10 Hairstyle Ideas for Curly Hair Men to Try Their 20s

Rock those luscious curls in your 20s and beyond.

Your 20s are an incredible time of self-discovery, and with that comes a lot of major decision making in your life. You’re establishing your career, deciding where (and if) you want to settle down, traveling, and experimenting with your look to find what suits you. When it comes to your hair, and specifically your curly hair, working with and understanding your natural texture will empower you to discover a look that best suits your style, and of course, lifestyle. This may mean you embrace your natural curls, tame them, go long and much more. For some instant inspiration, check out our collection of modern hairstyle ideas for curly hair men to help you to discover a look that best fits your vibe.

Hairstyle Ideas for Curly Hair Men

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Rock a full-on mop top in your 20s. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

1. Go Natural and Undefined

Letting your hair grow a little longer and embracing the slightly less defined curl is a cool and effortless way to rock a laid back look. The length on this cut is short enough to be professional-friendly but long enough to still be making a statement. It’s versatile in it’s length and texture. Add a little bit of hair gel to take the look all the way to defined corkscrew curls. The Axe Messy Look: Matte Gel will take your curls to the next level.

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A mop-top is a no-fuss look to try with your curly hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Styled and Unruly

A little bit of mousse goes a long way when your hair doesn’t reach farther than your ears. Running a ping-pong ball sized dollop through your freshly washed hair in the morning will give you this messy look that says “I put some effort in.” Bonus? You’ll smell amazing all day. We like the TRESemmé Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse for this undone but still intentional look.

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Go natural with an afro in your 20s. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

3. Cropped and Curled

For hair that gives a clean finish but still includes some personality, go short on the sides and a little longer on top. This helps you maintain a groomed look without giving your curls up completely. The added volume you on top will do you all the favors and give you the appearance of a taller look. Win-win? We think so. A hair wax like the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax will keep those longer tresses on top in check.

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Medium length hair looks awesome with curls. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

4. Go Long

Fully embrace those corkscrew curls and let your hair grow long. Mousse will be your best friend for hair this length and will ensure that your look remains anti-frizz friendly.

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Go for a natural curls in the front of your hair in your 20s. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Front Heavy Curls

For a lot of added personality go short on the sides and significantly longer on the top. Let your curls sweep across your forehead and enjoy a little bit of volume up on top.

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Crop your curls short as your signature look in your 20s. Photi credit: indigitalimages.com

6. Clean Cut

Two words: office friendly. This clean style is appropriate for any and all workplaces and will keep your mother from badgering you about when your last haircut was; embracing this style means embracing frequent cuts.

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7. Easy Going Curls

The great thing about this look is that it requires little to no maintenance. Longer brushed out curls lead into a messy beard for an artsy vibe. Poetry not included.

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Go for a dramatic side part with your curly locks. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

8. Deep Part

Go bold with an asymmetrical style and let your curls hang heavy on one side of your face. Leaving your curls long in the front means definition is key. Our suggestion? A light hold gel to keep those curls in place and out of your eyes.

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Create waves in your thick hair.

9. Rocker Vibes

Go for a tousled top paired with shorter sides and back. Messy is key for this cut so embrace those choppy layers on top.

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Embrace your natural waves with long hair. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

10. Go Long, Like Really Long

The longer your hair is, the heavier it is so it makes sense that longer locks lead to looser curls. This is the most versatile option as you can experiment with man buns, man braids, or even a half bun.

What length and texture are you feeling for your curly locks?