Read on for simple hairstyles and the best styling products for curly hair:
1. The Messy Topknot
This hairstyle lets your curls do all the talking, simply oozing personality and charm, AND it requires no heat styling. Gather your hair in a ponytail at the top of your head, twist the length of the ponytail around the base, forming a loose bun. Use a couple of bobby pins to secure it in place and voila! Your topknot is ready. Let some of those tendrils tumble out and let those hairline flyaways fly free – it all adds to the relaxed look. To finish, spritz on some texturizing spray like the Balmain Paris Travel Texturizing Salt Spray which gives texture and hold, so your topknot only looks messy.
2. Half Up, Half Down
This low maintenance look is for any curly-haired girl, so whether you have short curly hair or long luxurious waves, you’ve got this hairstyle in the bag. All you’ve got to do is grab the top half of your hair, pull it back as you smooth it down with your hands and secure it with a rubber band. Twist, tie and tease with this Schwarzkopf Professional Osis+ Sparkler Shine Spray You’re left with a fab hairstyle that keeps your hair off your pretty face.
3. The Sky-High Ponytail
Curly hair? Don’t care! ‘Coz this hairstyle can rock any look whether it’s date night, a day at work or a casual brunch with the girls. Gather your hair into a super-high ponytail at the crown of your head and secure it with a cute hair tie. Enhance the ends and keep your curls looking soft and bouncy with a curl-defining cream like the Be Bonnie Premio Arganoro Curl Defining Cream and you’re basically all set to paint the town red.
4. It’s All About Accessories
Short curly hair + accessories = some serious hair goals! Creatively place pretty bobby pins like these ones from Elite Models (France) Fashion to hold back a few of your coils or simply pull on a delightfully dainty headband like this one from Toniq and you’ll be getting major style points wherever you go.
5. The Sultry Slick-Back
Whoever said the slicked back look was for straight hair only obviously didn’t know the power of curly hair. In fact, curly hair with a natural texture simply slays the slicked back hairstyle. Plus, it’s super easy to execute. Let your hair dry, then finger-comb some styling gel through your strands and use a boar bristle brush to smooth and slick back your curly mane. Check out the L'Oreal Professionnel Tecni Art Smooth Liss Control + and the Vega R3- RB Round Brush for the perfect finish. And ta-da! You’ve got a chic glam hairstyle minus any of the fuss.
6. Au Naturale
The best hairstyle for curly hair? Embracing those gorgeous ringlets and just owning that look. When you’re just born with ’em curls, you need to remember one thing: less is more, which essentially means the less you do, the more amazing they’ll look. After washing, scrunch your damp hair with some leave-in spray (try the BBLUNT Blown Away, Volumizing Leave-In Spray), comb with a wide-toothed comb and hands off. Don’t touch your hair and your curly mop will be bouncy and frizz-free.