There are many ways to wear curly hair. Whether you choose a mass of unruly curls (tamed with a bit of product, of course) or a shorter length with ringlets, there are myriad options for styling. Below, we've rounded up 12 curly hair styles, along with some of our go-to products for getting the most of your coif.
Short on the sides and long on top is fun and fashionable way to sport curls. It's also a great way to more easily manage curly hair.
A Mass of Curls
Those with thick hair and tight curls have an opportunity to make it a defining feature of their look. A hairstyle like this would definitely require some sort of anti-frizz serum and perhaps a leave-in conditioner.
A Bit Shaggy
Hair that has a strong wave or loose curl (like that of a young Nick Jonas) can look great when worn shaggy.
Whether you are going for a high-fashion look or growing your hair out, having fun with a curly hairstyle is the best approach.
A Shorter Mop of Curls
Letting your hair grow out just enough to let curls begin to form is a great way deal with curly hair. A hairstyle like this is also tidy for guys who need to look more professional.
Shiny, Chic Curls
Take a cue from designer Zac Posen and add product. A little pomade or serum can really add shine to your hair and help define your curls.
A Little Longer on Top
Keeping the hair shorter (but not too short) on the sides and back while keeping it longer on top is a great way to keep your hair tidy and show off a little curl.
Some guys with curly hair opt to cut it short. This look works particularly well for those with tight curls, and is easier to style than a longer length.
The No-Fuss Look
Another easy way to handle curly hair is to let it grow just long enough to let curls form—this way, it remains loose but not untidy.
Like I said before, guys with hair that is thick and with tight curls have an opportunity to make it a defining feature of their look. A hairstyle like this would definitely require some sort of anti-frizz serum and some leave-in conditioner (see our product picks, below).
Apply a lightweight hair oil (like argan or almond) after showering to help seal in extra moisture into your curls.
Medium Length with Ringlets
Leaving a little length so that your hair can form ringlets can be such an amazing way to show off your hair. If I had curly hair, this is how I would wear it.
Below, some products that are ideal for styling short, curly hair in a variety of ways.