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SHOW-STOPPING LONG CURLY HAIRSTYLES

Play with your lengthy locks and let curls inspire your style. Be inspired to rock gorgeous ringlets with these five gorgeous curly hairstyles for long hair.

With a mane of cascading tresses, there’s no limit to the ways you can experiment with your look. Embrace the beauty of curls and make a strong style statement. Bouncy and bold, tight and kinked, soft and fluffy – curls come in so many different guises. Pick out your favourite curly looks and let them put in a spring in your step.

Leave your everyday ‘dos at the door and take on these dreamy long curly hairstyles.

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GLAMOUR CURLS

Switch up your style with deep eye-catching curls. Proof that more is better, this chic long curly hairstyle is sure to wow. Unlock the potential of your lengthy tresses and dare to go glamorous.

Here’s how to create glamour curls:

1. Prep locks with product

2. Curl hair in sections

3. Repeat technique across hair

4. Soften with a comb

step 1: Prep locks with product

Spritz ghd curl hold spray onto dry hair.

step 2: Curl hair in sections

Take a 1-2 inch section of hair and wind it around the barrel of the ghd curve® classic curl tong, holding the styler diagonally. For deep sculpted curls, hold for 5-8 seconds then release.

step 3: Repeat technique across hair

Continue to curl your hair using the same technique as step 2, ensuring you always curl in the same direction.

step 4: Soften with a comb

Run the ghd detangling comb through your locks to soften the curls

Image: @apreshouse

SOFT CURLS

Inject gentle texture into your look with a mane of soft curls. Romantic and relaxed, this long curly hairstyle is just what you need to overhaul your daily beauty routine.

Here’s how to create soft curls:

1. Spritz tresses with product

2. Curl hair in small sections

3. Repeat step 2 throughout your hair

4. Dress out the curls

step 1: Spritz tresses with product

Prep dry locks with ghd curl hold spray.

step 2: Curl hair in small sections

Take a 1-2 inch section of hair. Hold the ghd curve ® soft curl tong vertically, open the clamp and wind the section of hair tightly around the barrel, then secure the clamp. Hold for 5-8 seconds then re-open the clamp.

step 3: Repeat step 2 throughout your hair

Use the same technique on small sections of hair until all your tresses are fully curled.

step 4: Dress out the curls

To get a soft effect, gently run the ghd detangling comb through your curls.

Image: @patrickwilson

CURLY PONYTAIL

This bombshell ponytail is anything but basic. Ticking all the style boxes, it packs in enviable volume, killer curls and romantic tendrils. It’s the chic updo your hairstyle repertoire needs.

Here’s how to create a curly ponytail:

1. Apply volume product to damp hair

2. Blow-dry hair

3. Curl your hair with a styler

4. Create volume

5. Take your hair back into a ponytail

6. Disguise the hair band

step 1: Apply volume product to damp hair

Run 2-4 pumps of ghd total volume foam through locks.

step 2: Blow-dry hair

Blow-dry your hair with the ghd air® hairdryer. Take a 2 inch section of hair and place the ghd ceramic vented radial brush underneath at the root to help create body and reduce flyaways. Direct the airflow downwards and move from the roots to the ends. Repeat on small sections.

step 3: Curl your hair with a styler

Take a 1-2 inch section of hair and place the ghd platinum+ styler at your roots. Rotate the styler away from your face and gently glide through your hair all the way to the ends. Repeat throughout your locks.

step 4: Create volume

Use the ghd tail comb to create volume at the crown of your head. Gently backcomb small sections of hair, working from the ends upwards.

step 5: Take your hair back into a ponytail

Once you’ve got a mane of voluminous curls, take them all back into a ponytail. Secure with a hair band at the nape of your neck.

step 6: Disguise the hair band

Take a small section of hair from your ponytail and wrap it around the hair band. Secure in place with a hair pin.

CURLY UPDO

Curls don’t have to flow freely to make a stunning statement. Take them skywards into a breathtaking updo for a long curly hairstyle that’s perfect for a party or prom.

Here’s how to create a curly updo:

1. Twist hair in small sections

2. Curl sections of twisted hair

3. Run a comb through your curls

4. Pin up your curls

5. Secure the style in place

step 1: Twist your hair in small sections

Pick up a 1-2 inch section of hair and tightly twist it away from your face.

step 2: Curl sections of twisted hair

Take the twist of hair and wind it around the barrel of the ghd curve® classic curl tong. Hold it for 5-8 seconds then release. Repeat the technique from step 1 and 2 on all your hair.

step 3: Run a comb through your curls

Once you’ve created a curly mane, run the ghd detangling comb through your curls to soften them.

step 4: Pin up your curls

Take a small section of hair and twist it, taking it upwards towards your crown. Coil the twist on itself, lay it against your head and secure it with a hair pin. Repeat the technique until all your hair is pinned up.

step 5: Secure the style in place

Allow a few curly tendrils to fall loose at your hairline then secure the final look by spritzing the style with ghd final fix hairspray.

CURLY HALF UPDO

Strike the perfect style balance with a curly half updo. Teaming sculpted swirls with a chunky pancake braid, this long curly hairstyle is one to add to your wish list.

Here’s how to create a curly half updo:

1. Prep hair with product

2. Curl hair in small sections

3. Soften curls with a comb

4. Section hair

5. Create braids

6. Secure in place

7. Hide your hair band

8. Pancake your braids

step 1: Prep hair with product

On dry hair, spritz ghd curl hold spray to keep curls locked in all night.

step 2: Curl hair in small sections

Pick up a 1-2 inch section of hair and twist it tightly away from your face. Then wind it around the barrel of the ghd curve® classic curl tong. Release the curl after 5-8 seconds. Repeat the technique throughout your tresses.

step 3: Soften curls with a comb

Start from your roots and brush through your curls with the ghd detangling comb.

step 4: Section hair

At the front of your hairline, use the ghd tail comb to create a 3-4 inch section of hair on either side of your parting.

step 5: Create braids

Pick up one of the sections. Use a traditional three strand technique to create the braid, crossing the outer sections over the middle section. Plait until 3 inches from the ends then secure with a hair tie. Repeat on the other side.

step 6: Secure in place

Bring both braids round to the back of your head at the crown. Undo the hair ties then secure the plaits together at the point where they meet in a ponytail using a hair tie.

step 7: Hide your hair band

Take a small section of hair from the ponytail and wrap it around the hair band. Tuck the ends into the band to secure it in place.

step 8: Pancake your braids

To achieve a chunky pancake effect, use your fingers to gently pull apart each section of the braid.

Make long curly hair your go-to look with these five different show-stopping hairstyles. Use the ghd style kit to achieve curly tresses and fall in love with ringlets all over again.

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