curls once they’re cooled.