10 Best Hairstyles for Curly Hair in 2020

Looking for hairstyles for curly hair? See our top 10 looks here. 

Calling all curly-haired queens! Whatever your natural curl pattern, we’ve shortlisted a host of fail-safe curly haircuts and hairstyles, so you’ll never be stuck for hair inspiration again. See them in all their glory by swiping through our gallery above, and for all our expert curly hair tips, keep on reading.


1. Side braid hairstyles for curly hair

woman with a braid on the side of her hair
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If you like your curly hair stylishly secured away from your face, then you’ll love this side braid hairstyle. This look is not only practical for keeping stray strands at bay, it’s the perfect look to take you from the gym to brunch too.

Editor’s tip: If you find that your hair often struggles to hold when styled in a braid, try spritzing the hair with the TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray before braiding. This clever hair hack helps to give your tresses more grit and grip, holding the braid for longer.


2. High ponytail hairstyles for curly hair

Curly hair: Woman with long pink curly hair in high ponytail with a scrunchie wearing black sunglasses.
Throwback ’90s hair are perfect for showing off your curls. Credit: indigitalimages.com

‘90s lovers will appreciate this super high, scrunchie ponytail with jaw-dropping cascading curls.

Create this look in a matter of seconds by flipping your hair forward and piling your hair high into a ponytail. Position your hair to fall over one side for dramatic effect.


3. Curly bangs

woman with curly hair with a fringe
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Bangs can really take your look from drab to fab! So, if you’re looking for new hairstyles for curly hair, why not ask your stylist for some long bangs? And if like this model you have a shoulder-length long bob, you can channel the popular ‘70s shag haircut.


4. Shag haircut

Woman with curly brown shag haircut with bangs wearing a black jacket.
Give your curly hair a ’70s nod with a shag haircut. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Shag haircuts are mostly spotted on long bobs but that doesn’t mean to say that if you have long curly hair you can’t get in on the shag fun.

Ask your hairstylist to shape your hair with layers for that tousled shag effect and of course, you need the eyebrow length bangs.


5. Wet look hairstyles for curly hair

Curly hair: Woman with wet look brown curly long hair wearing a black jacket.
Wet look hair is here to stay. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Wet look tresses are everywhere right now and there is no denying just how fab they look on this hair type.

Try using a wet look gel product to give your hair that just stepped out of the shower feel.


6. Tucked ponytail

Back view of brunette model with wavy medium length brown hair in a tucked ponytail at AW16 Tommy Hilfiger show.
Ponytail upgrade anyone? Credit: indigitalimages.com

Ready to upgrade your ponytail hairstyle for a chic runway style? Of course, you are. Now we know you might be thinking this tucked ponytail is far beyond your styling capabilities, but you’ll be pleased to know it’s far easier to create than it looks.

Start by creating a low and loose ponytail, then with your hands create a hole to flip the ‘tail’ of your hair through. It really is as simple as that.


7. Curly bob

Curly hair: Woman with curly brown bob wearing a black and white striped shirt.
Fluff up those curls. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Due to the dreaded shrinkage that occurs with curly hair, bob haircuts tend to not be hugely popular hairstyles for curly hair. But if done right, they can be true show-stoppers. Making your curls fluffy like this model is a great way to add play up the texture to your look.


8. Mermaid hairstyles for curly hair

woman with purple curly hair
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What really makes this hairstyle worth trying is the unique shade of purple.

This hue will definitely cause a stir (and a string of admirers). Not to mention, it will have you feeling like a mermaid.

Editor’s tip: If you’re thinking of colouring your hair, be sure to use a wash and care system formulated with colour treated tresses in mind like the TRESemmé Shampoo and Conditioner.

Formulated with Advanced Colour Lock Technology, this colour protecting shampoo helps keep colour looking vibrant for up to 40 washes.


9. Side-swept waves

woman with curly hair
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For a perfectly polished look that requires zero effort, try wearing your curls and waves to one side.

This simple tweak can completely transform your style and make you the best dressed in the office.


10. Curly pixie

Curly hair: Model with short curly brown hair wearing a denim belted jacket.
Boost your curls with a pixie. Credit: indigitalimages.com

Short hairstyles for curly hair are a great way to boost and define your ringlets and this pixie is certainly one to try.


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