40 New Curly Hairstyles Variations (Celebrities Edition)
Curly hair is a gift when styled right!
Having curly hair can be a struggle sometimes but if one knows how to style it the perfect way then it certainly becomes a blessing. Curly hair can sometimes be more attractive as it is not quite common to spot one, but it can look prettier if it is taken care of perfectly. Now, let’s discuss different types of curly hairstyles
Short Length Curly Hairstyles
The first instinct when one has curly hair texture is to cut it short which is not wrong but there are few more elements that elevate the look even more. For example, one can have a cheeky updo or bun it up to keep it very controlled whereas if you are the one with a thick texture let cut it neck length and let that fluff do its charm.
Medium Length Curly Hairstyles
Medium length when one rests the hair on the shoulder and to be honest, it is quite common to spot this hairstyle. The first thing to note here is that parting is quite important as it organizes hair in a better way and gives it a little direction to grow. Parting it in middle gives a very neat look and removes that fluff from the top whereas parting on the side might give chances to have fringe on bangs.
Long Length Curly Hairstyles
The elite of the elite, longer length is something that is hard to manage hence we don’t spot it quite often but if you are the one who is looking forward to rocking this one then consider layering it a little. Having two layers is pretty optimum as it removes that dense volume while keeping it long enough. Next, one can consider tying it up when possible!
Now that we have enough prep talk done, let’s check out some examples and inspiration from celebrities to see what suits your style more.
Ali Bastian Rocking that Dual Dye Short Curls
Starting with short curls, this one is dyed in dual-tone where blonde is dominant and darker tone is the undertone. This is a form of subtle layering which aesthetically reduces volume giving that curl a neat settled look. Also, side parting makes it neater.
Jessica Dying Curls Frosty Cream
So there are two things, the side part which includes a side sweep and the other is a side fringe, where only a part of the hair is side parted. This is a side fringe where only a part of hair on the front is parted and fringed. This suits the curls resting on shoulders quite neatly and gives an elegant look.
Kimberly Flaunting Her Afro Curled Crown
Afro curls are the best as they are thin textured but the density is quite high which draws a lot of attention. The best part is that it can be styled in a million different ways, but this is always the OG. Shag is up with ear length at most and wears it like a crown, after all, she is a curl Cween!
Bridget Rocking those Straightened Curls
Soft thin curls are always up for grabs but this one is slightly different. The slightly straightened curls make it look a bit soft especially with that side part it makes everything sleek. The longer length makes it look fancier than it is.
Virginia Madsen's Queen Elizabeth Look
So what if your curls are bigger and thicker? Well, one can get inspired from this and pull of a Queen Elizabeth look where the hair stays quite short, just enough to stick by the neck and a cheeky side part so that top looks a little more alive. And the density makes it pop like nothing else.
Jennifer Finnigan with That Middle Parted Top
Is that wavy or curly? Let’s say both, the top is waved while the rest of it massively curled for that contrast look of subtle to noisy. The top is straightened a little so that it can be middle-parted and then the volume can be handled. The thickness of hair strands is what makes this one a neat one.
Holly's Wet Curly Look with Bangs
As mentioned before, the inclusion of different elements is what makes curls more special than it is on its own. The top is quite frizzed while the sides are densely curled with bangs on the forehead to make it look more teenager-influenced. Lastly, cut it short to keep the volume dense and tight.
Allie Grant with her Rough Curly Middle Part
The middle part is very homey to curly hair and especially this one as the volume is out of the charts and it needs some element to shape it elegantly. Next on the list is the length, the balanced length of the shoulder is what makes this manageable while not being too sleek.
Jordin Tying Her Thin Curls
Do you notice the contrast in hair from top to the sides? The top is more like a short hair approach whereas the sides are longer curly strands making this a very contrasting outlook. The curls are thinner and shiny as we see but the best part is that they are controlled.
Tracie Starring Thin Tight Curled Crown
Curls have a lot of different personalities and this one happens to be one of them, the thin tight curls make it noodle-y where a shiny dye like this plays an important role in making it pop. Curls also act like bangs on the forehead and rest of them act like a crown around the hair due to short length.
