The Best Hairstyles for Medium-Length Curly Hair
Curls are a blessing sometimes disguised, as any curly girl will tell you. The envy-worthy volume and sassy bounce come with the fun gamble of waking up in the morning and wondering what in the heavens your curls are going to deliver today. But there’s one thing that even the wildest waves, springiest curls, and bounciest coils can agree on: Medium-length cuts are just right.
Reach full ringlet potential with these hairstyles for medium-length curly hair. From layers to bangs, shaggy to classic, these natural curly hairstyles are sure to make your life easier and oh-so stylish.
As if your curls don’t already handle this, play up the volume with an asymmetrical cut. It’ll make the flattering lob-length style even more ringlet-friendly.
Curls will kick some sass into a bob, that’s for sure. This cut by stylist Sal Salcedo feels like a breath of fresh air.
Let your texture do the talking. These baby bangs add a little something extra.
Can we get some of this bounce? It doesn’t take much to flatter these spirals.
Side-Swept Shoulder Cut
Channel your inner Veronica Lake for this deep side part. Lightly layered with healthy, thick ends, this cut is a vintage stunner.
Tightly wound ringlets like these love a full bang. Why not give them what they want?
Give your curls a little edge. An angled cut is a one-way ticket to style town.
Let’s take a trip down memory lane—back to the 70s, to be exact. Between the framed layering and curtained bangs, this cut by stylist Tim Morrison has us hearing The B-52’s again.
Textured Shoulder Cut
A little past wavy, a little shy of full-blown curly? This wash-and-go cut by Texas-based stylist Chris Jones has you covered.
We thought the shag cut couldn’t get any cooler. Then, we saw it with crazy curls.
Layered Medium Cut
Go back to the basics—because if it works, it works. Curls can live up to their most voluminous potential when layered.
This curly bob lets you embrace the growing-out phase. With some layering and a deep side part, you aren’t left short on style.
Is there such a thing as being too cute? This collarbone-grazing long bob looks made for curly girls, and the baby bangs certainly don’t hurt.
Shaggy Medium Cut
Curls love some layering, and this shaggy cut sees those layers and ups the ante with piecey bangs.
We’ll take our curly haircut with an extra shot of charm, please. This quirky style lets you tousle those spirals to your heart’s content.