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Grab Your Hair Wand: 15 Curled Hairstyles to Try

Adding curls to any hairstyle automatically makes it feel more glamorous and put together. Whether you have short or long hair, luscious curls can be added to any length and look extra gorgeous. Take a peep at some of our favorite curled hairstyles and get inspired!

  • Curled Away

    Curling hair away from the face is ultra flattering on almost every face shape.

    Curled HairstylesLong Blonde Hairstyle with Curls Back View

    How to Style:

    1. Prep blow dried hair with a thermal protectant.
    2. Using a curling wand or one-inch curling iron, curl hair vertically in medium-sized sections away from face.
    3. Continue working around head until all hair is curled.
    4. Allow curls to cool and lightly mist with a flexible hold hairspray.
    5. Gently finger comb through curls with fingers.
    6. Finish style with another light mist of hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For long-lasting flexible hold, try Aveda’s Air Control.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • Curled Bob

    One of the best ways to change up a sleek bob is to add playful curls.

    Short Bob Hairstyle with CurlsShort Curled Bob Hairstyle

    How to Style:

    1. Prep blow dried hair with a thermal protectant and a texturizing spray.
    2. Create a deep side part.
    3. Using a tapered curling wand or a one-inch curling iron, begin curling hair in medium to large-sized sections.
    4. Allow curled sections to cool.
    5. Scrunch a lightweight texturizing paste into ends.
    6. Lightly backcomb crown area.
    7. Style bangs as desired.
    8. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For weightless texture and volume, try Hanz de Fuko’s Quicksand Styling Paste.

    Face Shape:

    This style is perfect for heart, oval, triangle, and oblong face shapes.

  • Tousled Waves

    Loose bohemian waves are perfect for warm days and low-key weekends.

    Curled Hairstyle with Side Part and Tousled Waves

    How to Style:

    1. Prep blow dried hair with a texturizing spray.
    2. Using a large barreled curling iron (1.25-inch or larger), curl hair vertically and in large sections.
    3. Flip upside down and shake curls out.
    4. Flip top to the side and finish style with your favorite hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    To add texture to freshly blow dried hair, try Oribe’s Dry Texturizing Spray.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work with all face shapes.

  • Curled Half-Up

    Looking for a romantic half up curled hairstyle? Look no further! This look is perfect for a date night or an evening wedding.

    Romantic Half Up Curly Hairstyle with RibbonLong Curled Half Up Hairstyle with Ribbon

    How to Style:

    1. Prep blow dried hair with a thermal protectant.
    2. Using one-inch curling iron, curl just the ends.
    3. Backcomb crown.
    4. Pull top and sides back towards crown.
    5. Twist hair and secure with bobby pins.
    6. Place headband three inches away from hairline and arrange bangs as desired.
    7. Touch up any curled ends.
    8. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For shiny locks that stay, try Moroccan Oil’s Luminous Hairspray.

    Face Shape:

    This style is perfect for all face shapes.

  • Retro Rewind

    Give a nod to the past with these defined curls.

    Long Blonde Retro Hairstyle with Curls Front ViewRetro Hairstyle with Defined Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Prep hair with a thermal protectant and a small amount of Argan oil.
    2. Create a deep side part.
    3. Wrap hair in hot rollers in alternating directions. Wrap the sections near the face towards the face.
    4. Wrap sections to the jawline to keep curls on ends.
    5. Allow rollers to cool.
    6. Remove rollers and finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Moroccan Oil’s Treatment to moisturize locks and add shine.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • Side Swept Curls

    For a glamorous curled look that combines modern style with old Hollywood beauty, try this swoon-worthy curled style.

    Side Swept Curls Hairstyle Side ViewGlamorous Hairstyle with Side Swept Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a thermal protectant.
    2. Starting at the nape of the neck, curl hair vertically in one inch sections with a one-inch curling iron.
    3. Continue working in small sections until you reach the front section.
    4. Create a deep side part.
    5. Curl hair away from the face horizontally.
    6. Remove hair from curling iron and pull hair to the side to frame the face.
    7. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For long lasting strong hold, try Aveda’s Force Control.

    Face Shape:

    This will work for all face shapes.

  • Lightly Curled

    Looking for a relaxed curled hairstyle with tons of body and movement? Look no further!

    Lightly Curled Hairstyle with Body

    How to Style:

    1. Prep hair with a heat protectant.
    2. Curl hair with a tapered curling wand. Hold the wand horizontally and wrap hair around the wand.
    3. Once hot, release hair and let cool.
    4. Lightly finger comb through curls.
    5. Style bangs as desired.
    6. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    To create textured waves, try Bedhead’s Beaded Curling Wand.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • Polished Curls

    Want picture perfect curls? Try these simple curls that pair perfectly with a Sunday morning brunch!

    Medium Hairstyle with Curls

    How to Style:

    1. On freshly blow dried hair, wrap the top section in Velcro rollers.
    2. Set the underneath section in hot rollers.
    3. Blast Velcro rollers with hot air from the blow dryer.
    4. Allow rollers to cool.
    5. Remove all rollers and style fringe area as desired.
    6. Lightly finger comb through curls and scrunch in a styling crème.
    7. Finish style with your favorite hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For definition and separation, try Verb’s Styling Cream.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • California Waves

    Craving simple, carefree, boho chic waves? Try these on for size!

