25 Easy Curly Hairstyles For Girls

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Curly hair has a mind and a personality of its own. It is gorgeous, full of life, and looks uber chic, but it also requires some effort to make it behave properly. Aah! The thing is curly hairstyles for girls do not require ninja tactics but just a little maintenance and regular nourishment.

These hairstyles are suitable for girls of all ages. If you want to have a good hair day every single day, then this post is for you. MomJunction shares 25 hairstyles for girls with curly hair; they are easy, stylish, and may also brighten up your dull day.

Long Curly Hairstyles For Girls

Whether your face is oval-shaped, round, pear, or heart, there are hairstyles for every type. If you have long curly hair and are looking to experiment with a style, then try these hairdos. These are simple, chic, and always in vogue. Are you ready to try a few?

1. Layered curls

Layered curls

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Simple and perfect for a day or night look, layered curls are easy to style and are ideal for girls who do not have naturally curly hair.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair thoroughly from root to tip.
  • Now use a curling iron, hair clips and a round brush to achieve this look.
  • Part your hair into six sections. You can also increase the number of sections if you want to add more bounce and intensity to this look.
  • You have to start from the first section in the front, and curl your hair from the middle reaching the tips of the hair.
  • In the center portion of the hair, curl your hair from slightly below the middle length.
  • As you reach the backside of the hair, curl the bottom 1/4th portion of the length.
  • Once you finish curling all the sections, run your fingers through the hair and set with a setting spray.

Have an adult use the iron on your hair. Do not do it yourself.

2. Half up pony

Half up pony

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This hairstyle is cool for school or a day outing with friends. Girls with naturally curly hair can totally rock this look.

How to style it:

  • Detangle and brush your hair completely.
  • Take a section of your hair from the crown of the head to the center and raise it all up.
  • Now tease this section of the hair with a teasing comb.
  • Secure it with a hair tie.
  • Comb the remaining portion of the hair with a paddle brush to add a bounce.

3. Cornrows with a bun

Cornrows with a bun

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Try this cornrows hairdo on the days when you want your hair to stay calm and not disturb you.

How to style it:

  • Make sure your hair is squeaky clean before trying this hairstyle, so shampoo and rinse well.
  • Now part your hair into row-like sections.
  • Starting from the center, divide the row into three parts and start braiding it like a stitch. Once you reach the tip, secure it tightly with a hairband.
  • Repeat the same for all the rows.
  • Now take all these portions and tie them up in a bun. Secure the ends with bobby pins.

4. Pretty knot

Pretty knot

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This hairstyle if for anyone whose hair texture is a little wavy or curly. Simple and beautiful, this hairstyle will make you look extra pretty in just a couple of minutes.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair thoroughly using a fine comb or a paddle brush.
  • Take two small sections of your hair, one each from the left and right sides. Twist them and bring them to the center and knot them gently. Do not pull your hair too much, as it may cause stress and breakage.
  • Now once a knot is made, secure the hair with two bobby pins.

5. Pretty braided knot

Pretty braided knot

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Similar to pretty knot, this hairstyle also can be mastered in a few minutes.

How to style it:

  • Comb your hair thoroughly and take two sections from the left and right sides of the crown.
  • Braid them loose and bring them to the center.
  • Gently tie a knot and secure them from the center of the knot using bobby pins.

6. Three braids

Three braids

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Not one or two, this interesting hairstyle will have three simple braids. Let’s have a look at how to style them.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair from root to tip.
  • Take one section of the hair from the center of the crown. French braid this portion until the bottom and secure it with a hair-tie.
  • Now make two regular braids on the left and right side. Loosen the braids a little, giving it curvy appearance and secure the ends with hair-ties.
  • Now set the hairdo with a setting spray.

7. Greek bun

Greek bun

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Turn yourself into a Greek goddess with this easy and elegant bun hairstyle. It is perfect for dinner dates, parties, or evening outs.

How to style it:

  • If you have natural curls, begin the styling from the next step. For girls with straight hair, curl your locks with a curling iron or any no-heat method.
  • Now wear a hairband like a crown.
  • Start tucking the hair into the elastic band from one side of the head and continue till the other corner. Repeat the same process until all the hair is secured like a bun
  • You may also adorn it with accessories and secure any loose ends with bobby pins.

Have an adult use the iron on your hair. Do not do it yourself.

8. High ponytail

High ponytail

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Tie your hair up in a high pony and your favorite hairband, in this classic hairstyle perfect for school, shopping, sports or just for anything.

