Styling your curly or wavy hair – and making it look exceptionally cool – can sometimes be a never-ending challenge.
Everyone’s posting Insta shots of new hairstyles they have just tried or are about to try out.
Great, you’re thinking, but not everyone has straight, easy-to-manage hair. I dare you to try and shape my bird’s nest into a neat pompadour…
Well, no matter how hard it is to believe, most hairstyles are actually quite versatile – and will work on wavy or curly hair just as well as on straight. They won’t look the same – but you’ll still achieve a trendy look (with a unique twist).
It may be more difficult to envision that happening, because most models in men’s mags or sites tend to have straight hair. Don’t feel disheartened – finding models with curly or wavy hair is just a little bit harder, that’s all. Because we’re more unique (that may only one of my truths – but I honestly believe it!)
That said, there are definitely times when the same hairstyle looks even better on curly hair than on straight.
Take a look at these, for example. Some real charmers which will be perfect for curly and wavy hair – whether it’s short or long.
- #1: Awesome Mid Fade
- #2: Bald Fade for Medium Curly Hair
- #3: Tapered Sides for Medium Hair
- #4: Bald Fade + Unique Design + Curly Hair
- #5: Low Fade + Lots of Volume
- #6: Undercut + Long, Messy Cut + Beard
- #7: Classy Cut for Wavy Hair
- #8: Simple Medium Hair + Stubble
- #9: Medium Fade + Sharp Lines
- #10: Low Fade + Long Curly Hair
- #11: High Fade + Curls
- #12: Classic Cut + Tapered Sides
- #13: Untamed Short Curls
- #14: Curly Pompadour
- #15: Heavy Fringe
#1: Awesome Mid Fade
A fade is a fantastic way of creating a contrast between the long on top, and short on sides – but we think it looks even better on curly hair! More hair = bigger contrast!
#2: Bald Fade for Medium Curly Hair
If you’re after a bolder look (get it?!) – then bald fade is what you’re looking for. A great style for those who aren’t afraid to show the shape of their head or feel a little cold on the sides.
#3: Tapered Sides for Medium Hair
If you’re a man who isn’t into having any part of their head shaved – we don’t blame you. We’re not that kind, either. Go for a tapered cut instead!
#4: Bald Fade + Unique Design + Curly Hair
Someone who likes to stand out from the crowd a little would love this look. A unique design makes it nearly impossible to see anyone else on the street with the same look – and the contrast between the longer curls on top and bald fade does wonders in creating a look you’ll need to turn back and look at again. Guaranteed!
#5: Low Fade + Lots of Volume
What a fantastic look for a man with lots of hair! If you’ve been blessed with a messy do – embrace it. The bird’s nest is actually really in right now – particularly when paired with a low fade.
#6: Undercut + Long, Messy Cut + Beard
The messier the better – that’s one of today’s hair styling mottos. For an even bolder contrast, go for a full on undercut. Pair it with a strong beard – and you’ve nailed the look of a modern-day macho man.
#7: Classy Cut for Wavy Hair
Not everyone is into trend-chasing – and there are some hairstyles that will never go out of style. For example, this classy medium hairstyle with slightly tapered sides. Charmer.
#8: Simple Medium Hair + Stubble
Another classic worth revisiting – a simple cut for medium-length hair with a short stubble. Our advice is not to go too crazy with the beard – there’s only a thin line between a neat, classy look and the “I have been playing video games non-stop for months” look.
#9: Medium Fade + Sharp Lines
Fantastic style for someone looking for a trendier cut. Ask your barber for a medium fade and an edge-up (if you’re a brave soul)– it looks flippin’ awesome!
#10: Low Fade + Long Curly Hair
For those of you who have lots of volume that they’re finding hard to manage – quit trying to reduce the volume. Make it the essence of your look with a low fade on the sides and back. This way, the volume will accentuate the look – but it will not look overpowering.
#11: High Fade + Curls
Embrace your curls, we say! A high fade will leave the majority of your sides and back nearly shaved, but this way your curls can get the attention they truly deserve.
#12: Classic Cut + Tapered Sides
Managing curls isn’t easy – so make things easier for yourself by tapering the sides. Tapered sides work with all hair lengths and instantly create a neater, tidier look – which is great for curly-heads who have been having to constantly battle their unruly, curly hair all their lives!
#13: Untamed Short Curls
A taper doesn’t have to be short – you can leave longer hair on sides too, if you wish. This is a perfect example of how fairly long hair on sides works just as well! Best thing of all – he has kept his individuality.
#14: Curly Pompadour
If you’ve been crying yourself to sleep because you think that curly-heads can’t pull off the pompadour hairstyle – we’ve got news for you! Check out this awesome pompadour on curly hair – and tell us it doesn’t look simply fantastic!?
#15: Heavy Fringe
We’ve always been fans of lots of hair – but when the hair is on the fringe, it can be harder to pull off. This hairstyle shines, however – and men with bigger foreheads and curly hair would definitely benefit from trying it! Word!