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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
In this hairstyle, there’s nothing but curls. The hair is grown out long and styled to create this vibrant style.
Here’s another style that tames curly hair. This extra-short style turns the curls a unified tousled look.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Short Fohawk with Lineup
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 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.
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 Brushed and Textured
For this look, brush your curls out to relax them. Then, add some texturing product to make them stay in place.
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
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
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.
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.
This version of the undercut fade showcases loose curls or waves. Use a holding product to amp up the volume.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.