If you’ve ever seen a hairstyle you loved and thought, “I wish I could get that with my curly hair,” wish no more! Curly hair can get a bad rap for being hard to work with, but it’s as versatile as any other hair type. From short curly styles to long man buns, here are our favorite 30 men’s hairstyles for curly hair.

Curly Fringe 2
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Curly Fringe

A pronounced swoop and a tousled head of hair make this hairstyle stand out from the rest. The curls take center stage, flowing downward to give this style a sense of motion.

Long Curly Style
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Long Curly Style

This hairstyle accentuates the natural corkscrew nature of curly hair and lets it loose. Fluff up your hair and grow it long for this daring look.

Messy Curly Quiff
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Messy Curly Quiff

Looking for a hairstyle that doesn’t follow the beaten path? Check out this combination: a short quiff in the front and messy hair in the back. A great casual look for having fun.

Short Choppy Curls
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Short Choppy Curls

If you want a haircut that can tame your curls, this one’s for you. The curls are cut short and close to the head, and the result resembles short spikes that give the hair a ton of texture.

Professional Curls
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Professional Curls

Don’t want to get too wild with your curls? Try this clean and tidy hairstyle. The curls give the haircut a high amount of presence, but they’re not too unruly.

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Man Bun
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Man Bun

Tying all your hair up into a man bun is an easy and fashionable way of taming curly hair. We especially like this combo because the curly hair gives the hairstyle a unique texture and appearance.

Undercut Disconnected With Fringe
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Side Swept Disconnected Undercut

This extreme style pushes the boundaries of the disconnected undercut. The hair on the sides is almost nonexistent, emphasizing the flowing hair on top of the head

Heavy Angular Fringe
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Heavy Angular Fringe

Mess up your curly hair for this angular style. This hairstyle mixes a fade on the sides and back with an overflowing head of hair, giving this hairstyle a firm presence and a lot of volume.

Curly Top with Drop Fade
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Curly Drop Fade

This style combines tousled hair with a chiseled fade, and it’s a hairstyle that’s sure to make a lasting impression. The drop fade works especially well to accentuate the curly nature of the hair while the sides stay nice and neat. It’s a messy, informal style that’s still fashionable.

Thin Curly Style
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Thin Curly Style

Vincent Cassel takes a unique approach to his thin, curly hair by sweeping it back on the sides and letting the top retain its natural look. The layering of the hair gives it extra volume, and the long top and short sides provide a nice contrast.

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Three sides of skin fade
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Curly Skin Fade

Even more dramatic than the drop fade, this skin fade variation leaves the hair on top and all but eliminates the hair on the back and sides. If you want to emphasize your curls and nothing else, check this out.

Long Messy Curls
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Long Messy Curls

In this hairstyle, there’s nothing but curls. The hair is grown out long and styled to create this vibrant style.

extra-short curls
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Extra-short Curls

Here’s another style that tames curly hair. This extra-short style turns the curls a unified tousled look.

Medium Curly Quiff
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Medium Curly Quiff

Here’s a nice variation on the classic quiff that’s ideal for curly-haired guys. The curls give the quiff extra volume, making this a neat yet exciting style.

Asymmetrical Curly Fringe
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Asymmetrical Curly Fringe

Be stylish without going over the top with this asymmetrical curly fringe. A few curls drape over one side while the rest is disheveled.

Curly Slicked Back Style
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Curly Slicked Back Style

If you’ve got a larger forehead, this slicked back style is an excellent choice for you. The face is the focal point, while the hair is kept curly in the back and on the sides.

Short Messy Style
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Short Messy Style

If you like keeping your curls together for texture, this shorter style is an excellent choice. The curls are bunched up together for a rounded, rippling appearance.

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Tangled Curly Style
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Tangled Curly Style

For a highly textured, flowing men’s hairstyle for curly hair, this tangled style is one of our favorites. The curls get twisted and packed together to give the hair presence and volume.

