The Best Curling Tutorials for Short, Medium and Long Hair

November 13, 2020
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | by L'Oréal
The Best Curling Tutorials for Short, Medium and Long Hair
Up there with bob haircuts and an abundance of hair accessories, loose curls and beachy waves are very in right now. But unlike the name suggests “effortless waves” and “natural curls” are anything but. Anyone who’s tried accomplishing these hair looks 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


This tutorial will show you the best way to curl short hair 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 short, you can still achieve big loose curls with this tutorial and a thicker-barrel curling iron.

Medium Hair 


Medium to long hair can be styled into relaxed, lived-in waves by using a curling wand and following this tutorial. 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 covers three ways to curl your hair with the same tool.

Long Hair

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

Extra Long Hair

The struggle to curl extra long hair is real. This tutorial covers it all — including a tip for using a makeup spoolie to comb baby hairs.
Photo: Shutterstock, Design: Hannah Packer

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