Curl envy is a real thing. A great head of curls is more coveted than a discounted flat screen TV on Black Friday. So many great styles are born on the heads of curly girls—updos; wild and funky styles; big, voluminous looks. Those sweet ringlets are nature's little style enhancers. One of the great things about curly coifs is that they can look good with little to no effort. You can work a fly look with just a tousle or put in a bit more effort to create something equally attention-grabbing. Check out the five styles below that range from "pretty easy" to "really easy" and that every curly should have in her repertoire.
Let 'Em Loose
The beauty of curls is that you can let them do their thing and look like a total rockstar. With so much volume and texture, there's no need to make styling a chore. Just play up what you're already working with, and let the curls speak for themselves. If you're starting on wet hair that is naturally curly, try out a hair diffuser and attach to any of our incredible blow dryers. Scrunch your curls using a combination of the diffuser and cool to warm air. The diffuser will preserve the shape of your curls and minimize frizz while drying. Once your hair is dry, simply pick at the roots to add volume and create a fun and full look that will have everyone wishing they had what you have.
Mess 'Em Up
If you don't have a lot of time to spend on styling or just want a more casual, less-structured look, the messy bun is the way to go. Curly hair affords the style even more texture and character and can make buns look fuller. Pull a few stray curls out from the top or along the sides to add softness and make it look even less put together. If you're starting with wet hair, glide on Argan Oil from root to tip. This delicate, lightweight hair serum will act as a leave-in conditioner and shine enhancer. Then just bun those curls any way they want to go and head out the door.
Bordering your curls with a braid or two does double duty as it highlights your facial features and naturally creates a beautiful halo of curls around your head. And who doesn't want to walk around looking like a goddess all day? Knowing how to flat braid is tricky for some, but after a few practice rounds (and a bunch of tutorial videos), you can get the hang of it. Once you do, this style is one you can complete relatively quickly. And it doesn't require a lot of extras; just grab a few bobby pins from our Bobby Pin Set to tuck and secure the end of the braid toward the base of your head. Then fluff out your curl crown, and you're good to go.
Pull 'Em Up
Whether you're going for a look that's playful or sophisticated, gathering your hair at the top of your head is a curly girl's go-to. As an updo, it elongates your neck and gives your face the spotlight, while allowing your curls to make a statement of their own. You can create a simple curly puff or something edgier like a faux hawk or pull your hair forward for a part puff-part bang look. With any of these styles, you should make sure the rest of your hair is smooth; this will ensure a clean finish and draw more of a contrast with the curls. Our Sleeky In A Bottle Serum is ideal for creating a flawless finish by taming frizz and adding shine, all while nourishing your strands.
A curly pony is an option whether you're going to gym class or schooling people on the dance floor late into the night. Go high with it, low with it, or toss it to the side—no matter where your pony lands, it's a definite winner. And when your curls are the star of the show, you have to make sure they're poppin'. Scrunch a bit of the NuMe Gloss Boss Serum into your strands to add shine and tame frizz. Then watch that ponytail werk!
So there you have it, super cute and easy hairstyles that you can do with your curly locks! Share your thoughts with us on IG @NuMeStyle or sign up for our newsletter at NuMeUSA.com for hair tips and exclusive offers. Looking for more hair inspos? Check it out here!
Author: Kristin Tucker