24 Surreal Curly Blonde Hairstyles

Delicate and wild—that's how you'll redefine your looks with these top styling ideas.

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Curly + Blonde = Wild and Free!

Blonde curly hair looks fierce! Just look at Naomi from 90210 or Peyton from One Tree Hill. Not to mention Taylor Swift, Shakira, and Beyoncé – this list can go on forever. It is amazing how perfectly-defined golden curls can brighten up your gloomy day. Curls make your hair look extremely voluminous, thick, and bouncy. The best part is, even messy curly hair looks utterly beautiful.

Keep reading to check out some stunning blonde curly hairstyles. And don’t be envious if you don’t have blonde locks. We have added the steps to teach you how to color your curly tresses golden. Scroll down and embrace your crazy blonde curls.

protip_icon Before You Get Started
  • Natural curly blonde hair is rare. To achieve this look, you may need to either bleach your hair, perm your hair, or both. Be aware that both those styling treatments are harmful to the hair.
  • Those with straight or curly dark hair are better off avoiding this look. The damage from achieving this look could be irreversible.
  • If you are curling your blonde hair, be careful with the heat settings and make sure to use heat protectant.
  • Curly blonde hair has a raw and sexy appeal. When moisturized appropriately, it can add heaps of charisma to your overall look even when simply left loose.

How To Dye Curly Hair Blonde

How to dye blonde curly hair
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What You Need

  • Blonde dye kit
  • Hair coloring brush
  • A bowl
  • Old clothes
  • Old towel
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Toner shampoo

How To Do

  1. Start off by choosing a shade of blonde that will suit your skin’s surface tone and undertone.
  1. If you have dark hair, you will need to bleach your locks before you color them.
  1. Put on some old clothes and wrap the old towel around your shoulders to prevent any dye stains. Apply some petroleum jelly on the skin around your hairline and on your ears.
  1. Mix the dye as per the instructions given in/on the hair dye box.
  1. Start applying it from the ends and work your way up to the roots. This will make the color appear natural.
  1. Leave the dye on for the instructed amount of time. Use a timer to help you while you read or finish your chores.
  1. Keep checking your hair every 5-10 minutes to see if it has reached the desired color.
  1. Wash off the dye after the recommended duration of time has passed. Use a toner shampoo to tone down the brassiness in your hair and the yellow glow on your scalp.

Note: If you are worried about damaging your hair with the bleach, apply coconut oil to your hair the night before you bleach it. Don’t wash it off, simply color your hair with the oil on. Follow a daily hair care routine to keep your curly locks healthy and beautiful.

If you have kinky hair, check out this video for more details on how to color your kinky locks blonde.

Now that you know how to bleach and color your curly hair blonde, let’s check out 24 great ways that you can do it.

24 Surreal Curly Blonde Hairstyles

1. Short-Cropped Blonde Fro

Short-Cropped Blonde Fro
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A blonde dye on short-cropped, naturally, coily, and kinky hair is quite the popular hairstyle today. It definitely deserves a spot on your top haircuts list. Emulate the look by dyeing only the tips and keeping the roots dark for a dramatic shadow effect. Prioritize conditioning and use hydrating hair sprays before stepping out. This is a perfect wash-and-go style!

2. Curly Golden Blonde Bob

Curly Golden Blonde Bob
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Add a seductive touch to your regular blonde bob hairstyle by incorporating some loose curls. A texturizing spray will help keep the curls looking fresh, bouncy, and healthy.

3. Cute Messy Curls

Cute messy blonde curly hair
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If you have thin hair, curls can make it look thick and voluminous. Instead of opting for perfect ringlets, try out these messy curls. If you are using heat styling tools to get the curls, spritz on some heat protectant before you curl your locks. Run your fingers through your hair to give it the cute messy look.

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If you have textured hair and want to enhance the messy curly look, applying a blend of leave-in conditioner and curl gel to your damp locks will do the trick.

4. Braided Half Crown

Curly blonde balayage hair braided in half crown
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A half crown is the perfect way to style curly blonde balayage hair. Braid sections of your hair on both the sides and pin them at the back. Pancake the braids to give them a messy and voluminous look.

5. Short Curly Updo

Blonde short curly hair updo
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If you have curly hair, it’s easy to fake an updo style. Create a bouffant at the top and tease the rest of your hair. This will add volume and height to your locks. Fold the curls inward and pin them at the back, allowing the ends to fall out. This is a great hairstyle for weddings and other formal events.

