10 Curly Hairstyles for Long Hair

Long hairs, especially when they are curly, are not a piece of cake to style. But this hardship should not inspire you to cut down your luscious tresses or stop you from trying and mastering new hairstyling techniques.

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In this article, we have discussed more than a few curly hairstyles that are not only super easy to create but at the same time promises to elevate your look by several notches, even in a bad hair day.

So without further ado, let’s learn them.

1. Long, Soft Romantic Curls

The one way to grab all attention is by adorning your long tresses with soft romantic curls; this beautiful romantic hairstyle not only flaunts your long luscious locks but at the same time also make them look full and voluminous so that you become a person of envy.

Long Soft Romantic Curls

For this hairstyle, section off your hairs in maximum 4 parts for very loose curls, and apply a holding spray like this Herbal Essences Set Me up Beautiful Bold Hold Hairspray for a more defined result. Now take a section of your hair and wrap it around a curling wand for 20-25 seconds to create curls. Repeat this process for all your hair sections and then brush out curls with a flat boar bristle brush for that soft, dreamy look that you have intended.

Don’t forget to form curls in alternate directions.

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2. Flirty Fishtail Braid

Want to try a new hairstyle with your long manes?

Then this fishtail braided style is just the one for you; it is an alternative to a classic French style but it still gives your tresses definition and a very appealing appearance.

Flirty Fishtail Braid

Start off by dividing your hairs into two equal parts so that you have a right part and a left part. Now take a thin strand of hairs from the right section and pull it to the inside of the left section. Do the same for the left section and repeat doing this until there is no hair left to pull. Secure the ending with a rubber band to ensure that your flirty braid doesn’t fall apart. Also, spray on some holding spray to hold your style in place for a long time. We prefer the TIGI Bed Head Masterpiece Massive Shine Hairspray for extreme hold.

But remember that a fishtail braid might look a bit bulky when constructed in long curly hair. Therefore adorn your tresses with highlights or ombre to offset the bulkiness and give it a more weightless look.

3. The Dreamy Fishtail Halo

Another variation of the fishtail braid to adorn your long tresses is the fishtail halo; this soft, feminine hairstyle is a lovely combination of the fishtail braid and half-up crown braid with the rest of your tresses left loose for a more laid back outlook.

Dreamy Fishtail Halo Hairstyle

Construct the fishtail braid as we have discussed before but with just a small part of your hairs right from the back of your bangs. Once done braiding your tresses, secure the braid with pins at the center of the back of your head. Now do another braid from the opposite side and also pin at the exact place where you have pinned the previous braid.

Let loose the ends of the braids with the rest of the hair for a messy look.

4. Side Swept Low Ponytail

If you are intending for a princess-y look for an upcoming event, then what’s better than a side-swept low ponytail to adorn your long curly hairs with?

Well, nothing. This fun yet simple to create hairstyle would elevate your look by several notches without having you to spend hour and hours to construct it.

Side Swept Low Ponytail

Start by parting your hairs and then take a portion from both the sides and cross them at the middle of the back side. Secure the strands in place with some bobby pins.

Now repeat this process 2-3 times until you reach a bit above the neck. With the rest of the hairs, construct a side-swept ponytail for a Disney princess look.

5. Beautiful Curly Updo

A messy curly updo is suitable for anywhere and everywhere you go; from weekend outings to attending a dinner party or going for a date night, adorning your long curly tresses with an updo will never let you down.

Curly Updo Hairstyle

The reason this curly hairstyle is so popular among women is that it’s super easy to create; you will just need a rubber band and some hairpins.

Pull all your hairs to the back and tie them with the band into a ponytail. Then twist the manes a little bit while wrapping them around the pony until there is no hair left. Secure yours do with the pins so that it doesn’t fall apart when you move too much.

6. Loose High Ponytail

Don’t have time? But still, want to rock a decent hairstyle on your long tresses?

Then this sexy loose high ponytail is your savior.

This casual style just takes a few minutes to create but still, it gives your long tresses a very soft and feminine look.

Loose High Ponytail

You can also highlight your manes to let this simple hairstyle pop among others.

7. Curly Bangs

Break the rules and do not be afraid of cutting some bangs at the front of your head. This style might be quite unconventional, but it’s still worth a try. And we are sure that long curly manes with some bangs will elevate your look to a whole new level.

Curly Bangs

But be sure to cut your bangs from a hair stylist because we all know what happens while we try bangs at home.