Raquel Sofia's Undercut Tapered Curls
Do curls get any better than this? We can classify this look as the modern touch to the original curls hairstyle where the whole volume is concentrated to one side and the other side is undercut tapered to size 2 clippers for that obvious contrast.
Shiny Blonde Long Curls by Catherine
Long curls with shiny blonde dye are what we are looking for here. The middle part is what divides the long hair into either side with a thick texture. Let that hair fall as the length is quite a big deal. The curls make it a little shorter than usual but that’s the whole game. Layer it near the crown and you’ll manage it even better.
Dana Delany Puffing the Top Curl
Puffy curls with a side part are something that we don’t see quite often. That being said, the sides are resting on the shoulder with the top being side parted. Usually, some hair is flattened on the top with more curls on the sides but not this one, the top here is slightly puffy.
Hallee Updoing a Neat Curl
Updo is quite a neat one and this one here is something like Micheal Jackson’s strand hanging down from the forehead. The rest of the hair is casually tied up which looks more organized. Plus, there is no part that brings all the hair together. Reduce the volume and then this will work like a charm.
Bridgetta Tomarchio Side Parted Quiff Curls
Curls have an advantage on puff that comes naturally with it. This one here is parted on the side with top being quiffed with volume distributed equally on both sides. The way one can have it is by layering and reducing all the extra weight on either side.
Stana Fullfing those Curls
Curls are highly dependent on the face and with this face being sleeker than usual the volume can be pumped a bit for that trend. The top is undercut side-parted fringe while the sides are fluffed to their maximum. The way that is done is by loading sides with curled hair and reducing a bit on the top.
Holland Curling Thin Haired Pony
We see this look in weddings but this one is quite special when the top is side-parted with long hair that is spiral curled. The strands are quite thin with volume that is easily controlled. The frizzy hair does play a decent role in rocking this look.
Madsen Middle Parting Those Tight Curls
Thick hair plus tight curls are also known as short curls are quite fun especially when done like this. The middle part makes sure the curls stay in place with equal volume on both sides. The best part is tapered hair on the forehead which reduces the length resulting in forehead fringe curls.
Lopez's Thin Hair Long Curls
As I mentioned before, curls with longer hair textures are what makes it stand apart from other styles. That being said the hair is quite thin here which means work has to be done with density. Lopez’s hair volume is quite dense, making it look fuller with one layer towards the crown, making the top look quite sleek.
Lauren's Thick Curls
Loose curls with thick hair are always a honeymoon. A neat middle part will help it grow in two sides making it look a tad organized, that being said the length of this cut is what makes it look neat. If it were shorter than this then it wouldn’t look this good.
Chrissy Teigen with Her Straightened Curled Waves
Straightening curls give this wavy look which is very neat and doesn’t reduce that fluff by the curls. The key here is to straighten it slightly and let those curls form waves, this is will not only make the length longer but also have this straight-curled look.
Icy Blonde Rita Ora's Thick Curls
Do you note that the hair color complements the dress color but adding to that the dense thick curls make up for a neat volume. When one has such volume then the better option is to go with a short hairstyle and a cheeky side part. When done that it shows elegance and trend both.
Massively Curled Blake's Blonde Shiner
Curls are not always meant to be kept small and dense, sometimes these massively round curls make a neat hairstyle as they instantly increase the volume. The key here is to keep that top flattened yet curled the rest of the hair and see it rock the night.
Salma Hayek is a Cween!
Welcoming the Curl Cween on the list, Salma Hayek makes this curled look so perfect. It is perfectly balanced on both sides thanks to the middle part and the thin hair that stays in place no matter what. The top is straightened a little to keep it intact.
Riri's Red Dense Rough Curls
Rihanna is the GOAT when it comes to rocking a neat hair trend. These dense short curls are just so good! First, it is curled like a spring hence it is called “Spring Curls”. Next, the dar-shiny red dye goes well with her attire which completely does justice with the look. For this, no partition is required.
