Every man with curly hair knows the struggle is real. This hair type can be unruly and hard to tame most of the time. While some may think that curls should be shaved off or may not work for their face shape, we have got you covered with ten sexy curly hairstyles for men that will change the way you channel your wavy locks.
10 Curly Hairstyles for Men
1. Curly Undercut
The undercut may be military-inspired, but done with curls and it is an entirely different look. Curls add a bit more dimension and fullness to this favourite hairstyle. Channelling your curls in an undercut is a great approach to tame your locks for a few reasons. Particularly for gentlemen with unruly curls, an undercut boasts shorter sides, meaning the only curls you will need to manage are the ones up top. Further, an undercut looks great with different lengths, so you are free to go for any length that suits your individual face shape.
2. Beachy Curls
Well suited for casual days, beachy curls rely on much more texture than a typical glossy ‘do. Beachy curls are also a great statement hairstyle for the gent who isn’t too highly strung when it comes to styling because it allows you more freedom when it comes to drying your hair and applying product. Yep, that’s right, beachy curls are best done messy. That being said, achieving messier hairstyles can at times be more difficult to perfect. Our tip is to find a great sea salt hairspray for carefree styling when your curls get unmanageable.
3. Slicked Back Curls
We are talking about statement hairstyles for men with curly hair and slicked-back curls are certainly attention grabbing. Matte or glossy, utilise a product that will complement your hair’s natural texture and will be long-lasting. Also, be conscious of your hair length and ensure that a slicked back styling will suit your face shape. Men with longer curls will be afforded more versatility when slicking back their hair, as they can switch up how they part their hair and the way the curls will sit.
4. The Curly Quiff
One of the best hairstyles for men of different age groups is the quiff. It’s classic and very well suited to gentlemen with curly hair. Quiffs are styled by brushing the hair upwards and away from the face, but for men with curly hair, things may not be that simple. The key to perfecting a curly quiff is to experiment with the way your hair falls, rearranging sections so that your curls are enhanced and not overly scrunched. Try refraining from blow drying your natural curls for a quiff, as you want to capitalise on your natural hair type.
5. The Curly ‘Bob’
A curly ‘bob’ for reference in this article refers to longer curls that have grown out but are not long enough to hit below the chin or shoulders. ‘Bob’ in this context is thus referred to in inverted commas because your hair may not reach your chin, but you may still have a lot of length to work with. When curly hair grows out, there are certain lengths where its styling works most favourably. Curls with medium length frames most gentlemen’s faces more effectively, lending a bit more distinction to your natural jawline and cheekbones.
6. Long Glossier Curls
A different way to channel longer curls is to style them with a product that has a subtle gloss. Particularly well suited for semi-formal or formal occasions, ensure your curls have a bit more shine and are well styled, as opposed to flaunting drier or more textured finishes. A low slicked back ponytail is also another way to channel longer curls for dressier occasions, adding a bit of sleekness to your longer curls, and still making a statement.
7. Curly Pompadour
The pompadour is a statement in itself, and curls take this hairstyle popularised in the fifties to a new level. Curls will boost the thickness and fullness that a pompadour already possesses. The trick to ensuring that a pompadour works best for your curls is to manage your natural waves so your hair is kept neat and in place. Work with your natural hair type for a redefined pompadour.
8. Curly Side Part
The staple hair trend of the twenties and forties, the side part is one of the most iconic and timeless hairstyles of all time. Men with curls should rejoice for this ‘do because curls maximise the volume of a side part and lend well to the vintage aesthetic this hairstyle brings with it. Ensure that you part your hair on the side that suits the way your hair naturally grows and opt for a sleek glossy finish for a true retro revival.
9. Curly Man Bun
Another popularised hair trend that looks even better with natural curls is the man bun, it works tremendously with coifed locks. Growing out curls can be a little frustrating for the first few months, but they usually have a great wave when your strands reach your chin or shoulders. To maximise your curly man bun, go for a textured, slightly messy approach. Utilise a matte product and work it in with your fingers until you reach desired waves.
10. Blow-dried Curls
While blow-drying your hair may make it look straighter, we propose that blow-drying curls can be done to add volume and can work to redefine your natural bounce. Working product into your hair before and after you take a hair-dryer to your hair will also allow you to curl your hair with your fingers, lending more of a bouncy curl. Technically, you could say you are blow-drying your hair only to curl it again, but natural curls already bring added volume and allow you to redefine curls in a more effective manner.