It is said that curly hair is rebellious, wild, and difficult to care for, but it is not! In its natural state, curly hair is very attractive, which is why it is good to know how to style it before trying to straighten it without success and damage it. How are we going to do that? With the help of the most fashionable hairstyles for men with curly hair!
Since curly hair has a complete and complex style, you’ll be able to approach countless types of original hairstyles. It does not matter if your hair is long or short, because this hairstyle is and will always be fashionable.
Thus, it would be good to prepare to take care of your curly hair, and then turn it into your hallmark, because with the help of these hairstyles for men with curly hair, you will love even more your beautiful hair curls. Let’s move on!
Find the best curly hairstyles for men simply by scrolling and admiring the cuts and styles we’ve gathered below! We’ve put together this list because we know that it’s not always an easy task to style curly hair and many men can become coiled up (ha!) and frustrated with their curls.
When the right hairstyle comes along, everything else is going to change for the better! So let’s see of these best styles for curly hair!
PRO TIPBefore skimming through the article, it might be useful to find out precisely what type of curly hair you have: wavy, coiled, or afro-textured.
How to take care of your curly hair?
Men’s hair, as well as women’s hair, deserves special care. There are no one-size-fits-all hair products to suit all hair types, so you need to know the needs of your hair and choose hair cosmetics accordingly.
Curly hair can look great, but it requires special care, which is not easy. For curly hair to look good, it is not enough to wash it in the morning.
The base is a properly layered haircut that will make your care easier. The next step is to choose the right hair products. Curly hair needs hydration. Therefore, look for a moisturizing shampoo and conditioner or hair oil to prevent tangling. After styling, you should also use hair creams in order to highlight the look of the curls.
1. Side Swept Wide Wavy Curly Hair
We begin with a set of careless wavy curls that are running loose! To get curls like these, you need to take great care of your hair and style it with some water and loosely-applied hair pomade (or hair spray).
2. Flat Top Z Coils with Faded Sides
Most sportsmen and athletes wear this haircut because it has its own benefits and it does not require a lot (or any!) maintenance. You can try various contrasts by letting your imagination run free.
3. Neat Curly Hairstyles for Men
Curly hairstyles can prove very useful for men with receding hairlines, especially if the curls are styled in a loose and wavy way. Focus on arranging the hair on top and creating a long bob shape that shifts the attention from the forehead and to the locks on top.
4. Slicked Back Curly Comb Over Fade
As you will see on this list of curly hairstyles for men, there are very many ways to style them and some of the best will almost always include an undercut. This photo goes to show what an undercut can look like when paired with a slicked-back curly longer top that was also combed over.
5. Curly Wild Parted Afro Hairstyle
Afro hairstyles are back in fashion and are also the perfect reason to let your curly locks grow long and haywire. If you want to free your face of curls, simply gather it all up in a man bun or go the drastic way and chop it off!
6. Long Curly Quiff Top
Admire this long curly quiff top that is medium-length in size and which perfectly complements the short sides hairstyles. For a smooth finish, keep defining the curls by scrunching them into place.
7. Soft and Loose Curly Hairstyles for Men
While many young men will likely enjoy wearing this long top, short sides hairstyle with soft and loose curls, it can be tricky at times and it does require some attention if you want to style it properly.
8. Parted Curls with Disconnected Undercut
This curly hairstyle for men has an 80s vibe to it but without losing its modern touch – largely thanks to the disconnected undercut. Part it on one side and use hairspray as the finishing touch to keep it all in place.
9. Tight Curly Shag-Style
This mid to long top is styled in a very messy almost shag-like fashion and is left running wild and free. The look is completed by an almost equally unruly beard and a well-kept mustache.
10. Short Hair with Curly Fringe
It will come as no surprise that one of the best ways to style curly hair is to simply let it be. However, you can also play around and faux style it. Cut the hair short but leave the top just slightly longer so that you can bring some of the curls up front to act as a curly fringe.