6. Braid And Half Ponytail

Blonde curly hair in braid and half ponytail
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Curly hair looks incredible tied up in a half ponytail, but if you want to take things up a notch, add a Dutch braid to the mix. This gives your hairstyle a chic boho look. It looks super cute when paired with a flowy maxi dress.

7. Braided Half Top Knot

Blonde curly hair in braided half top knot
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Pick up a section of hair from either side and weave them in individual braids. Gather hair from the front and wrap it in a half top knot. Wrap the ends of the braids along the base of the bun. Don’t forget to give your hairdo a good hit of hairspray. This hairstyle is perfect for date nights and prom.

8. Boho Crown Braid

Blonde curly hair in boho crown braid
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Boho braids look stunning when done with curly hair and enhance your natural beauty and features. The flowers give this hairstyle a lovely wild child feel. Give this hairstyle a serious thought if you are planning to have a boho beach wedding.

9. Flipped-In Ponytail

Blonde curly hair in flipped-in ponytail
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There are two ways to achieve this look. The first way is to brush your hair back and tie your hair in a loose, mid-level ponytail. Topsy-tail the ponytail twice or thrice to finish off the look. The second way to achieve this ponytail is to gather all your hair, leaving out some on the sides. Tie the gathered hair in a mid-level ponytail. Tuck the loose hair into the hair above the ponytail and pin them in place.

10. Romantic Updo

Romantic updo for blonde curly hair
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Let’s be honest, there’s something about curly hair that gives it a romantic look. You can’t really put your finger on it, but it’s there. Try any updo with curly blonde hair, and it will look amazing.

11. Flower Crown

Flower crown for blonde curly hair
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This is a really simple and graceful hairstyle. It shows that when you have lush blonde curls, a simple accessory can be enough to transform them. A thin flower crown can amp your curls really well.

12. The Greek Braid

The Greek braid for blonde curly hair
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This braid has been flooding my Insta-feed for a while now, and as a girl with dark, straight hair, I’m jealous. This looks like a braid designed by the gods. Out of this world!

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You may also try similar alternatives of the Greek braid style like the waterfall braid, ponytail braid, feature braid, and skinny headband braid to experiment with.

13. Wild Curls

Wild blonde curly hairstyle
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Sometimes, leaving your hair loose and wild is just what you need. With the messy hair rage taking over, these imperfect coils are just what you need to look trendy and on fleek.

14. Wash-Out Curls

Wash-out blonde curls hairstyle
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Kinky hair looks feisty and stunning. Wash your hair and let it air-dry for a bit. When it is damp, apply some curl defining cream and wrap it in a silk scarf. Keep the scarf on overnight. It will make your curls look perfectly defined and frizz-free.

15. Medium Curls

Medium blonde curl hairstyle
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All my fine- and wavy-haired friends who envy the curly ones opt for these stunning curls. Leaving an inch of your hair near the roots, curl your hair using small velcro rollers. Keep them on overnight, wrapped in an old cotton T-shirt. The next morning, take the rollers out and apply some curl defining cream to finish off the look.

16. Flowy Curls

Flowy blonde curly hairstyle
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This is another great way to style your hair in curls and make it look natural. Curl your hair from a little away from your roots, somewhere near your ears. This will make them look naturally flowy.

17. Big Curls

Big blonde curls hairstyle
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If you have big curls, know that you are envied. Often, my curly-haired friends say that they can’t flaunt their curls properly because of frizz. After you wash your locks, let them air-dry for a bit. You don’t want your hair to be too wet or completely dry. Once your hair is damp, apply some curl enhancing cream and scrunch it to get these gorgeous curls.

18. Carrie Curls

Carrie blonde curls hairstyle
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Carrie Bradshaw is the face of blonde curls. She is the queen! No one rocked messy blonde curls better than her. Take a leaf out of her book and rock your frizzy, messy curls in all their glory!

19. Sally Curls

Sally blonde curls hairstyle
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When Harry Met Sally created a sensation among women. Not just because of the infamous diner scene, but also thanks to the stunning Meg Ryan’s curls. Her thick, imperfect, yet stunning curls made many women take the curly route.

20. Country Curls

Country blonde curls hairstyle
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Who doesn’t remember sweet ‘ol country Taylor Swift and her stunning golden curls? Taylor became a teen icon all over the world, with many young girls copying her curly-haired look.

