Trending Now: Curls for Men a.k.a. Murls

Men's curly hair is reigning supreme. More power to the #murls!

For all of you fella’s with natural curls and waves, we’d love to give you a special shout out for being ahead of the game. Your hair type is killing the men’s beauty scene thanks to your awesome hair. Curls for men (a.k.a. #murls) are now trending on the Spring/Summer 2017 runways and amongst the street-style set and we are loving seeing these naturally bouncy locks.

Curls for men are obviously not new, but they sure are getting a lot of attention these days. Designers sent their curly-haired models down the runways with hair styled to embrace their natural textures. Some of the coolest variations we’ve seen include the grungy look, the voluminous afro, the undone shag and the curly crop. All of which are super easy to echo at home.

Since you’re ahead of the curve, it’s time to take advantage of your new-found spotlight, and pump up the jam by showing off what your curly hair can do. After all, you are setting the trend. From short curls to wavy long curls in a multitude of textures, here are some cool ways style your hair to remain at the center of attraction this season and the next. —Alyssa Francois, Associate Beauty Editor

Loose wavy man curls in half-up man bun hairstyle.

1. Half-Up Man Bun

The original man bun made a comeback a few seasons ago and all kinds of iterations have surfaced since. The half-up man bun is one of our all-time favorites because of how easy it is to create. Gather the top half of your hair up and use a hair tie to secure those strands into a small bun on the top of your head. Your curls will create the texture and hold this style needs to stay in place, sans hair product.

Man curls sleeked down into a modern mullet.

2. The Modern Mullet

The modern mullet pays homage to the layers and choppy angles of the classic cut while incorporating a modern angle, too. Slick back your short layers and streamline your curls by combing them into a sleek modern mullet. Use a dime sized amount of Dove Men+Care Control Gel to secure those shorter pieces and to ensure that every hair stays in place.

Pick out your thick curly hair to sport a big curly afro. Photo credit:

3. Go Big or Go Home

A lot of men and women with curly hair feel like their curls are a big part of their identity. Whether you’ve been embracing your curls from day one or you’ve recently discovered the best way to style your strands, you’ll love this afro style. Pick out your thick curly hair to create this oversized afro look and wear your curls with confidence.

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Style your man curls into a dapper comb-over style. Photo credit:

4. Comb-Over (In a Good Way)

If you’re looking for a slightly tamer way to wear your curls that doesn’t involve cutting them off, you’ll want to try this comb-over style. Wear your curls at this medium length and comb them over to one side for a streamlined look that doesn’t take away all your texture and wave. Give your curls some extra definition and your overall look a touch of distinct and refined taste by combing Bed Head for Men TIGI Slick Trick Firm Hold Pomade through your curls.

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Bring your man curls forward to create a cool fringe. Photo Credit:

5. Curly Fringe

Some curly styles are best done… well… undone. Leave your strands product-free and comb your textured curls forward to create a curly fringe style. We love how much texture and movement you can achieve when you skip the hair products and let your hair breathe au naturel.

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Muss up the texture of your short curly haircut. Photo credit:

6. Messy is Best

Gone are the days when your mother takes one look at your hair over the breakfast table and nags you about combing your strands down for the millionth time. Muss up the texture of your short curly haircut and wear your messy strands proudly.

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Curls for men: Let your loose ringlets free, and embrace frizz for extra volume to your man curls hairstyle. Photo credit:

7. Extra Shot of Frizz, Please

Wear your curls extra long with extra frizz to recreate this runway style. This look is not for the faint of heart and requires an extra dose of confidence to go with all that frizz and volume. We have faith in you and your natural curly strands, though.

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Style your wavy texture into a handsome man curls shag. Photo credit:

8. The Curly Shag

Have your barber cut some layers into your hair to create the ultimate curly shag. Use AXE Daily Thickening Shampoo to give your strands extra thickness and texture.

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Curls for men: Combine a few trends into one style.

9. Fade with Braids

Pair your curls with a classic fade and break up the transition between your curls and your fade with a few strategically placed braids.

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Curls for men: Highlight just the tops of your curls.

10. Lighten Up

Draw even more attention to your curls by lightening up the tops with a bright shade of blonde hair color. —Miriam Herst, Assistant Editor