Prom, weddings, banquets or even a special date—just because you have curly hair doesn’t mean you can’t add a glamorous flare to your look. Keep your curls looking cool and funky with a few easy touches. Your curls don’t have to look the same every time you go out; you’re outstanding and your hair can be to with these three simple at home tips to spice up your look

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Add a beautiful gloss looks to your curls

Don’t you just love the shiny, silky look of wet curls? Well, now you don’t need to keep sticking your head under that bathroom sink at work to keep that look. By adding a serum to your daily hair routine from root to tip, you give your curls a beautiful gloss without the weight or sliminess of other heavier products. Be sure to add more definition to your curls by finger curling your curls. Match this style with a strong red lipstick or a strong eyeliner on just the top lid (adding natural-looking lashes to give your eyes an extra boost) to give your face an extra pop. This look not only keeps your hair looking especially naturally beautiful, but adds the moisture and luster that curly hair vitally needs.


Trick out a store-bought headband.

DIY funky headband

Want to add a unique touch to your look? Spice up your headband as a DIY project! Take your basic plain two-finger width headband and spice it up by hot-gluing chunky jewels or beaded embellishments commonly found in fabric shops or even your favorite buttons/unique pieces along the band. This is a great way to express your personality through your own design and a cheap (possibly free!) way to add a unique touch to your look that’s not only one of kind, but one that nobody can buy! Not into headbands? Swing by a fabric shop and buy enough of your favorite print to turn into a cute hair wrap and style as desired. This is a great way to look beautiful while transitioning if you haven’t done the big chop yet.

Mohawk without scissors

Want the coolness of having a Mohawk but don’t have the guts to cut your locs just yet? Cheat with bobby pins! Take all the hair along the sides of your hairline and pin them back smoothly along the sides of your head. Be sure to brush down all frizz and fly-aways smoothly before you pin it 100% to keep the beauty of the contrasting textures. Apply mousse along the sides to keep hair controlled. For a sophisticated and more classy version of this look opt to pin back just one side, and add a flower or a gem barrette. This look is works for a both day and night look.