Life isn’t easy when you are blessed with naturally permanent curly hair. Your life is hella glam, but certainly not easy. Curls are the most beautiful of all hair textures and the most coveted one too. It is effortlessly glamorous, fun and anything but boring. But only you know how difficult the upkeep is for your twisted locks. And, don’t even get us started on finding the perfect hairstyles for curly hair for different occasions. Isn’t it annoying when you always have to wear it down or wrap it in a bun, no matter what the occasion is? Ugh! 

Well, there are reasons why you are stuck with only a few ways to style your curls. For one, there’s a serious dearth of hairspiration. Even in B-town, there are only a few girls with curls who serve stunning hairstyles for curly hair and give us major hair goals. But, let’s make the most of what we’ve got! Here is how to get permanent curly hair at home. 

7 Beautiful Curly Permed Hairstyles 

We curated all the gorgeous hairstyles for curly hair dropped by your favourite curly-haired celebrities here today. And, we will also tell you how to work each hairstyle so you can copy these looks and rock them with aplomb. So, take a look and screenshot these 7 fab hairstyles for curly hair that you can steal and sport. 

1. Hot cross pin

permanent curly hair Hot cross pin

This hairstyle for curly hair is for girls who have gorgeous tight curls and like to wear it down. It is high on glam and won’t take you hours to throw together. Sounds great, right? Work this red carpet-Esque hairdo for a party, a night out with your girls or date night. All you need is some hair gel, hairspray and a bunch of hairpins. 

Create the Look 

Begin with washed and clean hair. Flip your hair upside down and blow-dry to add some volume. Create a side parting and brush your hair. Next, take a small section from the side and apply some hair gel. Brush it back with a fine comb and stack two hairpins in a cross. Add two more hairpins next to the previous ones in a cross. Finish the look with hairspray to secure the hairstyle and add ample shine. 

2. Wet hair look

permanent curly hair Wet hair look

The wet hair look is when your hair looks like you just stepped out of the shower. Wavy, wet and steamy, this look is freakin’ hot and totally worth trying for a glam event. If you have naturally curly hair, half your work is done! Since your hair already has beautiful waves, all you need now is some styling cream. Try this stunning hairstyle for curly hair and slay. Here’s how to do it. 

Create the Look 

Start with slightly damp hair. Create a neat parting in whichever way you usually part your hair and brush your hair. Take a dollop of styling cream, rub it between your palms and apply evenly through the lengths of your hair. Scrunch your hair in small sections and hold for about ten seconds to lock in the wave. Run your fingers through your hair once you are done for the messy, unkempt look. Spritz hairspray to seal the hairdo. 

3. Top knot

permanent curly hair Top knot

A top knot is every curly-haired girl’s go-to hairstyle, no kidding! It is easy, and quick and makes your locks look manageable and put together. But what you didn’t know is that you could reinvent your casual top knot and make it festive and beautiful just like Kangana Ranaut does here. Team it with your Indian wear and wear this look to a wedding. Here’s how you can recreate the look. 

Create the Look 

Brush your hair and pull it in a high ponytail placed atop your head. Add a hair tie to secure. Backcomb your ponytail hair to tease and create volume for a fluffy knot. Next up, wrap the hair around the base of your ponytail in a knot and add bobby pins to secure it. Let some curly wisps loose from the front for a messy look and finish with a string of gajra or a blingy barrette to add the glam factor. 

4. Cornrow ‘do

permanent curly hair Cornrow ‘do

Another easy and glamorous hairstyle from the celebrity with the best curls in the business, Mithila Palkar’s cornrow hairdo is totes drool-worthy. Take cues from her on how to show off your curls with the easiest hairstyle ever. This is one hairstyle for curly hair that is equal parts edgy and feminine. 

Create the Look 

To get this look, blow-dry your hair and create a deep side parting. Divide the smaller section into two equal sections and braid each section separately. French braid them, adding hair strands as you go along and pin both at the back of your head with some bobby pins. Brush your hair and spray hairspray to finish. And you're done! 

5. Fuzzy ponytail

permanent curly hair Fuzzy ponytail

Sleek at the front and absolutely fuzzy and frizzy on the back, this hairstyle for curly hair is perfect for girls who struggle with a frizzy mane. Turn your weakness into strength by pulling your frizzy tresses in a dramatic, fuzzy ponytail and wearing it as if you own it. You can sport this look for a party or even a glam black-tie affair with your shimmery gown, just like Alia Bhatt here. 

To create the sleek, smooth look, apply TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Serum that contains argan oil to keep the hair smooth and frizz-free. It gives you 2x stronger hair with long lasting vibrancy & shine. 

Create the Look 

Here is how you can get this look. Divide your hair from above the ear and apply a good amount of styling cream or pomade on the front half of your hair to get a sleek look. Create a centre parting and brush it down neatly. Make a low ponytail and secure it with a clear hair tie. Spritz some texturising hairspray on the ponytail and tease it to get the frizzy texture. Once you get the desired look, finish it with some more hairspray to make the hairstyle stay put. 

6. Curly space buns

permanent curly hair Curly space buns

For the offbeat girl, space buns should definitely be part of your tress choices. Besides, life's too short for boring hair (such as ordinary curls). 

Create the Look 

Make two high ponytails with your hair parted in the middle. Use elastics to secure them. Make a bun by twisting the ponytail length like a rope and wrapping it around the base. Use a hair tie to secure. Then repeat the process on the other side. Using a hair spray, set your space buns once they're done. 

7. Side ponytail

permanent curly hair Side ponytail

Show off your curls with this curly hair ponytail and your perm squad will definitely pick up a few tips from you. 

Create the Look 

Use a hair mousse to tame your tight curls. For greater definition, scrunch your curls with it. We recommend using the Tresemme Curl Care Flawless Curls Extra Hold Mousse. Make a high ponytail with all your hair swooped to one side. You'll need an elastic to hold it in place. You'll have a hard time managing all that volume on one side, so use the Tresemme Compressed Micro Mist Invisible Hold Natural Finish Extend Hold Level 4 Hair Spray to deal with the frizz. Set free a few curly hair fringes loose on either side for a more effortless vibe. 

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FAQs about Curly Permed Hairstyles 

How can you style long curly hair? 

Super long curly hair can look really sexy with defined waves and a sleek look. Part your hair down the centre and let your hair let loose. You can also pull off a half up half down, bohemian braid or a braided ponytail that looks stunning on curly hair. 

Which haircut is best for curly hair? 

For curly hair, a blunt cut, lob, layered or shaggy cut are some of the best haircuts you can pick from. Just remember, don’t go too short from the front if you have tight curls, rather go with bangs than flicks, and opt for layers if you have soft curls. 

What are some of the best hairstyles for curly hair to wear to work? 

You can style your curly hair in a top knot, half bun, high ponytail or a fishtail braid for work. If you are looking for a simpler and effortless hairstyle for curly hair, simply slide a pin to one side and get going! 

What is better for styling curly hair, mousse or gel? 

If you want some extra volume and definition in your hair or you are working on a hairstyle that needs a fuller-looking mane, use a hair mousse. On the other hand, use hair gel when you want a sleek, frizz-free look.