85 Best Shoulder-Length Curly Hair Cuts & Styles in 2023

The best shoulder length curly hair ideas
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Cindy Marcus
Cindy Marcus Hairstylist, Editor-in-Chief

Did you know you can fall in love with your shoulder-length curly hair by adding texture and using specialized products? Whether you prefer a soft, romantic look or voluminous curls, these modern and cute curly hairstyles for medium hair can take you from the office to an evening garden party.

With plenty of great products to help define your shape and remain frizz-free, you’ll be certain to embrace warmer temperatures.

Curly hair isn’t better, long or short. As you’ll see below, these cuts are better when cut right in the middle! Opt for medium-length curly hair instead, and you’ll get the best of both worlds!

So before your next hair appointment, check out these inspiring photos of the best shoulder-length curly hair ideas:

Mid-Length Thick Curly Brown Hair with an Off Center Part and Face-Framing
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#1: Thick Curly Hair with an Off Center Part

This mid-length, thick, curly style is perfect for those with a round face. The off-center part and face-framing layers provide softness and definition to the face. Remember that the ideal length for medium haircuts is when the hair hits around the collarbone. Be sure to tell your stylist where you want your length when it’s dry and curly. To style, use a generous amount of curl-defining cream to enhance the texture. Then, use a diffuser to dry your hair. Finish with a light-hold hairspray.

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#2: High Volume Curly Hair

Curly hair has a variety of styling possibilities. High-density hair can achieve high amounts of volume and body effortlessly. To enhance your hair volume, opt for a layered haircut. This style makes your curls cascade down, ensuring they’re light while keeping them voluminous.

Cado-Inspired Mid-Length Curls
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#3: Cado-Inspired Mid-Length Curls

To style your curls like this, start with soaking wet hair and apply volumizing mousse and gel. Then, using a wet brush, brush the products through your hair to create curl clumps. Gently scrunch the excess water out of your hair with a T-shirt or microfiber towel. Complete the styling by diffusing as you tilt your head upside down.

Medium Curls with Lots of Volume
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#4: Medium Curls with Lots of Volume

Do you have fine to medium curls and desire a lot of volume? Ask for waterfall layers and a rounded perimeter. To style your hair, use volumizing foam and diffuse the hair with a blow dryer.

Medium Hair with Textured Curls
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#5: Medium Hair with Textured Curls

You’ll love the style of medium-length hair with textured curls. Need help turning your natural curls into beautiful ringlets? When cutting your hair, avoid too much layering. This ensures your strands form uninterrupted spirals. Use a pick comb only on wet hair. Use the right products to let your hair air dry without touching it.

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#6: Ginger Spice Tight Curls

Mid-length hair with tight, ginger-colored curls is a stunning and versatile look. For optimum curl results, you and the stylist should maintain a balance. You need to keep the length yet remove extra weight. This prevents the tresses from being too heavy or hard to manage.

Thick and Loose Curls for Medium Hair
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#7: Thick and Loose Curls for Medium Hair

Thick and loose curls are a great option for women with medium hair looking to enhance their natural texture. This haircut is a great choice if you want maximum volume and movement. By removing bulk from the sides and keeping the length, your curls can keep their shape and don’t shrink. Consider starting with wet hair and applying a volumizing mousse to encourage curling and create separation. To avoid frizz while scrunching your hair and getting rid of extra moisture, use an old T-shirt. To dry your hair, use a diffuser attachment on the hair dryer. You can gently add more volume by picking your roots.

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#8: Beautiful Blonde Curls for Round Faces

This style is perfect if you want more volume and movement in your thick, curly hair! Layering will dimension, structure, and bounce to your locks. A style with mid-length curls is versatile, stylish, and low-maintenance, ideal for casual and formal events. Say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to a fabulous new you!

Gorgeous Messy and Loose Curls on Mid-Length Hair
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#9: Gorgeous Messy and Loose Curls

Soft natural curls with shorter top layers are a great choice to add volume and texture to your mid-length hair. Start with very wet hair when styling. Apply a curl-enhancing product, then gently twist it to make the pattern. After layering the product, dry your hair gently. Use an old t-shirt or a soft towel to scrunch out extra moisture. Then, use a diffuser to dry your hair until it’s no longer damp.