11. Shaved Side and Low Fade Curly Hairstyles for Men with Afro-Textured Hair
No matter what type of fade you choose, this will always give you a clean and stylish look. Go for slightly longer hair on top and play with its texture by going for different hairstyles. Below, for example, admire a high fade that tapers down into a skin fade just above the ears.
12. Kit Harington Mid-Length Windswept Waves
This mid to shoulder-length wavy style is very easy to cut and maintain – you’ll just need scissors for it. Men with naturally thick hair should also cut in some layers to keep their texture but reduce the weight of the locks. Style things up a bit by using texture-enhancing hair products.
13. Medium Curly Hairstyles for Men
Let your hair grow a bit over your ears and forehead and go for a medium-length curly hairstyle. Depending on your type of hair, this will result either in a surfer-like look (like below) or one resembling a small afro.
14. Short and Thick Curly Hairstyles for Men
This textured and layered hairstyle makes the most of the thick curly hair by reducing weight and bulk, leaving just enough length for curls at the hairline.
15. Wavy Classy Curly Hairstyles for Men with Short Trimmed Beard
To get this business-appropriate look, you’ll need to go a bit heavier on the hair pomade and lighter on the water. Doing so will help keep the subtle side part in place and reduce the waviness and curliness of the hair a smidge.
16. Unruly Mohawk for Curls
Mohawk always stands out of the crowd so if have the courage (and the chance) to sport this rebellious hairstyle, you can forget about styling the top. A messy look is the icing on the cake with this one!
17. Short Curly Hairstyles for Men with Wavy Fringe and Shaved Sides
Go for a low shave on the back and sides and keep most of the length on top of the head. Blend the hair on top using scissors with the longest length at the front and go shorter towards the top.
18. Elegant Medium Length Curly Hairstyles for Men
Elegant medium-length curls are perfect for formal occasions as well as for casual ones. Use hair foam if you wish to switch from loose curls and bangs to a slicked-back look in just a few minutes.
19. High Top Wild Z Coils
This high top full of wild Z-coils looks just stunning when paired with the facial hair that makes it look all the more stunning.
20. Short Sides Buzz Cut for Afro-Textured Hair
This haircut is simple and short and requires minimum effort to maintain. It looks at its best when combined with this mustache and beard combo – but keep them trimmed accordingly so that they will bring out your facial features.
21. Mid Curly Shag with Bangs
This wonderful shag with bangs is a great choice for any young man looking for a cool hairstyle that will not require that much upkeep. It will bring out the curl pattern and create an alluring set of bangs. Also, if left to grow a bit longer, it can also be gathered in a manly updo.
22. Bleached Hair, Faded Sides, A-Line, and Short Groomed Beard
Choose this impressive look if you want to stand out from the crowd. Try the very latest white fade haircut with small waves and you will not be disappointed, especially if you shave the sides and cut in a hard line.
23. Short Curly Hairstyles for Men with Curly Full Beard
No need for a lot of hair products to keep your short hair looking classy. Ask your barber to keep it shorter, even shaved on the sides to give it a balanced look, and consider growing an equally curly full beard to match.
24. Tapered Short Afro with Beard
This tapered short afro hairstyle will look amazing on any black man looking to keep his hair short yet stylish. In this case, it was also coupled and perfectly matched with a great-looking long beard.
25. Tom Holland’s Wavy Curly Hair
Fun fact: Tom Holland was supposed to get a haircut for Avengers: Infinity War, but because of contractual obligations with a separate theater project he was doing at the time, he asked the Russos to keep his hair long. The result – his iconic wavy Spiderman look.
26. Natural Curly Hairstyles for Men with Loose Afro-Textured Hair
You can either leave it be or try out some hair products too. For example, use the moisturizing gel after washing the hair to help fight frizz – and that is it, no other products are needed.
27. Curly Comb Over with Fade
The curly comb overworks perfectly on wavy, thick hair – even better than on straight hair as curls have a lot more natural volume. Use your fingers to style the hair to one side and add hair wax for extra hold and shine. The look has a very 20s & 30s feel to it – but one kept in place by the faded sides.
