If you’ve got curly hair, you’ll know that pretty much the only thing harder to wrangle into submission is an ox on steroids. The upshot, though, is that you can create bolder, more richly textured looks than men with poker-straight locks.

The key to making the most of your curly hair is choosing a style that’s right for you and your routine – shoulder-length, curly hair might make you the envy of your balding mates, but it takes a lot longer than a quick spit-and-shine each morning, too.

Ask your barber or stylist for suggestions on what would work best for you, and before you do, get a better idea of what you’re looking for by browsing 37 of the best curly hairstyles below.

For more tips on caring for, and styling, thick, wavy or curly hair, check out our dedicated guide.

Short Sides With High Shine

37 Curly Hairstyles

Textured Waves

37 Curly Hairstyles

Medium Length Afro

37 Curly Hairstyles

Short Sides With Curly Top

37 Curly Hairstyles

Medium Length Waves

37 Curly Hairstyles

Messy Curls With Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Textured Hair With Angular Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Flat Top

37 Curly Hairstyles

Curly Quiff

37 Curly Hairstyles

Medium Length Messy Curly Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Undercut With Curly Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Afro

37 Curly Hairstyles

Medium Length Curly Hair With Centre Parting

37 Curly Hairstyles

Wavy Quiff With Short Sides

37 Curly Hairstyles

Long Curly Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Curly Hair With Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Short & Tight Afro

37 Curly Hairstyles

Textured Hair With Curly Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Wavy Afro

37 Curly Hairstyles

Cropped Curly Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Cropped Hair With Curly Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Tight Afro With Clippered Sides

37 Curly Hairstyles

Long Curly Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Afro Hair With Relaxed Twists

37 Curly Hairstyles

Afro With Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Short Hair With Extra Curly Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Curly Flat Top Quiff

37 Curly Hairstyles

Short Flat Top

37 Curly Hairstyles

Short Textured Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Afro Hair With Twists

37 Curly Hairstyles

Medium Length Wavy Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

Curly Hair With Crop Fringe

37 Curly Hairstyles

Curly Hair With Side Parting

37 Curly Hairstyles

Long Wavy Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles

’90s Curly Hair With Parting

37 Curly Hairstyles

Messy Fringe With Short Sides

37 Curly Hairstyles

Short Curly Hair

37 Curly Hairstyles