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#10: Charming Blonde Curls

If you want to make your hair’s natural texture stand out, opt for charming blonde curls for mid-length locks. They offer a great deal of style variety due to the medium length. First, apply an enhancing product to your wet locks for these captivating blonde curly hair hairstyles. Next, use an old T-shirt to dry it lightly to keep them in shape. If you have natural ringlets, this is the ideal style for you. Your kinks will fall over your shoulders to frame your face perfectly. Lastly, use a blow dryer with a diffuser attachment to gently dry your hair without affecting its natural pattern.

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#11: Bouncy Curls on a Medium-Length Haircut

If you want layers and shapes in your hair, think about a medium-length haircut with bouncy curls. It’s suggested that your stylist do a dry hair cut for curly hair to help manage the shrink and maintain the pattern instead. If you are brave, bangs are a great choice. It will not only make it interesting, but it will also nicely frame your eyes.

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#12: Thick and Healthy Curls

These thick and healthy curls are amazing. If you have dense hair, I recommend a haircut that will provide some volume and a beautiful shape by including maximum layering and weight removal. At home, try partitioning your hair into 4-6 sections. Then apply Mizani Style Foam Wrap from roots to ends. It’s a light conditioning foam that will not create a cast but can reduce frizz while defining curls.

Defined Curls with Volume on Medium-Length Hair
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#13: Defined Curls with Volume

The sight of well-defined, voluminous curls is irresistible. If you want them to look natural, it’s important to hydrate your hair. You must use moisturizing treatments and top curl products like L’Oréal’s Curl Expression. Ask your stylist to add long layers for lighter, more voluminous kinks. Use a diffuser on low heat to get the most volume while your head is upside down.

Medium-Length Thick and Healthy Natural Curls for girls with curly hair
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#14: Thick and Healthy Natural Curls

You can have thick and natural curls with a little hair maintenance. Sometimes less is more, so ask for a dusting haircut with minimal layering to rid your strands of split ends. You’ll be surprised how 8 to 10-week shape-ups can transform your hair into a healthy mane. You can also request a deep moisturizing treatment at the same intervals. Use curl products to reduce frizz and definition, and try air drying to lighten the load of heat damage.

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#15: Shoulder-Length Brown Curly Layers

80s vintage shoulder-length brown curly layers offer a versatile hairstyle option. Keeping your hair shoulder length makes it much more manageable. And it still allows for various styling options. Brown hair color will add warmth and richness to your curly layers. The layers add movement and texture to the hair, making it a great choice if you want to be stylish and effortless.

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#16: Middle-Parted Blonde Spirals

Middle-parted blonde spirals are an amazing choice for women with medium hair. This hairstyle enhances the natural beauty of curls. It adds volume while offering versatility in styling options. To keep the health of your hair, it’s essential to trim your split ends and use a deep conditioner regularly. Styling this look requires products that nourish your curls and reduce frizz.

Gray Deep Side-Parted Curls for Older Women's Mid-Length Hair
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#17: Deep Side-Parted Curls for Mid-Length Hair

Dress up your mid-length hair with deep, side-parted curls. If you like a hairdo with a lift on top, a deep side part will give you more height. Medium-length layers will create the perfect shape to accentuate your hair texture. If you lack natural waves, a perm is the best way to create them. If you are not a fan of chemical service, then try curling your hair with a 3/4-inch iron and let strands flow.

Medium-Length Next Level Red Curls for women with glasses
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#18: Next Level Red Curls

Aim for a medium-length curly haircut with bold red color if you wear glasses. The length is perfect for ensuring the ringlets won’t shrink too much. Add choppiness and layers that remove weight from the sides while keeping the length. To style, towel-dry your hair and apply volumizing mousse. It will help to define the curls with a light scrunching motion. Finish by diffusing your hair dry to enhance volume and give your locks a bouncy shape.

