61 Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair to Look Naturally Amazing

Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Finding your next hairstyle for your long curly hair is about to get easier. Please scroll down to see my best ideas and tips for choosing, styling, and maintaining long curly hair.

Tip: See a hairstylist trained in the Rezo Cut or Deva Cut method for the best results.

Before your next salon visit, get inspired by these photos of the best curly hairstyles for long hair!


#1: Long Thick Black Curls with a Center Part

You’ll feel gorgeous in long, thick, black curls with a center part. To create this stunning style, you will have to put some effort into it. It takes time to dry long hair, and you’ll need to curl each section with a narrow curling iron. If you prefer the look of well-defined curls, avoid combing through your hair. Use your fingers instead. Try using a soft hairspray like Pureology’s Soft Finish for touchable results.

#2: Long Curls with Ombre

An ombre on long curly hair will add dimension and compliment ringlet curls beautifully. Dyeing your hair in an ombre technique reduces the amount of upkeep, as your roots are dark and the ends are light, allowing for more time between salon visits. Wear your hair in a beautiful side part to show off the face-framing highlights and add volume at the root. Use WOW Dream Coat for Curly Hair to reduce frizz and add shine to your stunning long curls.

Long Explosive Red Curls
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#3: Explosive Red Curls

Light up the room with explosive red curls. Ask for long layers to add style and volume to your hair, whether it’s natural or permed. Consider embracing a color overlay, which can give your highlights a striking, bold shade resembling a cellophane effect. For extra volume and shine, diffuse your curls using a product designed to enhance curls, like L’Oréal’s Curl Expression.

#4: Light Auburn Curls

Look at these light auburn curls! After getting a long layered curly cut and some essential dry cutting, consider using a demi-permanent gloss to enhance your ginger locks. This will help intensify your copper and red tones tastefully. Using a demi-permanent gloss is a great way to experiment with your hair color without needing a long-term commitment.

#5: Very Long Thick Curly Hair with No Bangs

You’ll love the hair goddess look of very long, thick curly hair with no bangs. If you want your curls to be this perfect, get regular trims and intense conditioning treatments. I recommend medium-length layered haircuts to give your hair more volume. Try L’Oreal’s Curl Expression product line to help define your curls and reduce frizz. You can air dry your hair or use a diffuser on low heat for ideal results.

Long Curly Hair with a Subtle Side Part
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#6: Subtle Side Part

A long hair style with a subtle side part forms a beautiful shape, showcasing your natural texture. The side parting adds height to the top also, the volume given by your natural curls enhances your look. Request a dry cut or dusting to eliminate split ends while preserving hair length. To attain beautiful ringlets, remember to avoid layering. I recommend air drying with a moisture-rich product to keep frizz to a minimum.

Perfectly Shaped Long Curly Style for women with eyeglasses and prominent cheeks
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#7: Perfectly Shaped Long Curly Style

You’ll want to try a perfectly shaped, long curly style. Giving your hair a great cut helps keep it healthy and looking great. With this hairstyle you’ll want to avoid over-layering if you want ringlets with a bit of weight. However, medium layers are the perfect length for creating volume and shape. Try air drying with a curl product to achieve defined curls, and steer clear of combing once your hair is dry.

Long Diffused Curls and curtain bangs for women with long hair
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#8: Long Diffused Curls

Long diffused curls are a beautiful sight. And embracing your natural hair is trending. You’ll want a cute bang and minimal layering in the length to create gorgeous ringlets. Curly hair textures are different for every person, so if you struggle with yours, you are not alone. If your hair is frizzy or dry, ask about intensive deep-conditioning treatments at the salon. This might help you achieve your hair goals.

Full and Healthy Long Curls and Bangs for ladies with thick curly hair
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#9: Full and Healthy Long Curls

Full and healthy long curls are beautiful, especially with the right cut. I don’t recommend layering on thinner textured curls. It will create a round shape and stringy ends. If you want some hang to your shape, less layering is the way to go. The best way to dry long, curly hair with bangs is to air dry or diffuse it with minimal heat. And, of course, use products like L’Oréal’s Curl Expression line.