Wavy Curly Style
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Wavy Curly Style

With a little bit of styling, loose curly hair can take on a wavy appearance. This style retains the hair’s curliness but also makes it smoother and more manageable.

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Tousled Top with Short Sides
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Tousled Top with Short Sides

For this look, trim the sides of your hair shorter than the top. This style looks youthful but doesn’t take much effort to achieve.

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Curly Long Fringe with Undercut
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Textured Curls with Undercut

This is a great way to fix morning bed head. Use a generous amount of your favorite styling product and run it through your hair until it looks the way you want.

Textured Crop Natural curls
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Natural Curls

Rock this look when you’re having a good hair day. Avoid a lot of product; simply run your fingers through your hair to brush it without damaging the curls.

Longer Curls for modern man
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Longer Curls

This is a relaxed look that requires little time and effort. Just let your curls do their thing or hold them in place with some product to look more polished.

Curved Fade with weight lines and textured curls.
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Curved Fade with Curls

This fade is more involved and eye-catching with the addition of the curve. Trim your curls in the back and let them grow longer in the front.

Textured Curls Faded Undercut
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Curls Faded Undercut

If you’re feeling bold, this is the hairstyle for you. Keep your curls voluminous and bouncy to get a bigger contrast between them and the fade.

Curls Textured
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Curls Brushed and Textured

For this look, brush your curls out to relax them. Then, add some texturing product to make them stay in place.

Long-Curly-Fringe
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Curly Frindge Style

Let your curls grow long, then trim up the sides. Don’t be afraid to let your curls get a little unruly! You don’t want them to look too polished.

Short Textured Curls
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Short Textured Curls

This is a great look if you have thin hair. Adding product to your curls will help them look fuller and healthier.

Soft Short Curls
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Soft Short Curls

If you have loose curls or even wavy hair, consider this look. Tousle your hair with your fingers or a brush, but don’t worry about gel or product for styling.

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Curly Hair with a Fringe
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Skin Fade Fringe

This fade is less dramatic and more gradual than others, but it still emphasizes your curls. This look is trendy but still classy.

Loose Curly Hair + Undercut Fade
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Loose Curly Hair + Undercut Fade

This version of the undercut fade showcases loose curls or waves. Use a holding product to amp up the volume.

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Simon Baker’s Carefree Curly Slick Back
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Simon Baker's Carefree Curly Slick Back

Regardless of texture or tightness of curl, anyone can rock this look. Don’t be afraid to get your hair messy! Use hairspray or gel to hold everything in place.

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Justin Timberlake Bleached Curls
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Justin Timberlake Bleached Curls

If you’re feeling retro, grab your favorite gel to hold your curls in place for this ‘90s hairstyle. This look is great if you have tight curls and want to let them grow longer.

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Curly Undercut
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Curly Undercut

This is another style that will look great even if your hair is a little messy. The undercut is neat, so you will still look trendy and professional.

Hipster Ginger Bed Hair Curly Frizz
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Curly Undercut with a Disconnected Fade

The sharp lines of the undercut contrast well with the voluminous curls, making this style bold and attention-getting. For even more impact, consider dying the tips of your curls a funky color like blue or light blond.

Curly Undercut
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Super Curly Undercut

Achieve this crown of curls by brushing them out. Not only will your hair be soft, this will add all the volume you need to create this look.

Curly Hairstyle with Beard
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Curly Hairstyle with Beard

For this style, let your curls sit on top and trim your hair shorter as you move down your face. Let your sideburns and beard grow out but be sure to keep them trimmed to the same length.

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Side Part with Curly Hair
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Side Part with Curly Hair

Changing your part can make a huge difference in your look. A deep side part draws attention to your eyes and contrasts nicely with large curls.

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Long Curls All Over

This look is perfect if you are carefree and don’t want to spend a lot of time or energy on your hair. Simply let your curls grow long all over!

