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15 Tried-and-True Hairstyles for Long Curly Hair

Calling all girls with curls! With texture at the forefront of hair fashion these days, there’s no way you could have too many ideas packed in your secret style stash for your long curly hair. We LOVE long curly hair and here we’ll share some fantastic finishes for those lovely lady locks!

  • 15. Copper Coif

    Check out these stunning copper curls styled into a killer faux hawk!

    Fauxhawk with Copper Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Work curl defining cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Using a medium heat setting, diffuse curls with a blow dryer. Lift sections near the roots to add plenty of volume.
    3. Back comb near the roots in a section of hair in the middle of your head from the hairline to the bottom or your neck. This will be the base where you’ll secure the other hair up.
    4. Gather hair up on each side and secure sections in towards the middle using bobby pins. Use the back combed area as a base for the bobby pins to hold on to.
    5. Tousle curls into a mohawk shape.
    6. Finish with strong hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Use Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play Harder for a perfect hold all day long.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, heart, round

  • 14. Spring Fever

    Bouncy spirals with ribbons of caramel really highlight this hair’s natural texture.

    Spiral Curls and Caramel Highlights Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Shampoo and condition with moisture-rich products to keep hair frizz free.
    2. Wring excess moisture from hair with a towel.
    3. Work curl control cream through hair.
    4. Diffuse curls with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting.
    5. Pin sections from the front back to create a half ponytail look.
    6. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell Spring Loaded frizz-fighting shampoo and conditioner will keep your tresses properly hydrated.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, pear, round, square

  • 13. Shiny and Defined

    We love how these beautifully defined curls are kept in place with a headband braid.

    Defined Curls Hairstyle with Headband Braid

    How to Style:

    1. Work curl control cream through hair.
    2. Diffuse with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting.
    3. Braid a small section along your front hairline. This will serve as your natural headband!
    4. Finish with an extra curl defining spray for additional shine and separation.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Aveda B Curly Curl Enhancing Hair Spray which intensifies and locks in curl with all day frizz control.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape!

  • 12. Up Up and Away

    Boundless curls contained in a cute high ponytail is simple and stunning.

    High Ponytail with Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Work a quarter-sized amount of curl control cream through hair.
    2. Diffuse curls using a medium heat setting.
    3. Pull hair back into a ponytail and secure with a metal-free elastic.

    Recommended Products:

    Metal free elastics help prevent breakage. Try Goody Ouchless No Metal Gentle Elastics!

    Best Face Shapes:

    Heart, round, oval

  • 11. Va Va Volume

    Pumped up tresses round brushed into large wavy curls is sexy any day of the week.

    Long Curly Hair

    How to Style:

    1. Work smoothing cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Use a large round brush while blow drying hair from bottom to top. Be sure to continually turn the brush as you dry to create lots of movement.
    3. Enhance your curls with a large barrel curling iron if necessary.
    4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell Extra Body Finishing Spray is perfect for medium style memory with a soft finish.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, long, square, round, heart

  • 10. Bohemian Chic

    Here, naturally wavy and curly textures combine for the perfect “undone” yet polished look.

    Bohemian Chic Natural Curly Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Work a quarter-sized amount of curl control cream through hair.
    2. Diffuse curls using a medium heat setting.
    3. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try OSiS Twin Curl 2-Phase Curl Cream for the perfect balance of curl definition and hold without a crunchy feel.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Round, oval, square, heart

  • 9. Endless Texture

    Ultra long locks stay interesting thanks to movement and volume from a combination of natural waves and curls.

    Ultra Long Hairstyle with Texture

    How to Style:

    1. Work a quarter-sized amount of curl control cream through hair.
    2. Diffuse curls using a medium heat setting.
    3. Leave hair down or pull back part of the front section and secure with a bobby pin to keep hair off your face.
    4. Finish with a light hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Use OSiS Elastic buildable hold hairspray for soft style memory.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, round, square, heart

  • 8. Bountiful Beauty

    We love this medium length layered cut full of body and movement!

    Medium Layered Hairstyle with Body

    How to Style:

    1. Work a quarter-sized amount of curl control cream through hair.
    2. Diffuse curls using a medium heat setting.
    3. Finish with medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Paul Mitchell Twirl-Around crunch-free curl definer separates and tames unruly curls and waves without frizz or crunchiness.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, long, heart, long

  • 7. Blonde Bombshell

    Sexy curls make this platinum hue really pop!