#10: Long Curls with a Side Part and Ombre

Try the beautiful look of long curls with a side part and an ombre for long, thick hair. These long hair styles work best for those with oval or diamond-shaped faces. To create this look, use a curling wand to curl your locks away from your face loosely. Use volumizing mousse to achieve fullness and avoid frizziness. I suggest L’Oréal Paris Advanced Hairstyle Air Dry It Ruffled Body Mousse!

Extra Thick Long Curly Hairstyle
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#11: Extra Thick Long Curly Locks

My best advice for women with extra thick long hair is to use a wide toothcomb in the shower. You can use it after you apply conditioner to your hair. Combing your hair in the shower with a wide toothcomb will help to distribute the conditioner. And it helps to get any tangles out. Remember, when you get out of the shower, it’s best not to comb the hair. Use your fingers to separate the curls and a microfiber towel or t-shirt to scrunch your hair.

Gorgeous Long Curls with a Side Part for very thick hair
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#12: Gorgeous Long Curls

This long hair style is perfect if your hair is naturally curly. Start by prepping with a curl-defining cream or mousse to keep the curls from falling flat. Then take sections of your hair and curl them with an iron or wand. This will help create uniformity in length and shape. You can use hairspray after styling for extra hold.

#13: Light Brown Loose Curls with Curtain Bangs

You’ll want to try light brown loose curls with curtain bangs. If you love long spiral curls, I recommend minimal layering. The weight of your long hair with steady movement will give you continuous curls that drape. The curtain bangs are a great addition to a curly hair hairstyle to accent your features. If your hair color needs help with gloss and shine, consider a sealer to even out tones and condition.

#14: Side-Parted Light Brown Curls

Try a versatile style with side-parted light brown curls. The light brown color is the perfect in-between color that fits most skin tones. In my experience, cutting long curled hair is best done when it’s dry to prevent taking too much length off when it’s wet. A side part will give your locks lots of body around your face right where you need it.

Long Waist-Length Curls with Blonde Ombre
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#15: Waist-Length Curls with Blonde Ombre

Try waist-length curls with a blonde ombre. Nothing is more eye-catching than beautiful, long, sculpted waves with blonde coloring. Matching extensions can be helpful if your hair doesn’t grow long enough. You must invest in good quality wefts if you want to curl them. Try curling each section to perfect and smooth your natural curl.

#16: Extra Long Naturally Curly Hairstyle

Your styling options are endless, with an extra long, naturally curly hairstyle. Your best bet is to keep styles simple. Your curls are beautiful and do not need anything complicated to look amazing. You’ll need a leave-in conditioner and products to help defrizz for easier styling and management.

#17: Very Long Side-Parted Kinks

I suggest long side-parted kinks if you want a fabulous way to style your long hair. This look is perfect for those who have naturally curly hair and want to keep it looking healthy and beautiful. To achieve this style, communicate with your hairstylist about the best cut and styling techniques to work with your natural texture. With proper care and maintenance, you’ll enjoy this fantastic curls hairstyle all year round!

Naturally Curly Long Hair with Bangs
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#18: Naturally Curly Long Hair with Bangs

Try bangs and lift your face with your naturally curly hair. Cut face-framing layers and bangs if you need to give your hair a lift. Having curls and bangs can conceal your forehead and provide balance to a long face. Remember to use a curl gel and defuser when styling to give your curls body and volume.

#19: Light Copper Long Ringlets

Light copper long ringlets are the perfect sun-kissed curls. Ask your stylist for a full balayage to achieve this golden copper color. Very subtly long layers with a soft face frame keep these curls looking long.

#20: Stunning Longer Curls

Stunning longer curls are a great visual change from straight hairstyles. If you want volume in your curls, be sure to have long layers cut into your hair. Try diffusing upside down. A curl amplifier helps plump things up and will reduce frizz.

Gorgeous Thick Curls with Sun-Kissed Balayage
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#21: Gorgeous Thick Curls with Sun-Kissed Balayage

Transform your frizzy, dull locks into gorgeous thick curls with sun-kissed balayage. I highly recommend using a leave-in conditioner because curly hair lacks moisture and is naturally drier. Please find a way not to touch your hair while drying so you don’t disturb your curl pattern and create frizz. Use a diffuser to style beautiful bouncy curls for more volume and bounce.

