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Best of 2014: Curly Hairstyles for Fall

You see it everywhere now. Women are starting to put their flat irons into retirement and embrace their natural texture! We are now armed with information that is specifically tailored to different types of waves and curls out there. There’s no longer a need to worry about getting the wrong haircut, battling frizz, fighting manageability, and figuring out the right tools and products that are right for you and your curls. There is no time better than the present (fall!) to join this curl revolution. Here are 28 gorgeous curly hair trends for Fall 2014 to inspire you!

Jazmine

Jazmine’s hair is slightly cut into layers that follow the shape of the head. This gives a beautiful round silhouette to its wearer.

Curly Hairstyle with Layers

Style by Amy Mildren

How To Style:

  1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
  2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
  3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
  4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
  5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
  6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

Recommended Products:

Sculpting Foam is a conditioning foam that enhances texture while controlling frizz, moisturizing, and adding shine to hair.

Face Shape and Hair Type:

Oval face shapes with hair that is naturally curly will look great and easily style into this look.

  • Lily

    Lily’s hair is slightly waved and cut into one length which gives the hair maximum density.

    Lily - Giles Deacon Spring Summer 2007 Launch for Mulberry

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Sculpting Foam is a conditioning foam that enhances texture while controlling frizz, moisturizing, and adding shine to hair.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is naturally slightly wavy will look fabulous and easily style into this look.

    Dana

    This is BIG diva glamorous hair!

    Glamorous Naturally Curly Hairstyle

    Style by Tiffany Hill, Studio 17 Hair Designs, Mobile, AL

    Glamorous Naturally Curly Hairstyle Back

    Style by Tiffany Hill, Studio 17 Hair Designs, Mobile, AL

    How To Style:

    1. Create a bunch of two strand twists throughout your hair.
    2. Let it set.
    3. Undo twists carefully.
    4. Comb through your hair using fingers and a pick.
    5. Shape the hair as you comb it out.
    6. Use your favorite finishing spray to set the style.

    Recommended Products:

    Freeze and Shine, or any liquid hairspray, is perfect for this style.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval and longer face shapes with hair that is naturally curly will look good and easily style into this look.

  • Kyra

    Kyra’s hair has some natural wave to it. It is cut with layers that start at her jawline. This easygoing look is so on-trend for fall!

    Kyra Loose Curls 2011 Environmental Media Awards - Arrivals

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Round Trip is a lightweight liquid curl definer that reduces drying time and adds bounce, condition, and detail to curls.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is naturally wavy will look beautiful and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    This hair type could be layered without it expanding. Hair that has more wave or curl will get a different effect with this same exact haircut.

  • Ada

    The Ada is big diva hair with a poof which makes “big” hair wearable for wider face shapes. Try this style with an autumn-inspired color like the one on the model!

    Natural Half Up Curly Hairstyle

    Style by Kristyn Oday, Savvy Salon, Cornelius, NC

    How To Style:

    1. Create a bunch of two strand twists throughout your hair.
    2. Let it set.
    3. Undo twists carefully.
    4. Comb through your hair using fingers and a pick.
    5. Shape the hair as you comb it out.
    6. Use your favorite finishing spray to set the volume created.
    7. Pull hair into a half ponytail, causing the hair on top to poof up.
    8. Secure with pins.
    9. Set the style with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Freeze and Shine, or any liquid hairspray, is perfect for this style.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Round and square face shapes with hair that is naturally curly will look good and easily style into this look.

  • Taylor

    Taylor Swift’s hair’s natural texture in this picture is enhanced with a few curls put in by a curling wand.

    Taylor Swift Hairstyle with Natural TextureTaylor Swift Hairstyle with Natural Texture Side

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Condition the hair afterwards.
    3. Apply a curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a thermal protection to hair.
    7. Wrap sections of hair on the surface on a curling wand.
    8. Set with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Hot Off The Press is a thermal protector and hairspray in one. It not only protects your hair from the heat of the iron, but also makes the style you create last longer.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that has some wave and curl will look amazing and easily style into this look.

