30 Picture-Perfect Black Curly Hairstyles

Black curly hairstyles are incredibly stylish, elegant, and imaginative. African-American ladies have exquisite hair with a distinctive texture that needs extra attention and care to appear its best. Here are 30 styling options for people looking for new ways to wear their black curly hair, ranging from long, loose curls to shorter, cropped styles.

Regardless of length, African American women look great with curly hairstyles. For inspiration, check out these images of the most stunning curly hairstyles!

1. Long Loose Waves

You have to turn around to see how amazing Zendaya Coleman’s long, loose waves are as an example of curly hair. This hairstyle is perfect for any event, from formal to informal, and it goes well with any ensemble.

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2. Medium-Length Curly Hairstyle

African-American women are increasingly choosing to wear natural hair these days, and the picture’s extremely tight curls are a stunning illustration of how stunning natural hair can be. Apply an ethnic hair product made to draw attention to curls this tight.

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3. High School Chic Hairstyle

For high school ladies with curly hair in the 1990s, this was the standard look: strongly gelled hair with spiral curls cascading down and loose strands in the front. The best part is that black girls of all ages can still use it successfully today.

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4. Curly Hairstyle with Loose Spirals

Anyone can look fantastic in black spiral hairstyles, but people with thick, curly hair will look especially good in them. This hairstyle is a breeze to style when you have lots of body and not many rules. Allow your spiral curls to cascade freely about your face to create a feminine, alluring style that works for any occasion.

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5. Curly Highlights

Kim Fields has long since come to terms with the “facts of life,” and as she gets older, she’s figured out how to best utilize her naturally curly hair. She goes for tight curls that are natural and adds highlights of honey and gray blonde to enhance her face.

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6. Healthy Hippie Hair with Waves

Long, black, wavy haircuts like this one by @anthonycuts, which have been put in the spotlight by stylish celebrities like Zendaya and Beyoncé, exude an effortlessly cool hippy attitude. In no time, you’ll look Coachella-ready with this outfit when paired with a loose printed shirt, black choker, and neutral makeup.

Source: @anthonycuts

7. Sweet Curly Crop with Highlights

The temptation to chemically relax and straighten locks can be very strong when styling black curly hairstyles. However, as this curly, sweet crop demonstrates, there’s nothing more gorgeous than showcasing your natural texture—possibly even accentuated with tight spirals and a mouthwatering caramel blonde hue.

Source: @loopsalon

8. Romantic Tight Curls for Natural Black Hair

Embrace flirtation on your upcoming first date by wearing this incredibly charming set of naturally spiraling curls. You can simply switch up the look of your sloppy, big ponytail by adding adorable and quirky accessories, like these red and white flowers, to add some personality.

Source: @modelesque_nic

9. Unicorn Curls on Long Hair

Tiffany blue and pastel pink color schemes may seem like the worst ideas ever for a black female, but this carefree, enjoyable look by @shelleygregoryhair in SoHo, New York, totally dispels that absurd impression. To add even more movement and enjoyment to your look, leave a few of your naturally colored hair strands in tact.

Source: @shelleygregoryhair

10. Angled Black Cut with Soft Curls

Black women with curly hair typically have distinctive looks, and this lovely bob is no different. For even more impact, opt for a dramatic a-line cut.

Source: @hairartbydominique

11. Edgy Red Bob with Deep Side Part

African American hair color is typically quite traditional, with black hair predominant and occasionally light brown highlights. However, red hair is rather uncommon. However, as the magnificent shade on this model shows, flaming reds may look quite stunning on natural hair.

Source: @haircolorkilla

12. Sexy Loose Curls with Side Part

There is no more stylish hairdo for a date, an interview, or just going out with friends than gorgeous, loose, soft curls. Along with a deep side part and sweeping bangs, @360hairstudio adds some amber highlights that frame the face to provide some variation.

Source: @360_hairstudio

13. Naturally Curly Blonde Hair with Bangs

There is no reason at all why a woman with healthy black curly hair should be frightened to use drastic coloring. You can definitely rock a wide range of hues, including bombshell blondes, as this model demonstrates. This lovely coif is made even more sweeter by the fluffy bangs.

Source: @curlpop_n_hair

14. Gorgeous Bouncy Curls for Black Hair

To achieve that incredibly bouncy, playful, and unfettered curl, ladies with long hair might think about wrapping their hair around a large-barrel curling iron or placing it in huge hot/Velcro rollers. Just remember to use a pomade or serum to smooth down any frizzies afterward.

