The Best Hair Curling Tutorials for Every Length

August 26, 2022
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | by L'Oréal
hair wrapped around a curling iron

Along with bob haircuts and crimped hairstyles, 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 how to curl hair, we rounded up the best tutorials for short, medium and long hair.

Short Hair

According to YouTuber ChicMarie, the best way to curl pixie cuts and short hair is with a flat iron. Have no fear — it's a lot easier than it looks.

Short to Medium Hair

Who says beach waves only work on longer hair? Whether you’re rocking the bob hairstyle or waiting for your hair to grow out, this tutorial shows how to use a curling iron to create loose, lived-in curls on shorter hair.

Medium Hair

To learn how to curl hair for an effortless wavy look, try this easy-to-follow tutorial from Brianna Fox. Her best tip? Use a root volumizer at the end to ensure your curls never fall flat.

Medium to Long Hair

This style uses a large-barrel curling iron to create voluminous loose waves. Pro tip: To make sure your curls last all day, spritz on the L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold Hairspray afterward.

Long Hair

Whether you have naturally long hair or extensions, this tutorial by Desi Perkins covers the best way to get soft bombshell curls. We suggest pairing this style with a glamorous makeup look for a night out.

Extra Long Hair

The struggle to curl extra long hair is real, but this tutorial helps give you an everyday wavy look that’s easy to achieve with a clamp curling iron.

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