35 Best Curly Hairstyles and Haircuts for Men in 2020

Rock those curls with some of our favorite looks. 

Have you been thinking about switching up your look? We are here to help! We’ve created a collection of hairstyles for men with thick curly hair to inspire your next hairstyling adventure. Whether you’re looking to make a big change or you’re hoping to find something a little more subtle, there’s something here for everyone. This collection of hairstyles for men with thick curly hair includes some of our all-time favorites. Keep an eye out for product recommendations for all our thick wavy hair men out there, too:

1. Style ‘Em Up

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Make use of some of our favorite styling products for thick curly hair men.

Grab a bit of AXE Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel and comb your curls up and away from your face. This brushed-through look will take your curls down a notch but you’ll still be making a major statement.

2. Cropped Short

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Cropped curls most definitely still qualify as curls.

Keep your curls super short for a streamlined and office-ready look with a short crop.

3. Tuck Your Curls In

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Sometimes a hat is the only answer to unruly curls.

When in doubt tuck your curls into a beanie. Everyone is susceptible to bad hair days at one point or another and having a beanie on hand will save you from the worst of them.

4. Comb ‘Em Over

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Combed out curls create a softer effect.

If you’re looking for something a little softer, try combing your curls to the side. You’ll compromise on some of the structure but none of the charm.

5. Chin-Length Surfer Curls

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This longer look gives us major surfer vibes.

Or how to look like you just walked off the beach (all year round).

6. Tailored Take

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A curly iteration of our favorite 60s style.

Reign in unruly curls with a style that celebrates your texture without going overboard.

7. Go Big or Go Home

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We love longer haircuts for men with thick curly hair. Opt for a (much) longer afro.

Let your curls hang long and loose and brush them out for extra volume.

8. Let ‘Em Loose

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Grow your curls to your shoulders.

Let your hair grow to your shoulders and opt for a hair care routine that requires minimal styling. In this case, the less you do the better your hair will look.

9. Pull it Back

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Longer curls require a few hair accessories.

If you let your hair grow longer you’ll quickly learn that long hair can sometimes be pretty overwhelming. Make sure to invest in a headband for those days when you need your hair out of your face.

10. Add Some Color

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A few highlights never hurt anyone.

Add a few strategic highlights to the front of your hair and let your curls hang down over your forehead.

11. Tie it Up

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Man buns are one of the hairstyles for men with thick wavy hair that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.

The longer haircuts for men with thick curly hair can be a little overwhelming at times. Learn how to create a man bun for days when you need a breather.

12. Tight Curls

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Show off your texture with tight corkscrew curls.

Define your curls with a pump of Dove Style+Care Curls Defining Mousse and wear them super tight.

13. Natural Curls

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We’re always big fans of wearing your hair natural.

Wear your hair natural for maximum curl cred.

14. Salt and Pepper Curls

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Wear them loose and let them grow.

Embrace your natural texture and color for a super soft and easygoing look.

15. Tease it Out

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Your hairbrush is your right-hand man.

Use any brush or comb to tease your curls out into faux-‘fro perfection.

16. Overgrown Fade

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Show your texture up on top.

Wear your curls loose on top and more closely shaven on the sides for a softer version of our favorite fade style.

17. The Large Afro

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Large and in charge.

The bigger the hair, the harder they’ll stare. Wear your thick curly hair voluminous and big.

18. Curly Bangs

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The thick curly fringe.

Want to make your fringe a bit more interesting? Aim for an imperfect finish. You can draw inspiration from styles for men with thick wavy hair if you have loose curls.

19. Brushed Out Afro

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Pick it out and make it fluffy.

Not into the super defined curly afro look? Brush it out!

20. Half Up Man Bun

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Pair your loose curls with a loose bun.

Want to get your curls out your face? Gather your curls up into a loose bun.

21. Defined Thick Curls

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Defined curls are the way to go. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

If you want to embrace your curls, try this defined look. Use a styler like Dove Men+Care Control Gel to keep flyaways at bay and to enhance your curl pattern.

22. Loose Curls

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Pull your curls back.

There are many hairstyles for men with thick curly hair that allows you to style your curls the way you want. If you’re not into having your curls wild and out, opt for combing them back.

23. The Mop Top

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A mixture of tight and loose curls.

Have a combination of thick, tight and loose curls? Take inspiration from this style to create a cool and disheveled look.

24. Short Blonde Curls

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Give your look an update with a new striking hue.

Not sure what else to do with your thick curls? A color change can give you an instant update. If you’re looking for haircuts for men with thick curly hair, this is a cool style to get inspired by!

25. Short Afro

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Keep it simple with a short afro style.

Pair your thick curly afro with a fade on the side.

26. Hint of Red

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Give your curls a red tint to show when the sun hits.

We love how this tint of color looks when the sun hits it just right!

27. Brushed Out

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Brush out your curls for a new texture.

Give your curls a brush for a looser kind of texture.

28. Two-Toned

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Do some color-blocking to accentuate your curls.

Color-blocking is cool and bold style.

29. Add a Headband

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Switch up your curly style and pull it back with a headband.

Pull back your style with headband to create some volume.

30. Fluffy On Top

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Leave some fluffy curls on top.

Create a side-shave that goes rather high up. Grow out your fluffy curls on top!

31. Subtle Highlights

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Go for some subtle highlights.

Who doesn’t love a good pop of color?

32. Blonde

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Give those curls a hit of blonde!

Bold, beautiful, blonde–need we say more?

33. Mid-Length Afro

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Go for a mid-length ‘fro as a healthy compromise.

We absolutely love this length!

34. Short Cut

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Keep your thick curls maintained with a short cut.

Keep it short and sweet to make caring for your curls that much easier.

35. Thick Curls On Top

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A clean side shave and thick curls on top never looked so good.

Go big!

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