Source: @hairartbydominique

15. Rocker Pixie for Thicker Black Hair

This short, extremely entertaining rocker pixie cut for thick black hair will make you the life of the party. Request that the stylist shave the back and sides of your head with extreme caution, leaving the crown and front sections long, with the longest layers closest to your face.

Source: @khimandi

16. Half-Up Bun with Waves for Black Hair

It’s not easy to pull off the half-up, half-down bun trend, let’s be honest. And having curly black hair adds another degree of difficulty to that. Thankfully, @the_right_difference demonstrates for us how to rock the widely Instagrammed look with loose waves and a wrapped bun that reaches the sky.

Source: @the_difference_is

17. Black Curly Spiral Bob with Highlights

This curly spiral bob, which transitions smoothly from day to night, is perfect for women who want to look ridiculously cute every morning but don’t want to spend hours worrying about their hair. Throughout your head, try introducing bleached highlights occasionally, focusing especially on the tips.

Source: @loopsalon

18. Fierce Long Cut with Dramatic Curls

One of the sexiest things you can do is sport a layered cut, accentuated color, and natural texture; this model’s incredible style is a true testament to that. Her skin tone and features are highlighted well by her light and medium highlights.

Source: @magavilhas

19. Short Curly Cut with Amber Highlights

Certain curly black hairstyles create an excessive amount of horizontal volume, making your face appear larger than it is. But with this specific cut, where the body of tight, bouncy curls is topped with soft, amber tendrils, height is everything. Simply make sure the sides are trimmed shorter than the top.

Source: @themariaantoinette

20. Half-Braided Hairstyle with Tighter Curls

We adore half-braided curling styles, like this one from the Red Scarlet Salon in Orlando’s @deecarrington. Twisting in and then out is the secret to pulling off the look; start with the tight side braids and work your way to the loose back.

Source: @deecarrington

21. Breathtaking Medium Cut with All-Natural Curls

With its deep side part, flyaway tendrils, and scarcely noticeable makeup, this natural black hairstyle exudes confidence. To preserve your natural curl and maintain control over its movement and softness, we advise maintaining the cut medium-length and layered.

Source: @deshonicakerrie

22. Tight Shoulder-Grazing Curls

Crochet braids allow you to create one-of-a-kind appearances and distinctive silhouettes for black curly hairstyles. You can add volume and height when needed. The texture and shape of this medium style are fantastic.

Source: @beautybysheri

23. Effortless Black Curly Waves with Balayage

Contrary to popular assumption, not all black women’s styles have to feature extremely poufy materials and outrageous heights. Trendy wet styles might have natural hair falling smoothly and gently. The hair has more life and movement thanks to the stylish balayage.

Source: @curlfactor

24. Shoulder-Length Spiral Curls

Black girls usually have the last thing on their minds when their alarm clock goes off in the morning: how to style their hair for the day. This model demonstrates a more straightforward, organic method to wear your longer hair down. All you require is a well-layered cut.

Source: @embracenaturalbeauty_

25. Soft Curls with Dramatic Highlights

The cutest curly hairstyle for black ladies is a short crop with loose curls, like the one shown above. What’s superior than that? Naturally, chunky balayage highlights that draw attention to your best features!

Source: @rachel_redd

26. Black Curls with a High Shine Finish

This is Viola Davis from a recent occasion. This kind of hair is readily done with a styling product and hot rollers. This very quick style is ideal for African-American women with short hair, and it looks great for both the red carpet and a night out with friends.

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27. Formal Curly Hairstyle

Women with shorter hair might enjoy curling just as much as those with longer locks. These short, tight curls may be achieved by sleeping in gentle rollers for the entire night. They look stunning when coupled with dramatic earrings or a fancy gown.

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28. Thin Half-Up Waves

Black women with type 4 hair tend to have thicker locks than mixed-race women. Managing curls when many ethnicities are evident can be challenging, but it doesn’t have to be. Simply use a holding gel to your moist hair, “scrunch” it using your fingers, and then loosely pin it back in this situation.

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29. Smoothed Out Curls

Although there is a deep side part and a heavily slicked down section on one side, these curls remain natural throughout. This gives the remaining locks more body and drama. Placing them all on one side adds a touch of formality to that elegant gathering.

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30. Very Short and Very Feminine Hairstyle

Extremely short curly hair can still look stunning. Paige Thomas’s short, cropped cut demonstrates how even the tiniest curls can look really elegant. For big occasions, wear this look with a lot of makeup, or while you’re relaxing, keep your face as natural-looking as your hair.

Source: Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com
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