It's a new year, and if you're anything like me you're probably on the lookout for a new hairstyle. Personally, I'm trying to grow my hair out for the first time in years, but for many others, 2018 is the year for a new trendy cut, bangs, protective style, or fun color. I scanned the Instagram curly hair valley for all the best curly hairstyles, and here's what I came up with. So if you're having trouble figuring out what style is for you, you came to the right place.

Hairstyles for Type 2 Wavy Hair

Christina Hair Romance

Side Braided Low Bun

Christina gives us a simple yet intricate side braid and low bun that is perfect for Sunday brunch or a night out. You can see how she created this look below!


Ballerina Bun

Jessica Strother gives us a classy and simple ballerina bun for the days you want your hair out of your face. Sleek buns will never go out of style, especially when you add flawless skin and big hoops.

Rae Rodriguez

Messy Bun with Bangs

This is one of my personal favorite looks. A simple messy bun with bangs down and statement earrings. Rae wins with this look.


Pinned Back Waves

Mr. Kate does pink waves perfectly with some simple bobby pins to keep her hair back.

Hairstyles for Type 3 Curly Hair

Ashley Hall

Twist Out with a Bantu Knot

Ashley's twist out with a Bantu Knot on the side is fire. See how Ashley accomplished this cute look below!


Braids with Extensions

I had a stylist create this look with blonde extensions, but Kinsley Deborah can show you how to add extensions into your braids all by yourself in the video below. I can't wait to attempt this look on my own and save some bills!

Bria Larine

Three-Strand Twist Out

Bria uses a three strand twist out method and@taliahwaajidbrand for these soft and defined curls. See how she created this look below!

Call Me T

Curly Ombre

"Call Me T" Tweeted us this photo for our weekly #TextureTuesday on Twitter and we are loving the blue ombre. Fun colors are definitely a look to watch this year.


Hair Cuffs

Kharisa styles her curly hair with rubber bands and hair cuffs and a high bun. See how to achieve this cute look below!

Hairstyles for Type 4 Coily Hair


Half Up Twist Style

Isimeme Edeko really knows how to show off her texture. This half-up twist style with string is simple, fun, and so beautiful. To see 30 more natural and curly styles from Isimeme click on the video below!


Pulled Back Headband

Lania Theresa wears her hair up behind a headband giving us a full view of her flawless skin and bone structure.


3-Twist Style

Seven months post-big-chop, and Akilah's TWA is shining in this 3-twist clipped back style.

Amarachi N. Ukachu

Faux Locs

Faux Locs all 2018. Amarachi slays this protective style.

Brandy G

Wrap and Go

Sometimes you just wanna wrap and go. Brandy G got this beautiful wrap from Coilygirls Headwraps. If you want to learn more about how she styled this head wrap and how to do others, check out her video below!

If you're looking to add headwraps into your style repertoire, here are 45 headwrap styles.

Jasmine Winters

Halo Twist

Jasmine Winters shows off her texture with a middle part and twist back to each side. Loving this simple look, her tutorial is below!

Genny Miliano

Textured Space Buns

Genny Miliano wears fun and full space buns with some big ol' hoops and the fuzziest pink top.