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#19: Shaggy Curls for Medium Hair

Try shaggy curls for a fresh, fun new look if you have medium. With the weight removed from the sides, the shag cut is not too severe. Keeping length is key to preventing shrinking curls that could shorten the appearance of your face. I suggest, with wet hair, applying volumizing mousse before using a diffuser to dry hair. Then lightly scrunch with a micro-fiber towel as you go. Use a pick to gently fluff the roots for added volume, and enjoy your effortlessly cool new look.

Vibrant Shoulder-Length Curly Shag for women with thick curly hair
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#20: Vibrant Shoulder-Length Curly Shag

Refresh your style in a vibrant shoulder-length curly shag. One of the best shapes for curly hair for women with a heart or diamond face shape is a shag. Pair that with a vibrant red single-process color, and you win. I suggest a face-framing bang section that falls at nose length. It should have medium layers in your hair to create the perfect shape. Bringing up your length will give you more volume and eliminate unsightly split ends. Your style will be simple with L’Oréal’s Cream-In-Jelly​ Definition Activator. And to finish, you can air dry or diffuse.

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#21: Frizzy Curls

Learn to love your frizzy curls with the right cut and styling habits. Frizzy hair can create beautiful volume. I recommend minimal layering throughout your shape to keep your stands weighted. If you struggle with too much fuzziness, there are a few things to try. Treat your hair gently and blot it with a towel instead of ruffing it up. Try sleeping on a silk pillowcase instead of cotton, and never brush or comb dry hair. I recommend investing in great curl products like L’Oréal’s Curl Expression line. They moisturize and define your ringlets and air dry or diffuse with low heat.

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#22: Beautiful Soft Touchable Curls

Instead of trying to tame medium-length thick hair, why not embrace it? With a medium-length cut, soft curls can be achieved that will flatter long faces. I advise ensuring your curls are not too tight, as this can draw too much attention to the length of the face. It’s helpful to use volumizing mousse when styling to add texture and hold. Let the mousse air-dry, and if necessary, use a diffuser to encourage extra bounce. Finish the look with a light hairspray, and you’ll be ready to rock your new style!

Medium-Length Type 3 Curly Shag for Older women with salt and pepper hair with glasses
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#23: Type 3 Curly Shag

A medium-length type 3 curly shag is an ideal look for older women with salt and pepper hair who wear glasses. It’s a great way to keep the hair off the face and enhance the beauty of your spectacles. Aim for soft and loose curls by blow drying with a diffuser if you can. To keep the style looking fresh, use a lightweight styling product. It will help define the ringlets and keep frizz under control. Finish off the look with a shine spray and some hairspray to keep everything in place.

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#24: Fresh Natural Curly Blonde Hair

Opt for natural curly blonde hair and achieve that fun, fresh-looking edge. The secret to its perfection is the curls’ natural texture. The bright blonde shade suits a woman with blue eyes. It’s the trendy style that gives your tresses a livelier finish.

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#25: Stunning Thick Curls

One of the best ways to style your coils is with stunning thick curls. You can help amplify your tresses by investing in the right regimen of products for your hair type and a diffuser. Talk to your stylist about setting up a consultation to get you and your locks on the right track.

Perfectly Shaped Curls for Medium-Length Hair
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#26: Perfectly Shaped Curls

Transform your ringlets into a halo of perfectly shaped curls. I recommend that you ask for square layering. It helps to maintain length on the top and the bottom, excavating the hair in between. This will give you more volume on the sides and allow for a flatter top. Remember to have a face frame around your cheekbones to complete the beautiful shape. It is better to diffuse your curls instead of air drying them to increase their fullness.

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#27: Modern Full Curls

Give your curly hair an updated look with modern full layers. When styling curly hair, you need products that will define and hold them. Make sure you have layering in your hair to make your coils spring up easily. When defusing with a blow dryer, only dry your hair about 70% and let it air dry the rest of the way to prevent frizz.

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#28: Gorgeous Deva Curls

Enjoy your natural hair in gorgeous deva curls. If you want to wear your hair in ringlets, minimal layers are the key. The weight of your hair will pull the curls down and make them into beautiful spirals. This is the reason to avoid short layers. If you can, try air drying with a product to increase the definition and reduce frizz. If you must blow dry your hair, use a diffuser and try not to touch it too much to achieve perfectly separated curls.

