Medium Length Curly Hairstyles
We’re shouting out all our curly haired women! Curly hair is admired by women all over the world, and with good reason. If you have naturally curly hair consider yourself lucky. As gorgeous as it is we know a lot of women with curly hair can sometimes struggle finding new and fresh hairstyles that work with their hair texture. Sound familiar? You’re not alone! We thought we would give you some fresh inspiration to start a new season with medium length curly hairstyles we absolutely love.
1Rounded Curls with Bangs
A great, go-to haircut for anyone with naturally curly hair. The rounded shape is extremely flattering for virtually any face shape, especially with the addition of side swept bangs. Adding in short layers gives dimension and depth to curly hair.
2Medium Length Curly Bangs
Immediately switch up your shoulder length curly hair with…bangs! Expect to see bangs popping up a lot over the next year or so – they’re definitely making a comeback, and stronger than ever. Frame your face with curly bangs to match your gorgeous curls.
3Barrette Shoulder Length Curly Hair
We love any hairstyle that’s simple and still embraces natural curls. Pulling your hair back and securing it with a cute barrette is just about as simple as it gets. But as you can tell – it’s still incredibly stylish and cute.
4Blunt Bangs, Curled Style
This is an edgy take on bangs for curly hair. By straightening parts of the bangs, it adds a unique twist to shoulder length curls. It’s a great way to give hair balance of texture with straight pieces mixed with curls.
5Bouncy Curls Enhanced
How gorgeous is this shoulder length curly hair? Parted on the side it’s a hairstyle that allows the curls to be the focal point and do their thing. If you don’t want a lot of layers, this is a style to consider.
6Scarf Accessorized Wavy Medium Curly Hair
One of our favorite things about curly hair is even the most classic hairstyles look interesting and unique, thanks to textured curls. Here a classic ponytail looks anything BUT classic and boring. Curls, bangs and a scarf to complete the look is epic.
7Wavy Medium Curly Hair
Play around with the way you part your shoulder length curly hair to change up the way your hair looks as a whole. You saw a couple of side parted styles – here’s a center parted look. No need for a ‘perfect’ part with curly hair, it adds to the effortless feel.
8Freshly layered curly hair
Talk about stunning curly hair! Medium length curls get to live in their full glory with this hairstyle. The way the hair is cut with layers and bangs takes weight out of curls to allow them to adapt a great natural shape.
9Curly Piecey Layers
The ‘undone’ aesthetic of this curly hair is what we really love most about it. Don’t you agree? Separate your curls to add volume to the hair as they’ve done here. By working the curls and separating the pieces it creates this ‘piecey’ feel.
10Shag Wavy Medium Curly Hair Cut
You may have noticed shag haircuts are…everywhere! The good news is if you have naturally curly hair you can most certain try this trend, contrary to what you may have thought. Use this image as reference to get a great shag haircut.
11Natural Curls Pinned with a Rose
There’s just something about a simple flower pinned into hair…don’t you think? It always seems to be a fun twist to any hairstyle. Lucky for our curly hair ladies, it’s another fun way to accessorize your hair and still keep it simple.
12Glam Embellished Medium Curly Hair
Give your medium curly length hair a glamorous twist with accessories. Pinning just a couple of rhinestone embellished clips onto one side gives your curls a chance to shine, with a side of glam.
13Fluffy Wavy Curls
Isn’t this fluffy wavy medium curly hairstyle stunning? We thought so. The cut itself is quite minimal with few layers, but it’s the way the curls are sectioned off from one other to add this fluffy element to the hairstyle.
14Medium Curls Glamour
Leave it to Chrissy Teigen to add major glam factor to curly hair. The curls here are big and voluminous, which is a perfect pairing for a side part. Tease the roots and use volumizing products to give curls this big, glam look.
15Nostalgia Inspired Curly Hair
We couldn’t resist sharing this 90’s inspired hairstyle. Whether you grew up in the 90’s or not, we can all appreciate clipping a couple of butterfly clips into hair. This is giving us major Spice Girl vibes and we couldn’t be more in love.