    Simple Hairstyle with Boho Chic WavesHairtstyle with Boho Waves Back View

    How to Style:

    1. On towel dried hair, apply a volume mousse.
    2. Blow dry hair using fingers. Scrunch and twist hair as desired.
    3. Using a tapered curling wand, curl ends of hair by wrapping hair around the wand and holding the ends.
    4. Remove hair from wand and gently pull on ends to lengthen curl.
    5. Allow curls to cool.
    6. Finger comb through curls and scrunch in a product cocktail of texturizing paste and Argan oil.
    7. Create a center part and finish style with a light mist of flexible hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip to create beachy waves that are full of texture.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work best on oval, triangle, oblong and heart face shapes.

  • Chic & Carefree

    Trying to strike the perfect balance between put together and carefree curls? This hairstyle nails it!

    Long Hairstyle with Curls

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a small amount of blow dry lotion to slightly damp hair.
    2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush. Dry ends in alternating directions.
    3. Once hair is dry, apply a small amount of Argan oil to ends.
    4. Using a large barrel curling iron, smooth ends into more defined curls.
    5. Lightly finger comb through curls.
    6. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try Aveda’s Style Prep Smoother. It helps cut down on blow drying time and also protects hair from thermal styling tools.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work on all face shapes.

    Styling Tip:

    When curling hair, focus the curl at the ends to keep the style looking relaxed and carefree.

  • Mad About You

    This curled hairstyle is the perfect “go anywhere” style. It works for brunch, dates, shopping with the girls, dinner with the in-laws, a baseball game, or even work!

    Long Hairstyle with Curls and HighlightsLong Curled Hairstyle Side View

    How to Style:

    1. On freshly blow dried hair, apply a thermal heat protectant.
    2. Using a one-inch curling iron or a curling wand, take a slice of hair starting from your part, running to the top of the ear. Wrap that hair around your curling iron or wand.
    3. Continue working around the head and curling hair in large sections.
    4. On the side of your part, curl just the ends of the face framing layers.
    5. Scrunch a small amount of texturizing cream into ends.
    6. Finish with your favorite hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    To protect hair from thermal styling and UV rays, try Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • Bangs & Curls

    This curled bob is perfectly paired with a soft bang. It’s sweet, romantic and stylish!

    Short Blonde Curled Bob HairstyleShort Hairstyle with Bangs and Curls

    How to style:

    1. Prep dry hair with a thermal protectant.
    2. Curl hair with a one-inch curling iron in alternating directions.
    3. After removing hair from curling iron, gently pull on curls to lengthen them.
    4. Use a flat iron to smooth bangs and add bend to the ends.
    5. Scrunch a small amount of defining styling pomade into ends.
    6. Finish style with a medium hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    Try scrunching Aveda’s Light Elements Defining Whip into the ends to create natural looking texture and separation.

    Face Shape:

    This style will work for heart, triangle, and oval face shapes.

    Styling tip:

    To keep this style from looking over done, leave the underneath natural and uncurled.

  • Va-Voom Curls

    Love volume and curls? This style combines both looks perfectly!

    Long Hairstyle with Curls and Volume

    How to Style:

    1. Apply a volume mousse and root booster to towel dried hair.
    2. Blow dry hair using a medium-sized round brush.
    3. Curl ends of hair vertically in medium-sized sections with a one-inch curling iron or tapered curling wand.
    4. Spritz hair with volumizing spray.
    5. Using a wide tooth comb, lightly back comb ends.
    6. Finish style with your favorite hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For extra volume and texture, try Bumble and Bumble’s Dryspun Finish Spray.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

  • Dita Von Tease

    Sultry, sexy and classy! Channel your inner big screen siren with this glamorous style!

    Medium Hairstyle with Classic CurlsGlamourous Curled Hairstyle Side View

    How to style:

    1. Apply a small amount of Argan oil to ends.
    2. Create a side part.
    3. Using a one-inch curling iron and working in medium-sized sections, curl hair towards the face.
    4. Curl bangs towards the face.
    5. Using a styling pomade, slick the side opposite your part back behind the ear.
    6. Rub a small amount of styling paste into the bang area to lift hair up. Smooth hair into place.
    7. Finish style with a strong hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    To create lift in the bang area, try Onesta’s PlayPaste.

    Face shape:

    This style will work on all face shapes.

  • Side Braid & Curls

    Can’t decide between curls or braids? Have them both in this crush-worthy style!

    Hairstyle with Curls and Side Braid Hairstyle with Curls and Side Braid Back View

    How to style:

    1. On dry hair, create a deep side part from front to back.
    2. Clip hair on the side of the part out of the way
    3. On the side of the part, create a French braid that wraps around to the nape of the neck. Leave out the opposite side.
    4. Release clipped up hair.
    5. Spritz hair with a beach waves spray and lightly scrunch.
    6. Diffuse hair lightly.
    7. Using a curling wand, curl various sections of hair. Alternate directions and the height of the curls.
    8. Finish style with a flexible hold hairspray.

    Product Recommendation:

    For perfect beachy waves full of texture, try Bumble and Bumble’s Surf Spray.

    Face shape:

    This style will work for all face shapes.

    Adding curls to any hairstyle can add playfulness, movement, and texture no matter what length hair you have. Have fun and be creative with these fun curled hairstyles!