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#29: Gorgeous Chocolate Shoulder-Length Curls

Consider doing gorgeous chocolate shoulder-length curls if you love volume and texture. Loose curly hair reaching the shoulder must be dried with a diffuser. Using it will allow the heat to dry your hair, but the air pressure won’t blow it around. A diffuser will help to create volume and to eliminate frizz.

Shaggy Curly Lob for Medium-Length Hair
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#30: Shaggy Curly Lob

Give your curly locks a voluminous style with a shaggy lob. Wear your hair shoulder length with layers to give your curly tendrils spring and bounce. To keep your hair fabulous all day, use a gel to scrunch and a defuser to give some extra volume.

The Fullest Shoulder-Length Curls
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#31: The Fullest Shoulder-Length Curls

Make everyone envious with the fullest shoulder-length curls. If you want to show off your natural texture, a medium length is perfect for managing your curly locks. I recommend cutting the layers and length dry to preserve length and know where it will fall.

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#32: Effortless Natural Curls

Don’t fear dreaded frizz, and go for effortless natural curls. Thick hair with shoulder-length ringlets needs a leave-in conditioner to prevent the locks from drying out and frizzy. Using the right products is key to keeping them hydrated and happy. You can use a few products, but using the right ones will make a huge difference.

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#33: Gorgeous Gray Curls with a Middle Part

Be a trendsetter and show your natural beauty with gorgeous gray curls with a middle part. A medium length is perfect for aging hair to give it body and fullness. Getting off the dead ends will instantly make your hair healthier. Consider a face frame or curtain bang to lift your face for a more youthful appearance instantly.

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#34: Thick and Full Curls

Thick and full curls are so beautiful and bouncy. You may want to use a microfiber towel when drying and styling curly hair. The microfiber towel will help to absorb the water from your hair and keep it from getting frizzy. When you use a regular cotton towel, the friction can rough up the cuticles of your hair, causing it to be frizzy.

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#35: Mid-Length Curls with Grey Ombre

Try out a new hairdo with mid-length curls paired with a gray ombre. To make your strands spring up easier, cut some long layers to release dead weight. Long layers will give the illusion of fuller and curlier locks. Remember, when styling, use a defining cream and gel to hold and keep frizz away.

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#36: Collarbone-Length Curls for Women Over 60

When you’re at that age where everything you put on is the epitome of elegance, these fringing curls are the best way to show that. This silver-gray curly hairstyle works best on thin, curly hair.

Dark brown medium length curly hair style
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#37: Dark Brown Medium-Length Curly Hair Style

Go for dark brown medium-length curly hair for super reflective rich colored curls. Darker bases will always reflect so much more shine, and that’s one thing girls crave. A layered curly hairstyle keeps a little weight on the length, pushing your layers for a blended shape.

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#38: Bold Jet Black Curls

Bold curls are one of the best ways to turn heads! This sultry, deep color mixed with big bouncy curls will make you feel ultra sexy and extra cool, no matter where you’re at.

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#39: Next-Level Thick and Full Curls

Thick and full curls are a girl’s dream! It can come true when partnered with a salon professional who understands how to take your hair to the next level with product recommendations and a complimenting haircut. A brand like Rëzo makes it much easier to search and locate a stylist within your area who can assist with making your hair dreams come true.

Grey Curly Mid-Length Hair
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#40: Grey Curly Mid-Length Hair

Grey mid-length hair is the perfect style for icy coils needing a refresh. The shorter layers in this style allow your curls to bounce up, creating more movement and volume.

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#41: Voluminous Thick Curly Hair

Thick curly hair can look extremely heavy, but you can achieve the most voluminous, bouncy, flattering curls with the right cut. These haircuts are often done on dry, styled hair and are often a “specialty” service. Cutting on dry curls allows the stylist to see how your curls naturally fall, giving you the best cut and shape possible.