    Sexy Blonde Curly Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Work bodifying mousse through towel dried hair.
    2. Use a large round brush while blow drying hair from bottom to top. Be sure to continually turn the brush as you dry to create lots of movement.
    3. Add curls with a 1-1/4 inch barrel curling iron.
    4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal Nourishing Styling Treatment keeps blonde hair healthy by controlling frizz, boosting moisture, and increasing elasticity.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Any face shape!

  • 6. Brownie Points

    Chocolate brown color enhanced with cascades of shiny curls is truly delectable.

    Long Chocolate Brown Hair With Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Work smoothing cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Diffuse hair with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting.
    3. Add definition to curls with a medium barrel curling iron if necessary.
    4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Find a perfectly sized curling iron on www.folica.com!

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, heart, round, long, square

  • 5. Kindred Curls

    Laid-back, wavy curls twisted back into a simple a half updo is the perfect style for anytime, anywhere.

    Laid-Back-Wavy-Half-Updo-Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Work smoothing cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Diffuse hair with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting.
    3. Twist a sections near the temples of your head on each side and twist upward and back to create a crown effect. Secure with bobby pins.
    4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Use KMS California HAIRPLAY Sea Salt Spray for a tousled, just-out-of-the-ocean texture with matte finish.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, heart, long, diamond

  • 4. Fancy Faux Bob

    This is the perfect way to have long hair and rock a bob hairstyle whenever you want!

    Faux Bob Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Work curl defining cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Diffuse hair with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting.
    3. Part hair to one side.
    4. Working from one side to the other, take one-inch wide sections of hair and fold under, securing each section to the underside of your hair near your neckline. Twist the ends up against your hair on the inside and slide the bobby pin in along the length of the twist to get a tight grip that won’t fall.
    5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Work OSiS Twin Curl to define locks before pinning under.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, long, diamond, heart

  • 3. Sweet Spirals

    Long spiral curls are brought to life in this layered hairstyle that is full of volume and movement!

    Long Hairstyle with Spiral Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Work curl defining cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Diffuse hair with a blow dryer on a medium-low heat setting.
    3. Gently separate and tousle curls with an extra-large tooth comb. Avoid touching your hair with your fingers as that will cause frizz.
    4. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Work Matrix Design Pulse Play Back Workable Cream through towel dried hair to shape, separate and build up hair.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Just about any face shape can rock this style! A shorter version is best for those with a small face and small features.

  • 2. Sleek S-Curves

    Weighted curls give this hairstyle a sleek, modern look with dual texture.

    Sleek Hairstyle with Weighted Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Work smoothing cream through top of towel dried hair and curl defining cream through the mid-lengths and ends.
    2. Use a large tooth comb or medium paddle brush to part hair down the middle or to one side, then smooth hair from the roots to the middle.
    3. Diffuse curls from the middle down to the ends with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting, allowing the top to dry naturally.
    4. Smooth top with a flat iron if necessary.
    5. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Large natural curls can also be blow dried with a round brush to create the smooth look at the top, then curls can be added back in from middle to ends. This technique works well since naturally curly hair will hold barrel curls much more easily than than straight hair.

    Recommended Products:

    Curly Sexy Hair Liquid Curling Gel provides medium hold, controls frizz, and infuses shine.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, diamond, round, square

  • 1. All About Accessories

    Shiny, full spirals spring to life with big, bold accessories!

    Shiny Spiral Hairstyle with Flower Accessory

    How to Style:

    1. Work curl defining cream through towel dried hair.
    2. Part hair to one side.
    3. Diffuse hair with a blow dryer on a medium heat setting.
    4. Add definition to natural curls with a medium barrel curling iron if necessary.
    5. Pull one side back slightly and secure with a bobby pin.
    6. Add any one of your favorite hair accessories.
    7. Finish with a medium hold hairspray.

    Recommended Products:

    Try Redken Outshine 01 Anti-Frizz Polishing Milk or Shine Flash 02 Glistening Mist to pump up the shine on these lovely locks after styling.

    Best Face Shapes:

    Oval, diamond, square, round, heart, pear

    Healthy curls are pretty curls! Get regular trims to keep split ends away and use moisture-infusing products to keep your long curly hair frizz-free and well defined.