8. Loose Voluminous Curls

The one way to deck up your long hairs with some sexy yet effortless style is by adoring them with loose voluminous curls. These curls not only give your tresses a beach vide but also make them look full of body and bounce.

Even though in photos and movies it seems that this hairstyle is quite hard to get, but in reality, you can achieve these voluminous curls with only some hot rollers or curling iron.

Loose Voluminous Curls

First, separate your tresses into 4-6 sections and wrap up each part into an extra large hot roller (roller diameter must be more than 1 ¼ inch) or curling iron (chose a barrel of at least 1 ¼ inch diameter). Once all the sections are done wrapping and curling, run your fingers through the curls so that the style looks effortless and natural. Now set your style with a setting spray for all day long hold.

You might use the John Frieda Body & Shine Smooth Waves; 8 2-inch Jumbo Rollers in your tresses for voluminous curls.

Or in case you prefer curling iron over hot rollers, we would suggest you opt for this HOT TOOLS Professional 24k Gold Extra-Long Barrel Curling Iron/Wand for Long Lasting Results.

9. French Braided Low Ponytail

If you want to deck up your long curly tresses in the morning and want your style to last throughout the day, then there is nothing better than a French braid ponytail; it’s fun, easy and fell apart even when you are having a super hectic day. For this do, first part your hairs and start constructing an old school French braid from the crown of your head till it reaches the nape of your neck.

French Braided Low Ponytail

Then braid a little further (like 1-2 inches) and tie it up with a rubber band so that the lower portion of your tresses looks like a ponytail. Now take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band to cover the band and make it invisible. Once there is no hair left for wrapping, secure it with hairpins and enjoy a modern-day hairstyle with a hint from the past.

10. The Twisted Bun

One of the best things about curly hairs is that it can uplift any style that would have looked meh in straight tresses. The twisted bun hairstyle is one such style that lifts up your whole look, is extremely easy to create but looks super sophisticated and effortless.

Twisted Bun

Start off by separating two sections of hair on both sides and tie up a low ponytail (just a bit above the nape of your neck) with the rest of the back hairs. Now, take one section from the front that you have parted before, twist it and pull it to the back to wrap it over the top of your ponytail. Pin it in place with bobby pins for a secure hold. Repeat the same with the other part of the hairs.

Once both the hair sections are wrapped around the ponytail, with all the manes construct a bun, secure it with pins for long-lasting hold and enjoy a messy yet classy hairdo.



  1. Hi there,

    I have quite curly long tresses. Even though it seems gorgeous in text, in reality, I have always faced difficulties while styling them with versatile hairstyles. My only go-to hairstyle for my curly tresses was a high ponytail and top knot before I read this article.

    However, after reading this piece of writing thoroughly, I now have several options to adorn my hair with. When I read this article for the first time, I was really amazed by finding out so many hairdos to try on long curly tresses. Moreover, these styles are so easy and effortless to recreate that anyone; even the “not pro” girls can do them on their hair. Amazing, amazing, amazing.

    Thank you very much for coming up with this piece of writing and for giving us ideas to deck up our “hard to style” tresses.

    Nice work!

    Keep it up.

    1. Dear Kathleen,

      Thank you very much for such sweet and encouraging words. We appreciate our readers’ inspirations and feedback.

      Please stay with us for more articles on versatile hairstyles.

  2. Hello beautiful people,

    I must say that it is a very helpful piece of writing I enjoyed reading it thoroughly. All the hairdos that you have mentioned for curly long tresses are extremely easy to create yet look super gorgeous on the head. I appreciate your effort.

    I especially loved the way that you have represented this piece of article to your readers. Each hairstyle with a matching image increased its appeal and readability even more. I have to admit that I saw the picture first and then read the description.

    Keep up the good work. Would love to see more of such articles in the future!


    1. Dear Della,

      Thank you very much for your sweet compliments. We are overwhelmed with your response. Our readers’ feedback inspires us to write better.

  3. Hello, hello, hello,

    I just can’t thank you enough for this hairstyle guide. This saved my day yesterday.

    Okay, so, the thing is that I have always struggled with my long hair. I could never style them perfectly. After getting an idea from your blog, I tried the Dreamy Fishtail Halo yesterday for my friend’s beach wedding. I accessorized the do with few flowers and pearls here and there. Trust me, girls, I have never looked so dreamy in my whole life. Even my boyfriend couldn’t move his gaze from me.

    Moreover, this hairdo was extremely easy to create.

    Thank you again sweeties for making our lives easier.

    Best of luck.

    1. Dear Deborah,

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are overwhelmed to know that you loved the hairstyle we have shared here.

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