Curly hair is a statement piece in itself, often even over-shadowing a fierce makeup look or awesome outfit with its volume. This makes styling curls quite a challenge, especially when they're used to having their own way. So to save you from the inevitable frustration, we've scoured some of our favorite curly girl blogs to find unexpected, on-trend and cute ways of giving a new look to your hair, all while taking care of those coils.
Check out our styling tips and inspiration for curly hair and scroll down to shop our picks of products to keep your locks in check:
What are some of the most on-trend hairstyles at the moment? Accessories, braids and shorter hair. The good news: all three look great on curly hair!
With accessories, don't hold back when it come to volume. Naturally curly hair can often swamps small, dainty adornments, so instead think oversized bandanas, large floral decoration and vintage accessories like style blogger Cynthia Nyongesa's 90s-inspired golf visor and shades with a messy bun pulled through the top. Love.
Braids, braids and more braids! That's all that anyone's been talking about when it comes to transitional hairstyles. But, even if you were getting a little bored by the braid trend, curly hair can give extra pep to your plaits while also offering control over the curls. We love cute schoolgirl pigtails as part of a geek-chic style, a messy fishtail to extend those summer vibes, and a curly take on the regular braid where natural waves create even more texture and shape to the style.
Short curly hair might seem limited when it comes to styling, but it just takes a little more imagination! With the wavy bob and lob being carried by celebrities from Pippa Middleton and Kerri Washington to Vanessa Hudgens and Karlie Kloss, it's only a matter of time before the truly curly girls get in on the action. We love a messy voluminous lob, as well as short, tight curls with smooth bangs that call to mind Old Hollywood pin curls and #thegoodolddays.
Free People Silk Bow Barrette - $18
Free People Franny Flower Hairpins - $34
Free People Valencia Turban - $18
Urban Outfitters Abstract Triangle Hair Clip - $8
Urban Outfitters Houndstooth Silky Mini Square Scarf - $14
ASOS Pink Brim Visor Hat - $23
Urban Outfitters School Daze Bow Barrett - $10
Rock n Rose Velvet Braid Headband - $46
ASOS Rose Gold Faux Leather Garland Headband - $16
Urban Outfitters Terry Cloth Visor - $10
Rock n Rose Halloween Beatrice Baroque Rose Crown - $76
ASOS Oversize Rose Gold Snap Hair Barrett - $6.50
Kérastase Discipline Masque Curl Idéal - $65
Shu Uemura Urban Moisture Hydro-Nourishing Deep Treatment Masque - $68
AG Hair The Oil Extra Virgin Argan Miracle Smoothing Oil - $9
Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo - $11
John Frieda Frizz-Ease Dream Curls Curl Perfecting Spray - $7
Bumble and Bumble Bb.Curl Conditioning Mousse - $31