Curly hairstyles for men are sexy – there’s nothing more charming than seeing a man rock his natural-born curls. But, we know the last thing you guys think about is trying a new style when you’re mad-dashing it out the door. We know with curls it’s so easy to just wash and go without having to worry about any extra styling. However, switching things up might just make your realize how incredibly versatile your curls are, and how you can easily alter and mold your signature look. It’s a fresh feeling, trust us! We’ve got some helpful tips and visual aids for those up for the challenge. From loose waves to kinky textured curls, check out 15 of our favorite styling ideas for curly haired dudes.
Modern Curly Hairstyles for Men:
1. Short Curls
Whether your curls are tight, loose, or wavy, rocking a short curly cut will give you a well-balanced look you’ll love. This style is super easy to maintain—even better if your barber appointment is slightly overdue. In-between snips, style it with a little bit of molding paste.
2. Caesar Curls
Mix up a classic low fade by adding a curly top. The top area or crown can grow out a little longer to make way for some stylish ringlets.
3. Curly ’Fro
The perfect no-fuss style, a curly ’fro is equally handsome and effortless. It’s great for guys whose curls naturally grow upwards and for those with afro-textured hair. Nourish your ’fro with a thickening conditioner like the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Charge Up Thickening Conditioner to help you pump up the volume.
5. Tight Ringlets
This style is ideal if you have naturally tight curls. The curl pattern is styled to define and enhance those loops. Locks in those ringlets with a little bit of hair wax like the Bed Head for Men by TIGI Matte Separation Workable Wax.
5. Wavy Comb Over
Who said you can’t rock beach waves as a dude? Slick your wavy curls over left or right, as your heart desires. Particularly ideal for those with a looser curl pattern as the hair creates a bigger wave. This also works well with or without an undercut.
6. Undone Curls
Good news for you über-chill guys: Mess is in… when done right, of course. This cool and undone look upgrades your run-of-the-mill bedhead into one that’s office-worthy. Seal it in with a styling gel like the Axe Spiked-Up Look: Extreme Hold Gel for some extra hold.
7. Combed Back Curls
Yearning to try a cool yet classy look? Try a slicked-back option with combed-back curls. We love how sleek and polished curls look with this style. Maintain the look all day with some gel.
8. Curly Bangs
Work that fringe: curly bangs are super attractive on men and are very youthful. They’re even cooler when they fall a bit below the brow bone, drawing attention to the eyes. Be sure to treat those tresses right with a wash and care system for curly locks.
9. Curly Man Pony
Instead of twisting the curls into a man bun, why not let them hang loose? The curly man pony is great for both short or long hair. Work this into your undercut or wear your ponytail on a full head of curls.
10. Ombré Curls
Oh, you want to dip-dye, too? No problem! This trend complements your base shade by highlighting your ringlets with an extra punch of color. Pro tip: Maintain the style longer by using a shampoo and conditioner for color-treated hair.
11. Curly Shag
Not for the gals, the curly shag is a great curly hairstyle for men, as its sexy layers frame the face and highlight your masculine features.
12. Long Curls
Unfurl those curls! This hairstyle is both romantic and relaxed, and looks particularly flattering when the hair is nearly shoulder length. Keep the frizz controlled with a serum.
13. Piecey Spirals
Opt for a looser style with piecey spirals. In this style, locks are separated so each has more breathing room, giving your hair dimension.
14. Coiled Twists
An amazing curly hairstyle for men with kinkier hair types, the coiled twist shows off the beautiful definition of your natural ringlets.
15. Brushed Out Shag
This is a trendy and edgy style for men with wavy curl types that isn’t going out of style any time soon. Embrace this bolder style by playing with length and volume that works for your taste. Keep everything in place with a strong hairspray.
Which of these curly hairstyles for men are you feeling?