How to style it:

  • Detangle and neatly brush your hair.
  • Use a teasing comb and lift all the hair up in a high pony; secure it with a hair-tie.
  • Add a pretty bow or hairband to style it or match with your outfit of the day.

9. Messy space buns

Messy space buns

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Whether or not you are an Ariana Grande fan, this hairstyle will make you fall in love with messy space buns look.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair from root to tip and detangle it thoroughly.
  • Part your hair from the middle and divide into two sections.
  • Using a tail comb, comb from the center of the crown go backward and pick a small portion of the hair up to form a pony. Secure it with a hair-tie. Leave the remaining hair on this side loose.
  • Wrap this pony around the hair-tie and secure the end with a bobby pin.
  • Repeat the same steps on the other side of the hair too.
  • Once again brush the remaining hair, and you are good to go.

10. Side curls

Side curls

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This hairstyle will make heads turn even on those days when you just want to hide under your pillow. And the best part is it requires minimal effort.

How to style it:

  • If you don’t have natural curls, then use your favorite hair curling method to get bouncy curls.
  • Using a paddle brush, bring all the hair from the root to tip, to one side.
  • Take some of the front portion of the hair, twist it until the ear and secure it using a cute little hair clip. Isn’t this easy peasy, lemon squeezy?

11. Semi braid with a high pony

Semi braid with a high pony

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Oh, you want to try a hairstyle that looks effortless and stylish at the same time? This is the one for you, then.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair.
  • Curl your hair from the middle of the length to the tips.
  • Now take three small sections from the front center of the forehead and start braiding. Alternatively, make a French braid. Once you reach the center of the head, secure it with a hair-tie.
  • In this step, combing your hair from the nape of your neck upwards. Make a high pony and join it with the braid.
  • Secure this entire pony with a colorful hair-tie.

12. Messy bow

Messy bow

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If your hair is curly and you want a messy bow, this hairstyle is ideal for you.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair thoroughly and remove any knots or tangles.
  • Using a fine-toothed comb, pull your entire hair up into a high and looped bun, ensuring it is on the top and center of the head.
  • Now split this bun into two halves, without disturbing it.
  • Pull a small section of the hair from this bun and divide it into two parts. Wrap these sections from under the bun and circle it around a couple of times.
  • Secure any loose ends with a bobby pin.
  • Do not tame any baby hair sticking out, as the messy bow looks better with such imperfections.

13. Topknot bun

Topknot bun

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Easy and elegant, try this hairstyle now.

How to style it:

  • Detangle the hair and brush it thoroughly.
  • Pull the hair up into a high pony and secure it with a hair-tie.
  • To add volume, use a teasing comb and run it through the pony.
  • Now divide the pony into two sections and twist them with each other till the tips.
  • Wrap this around the pony and secure the end with a bobby pin.

Tip: You may also use a hair-donut to add a dramatic volume to the bun.

14. Curly high ponies

Curly high ponies

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You can rock high ponies at any occasion if you can carry them off well.

How to style it:

  • If you have a wavy texture to your hair, then your job is half done. For girls with straight hair, curl the hair giving them a wavy appearance.
  • Now use a tail comb to part your hair into two sections starting from the center of the forehead to the nape of the neck.
  • In this step, take one side of the partition and pull it all up into a high pony, securing with a hair tie. Repeat the same on the other side.
  • You may add bow hair clips to make the ponies look extra cute.

15. Twisted bun

Twisted bun

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Curly hair just doesn’t behave at times. Tame them with this super fun hairdo.

How to style it:

  • Grab a couple of hair-ties and bobby pins before you get started. Brush your hair to remove any knots or tangles.
  • Use a tail comb and make various sections of the hair, randomly. Doesn’t have to be perfect. Now secure each of these sections with hair-ties.
  • Twist the first section on the crown, bring it to the bottom and secure with a bobby pin.
  • Take another section from the left side of the hair, repeat the twisting and secure it with the first bobby pin.
  • Repeat the same with all the sections of the hair.
  • The result will be a beautiful twisted bun hairdo. You may add flowers or accessories to make it prettier.

16. Rose braided bun

Rose bun

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Try this hairstyle when you have ample time and prep for a big event. Hint-hint, this would look great with a prom gown.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair thoroughly and remove knots, if any.
  • Now use a tail comb to diagonally part your hair from one side, going down to the corner of the nape on the other side. Secure these two sections with a hair-tie.
  • Now braid both the sections, as shown in the image.
  • Slowly pull out the hair from the braid in order to loosen it. Make sure you are not untying the hair fully, disturbing the braids.
  • Now take one braid to the other corner of the head and secure with a U-pin. Repeat the same with the other braid too.
  • Once the bun is completed, secure any loose ends with U-pins. Pretty, isn’t it?