  • Stephanie

    Here’s a fun and easy way to dress up those curls this season!

    Long Naturally Curly Hairstyle

    Style by Jocelyn Zamary, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    Long Naturally Curly Hairstyle Side

    Style by Jocelyn Zamary, Casal Aveda Institute, Youngstown, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture, and prevent frizz.
    7. Wear hair to the side.
    8. Set with finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Freeze and Shine works really well with this style!

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that is naturally wavy will look stunning and easily style into this look.

  • Lorde

    Lorde’s hair looks so effortlessly beautiful and super stylish. Again, effortless is IN!

    Lorde Long Curly Hairstyle

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight products that will give your curls moisture and hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair with your head down.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture, and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is a lightweight leave-in conditioner that hydrates, detangles, and fights frizz.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that has naturally looser curls will look great and easily style into this look.

  • Julia

    Naturally curly hair always makes an easy, quick and effortlessly beautiful updo. This upstyle is perfect for work or enjoying pumpkin spice latte with your bestie.

    Julia Loose Curly Look 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight products that will give your curls moisture and hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.
    7. Loosely pull the hair back into a bun.
    8. Secure with bobby pins.

    Recommended Products:

    Round Trip is a lightweight curl definer. Apply this (mixed with Sculpting Foam) to fight frizz, add moisture, and hydrate the hair.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that has naturally looser curls will look amazing and easily style into this look.

  • Andie

    Andie’s gorgeous loose curls are cut into long layers which helps maintain most of its weight and gives a triangular silhouette.

    "Footloose" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals Andie Curly Look

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free moisturizing shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight products that will give your curls moisture and hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is a lightweight leave-in conditioner that hydrates, detangles and fights frizz.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that has naturally looser curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    A great way to save money is to use old t-shirts as a towel instead towels meant for curly hair.

  • Solange

    Solange’s curls are cut shorter in the bottom and longer on the top, following the shape of the head. This gives it the stylish round silhouette that she has. Doesn’t she look stunning?

    HBO's "Girls" Season 2 New York City Premiere - Arrivals - Solange

    How To Style:

    1. Skip shampoo and wash your hair with just conditioner.
    2. Apply a super hydrating leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Braid or twist sections of hair.
    4. Air dry.
    5. Undo your braids or twists.

    Recommended Products:

    Curls Coconut Sublime Moisturizing Conditioner softens, moisturizes and detangles even the tightest of curls.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that naturally coils will look fabulous and easily style into this look.

  • Shakira

    Shakira’s organic-looking waves are frizz-free and perfectly imperfect.

    Shakira Loose Waves 2008 ALMA Awards - Press Room

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply product for more texture.

    Recommended Products:

    The Rinse is a lightweight conditioner that hydrates and detangles hair without weighing it down. Ultimate Wave is a cream gel that gives a sexy beachy texture like one Shakira is rocking.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that has natural medium waves will look good and easily style into this look.

  • Tori

    I love this naturally curly version of a long bob!

    Tori Kelly Naturally Curly Bob

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply product for more texture.

    Recommended Products:

    The Rinse is a lightweight conditioner that hydrates and detangles hair without weighing it down. Ultimate Wave is a cream gel that gives a sexy beachy texture.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that has natural medium waves will look beautiful and easily style into this look.

  • Minnie

    Minnie’s beautiful curly texture is a mixture of waves and curls. It is cut into long layers which gives her hair space to curl.

    "The A-Team" World Premiere - Arrivals Minnie Driver Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use frizz-fighting conditioner after.
    3. Apply a curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave and curl formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo is a moisturizing, sulfate-free, frizz-fighting shampoo that gently cleanses curls without roughing up the cuticle.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that has waves and some curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    Hair that is mostly worn naturally curly should be cut a special way. If its length is cut like straight hair, it ends up looking crooked when dry. When it is layered like straight hair, it ends up having a “shelf ” where the shortest layers are.

  • Vivienne

    Naturally curly hair could easily be styled into a trendy faux bob. We LOVE this look for fall!