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#42: Sexy Curly Balayage

A balayage, by definition, is hand-painted highlights that give your hair a natural effect. A curly balayage is done by selecting specific curl strands with the most flattering, natural look possible.

Gorgeous Mid-Length Springy Curls
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#43: Gorgeous Mid-Length Springy Curls

Mid-length springy curls are voluminous and bouncy. To achieve fuller coils around your face, ensure your hair is nice and damp, and use your styling foam to carefully finger coil each curl root to tip. The amount of hair will vary based on the desired size of your curl. Gently scrunch and air dry or diffuse for extra volume.

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#44: Youthful Side-Parted Naturally Curly Hair

Side-parted, naturally curly hair with its youthful appeal can be flirty yet mysterious. Fine to medium density can benefit from a style that adds body by splitting off the part from one side to the other. Some styling hacks include over-directing and styling it on one side and, once dry, flipping to the preferred side. Or by flipping your part from left to right as the days of wear carry on. A soft zig-zag parting works best for thin to fine hair that aims to achieve the same voluminous result.

Feminine Thick Shoulder-Length Curls
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#45: Feminine Thick Shoulder-Length Curls

Thick, shoulder-length, curly-haired ladies are believed to have it the best, but that’s not always the case. While thick hair is naturally full, it’s often weighed down, so layered haircuts are most suitable. There are many dry curly haircuts: DevaCuts, Rezo Cuts, Sahag cuts, and many others. Be sure to do your research to decide which is best for you.

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#46: Thick and Full Jet Black Curls

If jet black is unnatural to your canvas, a trip to the salon for “all over color” or “gloss” will help keep your hair color looking of salon quality. Visits may range from 4-8 weeks, and when paired with a stellar at-home routine, your hair can look its best.

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#47: Stylish Loose Blonde Curls

A shorter, round shape compliments loose blonde curls so much. Try this cut if you’re looking for more volume and something to frame your face. Style with Aveda’s Be Curly Curl Enhancer and air dry or diffuse for more lift.

Medium-Length Bright Purple and Jade Curls
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#48: Bright Purple and Jade Curls

Fashion colors on medium-length curly hair, like bright purple and jade, make your curls pop by defining your strands with contrasting hues. Once your canvas is light enough, various color combinations can be created to keep your hair interesting. Sulfate-free shampoos will aid in color retention, and professional care will keep your color fresh.

Shoulder grazing very curly hair
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#49: Shoulder-Grazing Very Curly Hair

Enhance your shape with shoulder-grazing very curly hair, giving you a beautiful flow of curls. The length is ideal for extra layering, creating a soft, rounded shape. This length of haircut for curly hair will require some form of shaping or layering to avoid the curly triangle.

Deva curly hairstyle for medium length hair
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#50: Deva Curly Hairstyle for Medium-Length Hair

A Deva curly hairstyle for medium-length hair instantly boosts texture, volume, and bounce. Medium-length naturally curly hairstyles are well-suited for women who aspire to have a voluminous flow of layering. The DevaCurl method works on the individuality of your kinks to attain their fullest potential.

wonderful shoulder-length curly bob with loose curls
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#51: Wonderful Shoulder-Length Curly Bob with Loose Curls

This is a long curly bob cut to enhance the natural texture of your locks. The waves and layers cut a nice, strong shape with a wide triangle, the best curly haircuts. Many women considering these medium-length styles think they are limited to only having long hair below their shoulders, but this isn’t true. Find a stylist who specializes in curly cuts, and they can create a shape to enhance your curl instead of fighting against it.

Medium u-cut for curls
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#52: Medium U-Cut for Curls

A medium U-cut for curls is perfect for ladies looking to grow their hair while keeping their curls bouncy. Adding layers will lessen the weight of your hair and help achieve extra volume and bounce.

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#53: Bold Red Medium-to-Long Curly Hair

Red medium-to-long curly hair is achievable with the right cut and styling technique. Ask your stylist to cut your hair using a “curly” technique. This haircut is done on dry hair to achieve even layers. Curls have endless possibilities if you’re bold enough to have fun with them!

