Best Hairstyles for Curly Hair
If you were born with curly hair, you know that it can be challenging at times, especially when you're fighting frizz. Then again, it can also be fabulous. Many women are choosing to embrace their natural curls and show them off.
Before your next cut or style, a photo gallery of some of the sexiest, bounciest hair is sure to offer plenty of inspiration.
The Super-Long Curl
If you want to go super long, your curls can look amazing. Singer Eliza Doolittle loves this look and wears it with pure style. Even at this length, her curls retain great dimension. It is most likely the result of choosing the right styling products for curls.
The Medium Wavy Curl
Many women with straight hair will go to great lengths to achieve stunning curls like Lisa Edelstein. Her medium-length cut has a soft wave that really shows off her face in a very playful way. It's a look that you can get with the help of a curling iron as well.
The Short and Bouncy Curl
It is a myth that you cannot go short if your hair is curly. Many women have proven this old beauty "rule" wrong and actress Julia Garner is one of the best examples. It is very rare to see her with straight hair and her bouncy curls at or above her shoulders always look fabulous.
The Bob Curl
A stunning set of curls, actress Janet Dacal's hair is simply a marvel. Her red locks are perfectly styled in a messy sort of way and the ringlets have a great tightness that adds body. If you have fear of becoming a poufball with a shorter cut, this photo should be inspiration that you can pull it off.
The Dark Spiral Curl
When it comes to dark spirals worn long, actress Sofia Milos has the look nailed and you'll rarely see her without it. If you follow a few rules for getting well-defined curls, like moisturizing and applying products while your hair is wet, this style is surprisingly easy to maintain. Plus, it's a lot of fun to sweep your fingers through and give the occasional hair flip.
The Shoulder-Length Curl
For women with softer curls like Michelle Pfeiffer, it can be easy to think about going straight. Yet, when you look at the actress' many looks over the years, you'll notice that she rarely loses her natural wave entirely. She still inspires women of all ages and definitely gets the vote for some of the best curly hair for women over 50.
The Bouncy and Beautiful Curl
English actress Alex Kingston is another gorgeous woman who doesn't try to fight her curls. She often wears them in a shaggier, long style and enjoys showing off their fullness. Then again, she has tightened them up for her role on "ER" and on the red carpet, we see how she gives them a super sexy look.
The Let's Go Natural Curl
Actress Kyra Sedgwick has had curls for years. She doesn't straighten her hair all the time, like so many other celebrities, so it's a shock when she does. Instead, we often see her with this natural curl or with a slight wave. If you want inspiration on how versatile curly hair is, explore some of her looks.
The Everyday Curl
Melina Kanakaredes has beautiful locks that are the envy of many women. Subtle highlights really help frame her beautiful face.
Her look is something that naturally curly-haired women can pull off every day. The secrets are in the styling and once you get a personal routine down, you can rock this look day and night like she does.
The Mature Curl
Kate Capshaw's curls are lush and she proves that mature women can still have a lot of fun with their ringlets. This short bob is certainly not lacking in volume and the layers are fabulous.
For women who want to go from curly to straight and back again, browsing Capshaw's many looks can show you how it's done with class.
The Big and Highlighted Curl
Many black women have naturally curly hair and there are many gorgeous natural styles for you to choose from. Tanika Ray is known for her big hair and it's a fun look that is always fabulous. You'll often notice that she plays with a lot of highlights that accent those beautiful curls.
The Tight Ringlet Curl
Jordin Sparks often switches between her natural hair and a super straight look. Either of them really suits her personality and when her curls get really tight like this, they're full of life.
The Boldest Curl
Singer Solange knows how to have fun with her natural hair. You'll often see her go big and bold like this, but then again you can find many photos of her with super soft, sexy waves. If you need evidence that the pouf is sexy and beautiful, she has it.
The Blown-Out Curl
When you just can't handle the curl, blow it out. If you've taken a brush to your hair, you know this look from model Madison Stubbington. It creates a soft, fluffy wave that is super cute and rather seductive at the same time. To control it just a little bit, add a very light product so the blow out doesn't get too wild.