My hair is wavy and impossibly thick. It looks pretty benign on the surface, but brushing, styling or highlighting it takes eons. Thick, wavy hair is theoretically great, but in practice it’s totally dependent on the day and whether my natural texture decides to cooperate. Those twee Pinterest tutorials that require a million little braids, or a delicate suspension of bobby pins? Forget about ‘em. I’m always happy to try in earnest, but 99 percent of the time, looks that aren’t specifically designed to have holding power will slide out, sag, or poof within minutes — and nobody wants to be the one at the party neurotically adjusting their headband placement every five seconds! I still haven’t gotten wavy hair care down to an exact science, but I’ve figured out pretty quickly that we wavy- and thick-haired ladies and a misunderstood bunch when it comes to style options. Click through for 10 styles designed to give our texture a little extra oomph!
I have never seen the point in a trim. If I am going to get my hair cut, I want a whole new look. Usually, I chop and donate 12 inches of hair and then give it a year to grow out. It may sound a little dramatic, but there is very little curly haircut inspiration out there. After much consideration, I decided to ditch the angled lob and embrace layers. Thanks to Hairroin Salon’s senior stylist Kate, I woke up this morning looking flawless!
Where are all the curly haired women in Hollywood? I’m not talking about curls sculpted with hot rollers and curling irons — show me women with wild, natural curls. The kinds of curls real women have. I am one of those women, and I’m always disappointed to see straight hair dominating the the big and small screen, in magazines and on the red carpet. Especially when women with beautiful curly hair wear these straight hairstyles! If you do a quick search for celebs with curly hair, you’ll find tons of photos of Keri Russell, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, but even these women wear their hair straight 50 percent of the time at least.
Luckily, lately, I have spotted a few lovely ladies who embrace their curly hair on and off screen and it makes me appreciate my curls even more. If you’ve got ‘em too, cancel your next blowout and join these women in flaunting your curls.
Hair tutorials for curly-haired ladies are few and far between, but the stellar site Hair Romance has tons of them, including this gorgeous creation of twisted and pinned French rolls. It’s somehow elegant and a bit badass, isn’t it? Check out the step-by-step tutorial to give it a try, and prepare for a flood of compliments!
The internet is teeming with hair tutorials for ladies with long hair, but if you have short or curly (or short and curly) hair, it can be tough to find styles that will work for you. We asked hair and beauty guru Aileen Cady to come up with a fun party hairstyle specifically for short, curly hair, and she gave us Disco Heaven: a fun, retro look perfect for pairing with glittery gold eyeshadow and dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve. Click through for a step-by-step tutorial!
As the only curly-haired girl here at The Frisky, I have hereby appointed myself de facto curl expert. Many of you have asked how I style my curly ‘do, and I want to try to address all of your questions. I strongly believe that curly girls should let their hair be in its natural state. I know how liberated I felt when I embraced my curly hair. The only problem is: Curly hair can be quirky, unpredictable, temperamental and often a bitch to style. But once you get a routine down, it sure beats the time you would have spent straightening. I don’t miss that at all! I can’t speak for every curly hair type, but click through for my secret styling tips.