#22: Bright Copper Curls with a Side Part

Are you feeling long and bright copper curls? This style can be paired with a side part, a middle part, or framed with a fringe. This works best for the long locks kind of girl that wants to add flair to her overall style. Copper, when not natural, can be maintained with salon visits between 4-8 weeks. When paired with a color wash shampoo like Celeb Luxury’s “Viral” or “Gem lites,” vibrancy can be maintained from the comfort of your home.

#23: Popular Long Shaggy Wolf Cut

To create a full, voluminous style, fine, curly hair needs many layers. Ask your stylist for a long, shaggy wolf cut that suits your face shape and curl type. This will give you a variety of curl lengths, giving you volume, and is best when cut on dry, styled curls. This allows your curls to be in their natural state.

Super Long Black Curls
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#24: Super Long Black Curls

Super long, curly black hair is stunning. Cuts for curly hair can be styled in many ways and suit many face shapes, but don’t forget the maintenance required. To keep your curls healthy, clarify often, use clean products, deep condition, and protect your curls!

#25: Very Long Brunette Curls

Try the boho style of very long brunette curls. The best way to achieve long ringlets is to avoid too many layers, especially if your hair is finer. You’ll want to maintain the integrity and thickness at the bottom. A few face-framing pieces would work well, with minimal layering elsewhere. If your locks are not naturally curly, consider a perm.

#26: Full Thick Curls with Curly Fringe

Try wearing your hair in full thick curls with a curly fringe. If you can, ask your stylist cut your layers with disconnection between the top and bottom. This will help you maintain the integrity of the length. The shorter layer on the top will help you achieve a fuller crown shape. If you embrace your curl, avoid handling it too much when diffusing. When styling use a curl product such as L’Oréal Curl Expression.

Long 3b Curly Hair with a Side Part
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#27: Long 3b Curly Hair with a Side Part

Look bold and beautiful with long 3B curly hair with a side part. A side part will give the illusion of bigger, more volumized locks. Cutting layers will give your curls life and body, but remember, when cutting curls, less is more. If you cut your hair wet, you will not know how much length you are taking off. However, when you cut your hair dry, you will see exactly how much length you are taking off.

#28: Extra Long for Round Faces

Hairstyles for round faces are like countering in haircutting. Weight can be carved out to redistribute how the hair falls around the face to complement the facial features.

#29: Long Red Curly Hairstyle with Large Curls

A long red curly hairstyle with large curls is captivating as it shows off multi-tonal red-orange tones. For effortless radiance, try Evo Love Perpetua when curls are completely dry.

Sexy Long Curls with a Deep Side Part
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#30: Long Curls with a Deep Side Part

Long curls with a deep side part give volume for days. This old Hollywood-inspired glam is being brought to the present day for an elevated day-to-day look. Use a mermaid waver or curling iron to tease the front, then set it with hairspray to rock cute curly hairstyles for long hair.

Impressive Shag Cut for Long Curly Hair with Curly Fringe
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#31: Impressive Shag Cut with Curly Fringe

The best haircut for long curly hair is the the curly shag with bangs. The messy curls look dreamy and so full of life! But if you want a shorter length with enough versatility, curly long bob is a nice choice, too. Going back and forth to the salon to get trims is necessary to keep this brown curly haircut in shape.

Related: See more long curly shag hairstyle ideas.

#32: Classic Medium-to-Long Curly Cut in V Shape

A medium-to-long curly cut in a V shape increases the shape around the front of your hairstyle. Lifting your curl, the deeper the “V,” the more shape nearer the face you will enhance. This works well for finer hair which can’t be overly layered. The shape will focus all the attention on the front of your hair, while the back can stay effortlessly one length.

Long-length haircut with blonde bouncy curls
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#33: Long-Length Haircut with Blonde Bouncy Curls

A long-length haircut with bouncy curls is perfect for women who want to revive their curls without taking much length off. Keeping the length, but adding shorter layers, won’t weigh down the curls. Once shaped, the curls bounce back up and keep the length intact.