28. Corners Fade Haircut
Twist your appearance by 360 degrees by trying out this awesome cut for black men. Only the corners fade while all the remaining hair is dyed
29. Thick Curly Hairstyles for Men
Men with tight and thick curly locks are lucky because they have plenty of hair and volume to work with so they can arrange it however they want. Keep things low maintenance by going for a classic, basic hairstyle for men.
30. Very Short Cropped Afro-Textured Hair
Short cropped hair is in and will likely never actually go out of style. Keep your hair short or very short, curly, and finely chopped uniformly all around the sides of the head. This is also a very clean-shaved look that works perfectly well without any facial hair either.
31. The Jim Morrison-Style Wavy Hairstyle
Get the Jim Morrison hairstyle with wavy hair by keeping the hair medium to long in length and relaxing the hair in loose waves. You can also go for this hairstyle if you have naturally coiled hair.
32. Loose Mid-Size Curly Hairstyles for Men with Afro Hair
This stylish and natural black Afro hairstyle for men has been a true trendsetter throughout history and it will likely never fade out of trends. Below, admire its mid-length version.
33. Pointed Back Haircut with Shaved Line
A shaved design is a great way to add an extra touch of personality to your look and can work with almost any hairstyle on this list too! Pro tip: always rub alcohol or aftershave on the back of your head after a cut like this as this will help prevent blisters and pimples.
34. Low Fade and Long Twists Curly Hairstyles for Men
Haircuts for black men come in a variety of different styles, so here’s what we propose: try trims with longer hair as it will definitely take your hairstyle to a whole new level with the fade and long twists.
35. Curly Hairstyles for Men with Subtle Undercut
To get this curly undercut hairstyle, simply cut short the back and sides of the head and let the volume and curls on top do the rest. This style is a great way to add height and slim down the face in a natural, hairstyle-related manner.
36. Smug Afro Curly Hairstyles for Men
The cut is named “pride nappy” for a particular reason. The reason is that it gives you a very sexy, natural look with a kick of attention capturing at the top.
37. Tapered Shape Up Curly Hairstyles for Men
A tapered shape-up is one brave choice of a hairstyle. Many men choose to leave less hair on the sides in order to make this look suitable for more formal occasions.
38. Jungle Boy Curly Hairstyles for Men
As you can already tell from the picture and its name, this hairstyle pretty much resembles the Tarzan look as it lets the long curly hair run wild but adds a savage beard to complement the look.
39. Hanging Short to Mid-Length Curly Hairstyles for Men
This hanging locks hairstyle is perfect for any man with long hair that wants to go just a little bit shorter. Just be aware that coiled curly hair takes considerable more length to hang down so keep that in mind when cutting it (or letting it grow).
40. Voluminous Curly Hair – Afro-Style
If the hairbrush does not scare you or you’d rather just forget about it, grow your curls long and wear them in this ultra-long, afro-like, lion’s mane look. If you get too hot, you can always opt for a manly ponytail.
41. Loose Curly Hairstyles for Men
Perfect for laid-back men, the key to getting this look is by keeping those effortless, bed-head inspired curls in place – this means minimal styling in the mornings and less frequent brushing. Still, it would be a good idea to use at least some styling products – at least to keep the hair moisturized.
42. Long Wavy and Curly Rebel Hair
For fuss-free, almost maintenance-free hair, just let your strand grow long and wavy. Allow it to grow out naturally and only trim it whenever it gets too long. Depending on the curl pattern, longer hair can also mean a straighter one too, so keep that in mind as well.
43. Long Side Bangs with Curly Hair and Blue Tips
Long bangs can be just as big of a challenge as curly hair because they can constantly get curled up the wrong way and in the reverse direction. Still, they can be easier to sport if styled to the side. Also, make them stand out by dyeing the tips blue for an ultra-rebel touch.
44. Curly Hairstyles for Men with Taper Fade
A taper fade on curly hair requires talent to make. However, as the transition of the layers is visible, your at-home styling will be effortless and easy to achieve.