Just add a headband! Seriously, who knew placing a headband would transform curly hair so seamlessly? The juxtaposition between effortless, ‘undone’ curls and glam headbands is everything we didn’t know we needed.
17Tied with a Bow
Adorable hairstyle alert! It really doesn’t get any cuter than this, in our opinion. Half up pigtails, complete with dainty bows, is a fresh way to style medium length curly hair. It’s a great way to pull some of the hair away from your face, while still keeping some of it down.
We’re all about options around here, while this is similar to the previous hairstyle we love showing you different ways to rock a hairstyle. Shoulder length curly hair is the perfect hair to style into half up hairstyles, as you can see!
19Half Up Curls
Ok, we’re not quite done with the half up hairstyles. It’s just that curly hair happens to be the perfect texture to style into these types of hairstyles. Leave a few pieces out to frame the face and create this effortless touch to the hairstyle.
Throw your curly hair up in a messy bun, but elevate things a bit. Pairing a couple of thin headbands together, as shown in the picture, is a way to make just about any ponytail totally unique and stylish.
21High Curly Pony
Rihanna is the queen of curly hairstyles, that’s no secret though. We really love this take on a high ponytail. It highlights curly hair, with the ponytail placed VERY high on top of the head and leaving a few short layers out.
22Lob Cut and Length
Give shoulder length curly hair a modern twist with a blunt finish on the ends. This ‘blunt’ cut creates a lob like haircut that really changes the way curls look. A simple transition with major impact.
Another curly haired celebrity we can always count on to rock curls beautifully. We really adore the tapered effect at the ends of the hair here in combination with shorter layers up top. It gives so much body and movement to curly hair.
24Medium layered curly hair
Believe it or not there are a lot of ways curly hair can be cut with layers to give a unique look. This hairstyle has blunt ends with short layers mixed in throughout the hair. Layers allow curls to bounce, taking unnecessary weight out of them.
Yep, curly hair can make messy buns look chic! The great thing about shoulder length curly hair is the versatility. It can be worn down and up very easily and effortlessly. What’s not to love about those options?
Curly hair cut to create this rounded look on the hair gives such a cute look. Thanks to curls natural volume, you can embrace a rounded shape like this and simply play around with the way your hair is parted to change it up every once in a while.
27Big Curls Styled
Curls come in all shapes and sizes, as you very well know. If you have big, bouncy curls this hairstyle is something for you to consider trying out. Parted to the side with a few layers further enhances the natural shape of curly hair.
Express yourself with your hair accessories! There really is no easier way to evolve your hairstyle than with hair accessories. Hair pins with words and sayings have been extremely popular the past year, and it’s easy to see why.
Curly ponytail done right. It doesn’t get much more fun than this high, curly ponytail. After securing the hair in a ponytail high up on the back of the head, pull out a few pieces around your face and nape of the neck to highlight curls.
30Pulled Back Style
Here’s another fun take on the half up hairstyle when you have shoulder length curly hair. This is a bit different in that sections of hair were pulled back from the sides of the head and secured with a fun hair pin. Easy, cute and fun!
Curly hair holds shape incredibly well. Here the rounded shape of hair gets a lightened twist with tapered ends. We adore this haircut!
Who knew scrunchies would be a trend that would come back so heavily? Well, they did! We never thought we would be so on board for the trend to reemerge either. Give a messy bun a stylish upgrade with a scrunchie.
33Short Layered Curls
Wow! We can’t get over how stunning this curly hairstyle looks. It really just takes a few strategically cut layers to elevate curly hair.
34Half Braided Shoulder Length Curly Hair
Curly hair + braids = summer hair done right! We don’t know about you but when it’s summertime we love hairstyles that are effortless and stylish. This loosely styled braid is exactly that, and it just so happens to be the perfect pairing to medium length curly hair.
35Side Shoulder Length Curly HairVoluminous Curls
Honestly, this shoulder length curly hair speaks for itself. In our opinion, that is. Sweep your gorgeous curls over to one side, like this gorgeous hairstyle, to add a little extra ‘oomph’ to curly hair.
36Side Part Simplicity
37Pinned to the Side