    Naturally Curly Faux Bob

    Style by Paisley Roberts, John Roberts Salon and Spa, Cleveland, OH

    How To Style:

    1. Secure your hair into a very loose low ponytail.
    2. Roll and tuck the ponytail upward.
    3. Secure with pins.
    4. Set with a finishing spray.

    Recommended Products:

    Freeze and Shine!

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    All face shapes with hair that has waves and some curls will look great and easily style into this look.

  • Rihanna

    These shiny, smooth, perfectly defined red spiral curls look absolutely fierce on Rihanna. Do you dare go fierce for fall?

    curly hairstyles

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply products that give curls moisture and hold.
    4. Twist sections of hair to promote curl formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a product to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Grooming Pomade will add shine, seal in moisture, and add more definition when applied dry curls.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that has naturally looser curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    Apply your styling product to wet hair. Hair is more easily controlled when it is wet. Once it starts to dry, it begins to have a mind of its own!

  • Rebecca

    A great way to flaunt your beautiful texture while keeping it away from your face is to simply pin some of your your curls back.

    6th Annual GM Ten - Red Carpet - Rebecca

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply products that give curls moisture and hold.
    4. Twist sections of hair to promote curl formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.
    7. Pin the hair around the face back with bobby pins.

    Recommended Products:

    Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is a lightweight leave-in conditioner that hydrates, detangles and fights frizz.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that has naturally looser curls will look great and easily style into this look.

  • Viola

    Viola’s haircut and style are the perfect way to show off her coveted face shape.

    "Prisoners" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals - Viola Short Cropped Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Skip shampoo and wash your hair with just conditioner.
    2. Apply a super hydrating heavy conditioner after.
    3. Air dry.

    Recommended Products:

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Oval face shapes with hair that has natural, really tight coils will look stunning and easily style into this look

    Tip:

    Deep condition your hair one to two times a week to keep your coils looking beautiful, healthy and strong.

  • Debra

    Debra’s auburn curls are so soft, touchable and feminine looking!

    11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals Debra

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply products that give curls moisture and hold.
    4. Twist sections of hair to promote curl formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Round Trip is a lightweight liquid curl definer and is the perfect product for curls like these.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has naturally loose curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    If you choose to diffuse your hair, start with high heat. Once the hair is 80% dry, switch to low heat or cool. Drying the hair 100% with high heat will create frizz and drying it with low heat or cool air will take forever. Once your hair is completely dry, switch your setting to cool to lock in the style.

  • Keri

    Keri’s stunning long layered waves are big and loose. The highlights she has throughout her hair add even more definition to her texture.

    The Upside of Anger Movie Premiere - Arrivals - Keri Loose Curls

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Condition the hair afterwards.
    3. Apply a curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Twirl Around is a crunch-free curl definer that contains a hydrating cream and smoothing gel.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has some wave and curl will look gorgeous and easily style into this look.

  • Angela Basset

    Angela’s medium length hair with fabulous corkscrew curls is layered to remove weight and give the hair some room to curl.

    54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Angela Basset

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a leave-in conditioner to moisturize your hair.
    3. Apply lightweight products that give curls moisture and hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Sculpting Foam controls frizz and adds shine and a ton of moisture to curls. Gloss Drops will add even more shine to the finish!

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that has naturally tight curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    This curl type usually isn’t as shiny as others. You can easily make up for this by adding a shine serum on dry hair.

  • Bernadette

    Bernadette’s bouncy ringlets are amazing. Instead of having rows of layers, you can see that each of her curls were individually cut, giving her the beautiful curl and silhouette that she has.

    Bernadette Peters "Stella is a Star" Book Signing at Bookends in Ridgewood on June 12, 2010

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner afterwards.
    3. Apply frizz-fighting products with hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Round Trip is a lightweight liquid curl definer and is the perfect product for this curly style.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has natural spiral curls will look beautiful and easily style into this look.

  • Melina

    Another great way to show off your awesome texture while keeping it away from your face this fall is by simply using a headband! Melina is wearing one that is skinny and close to her hair color which makes it barely noticeable, making her hair look naturally swept away from her face.