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Curly Undercut
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Gradual Fade with Styled Curls

For this style, get a gradual fade and let it naturally lead to your curls. Then, style your curls so they stay in place.

Curly Undercut
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Fade with Sideburns and Beard

Let your curls sit on top and ask your barber for a fade on your head and on your beard. Skinny sideburns tie this look together.

Nick Jonas’s Tousled Curls
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Nick Jonas's Tousled Curls

Get Nick’s look by keeping a short cut, two to three inches is good enough! Tousle the curls with your fingers (large curls are best for this look) and keep it together with a light hold mousse or spray.

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Mika’s Curly Hair
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Mika's Curly Hair

This shows a perfect example of a haircut done right for the hair type, in this case curly. To flaunt the curly texture on you hair, you can go for a classic scissor crop like Mika here. It works so well because the hair has been moisturized and left with a soft look that allows movement. We love it!

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Fancy Curls with Tapered Design
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Fancy Curls with Tapered Design

Strike the perfect balance between the longer curly look and a tapered fade design. To achieve this look, go for a mid to high-fade. Tousle the curls at the top of your head and use a light hold wax to keep everything in place! Now you are ready to step outside!

Shaggy Curls and Fringe
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Shaggy Curls and Fringe

Look effortlessly cool with this rugged look. Rather than going for the slicked-back style, try this out for a more laid-back approach. Just go for a chin-length shag and let the curls loose! Of course, a “beard-and-shag” look never goes out of style.

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Side-Swept Curls
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Side-Swept Curls

Want the preppy look without all the prep? Opt for this side-swept curly hairstyle that is easy but elevates your look. Start with semi-wet hair, then use a hydrator and a volume product to ensure proper hold. Use a comb to sweep curly hair to one side!

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Rusty Waves and Curls
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Rusty Waves and Curls

Up your color game with this reddish hair color for a “rusted” look. Leave the top wavy, then comb the sides backward for a distinct look, ideally the back of the head should be left curly. Works great if you’re going for a suave retro look!

Messy Curls Lying Around
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Messy Curls Lying Around

Try this surfer look with a short haircut! This look is good for thicker, wavy hair. Use the weight of your hair and let your curls lie down for this sleek, no-fuss look!

Curly Top with Pointy Line Up
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Curly Top with Pointy Line Up

This look accentuates strong features, like a jawline. Works well with thicker, tighter curls. Playing on the lighter version of a fade, this is a versatile look you can take anywhere!

Classic Taper and Scissor Crop
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Classic Taper and Scissor Crop

Bringing back that tapered look, except this time with a scissor crop. The look allows you to play with a more textured style. The slight taper brings the look together seamlessly!

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High Volume Curls
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High Volume Curls

These curls can’t be tamed! Great if you have voluminous curls, let them out and style it with a side-swept look. This look is definitely for the bold and fashion-forward!

Fine Faded Side with Dyed Curls
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Fine Faded Side with Dyed Curls

Get this sexy, playful look with a fade and some dyed curls! Keep the color only to the curls atop the head and try a light brown highlight.

Fine Curls with Vivid Mid Fade
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Fine Curls with Vivid Mid Fade

Take the curls and fade into a whole new world with this look. This is a play on the classic “curls-and-fade” look but instead of a full fade, ends halfway right above the browline. Good for people with oval-shaped faces, but of course perfect for anyone, anywhere!

Curly Top with Sharp Low Fade
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Curly Top with Sharp Low Fade

Leave the curls a bit longer on top for this playful look. Play on the fade with a sharp low fade ending just beneath the curls. This is perfect for a later man bun or top-knot when the curls get in the way!

Curls with Cuts
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Curls with Cuts

Try this fierce look, curls accompanied with a cut. A straight cut from the brow to the hairline creates the illusion of a real cut and adds an extra dimension to your style. Of course, having the beard is just a plus!

