The Best Hair Curling Tutorials for Every Hair Length

April 12, 2022
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | Makeup.com by L'Oréal
Along with bob haircuts and an abundance of hair gems, loose curls and beachy waves are super trendy right now. But unlike the name suggests, these effortless, undone waves and curls are anything but. Anyone who’s tried accomplishing these hairstyles understands just how much time, effort and product goes into creating the “I woke up like this” glam. If you’ve yet to master the technique, we rounded up the best hair curling tutorials for short, medium and long hair.

Short Hair

According to YouTuber ChicMarie, the best way to curl short hair is with a flat iron for super glam pin curls. Have no fear — it's a lot easier than it looks.

Short to Medium Hair

Even if your hair is on the shorter side, Kayla Kosuga proves that you can still achieve big loose curls using a thicker-barrel curling iron.

Medium Hair 

Medium-to-long hair can be styled into relaxed, lived-in waves by using a curling wand — simply follow this tutorial from Maria Bethany. If you don’t own a wand and only have a regular curling iron, just leave the clamp closed to achieve the same wand-style curling method.

Medium to Long Hair

To change up your look and branch out from your usual styling method, this tutorial by Kayley Melissa covers three ways to curl your hair with the same tool.

Long Hair

Whether you have naturally long hair or extensions, this tutorial by Desi Perkins covers the best way to get soft bombshell curls.

Extra Long Hair

The struggle to curl extra long hair is real. This tutorial by Heather Restrepo Walker covers it all — including a tip for using a makeup spoolie to comb baby hairs.
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