Voluminous long layered cut for loose curls
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#34: Voluminous Long-Layered Cut for Loose Curls

A long layered cut for loose curls is great for women with thick tresses. Long layers will help remove weight. Often, the curls will spring back up to create volume. It would be best to consider visiting a stylist specializing in curly cuts to achieve it—style and diffuse with Evo’s Liquid Rollers for frizz-free control and perfect curls.

#35: Dimensional Curly Bronde Hair

Curly bronde hair is the latest trend and most requested style. For curls to bounce, make an appointment to see a stylist specializing in curly hair. Adding lighter bronde highlights can give dimension and contrast to the curls. Aveda Be-Curly is a staple piece for every curly-haired woman. You can use a blow-dryer with a diffuser attachment and in a low heat setting to set your style.

Sleek long curly ponytail style
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#36: Sleek Long Curly Ponytail Style

A long curly ponytail style is a sleeker finish to a messy updo. A ponytail hairstyle for curly hair is perfect for non-wash days to get one more day out of your style. It’s also perfect for an evening style. Fluff up your curls with a little backcombing for extra glamour. Be that curly hair girl this season!

#37: Lived-In Definition with Long Curls

Opt for “lived-in definition” for long curls. It’s a low-maintenance curly style for long hair. It doesn’t complicate their hair routine with tons of products. Not every curl is the same. That’s what makes long, naturally curly hair ideas one-of-a-kind!

When it comes to this curly style, less is more. The curls will curl; all they need is water. Water is key to achieving frizz-free, shiny, and defined curls. While your hair is soaking wet, apply a light-hold gel. Then scrunch out excess water with a cotton t-shirt and diffuse hair until 80% dry. This curly hairstyle is perfect for women who need a hair routine that isn’t complicated and want their natural texture to existing effortlessly. A curly girl should wear her hair and not let her hair wear her. Now, forget about your short hair and start growing your curly hair long to try a new trend.

Beautiful dark long curly hairstyle
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#38: Beautiful Dark Curly

If you’re going for a long curly haircut, don’t stretch the curls as you dry cut. Layer vertically and try only to use the very top of the crown to layer a ton. Stay away from silicones, dimethicones, parabens, butters, and oils.

#39: Picture Perfect with a Middle Part

Suppose you have a long symmetrical face, loose long curls with a middle part would be ideal for a formal event, like a wedding. The volume and the length effortlessly create a curly, bouncy hairstyle and balance out your face shape, leaving you looking truly dashing.

#40: A Lazy Day Bun for Long Curly Locks

This effortless, curly topknot updo has some loosened strands, creating an effect of a messy bun. What’s also great about this cut is that all women can wear it. Whatever your hair type, face shape, natural hair texture, or color, hairstyles for curly hair like this will suit you.

Women considering curly long hairstyles for an updo must be comfortable with their hair up. And you may need to think of curling it if you want extra volume/texture. For styling, you need to invest in these three products: Kerastraight Ultimate Oil for nourishment and shine, Emi DryMme for texture and a more lived-in feel, and GHD curling tongs for defined curls.

#41: Long California Beach Curls with Short Layers

These long California beachy curls with short curly layers are also known as a waterfall cut. The best thing about long-length hairstyles for curly hair is that they’re tousled and carefree with lots of volume. The short layers on long hair allow your hair to dry faster and give a lot of volume without sacrificing the length many curly girls crave.

Edgy Disconnected Long Loose Curls
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#42: Edgy Disconnected Long Loose Curls

Have these edgy disconnected long curls to show off such a fierce statement. A girl with curly hair has an elegant yet bolder way of styling natural curls. For women considering a similar curly style for their loose curls, know that shaved undercuts can have an awkward grow-out process. Consider that factor before deciding to get long curly haircuts and styles done.

