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Richard Simmons and Carrot Top aside, curly and wavy hair can look quite sophisticated. A cut that works for your hair type is especially important when you have curly hair. Curly hair can sometimes feel unruly or hard to work with, but with the right style and product, curly hair can be incredibly stylish and sleek.
1. Faded and Tousled
This cut is left longer on the sides where it fades into a lengthier and shaggier top layer. The top layer is lightly styled and tousled to complete the look.
2. Voluminous Curls
With this cut, you use the natural look and shape of the curls and wave to create a volumized style. The curls are even evident in the side layers, even though they are cut a bit shorter.
This cut is basically one length all around, and the curls and waves have a natural, casual look. Styling product could help make this look more formal.
4. Surfer Boy
This beachy look can be achieved with minimal effort by tousling the hair with no product or with a light styling wax.
5. Thin and Fine
This look is perfect for thin, fine curly hair. It adds texture and dimension to hair that might otherwise look thin and flat
6. Curled Pomp
The pompadour isn’t just for men with straight hair. This curly-haired guy achieves the look effortlessly, and requires basically no styling at all.
With a longer layer in the front, this look is on-trend and easy to style. The hair can be lightly brushed forward and held in place with a product.
8. Traditional Short Style
This traditional short style is a great cut for men with curly hair. Just a little bit longer on the top than the sides, this look is low-maintenance while still stylish and trendy.
9. Uneven Top
The uneven layers on the top of this cut add dimension and texture, while the clean, polished sides keep this style looking sleek.
10. Slick Back
Another way to wear curly hair is slicked back. The slicked back look appears professional and formal, and can take any haircut from beach to banquet.
11. Laid Back
The layers in this laid-back ‘do take their direction from the natural waves of the hair. With a slightly longer layer in front, the cut has a polished shape, but an overall casual appearance.
12. Designs and Undercuts
Designs and undercuts are two of the biggest trends in 2018, and this style has both. The curls on top give the look texture, but the clean, blunt-cut sides look sleek with the razored design.
13. Fades and Waves
This wavy look is reminiscent of Christian Grey’s laid-back, wavy hairstyle. There is no denying he is a businessman, though, so the allure of this cut is that it can look both casual and professional.
14. Thick Curls
Thick curls can be tricky because you want the hair to have shape and texture. This style is perfect for thicker hair because it is cut in a flattering way, and still maintains a definite shape and dimension.
15. Lengthy Waves
These lengthy waves appear styled even though they require minimal effort to achieve this sleek look. The top layer is longer and hangs down onto the forehead slightly, while the side layers are scissor-cut and neat.
16. Fades and Waves Part 2
Another take on the fade and wave, this look is shorter on the sides, and longer on top. The waves are left looking natural and full, and the sides are just long enough to have a little texture.
You’d probably think that someone with curly hair couldn’t have a mohawk, but that isn’t true. The style shown here would be best for someone with looser, thinner curls or waves. The sides are clipped closely to the skin, and the mohawk can be left as long as desired. This is an edgy and stylish look, perfect for a trendsetter.