17. Floral hairdo

Floral hairdo

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Flowers look pretty as an accessory on the hair, and when you are heading to a wedding, beach party or just in the mood for it, go for this hair-do.

How to style it:

  • Brush all your hair neatly and detangle it thoroughly.
  • Apply a leave-in conditioner to tame any flyaways.
  • Adorn the hair with natural or faux flowers as per your liking.

18. Big voluminous curls

Big voluminous curls

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Curls run the world! Block everyone’s view with these big voluminous curls.

How to style it:

  • If your hair is naturally curly, then apply a little mousse or hair setting spray to make the hair appear bouncy.
  • Girls with fine or straight hair may use a curling iron to achieve this look.
  • Take smaller sections of the hair and curl them from root to tip.
  • Once the entire hair is curled, just run your fingers through the hair and set it with a mousse or setting spray. Do not use a brush after applying a setting spray.

Be careful while using the curling iron and have an adult to do it for you.

Short Curly Hairstyles For Girls

Short hair, no care. Add that extra oomph to your lovely mane with these short curly hairstyles for girls. Grab your hairbrush, some bobby pins, hair ties, a teasing comb, and you are good to go.

19. Noodle/ crochet curls

Noodle/ crochet curls

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When your hair is short and you are bored with the existing hairstyle, try noodle curls.

How to style it:

  • Noodle curls can be easily achieved with a pencil and a flat iron.
  • Starting from the nape of the neck, take a very tiny section of the hair and wrap it around a pencil. Use a foil paper to cover the pencil and hair.
  • Now using a flat iron, press the foil paper. Once done, open the foil paper and remove the pencil from the hair. Your noodle curl is ready.
  • Use the pencil and foil paper for the rest of your hair as well and continue the process till each and every strand of the hair looks like noodles.

Have an adult use the flat iron on your hair. Do not do it yourself.

20. Beaded cornrows

Beaded cornrows

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Ideal for younger girls, beaded cornrows look chic and edgy.

How to style it:

  • Shampoo and condition your hair thoroughly and let them dry.
  • Brush and detangle the hair leaving no knots.
  • Part your hair into as many rows as you desire. Divide each of these rows into three sections each and stitch them in a braid.
  • Add colorful beads to the braid and cover it fully.

21. Stretched afro

Stretched afro

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This look is perfect for African girls with natural curls.

How to style it:

  • Stretched afro can be achieved in two ways.
  • One is the natural wash-and-go method, wherein no brushing is to be done after shampooing your hair.
  • Another way is to try the Bantu knots first, and once you open these knots, your hair will be naturally styled in a stretched afro look.

22. Faux hawk/ Pineapple

Faux hawk/ Pineapple

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This hairstyle takes edgy updo to a whole new level. Try it to believe it!

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair throughout and detangle them.
  • Now gently gather your hair on top of the head, not leaving any strand.
  • Secure it with a scrunchie tightly so that the end result looks like a pineapple.
  • Apply mousse on the bottom part of the hair to tame any baby hair.

23. Spider braids

Spider braids

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Sounds funny? Well, the hairstyle looks like spider legs.

How to style it:

  • Comb your hair and detangle the knots.
  • Divide the hair into eight equal parts and separate them with hair clips.
  • Start with the first section and braid them down to the bottom. Secure the end firmly with a hair-tie.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining seven sections.
  • Voila, your spider braids are ready.

24. Soft natural curls

Soft natural curls

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Add a bouncy volume to your flat hair with this easy look.

How to style it:

  • Comb your hair thoroughly.
  • Use a curling iron to curl the hair. Make sure the hair is not too close on the rod, to achieve a natural look.
  • Now use a paddle brush to brush the hair gently.

Have an adult use the iron on your hair. Do not do it yourself.

25. Bandana style

Bandana style

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The best part is you can add as many variations to this hairstyle as you desire.

How to style it:

  • Brush your hair and pull it up into a high pony.
  • Take a cute and stylish bandana to tie it across the crown.
  • Now pull some strands out and loosen the pony to give it a messy yet stylish appearance.

It might take a while to make hairstyles for girls with curly hair, but with a little practice and persistence, you might just become a pro at it. Hence, if you have an event or big day coming up and you want to steal the spotlight, start practicing now.

If you have some tips and tricks up your sleeve about any hairstyle, share them with other curly hair beauties by posting a comment below.

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