The recession dictated curly hairstyles last year. Remember the low-maintenance locks and embrace of the frizz for big texture? Savvy women attempted to cut costs (pushing appointments, do it yourself products and color) by embracing their natural texture and color and getting creative with products. Each season looks to promise some new looks and some spending. Today is all about strong cuts and color. And we're not talking about any change of shade, but a dramatic, head turning change. Strong colors like blonde and red are being seen everywhere. Styles and cuts are seeing big change too!

First let’s talk color, bold color is theme this year! Red and blonde are the hottest colors this season.

Red is hot for spring along with sun kissed locks. Everyone is rocking red tones, whether your natural color is dark or light, adding a red undertone will make your hair super stylish!

red type 2 hair

Red type 2 hair

red type 3 hair

Red type 3 hair

red type 4 hair

Red type 4 hair

Strawberry Blonde

Strawberry blonde is making its way back onto the scene as well. Adding some strawberry blond highlights to a dark look is fetching this season. Beautiful strawberry blonde highlights can look great in dark hair as well—they add that little extra! These highlights will look great on hair base of golden blonde, yellow blonde, red, light auburn and dark auburn. Get around 8-12 streaks in your hair to start then add more as the summer gets closer!

strawberry type 2 hair

Strawberry type 2 hair

strawberry type 3 hair

Strawberry type 3 hair

strawberry type 4 hair

Strawberry type 4 hair

Platinum Blonde

Hello Blondie! Going platinum is another popular look we are seeing, though you’ll need some serious deep treatments to protect those curly locks. We recommend you use a deep treatment each time you wash for the first few weeks of your new platinum locks. This will use up a lot of conditioner but your curls will be stronger and shiner than ever! This is a drastic and high maintenance change for a lot of women, but may be worth the extra effort this season. Platinum locks look great with all skin tones. Talk with your stylist about which shade of platinum would look best on you!

platinum type 2 hair

Platinum type 2 hair

platinum type 3 hair

Platinum type 3 hair

platinum type 4 hair

Platinum type 4 hair


Now let’s talk style! We are seeing some of the same trends from last year—but modified! Check out the hottest styles.

big hair

Big hair!

Pump up your volume! Big hair is BIG this season. Curly hairstyles often look best when they have sufficient volume so we are happy to see big hair as a spring trend. Rock your big hair this season. Kinky hair types – rock your fro big and proud! Tighter curls, make sure to use products that remove build up—less moisture often leads to more volume.

messy hair look

Get messy.

Rock a Messy Look! Messy waves/curls are the hottest trend. These are easy for us curly girls as they don’t require much work. The idea behind the messy wave or curl is that you don’t look like you’ve spent hours on your hair—that "I’ve just rolled out of bed" look. It’s a sexy but fun look. An easy way to rock this look with curls is to have second or third day hair—refresh slightly with a sea salt spray for that added messy look. Check out this article on how to get a messy bun.

long braids

Braided. Check. Sexy. Check.

Woven Locks! Braids of all kinds are a must have this season. Curls braided are sexy and easy to achieve. Rock any kind of braid this season and you’ll be stylish. Fish tails are fun and look amazing with curls. To get the best look, braid your hair when it’s dry and braid loosely for the best look. See other stories on braids. Read our article, How to Change Up Your Curls.

curly part

Do your part!

Take your part to an extreme! Extreme side parts are the easiest look to achieve this season as all you’ll need is a comb. While your hair is wet—create an extreme side part and style accordingly. Check out this video on how to style with a side part.

low ponytail

Low ponytail for curlies.

Ride Your Pony! Low ponytails are so sleek and easy to achieve. This look is a great look for work, dates and nights out. You can dress them up with an accessory or just rock with your curls.

messy bun

Curly messy bun. Fun!

The Low Messy Bun! Messy buns are another great look for curlies this season. Another easy look to achieve grab a couple spin pins and you’re done. This is another great look for work or date night.

Now let’s explore what accessories are in style this spring!

New Headbands & Turbans! This is a very exciting trend this season as we have not seen it before. Women are wearing large, thick and textured headbands. Woman are also wearing headscarfs and turbans this season. We are seeing this look on many celebrities right now. These are such a fun way to add color or a pattern to your look. Plus they can hide a bad hair day! They are very easy to put on and wear.

Check out this story and accompanying video for instructions on how to tie a scarf. And find our brand new beautiful scarves now at CurlMart!

Time to talk Spring hair cut trends!

curly bangs

Curly bangs.

Bang, Bang, Your Head! Bangs are back again this year. We saw them on the runway and now we see them in the streets. Curly bangs are a fun way to change up your look. They do require more time and effort but frame faces beautifully. Read more about curly bangs.

messy bun

Curly messy bun, what fun!

Short Cut/Curly Bobs

The bob is back, reinterpreted and re-imagined—and it’s rocking fringe or bangs this year. For those who want or already have a bob haircut, the question becomes how to style it. The new style is this: messy with bangs. So add some sea salt and ask your stylist for some fringe. Get the curly bob look now.

Check out our curly hairstyles gallery to see more of these hot trends in action.