How can I make my hair more "stylish"?

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I've been really frustrated with my hair lately. I'm fine with my curls- lots of definition, moisturized etc. but I just can't help feeling that they're not "stylish enough."

I'm frustrated that I can't try any of the popular styles right now because they all involve straight bangs/side bangs/not curly hair. I live in a very rainy and humid climate and ironing my hair ends up being a waste of time once I walk out the door (i.e. straight bangs wouldn't hold up). My hair looks good, I'm just getting bored with it and I'm frustrated that all of the "in" styles are for straight hair. I've cut it short, I've grown it long. I'm not really sure what else to do. It always just looks plain.

Has anyone else felt like this? What did you do?
A lot of the "in styles" absolutely work with curly hair. Curly side bangs look awesome (I have them ) and top knots are SO in right now. They look even better with curly hair. Curly hair give side braids more texture and side ponytails look more stunning and glamorous. Curls enhance all of the popular hairstyles in my opinion.
3c Hair
Fine Strands, High Density, Low Porosity
CG since August 2011
Loving my hair!!!
I go through phases where I've felt the same. That's when I experiment with different up-dos, changing up the part and adding hair accessories. Just my opinion, but curly hair - even when just worn down every day - is anything but plain!
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3B, fine, normal to low porosity
Modified CG since June 2010
HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
I've felt the same before, and I really wanted to try a long bob back when they were all the rage, Jennifer Aniston-style...so I did! I just adapted it for curly hair (added layers to the cut) and it turned out great my favorite cut so far. I think the styles that are in at the moment can be tweaked as well for curly hair; i agree with the posters above that texture enhances styles like top knots and side braids.
Latina

Type: 3a
Dense, fine/medium texture, low porosity

Low-poo: Devacurl No-Poo/ Yes to Carrots Nourishing Shampoo/ Elacel Aloe Vera Shampoo
Conditioner: Garnier Fructis Triple Nutrition Conditioner
Leave-in: Devacurl Set It Free/Lush R& B
Styling: Herbal Essences Set Me Up Spray-Gel/ L'Oreal Silk & Gloss Curl Power Mousse
I go through this from time to time - I kinda am right now, actually.

But you've gotten a lot of good suggestions here! Hope you you get through the hair slump soon!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
i agree with everything said. you can do curly side-swept bangs, i have side-swept pieces that i love. and i also change my part from time to time - it's always a side part, but sometimes it's more off-center, sometimes very to the side, sometimes parted straight, sometimes on a diagonal.....

hair accessories are also great, you can use them soooo many ways and i personally think they are more dramatic in curly hair.

you can also change the shape of your hair -- i think we always need long layers, but it can be long or short length, bob, inverted bob, u-shaped....
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3a, some 2c & 3b, medium texture, porosity normal, low elasticity
washing/cowashing, conditioning, protein tx: curl junkie products
leave in:cj conditioners and treatments as leave in
styling: cj pattern pusha, cj honey butta leave in, cj cccc, cj ciab, lalsg. cj aloe fix gel is my high dews/summer HG!!
sealants - spiral solutions emollience butter, jane carter nourish & shine

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