Gorgeous Natural Textured Waves on Long Hair
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#43: Gorgeous Natural Textured Waves on Long Hair

These naturally textured waves on long hair make a chic, eye-catching statement! The best thing about this beach style for curly hair is that it enhances a curly texture. If you’re considering these tresses, feel free of too much product to keep your hair curly and defined! When washing your hair, rake through the curls while there’s conditioner in them. That’s how you’ll get any tangles out.

effortless curly haircut for long hair
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#44: Effortless Curly Haircut for Long Hair

This long curly hairdo is easy day-to-day wear. All of the long hair with layers gives an effortless shape. Cutting shorter pieces allows the medium curly hair texture to dry faster and requires less product. Adding some layers will spruce up your long, naturally curly hair if you want to keep your curly locks but update your style. If you wish to try this style but don’t have natural curls, a perm can help you.

Naturally Brown Defined Curls for Long Thin Hair
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#45: Naturally Brown Defined Curls for Long Thin Hair

Naturally defined curls for long, thin hair are fun to try! Add a brown hue to make it even cooler! These are long, hydrated, soft curls with volume at the roots for longer thin hair. No more spending too much time with the curling iron as this creates one of the stunning natural curly hairstyles.

Use products without silicones or sulfates to maintain curly tresses and achieve a chic brown curly hairstyle for thick hair. The water-soluble products can ensure that hair is absorbing water. This way, curls will stay soft and frizz-free.

Wash-and-Wear Frizz-Free Curls Light Haircut
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#46: Wash-and-Wear Frizz-Free Curls Light Haircut

Get frizz-free curls and a light haircut if you want a great wash-and-wear style! This is how one can embrace her black natural curls. To have a voluminous hairstyle for bouncy curls such as this one, long curly tresses must be healthy, so they’ll look incredible.

Getting a curly long hairstyle begins with a convo between you and the stylist. This leads to educating you on taking your natural waves or curls and turning them into something chic! Haircuts for curly hair are worth a try if you’re over your short curly hair.

#47: Layered Haircut for Naturally Long and Kinky Curls

This long curly cut is called “The High Priestess” or “The Lioness.” Essentially, it’s a long curly layered haircut on extremely thick hair. It commands attention.

Use Innersense Organic Beauty products to amp up this layered curly hairstyle for women. Their line includes the Hydrating Cream Hairbath, Hydrating Cream Conditioner, Inner Peace Whipped Cream Texturizer, and I Create Hold Gel. An oval face would wear this curl pattern best because it emphasizes length and fullness. With any other face shape, hair styles for curly hair like this might look too extreme.

#48: Waterfall Long Tight Curls for Black and Natural Hair

This gently layered waterfall haircut was achieved by sculpting the curls to cascade away from the face with a soft, even shape. This shape translates beautifully to wavy hair, medium curly, and the looser end of the super curly spectrum. Gentle shaping that works to define your texture and eliminate bulk is flattering on longer hair.

Shaggy Curly Long Layers with Bangs on Messy Curls
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#49: Shaggy Curly Long Layers with Bangs on Messy Curls

Pair some shaggy curly long layers with bangs for an astounding masterpiece! This shaggy, curled long hair offers a lived-in vibe. It’s a beachy and tousled curly hairstyle with curly bangs. To get the same cut, find a DevaCurl stylist if you can. This particular curly haircut for long hair is for a longer face shape because of the fringe. It’s what helps the face to look shorter.

Coppery Beautiful tight curls for long hair
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#50: Coppery Beautiful Tight Curls for Long Hair

Beautiful tight curls for long hair give the length to show off your natural ringlets. The longer length will pull the curls out and give more width to your hair than the volume on top. Opt for a holding product like Aveda Confixor gel to keep your long curls tight. This adds a light hold coupled with your favorite defining cream.

#51: Natural Spiral Curls for Long Hair with Honey Blonde Balayage

Natural spiral curls for long hair embrace the natural shape of your hair to the fullest. Long curly hairstyles are well-matched with long layers. This is to keep the base fuller. Spiral curls are pretty tight. Treat your curls with ample amounts of nutrient-rich moisture for longer-lasting curls.