Voluminous curls for black women
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#54: Voluminous Curls for Black Women

Voluminous curls for black women have endless possibilities and look fabulous on almost all face shapes. Black ladies with curly hair will want a more moisturizing product to keep their curls happy all day long.

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#55: Messy Lob for Curly Girls

Messy lob hairstyles are any curly girl’s favorite hairdo. Ask your stylist to do a “curly cut.” This hairdo is done on dry, styled hair to achieve best the layered fullness you’re looking for.

Romantic curly bun updo for mid-length hair
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#56: Romantic Curly Bun Updo for Mid-Length Hair

A romantic curly bun updo has endless possibilities and is one of the best hairstyles for medium-length curly hair. It’s both easy to achieve and easy to style. Section off your bangs add a gorgeous hair scarf, let your curls swirl their way off, and you’re good to go.

Balayage ombre on mid-length curls
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#57: Balayage Ombre on Mid-Length Curls

A balayage ombré is very practical if you want to grow out your hair color, as it allows your natural color to blend in smoothly. Opting for balayage ombré on your mid-length curls adds extra definition to your intricate curls while suitably framing your face. This hairstyle requires a non-strict and low-maintenance hair care routine.

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#58: Cute Shoulder-Length Curly Hairstyle with Bangs

Opt for a shoulder-length curly hairstyle with bangs and a side part. Curly girls are sometimes terrified of volume, but here’s the thing: curls will always have volume. It’s just where that volume is distributed. Various reasons cause our hair to act up, so different products help in different situations. That said,  take advice from a stylist you trust rather than a YouTuber.

Naturally curly mid-length cut for a round face
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#59: Naturally Curly Mid-Length Cut for a Round Face

A naturally curly mid-length cut for a round face shape needs choppy layers throughout. Medium-length curly hairstyles, without added layers, can look a bit heavy if they are longer as it add width to round face shapes.

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#60: Medium Layered Curly Hair Idea

This medium-layered curly hair with length and face-framing is stunning for older women. Don’t be afraid of layers. Medium hairstyles for curly hair look best when they have layers, or you’ll end up with the dreaded triangle. Find a stylist who’s comfortable cutting your locks dry and curl by curl so they can give you a custom cut for your medium springy curls. Use a medium-hold silicone-free (water-based) gel and a diffuser—diffuse upside down and tip to the sides to achieve maximum volume.

Beachy natural curls for medium-length hair
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#61: Beachy Natural Curls for Medium Hair

This is one of the cutest haircuts for naturally curly hair. Ask your stylist to consider cutting your hair using the Deva Curl Waterfall Cut technique. Then add in some soft layers and fun, playful bangs.

To style your medium curly hair with curly bangs, follow the Deva Curl No Poo Transformation for hairstyles like this. Leave a good amount of Deva Curl Condition One conditioner in the shampoo bowl after you detangle your curls so they can reform. Use the Deva Curl Light Defining Gel, follow with the Deva Curl Frizz Free Foam, and remove as much moisture as possible with the Deva towel (I strongly suggest using it if you have a natural curl). After fully drying, flip your head upside down and fluff your curls.

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#62: Big Curls on Shoulder-Length Hair

These big curls on shoulder-length hair are for women wanting to recreate hairstyles for medium-curly hair. Just know what ingredients are going into the products you choose. Harsh sulfates strip vital moisture from your hair, leaving it dry and difficult to style. Silicones will leave a film on your hair strand and build up over time, creating a cast that interferes with shine, vibrancy, and elasticity.

For our curly textures, hydration starts in your shower. To start this curly haircut off, a deep cleansing of your scalp should be done with DevaCurl Low-Poo Original Cleanser, followed by DevaCurl One Condition. The mixture of two products allows for easy slip while detangling, and because no sulfates are used, essential moisture is not stripped away during the process.

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#63: Lovely Curly Layered Hair

This lovely medium-layered curly hairstyle was cut via the Deva Cut. One of the best things about haircuts for curly hair like this is how seamless the layers are. It’s perfect for creating lift and lightness with heavy hair. It also brings volume and fullness to fine or thin hair. The amazing finish was created with DevaCurl products. Super Cream added moisture was used to help smooth hair texture, and the Ultra Defining Gel was used for definition and hold.