45. Curly Ivy League Haircut
If you are into Ivy League haircuts, you will love this one. The sides are neatly trimmed to tame any stray curls while the top is left long but arranged to create a wild look.
46. Curly Mid-Length Afro Bob
Let your natural curls stand out in a mid-length afro and ask your barber to shape your hair in a way that best fits the thickness. For styling, apply hair mousse throughout and finish with hairspray.
47. Shaped Up Undercut Curly Hairstyles for Men
This shaped-up undercut looks very remarkable and keeps the locks neat. All you will need to consider is the top part, but that can be easily maintained with hair products.
48. Tousled Curly Hair
This is a great choice for older men with wavy to curly hair. Keep the sides short – similar to an undercut – and leave the top at least 10 inches long. Apply hair gel and create a tousled look up top.
49. Curly Fohawk Hairstyle
A fohawk or faux hawk is one of the most wanted styles in the category of curly hairstyles for men because curly tresses look amazing when put in contrast with the shaved sides.
50. Wild Long Curls Hairstyle
If you are looking for easy styling, you will enjoy this wild and curly look. The hair is left long enough in length to create wild and messy locks and also bangs that can be swept back over the head or to the side.
51. Messy Top with Short Sides and Scruff
This very easy and curly top with ultra-short sides makes for one killer look especially as the long top was dyed blonde while the short sides were left in their natural color. Notice the very short scruff on the sides too.
52. Basic Medium Length Dreads with Beard
Dreads are already a classic look for the tight Z coils or even looser afro-textured hair. Check out how cool they can look when left a bit longer and more towards mid-length.
53. Messy Side Brushed Hair with Sideburns and Scruff
Such a mess, but such great style. The scruffy beard honestly turns this look from a high-school ‘no care in the world‘ type of look to a charming guy type.
54. Wavy Mess with Faded Sideburns and Two-Point Goatee
Aaron Taylor-Johnson has a very interesting look in this photo as besides his red-brown hair color, the other thing that really springs to attention is the two-points goatee. Notice also that the curls go all the way back and low in a style that could easily resemble and grow out to become a mullet cut.
55. Front Fringe Afro-Textured Hair with Beard
This look is kinda classic but less common and frequent these days so why not bring it back and make it bang!
56. Coiled Mohawk with Precise Fade and Pinstripe Sideburns + Trimmed Beard
Probably one of the coolest curly hairstyles for men on this list. Really, really nice but more of an event hair than your actual day-to-day hairstyle – that’s because this is a high-maintenance look.
57. Short Waves with High Cut Sideburns
Dream boy here has probably the most… erm, dreamy hairstyle on this list. The short-ish waves combined with the no beard look and very high cut sideburns make the style appear more high-school appropriate, but in a good way.
58. Straight Top with Creased Peaks
This look is as natural as it can get with the creased peaks that add volume and help highlight the jawline. The hair can also easily be arranged simply by putting it behind the ears.
59. The Layered Wavy Shag
Keep a haircut for men with curly hair in place by adding in some layers. Curls create a volume which at times can be difficult to handle so the layers will help tame the spirals and create a stylish look.
60. Creative Electric Blue Fringe
This creative approach to curly dyed hair can be a good idea for a strong personality. It is also a hairstyle that can be. easily replicated by guys who have straight hair as well but in any and all cases, it will require patience and time to obtain.
61. Extra Messy Short Curly Haircut
The shorter the curl locks, the easier it will be to deal with. Leave at least 8 inches on top to play around with. If you don’t want too much styling, go for an even shorter version.
While looking through these curly hairstyles for men, you must have found something that you like or something that got you thinking to try. After all, with all of the options above, it will be very easy for you to relate and handle your curly hair with better care.
So, which of these curly hairstyles for men did you end up going for?
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Lilith Wetherall is a freelance writer, editor, and blogger. She graduated in 2014 with a B.A. in Theatre Arts and a minor in Journalism. She later found her passion for hairstyles and is now professing in a men’s salon. Some of her favorite things to do include reading, writing, watching movies, and being outdoors. When she’s not writing for our readers, she is either at the salon or at home trying out a new hair color.