21. Rich Curls

Rich blonde curls hairstyle
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If you have thick hair, style it in ringlet curls. You’ll look exactly like Naomi from 90210. Her (aka AnnaLynne McCord) hair is to die for.

22. Creative Boho Look

Creative boho blonde curls hairstyle
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Curly hair is #bohovibes! I mean, look at this picture – it is surreal. So, get creative with your blonde curls and boho hairstyles. Most boho hairstyles comprise multiple braids of different sizes. Try it out and give it your own spin!

23. Curly Bob With Bangs

Curly bob with bangs
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This look is a go-to choice for a dreamy appearance. The curly bob lends a delightful and carefree aura, while the side-swept bangs gracefully highlight your facial features, drawing attention to the eyes and cheekbones. If you need a look that radiates a cheerful and youthful energy, this one is a must-try.

24. Ash Blonde Curly Hair

Ash blonde curly hair
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The ash-blonde curly hair look with cool undertones is all you need for a modern and sexy look. The hair is gathered elegantly into a bun that sits at the nape of the neck. The loose tendrils in the front frame the face to create a soft and romantic vibe that enhances the overall allure of the hairstyle.

Styling curly blonde hair is super fun. But, it is important that you take good care of it to keep it looking healthy. Here are some hair care tips that you can follow to maintain the health and chic factor of your hair.

How To Keep Your Blonde Curly Hair Healthy

  • Oil your hair regularly! Curly hair needs lots of maintenance, so give it all the nourishment it needs.
  • Keep a water spray handy to hydrate your hair throughout the day.
  • After washing your locks, wrap them in a silk scarf or a thin cotton T-shirt. This will keep the frizz at bay and add definition to your curls.
  • If you have colored your hair blonde, use a color-safe shampoo to prevent it from looking brassy.

Licensed cosmetologist, Tuera Jacobs adds, “Hydration, in the form of steam treatments, is an excellent way to treat curly blonde hair because the steam keeps the tresses soft, moisturized, and frizz-free.”

Blonde curly hair looks stylish. The combination of a blonde hair color and curly tresses is a classic, timeless affair. You can make a list of different women’s hairstyles that you would love to try with these perfectly looking golden curls. Cute messy curls, braided half-crowns, short curly updo, braid, and half ponytail, braided half top knot, boho crown braid, flipped in ponytail, romantic updo, flower crown, the greek braid, wild curls, and wash out curls are a few hairstyles you can try. These are guaranteed to upscale your fashion quotient and can be easily created with hair styling appliances like curlers. Oiling your hair regularly and washing the curls with color-safe shampoo if you have colored your hair blonde maintains the look of the hair.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is blonde curly hair rare?

Yes, natural blonde curly hair is rare. Only 2% of the population have this special trait.

Is it OK to dye blonde curly hair?

It is fine to dye blonde curly hair but make sure the process is not too strong. The level of the developer plays a key role in maintaining the curls. It is suggested to use a low developer to keep the damage minimal.

Which haircut is best for light curly hair?

Long layers, pixie hair cut, and shoulder-length bob haircuts are best for light curly hair.

Which country has the most blonde hair?

Finland has the highest proportion of people with naturally blonde hair, with an estimated 80% of the population being blond.

What are some common mistakes to avoid when styling curly blonde hair, and how can I maintain its health and vibrancy over time?

To keep your curly blonde hair vibrant and healthy, avoid using heat styling equipment, over-brushing, or over-washing it. Additionally, keep your hair moisturized at all times to avoid hair breakage.

What are some ways to add highlights or lowlights to curly blonde hair to create dimension and depth?

You can create some dimension and depth to your curly blonde hair with foil highlights or balayage techniques.

Key Takeaways

  • Curly blonde hair is the epitome of bohemian style.
  • You can cut your curly tresses short or rock long boho waves.
  • Crown braids and messy updos are some more gorgeous ways to style your curly blonde locks.
Curly Blonde Hairstyles

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Tuera A. Jacobs

Tuera A. JacobsLicenced Cosmetologist

Tuera A. Jacobs is a licensed cosmetologist with over 20 years of experience in makeup, wardrobe styling, branding, creative directing, and overall style coaching. She is also the owner of Studio Hush 4:14 Image Consulting Firm, Creative Director of Christina Michelle Branding Agency, Beauty Director of Columbia Fashion Week, mother of three, and grandmother of one. Her clients look forward...read full bio

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