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#64: Messy Medium Cut with Curly Bangs

A messy medium cut with bangs is super low-maintenance and gives a maximum volume.  Ask your stylist to use a 90-degree layering technique all around your head. Then, make rounded layers with point-cutting. The curly bangs and face-framing are cut separately to match your facial features.

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#65: Layered Blonde Curls on a Lob

A layered curly lob can enhance natural curls. Adding in structured layers creates volume on top and the “perfectly undone” texture. To avoid frizz and less curl definition, use styling or curl cream. Such products are sure to freshen up the next-day curls. It would be best if you had the proper technique and the right products for your hair type to get the outcome you desire. The technique used is called Brush Styling. It smooths and enhances your curl pattern. Plus, it allows you to choose the amount of volume you wish.

The best advice for wearing your hair curly is not to compare yourself to others. Curly girls with gorgeous curls can be hard on themselves. This is because they want someone else’s curl type. Embrace your beautiful curls. There is only one of you!

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#66: Curly & Thick Shoulder-Length Hair

A layered cut for thick curly hair is designed for women who want to remove some weight near the length of their hair but still have movement and volume. It’s an easy transition from having long, curly hair to having mid-length hair.

This low-maintenance style works best for women with medium to thick hair. It’s suitable for most face shapes as the layering naturally elongates and creates a nice silhouette. Keeping the layers long enough to pull your hair back into a bun or away from your face makes this a versatile and easy style to maintain.

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#67: Layered Curly Bob Hairstyle with Thick Curls

This long layered bob haircut creates a serious bounce in her curls to give this girl a sophisticated and flirty look! Those layers of short curls also add more volume to your hair.

If you want to achieve this look, you will be happy with the ease of this style! With the right cut, this style takes a heavy dose of moisture and a curl-defining product like Living Proof Curl Defining Creme. Diffuse or air dry, and voila! If you have a looser curl, create texture in your crown with the cut and throw in a few kinks with a curling iron.

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#68: Natural Medium-Length Layered Curly Cut

This medium-length layered cut allows the curls to fall beautifully and naturally where they need to lay. The cut was done dry because dry cutting brings out the best in your hair texture. It allows your stylist to see where each curl wants to live and will thrive the best in your cut.

This hair journey is a lifetime commitment! To achieve beautiful natural curly hairstyles like this, you must first eliminate ingredients such as silicones and sulfates that will be damaging and weigh down your mane. Consider your hair’s porosity between moisture and protein to give and balance what it needs.

messy and sweet curly shag cut
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#69: Messy and Sweet Curly Shag

Opt for a modern messy curly shag for your medium-length hair. When looking at hairstyles for medium to long curls, modern and low-maintenance cuts are what it’s all about. Adding product when your hair is super wet helps distribute the product evenly throughout your hair. Use DevaCurl Supercream and Ultra Defining Gel.

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#70: Before and After Medium Curly Locks

This is a before and after of a Deva Cut, a dry cut for curly hair. This medium-length curly hair is a perfect haircut for women who wear curled hair and want some definition in their pattern that brightens them up without too much volume.

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#71: Cascading Curly Wavy Hair

This curly, wavy hair is a universal look for many girls with textured locks. Elevating layers so they cascade over the other removes bulk along with proper styling. When your hair reaches collarbone length and past, this is a great low-maintenance look for any girl with any face shape to consider.

Like all curly gals, your hair needs moisture. They all deal with the dreaded frizz factor, from wavy to corkscrew curls. So the products you use have to keep all moisture locked in. It’s important to use a sulfate-free cleanser (which keeps oils in) and a silicone-free conditioner (silicones = synthetics, and they are water blockers!).

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#72: Big Bouncy Curls

These big bouncy curls are ideal for any woman with any lifestyle. When styling, use any curling gel layered with a cream to give life to your blonde strands.

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#73: Pretty Medium-Short Curly Hair

This medium-short curly hair looks dramatic, inspiring, and very pretty! The secret to its nice-looking shape lies in the top layers. The result may appear bulky and rounded if the top layers get too long. When it comes to styling, hairspray can be your friend. The amount of definition that the product provides will add height and volume to your curls.