#52: Gorgeous Ringlets Long Hairstyle with Ash Brown Highlights

Wow everyone, at any event, by adding ash brown highlights on perfect long hair curls that would create spectacular dimensions on your longer hair. Such a curly hairstyle with highlights looks awesome with a shine spray to boost vibrancy.

Fishtail Braid Curly Updo for Long Hair
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#53: Fishtail Braid Curly Updo for Long Hair

Try this fishtail braid finished with a boho updo on striking blonde curly hair with sun-kissed blonde lowlights. The braids in an updo for curly hair create a more chic and feminine result. This curly blonde hairstyle isn’t complete without hair gems or floral accessories.

#54: Luscious Curly Thick Locks

This curly hairstyle with an off-center part on luscious curly thick locks has a face-framing look. This cut on thick curly hair is great because of the layers. Layers are great for creating hairstyles for naturally curly hair. The reason is that the layers create volume and give your hair body. For styling curls, use moisturizing products.

Try a hydrating leave-in conditioner, then use a curl cream to define the curls. For hold, use a gel. Try a strong hold gel because it holds definition and retains curls for a good three days until your next wash day. This cut is good for women with high-density hair 3a 3b curls. It’s important to use products that define your curls and help keep them hydrated. To maintain or reach this length, it’s important to do trims/hair treatments to keep your long curls healthy.

Playful Long Ringlet Curls
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#55: Playful Long Ringlet Curls

Wear these playful long ringlet curls and give other beauties hair envy. This is a layered cut for thick curly hair. Fun, charismatic, and cute—this hairstyle is full of zest! Use only a diffuser to dry the mane, keeping its texture effortless-looking!

Typically, face frames look good on all women. The cheekbones are a good place to start because it helps to slim your face and add some extra fun movement to your hair. The layers will be for women who are okay with having volume. The shortest layer is around the chin/cheekbones, adding volume to the crown. I also like this layered cut for curly hair because the perimeter (ends) are still full despite a layer.

Long Soft Curls with Side-Swept Bangs for Fine and Wavy Hair
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#56: Long Soft Curls with Side-Swept Bangs for Fine and Wavy Hair

Long soft curls with side-swept bangs create a style ideal for date nights and formal events. Those big curls offer a glam vibe that any woman can wear daily. These layered, long soft curls with side-swept bangs have a face-framing front. It’s also a great optional hairstyle for fine curly hair. Use heat protection and a texturizing spray with light, flexible hairspray when styling this long-layered curly haircut.

Gorgeous Blonde Long Curly Hairstyle with Bangs
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#57: Gorgeous Blonde Hair with Bangs

This blonde curly cut with bangs is another trend that screams vivacity! The dimension from the balayage curls, plus the movement and beachy texture that this haircut can provide, is amazing. Level it up by styling the curls with an inch wand and some texturizing products like a salt spray and gritty paste.

healthy long curly hair with a side part
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#58: Healthy Curly Hair with a Side Part

A side part is perfect for anyone who likes an easy, low-maintenance style. There is some upkeep required to keep the curls healthy. However, the styling process is as simple as a curl cream and a diffuser or even air drying with an air-dry cream. Curly hair tends to have much more hold and volume, so it’s also perfect for women who love a big or bold style.

gorgeous long curly hair with a center part
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#59: Gorgeous with a Center Part

A center part is ideal for a stunning yet low-maintenance style. Longer fringe with a center part opens up the face and accentuates the cheekbones for a youthful look. To amplify your curls, apply a moisturizing curl cream like Oribe Butter Curl Enhancing Creme to wet hair and dry it upside down using a diffuser on low heat.

Adorable middle parted long curly brown hair
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#60: Adorable Middle-Parted Long Curly Brown Hair

Consider long curly brown hair with a middle part. Celebrate natural curls with wash-and-go products like, “milk” and “ever oil” from GMReverie. Round and pear face shapes go so well with a middle part and long locks by elongating the face.

#61: Natural Face-Framing Long Curls

Ask your stylist for a “curly cut” on styled, dry hair to achieve natural face-framing long curls. The purpose is to have your curls in their natural position so they lay properly and, when cut, aren’t awkward lengths. A choppy cut is extremely stylish, but when done right!