    John Varvatos 9th Annual Stuart House Benefit - Arrivals - Melina Curls with Headband

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner after.
    3. Apply products that give curls moisture and hold.
    4. Twist sections of hair to promote curl formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.
    7. Pull hair away from the face using a headband.

    Recommended Products:

    Round Trip is a lightweight liquid curl definer that works well on this type of curl.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has naturally loose curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    The difference between diffusing and air drying is that you can fight gravity and build volume with diffusing by lifting the hair with the diffuser or diffusing with your head upside down.

  • Esperanza

    Esperanza’s diva ‘do looks extra stylish with its asymmetric silhouette.

    55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals - Esperanza

    How To Style:

    1. Skip shampoo and wash your hair with just conditioner.
    2. Apply a super hydrating heavy conditioner after.
    3. Create a side part.
    4. Stretch out sections of hair away from the parting while blow drying, starting from the roots and then to the ends.

    Recommended Products:

    Curl Junkie Curl Assurance Aloe Fix Hair Styling Gel is a rich gel that helps stretch out curls.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    An oval face shape with hair that has naturally tight coils will look amazing and easily style into this look.

  • Madonna

    Madonna is looking like the “Queen of Pop” that she is with this effortlessly beautiful updo that anyone with natural waves can easily do.

    2008 Cannes Film Festival - "Che" Premiere - Arrivals - Madonna

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Use a lightweight conditioner after.
    3. Apply a lightweight curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Leave pieces of hair out by the face and pull the rest of the hair back into a bun or chignon.
    7. Set the style with hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Full Circle Leave-In Treatment is a lightweight leave-in conditioner that hydrates, detangles and fights frizz.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has medium waves will look good and easily style into this look.

  • Julianna

    Julianna has her curls cut shorter in the front and longer in the back. This naturally keeps hair away from her face since shorter hair always pushes longer hair.

    4th Annual Friends Finding A Cure Gala Benefiting Project A.L.S. - Julianna

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner afterwards.
    3. Apply frizz-fighting products with hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Spring Loaded Detangling Shampoo is a moisturizing, sulfate-free, frizz-fighting shampoo that gently cleanses curls without roughing up the cuticle.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Longer face shapes with hair that has tighter curls will look great and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    Scrunch your hair only right after putting the products in. If you continue scrunching and touching your hair while it dries, you will create frizz.

  • Charleigh

    I’m crazy about curly bobs! They are gorgeous and oh so fabulous for the fall season.

    Curly Bob Hairstyle

    Style by Connie Masullo, Unique Hair Design, Lincoln Park, NJ

    Curly Bob Hairstyle Back View

    Style by Connie Masullo, Unique Hair Design, Lincoln Park, NJ

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a moisturizing sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Apply a leave-in conditioner afterwards.
    3. Apply frizz-fighting products with hold.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a serum to add shine, seal moisture, and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Round Trip is a lightweight liquid curl definer that works wonders on curls like these.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has natural curls will look good and easily style into this look.

  • Brittany

    Brittany has frizz-free, shiny, wavy hair that is cut to a medium length with layers to add more texture.

    Experience The Color of M and M's - Brittany

    How To Style:

    1. Wash your hair with a sulfate-free shampoo.
    2. Condition the hair afterwards.
    3. Apply a curl definer to your hair.
    4. Scrunch your hair to promote wave formation.
    5. Air dry or diffuse your hair.
    6. Apply a product to add shine, seal moisture and prevent frizz.

    Recommended Products:

    Grooming Pomade will add more hold and shine when scrunched into dry curls.

    Face Shape and Hair Type:

    Any face shape with hair that has some waves and curls will look good and easily style into this look.

    Tip:

    This type of texture will sometimes have some straighter pieces. You can address this by touching these pieces up with a curling wand.

    There you go, curlfriends. I hope you learned a lot and are now inspired to flaunt your naturally amazing texture every day this season. The energy and time you put into straightening your hair is no longer a routine, but an option. Embrace those curls this fall!