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#74: Healthy-Looking Tight Curls on Medium Hair

Wear tight curls, and show off your natural hair texture! This big curly hair style is side-parted to lift your super-curly hair instantly. Keep your locks hydrated from roots to ends for a healthier, bouncier result.

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#75: Shoulder-Length Curly Locks with Side Bangs

Admit it, you’ve always wanted to try donning a curly crown with your natural hair color. Go for the full younger look with your curly locks on a medium cut paired with some side bangs.

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#76: Beautiful Brown Curly Hair

Everyone loves beautiful brown curly hair. Removing some length gives your curls a little bounce. When styling, finish it with a curl-activating mousse and dry it with a diffuser.

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#77: Easy Mid-Length Curly Shag with Fringe

For a low-maintenance and trendy style, consider a mid-length shag with fringe. This cut is great for various face shapes and hair textures and requires little to no effort in styling. Air dry or diffuse your hair with a mousse or texturizing cream, and you are done.

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#78: Shoulder-Length Curly Shag with No Bangs

A shoulder-length curly shag with no bangs is perfect if you’re a girl on the go. This cut virtually styles itself and can be worn up or down. Shampoo and condition with moisture-rich products, then air-dry or diffuse with curl cream.

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#79: Copper Curls for Mid-Length Hair

Give your mid-length curls new life with a copper hue. Warm, copper tones cause light to reflect and bounce off each coil and cue. This light trick will make your curls appear healthy, voluminous, and full.

cute curly cut for older women
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#80: Cute Curly Cut for Older Women

With a busy life and schedule, a cute curly cut for older women is an easy choice when there are options for natural styling! This medium-length cut comes off more youthful and age-appropriate versus overgrown hair. Consult a stylist who works with curly hair to find the perfect products to define and keep your mane moisturized.

Curly Half-Up Half-Down for Medium Hair
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#81: Curly Half-Up Half-Down

A curly, half-up, half-down hairstyle looks gorgeous for formal events. I love this look because it preserves natural curls. It defines them and creates a lush backdrop that wraps the face of the bride. Curly hair haircuts are great for girls who want to keep their natural curls and recognize themselves on their wedding day but still be the best version of themself. For girls with thin or not-so-full hair, use hair extensions. For this look, you need patience because you have to work on the curls individually. To maintain durability, I recommend using hair spray with a stronghold formula.

Mid-length inverted bob for curly locks
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#82: Mid-Length Inverted Bob for Curly Locks

A mid-length inverted bob for curly locks is shorter in the back, with stacked layers and long, curved lines in the front. Curly hair allows for the weight off your back but a stunning waterfall of ringlets throughout.

mid-length curly shag cut with curly bangs
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#83: Mid-Length Curly Shag Cut with Curly Bangs

A mid-length curly shag cut with curly bangs is a great cut for women of any age. Curly curtain bangs help to create a soft face frame to draw attention to your best features. A shag cut can reduce the weight distribution to create more defined and voluminous locks. Try a medium to strong hold curl cream or gel to hold your hair to increase the longevity of your style.

Related: See more mid-length hairstyles with curtain bangs.

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#84: Natural Curls with a Side Part

If you have a round or heart-shaped face, wearing your natural curls with a side part can help to soften and elongate your face. A side part is an easy way to create a more voluminous look. If you have trouble getting your hair to stay over to the side, try using roller pins to hold it to the side while wet and allow it to dry naturally. Another way to get your hair to stay is to use a medium to strong hold curl product and diffuse or air dry.

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#85: Mid-Length Blonde Curls with a Deep Side Part

Curly curls love a good side part, and these mid-length blonde curls with a deep side part show off your hair’s gorgeous dimensions. Find a curly specialist who can enhance your specific hair type. Kinks behave very differently from straight hair; a specialist can identify your curl pattern and cut a shape ideal for you. Medium-length haircuts are the go-to for many coils because they are long enough to show off your luscious locks but short enough that your curls can keep their bounce.