Sleek Temple Fade with Short Curls
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Sleek Temple Fade with Short Curls

Get this sleek and textured look with a fade that ends right at the temples. Leave the curls a bit longer for a more versatile look.

Bowled Round Curly Top
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Bowled Round Curly Top

A bowled top is nothing special if you have straight hair, but with curly hair it’s a surprisingly handsome look. Best of all, it’s easy to get and even easier to maintain.

Intense Curls with Subtle Widow’s Peak
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Intense Curls with Subtle Widow's Peak

This short, curly hairstyle features a fade on the sides. What with the subtle widow’s peak, it’s a simple cut with a lot of power.

Curled Top with Clear Mid Fade
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Curled Top with Clear Mid Fade

The small curls on top of this style almost form an afro. With short, faded sides and some light facial hair, it’s definitely a masculine look.

Curly Taper Fade
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Curly Taper Fade

This messy, curled hairstyle is also finished with a fade on the sides. The haphazard locks on top are what gives this look plenty of mean character.

Intense Short Curls with Crystal Mid Fade
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Intense Short Curls with Crystal Mid Fade

These thick curls are kept short; as are the tapered sides. The angular hairline brings a unique, sharp contrast to this hairstyle.

Tight Curls and Drop Taper
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Tight Curls and Drop Taper

Here’s another look with plenty of messy, thick curls. This curly hairstyle is an easy choice for any guy, and is especially practical for kids.

Temple Fade with Curled Top
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Temple Fade with Curled Top

This undercut features curly hair on top. It’s certainly a unique look, and feels rather hipster when complemented with some facial hair.

Different Shades of Blonde
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Different Shades of Blonde

Super messy, super curly, and super dry. This look is exactly what you think of when you think “short surfer hair”, and it’s made extra edgy with a dividing line on the side.

Highlighted Curl with High Fade
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Highlighted Curl with High Fade

This messy afro has blonde highlights and ultra-short sides for a modern twist. With the two-tooth hairline design and clean shave, it’s both youthful and mature.

Short Curly Fohawk with Lineup
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Short Fohawk with Lineup

Fohawks can also be made with curly hair. This easy style is made by brushing the hair on top in towards a central apex, and keeping the sides trimmed short.

Undercut Curls with Sleek Fade
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Undercut Curls with Sleek Fade

Here’s a unique look based on a man bun with curly hair. The sides are kept short and the top reaches extra high for a pompadour-like contrast.

Medium Fade and Curly Top
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Medium Fade and Curly Top

This simple undercut is extremely handsome. And it just goes to show that an undercut can work for anyone, no matter whether the hair is straight, curly, or wavy!

Wet Curls with Clean Line Up
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Wet Curls with Clean Line Up

Here’s another undercut with some higher density curls on top. Complemented by the connected facial hair, this look is an excellent choice for any young guy.

Shiny Thick and Small Curls
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Shiny Thick and Small Curls

Long on top, short on the sides! That’s three undercuts in a row, and you can probably see why this is such a great style for guys with curly hair.

Dense But Controlled Curls
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Dense But Controlled Curls

These large, dense curls cover the entire head — top, back, and sides. The result is a unique look that’s easy to maintain and somewhat edgy.

Front Curls with Side Fade
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Front Curls with Side Fade

Here’s an undercut with a quiff of long curls at the front. The well-conditioned, smooth hair lends itself well to this length.

curly-hair-andrewdoeshair
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Tapered Bed Head on Wavy Hair
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Curly Short Crop and Taper
Curly Top with controlled Volume
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Curly Top with controlled Volume
High Blob Top with Low Fade
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High Blob Top with Low Fade
Dense Curls with Fancy Neckline
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Dense Curls with Fancy Neckline
Casual Curls Top with Tapered Sides
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Casual Curls Top with Tapered Sides
The Golden Curls
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The Golden Curls
Overloaded Curls with Thin Hair
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Overloaded Curls with Thin Hair