Angelina Jolie's Loose Curls with Puffy Top
A very classy touch to the original curled look. The curls here are kept loose and wide as they don’t fluff because the whole approach is quite sleek and tender. That being said, the top is styled as well which is not that common, the fluff supports the little fluff that curls on her shoulder bring to the table.
Taylor Swift's Wedding Curls
Curls here are done in layers, the top and the crown are slightly straight whereas the rest of the hair is curled and this is something that we spot at weddings. The top is slightly side-parted with strands hanging on the forehead every now and then.
Nicki's Cotton Candy Thin Curl
Soft cotton candy is a dream for many but we see Nicki rocking it like it is a piece of cake. Moreover, the curled dense shag is something to be cherished about, the subtle side part sets the top by pushing a lot of volume to its side whereas the sides hold the volume on the crown.
Selena Gomez with That OG Shag Curl
Selena Gomez doesn’t stop experimenting with her hair and this is one of the neat ones. The top is quite fluffed with a little shag all around it with an offset middle part that pushes the hair on either side with shorl thin curls makes it quite trendy.
Tori Kelly's Thin Hair Dense Frosty Curls
Dye plays a big role when it comes to enhancing the curl look. This thin hair is so dense which makes it even better plus the side part gives the top a little fluff and the short length makes it look all condensed and neat.
Kristen's Short Boy Cut Curl
Who says curled haircut can be neck-length short? Kristen breaks the rule and cuts it into chopped with a curly texture. The best part of this look is the top is quite long with sides being undercut with straight taper. Curls are not always about curly hair all over.
Mariah's Long Curled Hair Parted in the Middle
Here is the majestic long length curled look that is hyped. The hype is real when it is pulled with so much elegance and style. The middle part is the only thing it needs to make it look organized and those strands are chilling there. The shiny blonde dye just makes it top-notch.
Side Parted Dense Curls by Kat Cunning
Dense curls can be hard to handle if one doesn’t know how to manage them but if you are someone like Kat then you know what is to be done. Part it on one of the sides and then let it fall freely that being said, the length here reduces the fluff. Love this casual and neat look.
AnnaLynne McCord with Some Serious Curl Volume
We all know curls bring volume and volume brings density. If we talk about density, it is quite high here and that is what makes it a trendy hairstyle. Part it on one side to give it a direction and that separate it from the top which acts as a layer.
CariDee with a Curled Updo
The opposite of long length is right here and this is no less of a style icon. If one can control the volume while managing those curls is quite a look. The side part here is subtle with less density makes it look elegant. Next, roll those curls a bit more to increase density while keeping volume intact.
Mary's Thin Hair Rough Curls
Thin hair can be neatly curled too and this is the prime example, the dual-tone dye acts as a subtle layering that separates the top from the sides. Moreover, the side part puts more fluff on the side with thicker curls make it denser than it really seems.
Shannon Elizabeth with Mid Parted Ginger Curls
Remember we discussed how parting hair makes it more organized and helps to give a direction to grow into. Well, this is an example of the same. The middle part acts as a way to put volume concentrated on the left and right. The dense short curls make it so much fun while making it look elegant.
Jess Highlights That Short Curl
Did you notice two things here? First, the highlighted blonde curls, and second, the subtle side part that makes things neater? The dense curls need a direction otherwise they will become blobs. The short hair texture makes it quite neat, remember to use some hair oil to tame it.
Katarzyna Wolejnio with Those Straight Curls
Let that breeze go through that curls that are straightened a little for them to look like waves which definitely the trend. Moreover, the subtle middle part gives it enough direction to be free yet controlled. That being said the thin hair texture is so cool when it comes to maintaining the density.
AnnaLynne with Tight Curled Shag
Shags on their own are very neat to watch but when it is curled ones, it is hard to not notice. The volume here is distributed all over the hair with the subtle middle part which quietly puts hair equally in all places. The layer here is quite low as it is layered at the shoulder and not at the crown, a new way to curl it!