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Curly Hairstyles for Women with Short, Medium, and Long Hair

Taylor Swift

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Throughout the years, curly hairstyles have been a mainstay in hair fashion. Whether you have short hair, medium-length hair, or long hair, there are so many styles to choose from.

During the Roman Empire, curly hairstyles came into fashion during the rule of the Flavian emperors in about 69-138 BC. Women used false curls to raise their hair to a great height. Hair was twisted, waved and curled. Ringlets that fell to the sides and back of the head were popular.

1910 curly hairstyle

1910 curly hairstyle

Carol Lombard 1930 curly hairstyle

Carol Lombard 1930 curly hairstyle

In 1910, the Carroll Herald announced that curly hairstyles ruled the fashion world. Women everywhere were wearing their hair with puffs and curls, with ringlets falling over their temples and covering their ears.

In the 1930s, curly, fussy hairstyles were in vogue.

In 1965, hairdressers were recommending curly hairstyles.

In 1975, curly "Orphan Annie" hair styles became popular for men.

In 1978, the perm was heralded as the new wave in hairstyling. Gillette surveyed top hair salons in America and reported that 90 percent of their clients wanted perms. Even those with naturally curly hair got perms to add volume to their hair.

The late 1980s brought romance back into fashion, and hairstyles reflected that trend. Hairstyles became longer, with flowing curls or soft waves, romantic and feminine. Longer hair, permed or naturally curly, was cut in layers for that bouncy, carefree curly hair look.

Curly hairstyles almost disappeared with the straight-hair look of the 2000s, but not quite. Now curly hairstyles are back with a vengeance, more popular than ever for both casual day-to-day looks and formal hairdos.

Here are today's trendy curly hairstyles for short, medium, and long hair.

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RalphGreene on May 05, 2011:

Bria, That's right! It is look beautiful. :D

-Bria on May 04, 2011:

Great hub, the medium curly hairstyle is one of my favorites :)

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on April 18, 2011:

Hiya Mimi, thanks for dropping by. Beyonce's long curly hair style is an example of modern jheri curl. It's still in vogue, but in the 70s the process used caused a lot of damaged to the hair. These days, there are a lot more safe products in the market to relax tight curls. Thanks for the input. Cheers!

Have a nice day,


Mimi721wis on April 17, 2011:

Hi Rosie, where's the geri curl. LOL

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