Runway Curly Hairstyles Perfect For Transitioning

#HairGoals: Runway Curly Perfect For Transitioning!

New York Fashion Week S/S 2016 - Givenchy - Runway Featuring: Model Where: New York, United States When: 11 Sep 2015 Credit: FashionPPS/
New York Fashion Week S/S 2016 – Givenchy – Runway
Credit: FashionPPS/


Spring is the perfect time for a fresh new cut or update to your hair do.

If you’ve been thinking of going natural and are worried about how to style your hair in between lengths, you need plenty of inspiration on the runway to ward off all your fears. We’ve rounded up our favorite natural curly styles on five of the hottest model’s for transitional hairstyle inspiration at every length!


Photo: Courtesy of Derek Lam
Photo: Courtesy of Derek Lam


As fashion embraces natural textures, the best stylists in the industry are finding new ways to work with natural hair —finally! Models like Lieneisy Montero, Aya Jones, Amilna Estevao, Alécia Morais, Damaris Goddrie and Dilone all walked the latest runways with their natural tresses in signature shapes.

We couldn’t help but be inspired. Natural is not easy. The hardest part is you kind of don’t know what to expect. Until now finding a reference picture to bring to your local salon seemed impossible.

Look no more. The latest looks from the runways gave several looks worth considering.

Keep clicking to be inspired by our favorite models natural curls styled for the runway!

Short Styles 

Lineisy-Montero-natural-transition-curly-hairstylesPhoto: @eletrikhman@beautifulmomentsdaily, @metrovelvet

Lineisy Monetero exploded onto the fashion scene with here signature cropped afro and widows peak. Now as the model’s hair grows she is rocking it a bit fuller at the top, tapered at the sides. Her runway looks include defined curls, a fluffed fro and smooth rows to mimic the finger waved hair at Marni.


Amilna-Estevao-natural-transition-curly-hairstylesPhoto: @afwol, @beautifulmomentsdaily@dabandamodelmanagement

Lineisy isn’t the only model with a tiny fro. Amilna Estevao’s short cut is equally as covetable. Stylists looked to similar styles as Montero alond with soft twists.

Growing Out From Really Short 
AleciaMorais-natural-transition-curly-hairstylesPhoto: @dabandamodelmanagement; @alecia_morais

As your natural hair starts to grow out from a cropped fro, you have to try some in between styles before all the hair is a uniform long length.  Long at the top is your best bet and looks pretty cute on Alécia Morais who’s hair usually has been styled straight before the high fro, stacked loose ringlet and twist shown above.


Dilone-natural-transition-curly-hairstyles Photo: @glamourpoland, @vivamodel, @_dilone

Have a more ringlet curl pattern? You can go long at the top too! Model Dilone’s ringlets looked great cascading in a full or side swept bag.  If you’re not confident in your definition try a back combed or pinned style for a tomboyish look.

Medium Lengths 

DamarisGoddrie-natural-transition-curly-hairstylesPhoto: @pringlescotland@damarisgoddrie@eletrikhman

Curls that no longer need closed cut or shaved around the edges give you more room to play. You can let them halo around your face, part either on the side or middle and use different styling products and techniques to stretch the girls into soft waves or even a wet look like Damaris Goddrie and Aya Jones.


AyaJones-natural-transition-curly-hairstylesPhoto: @intothegloss, @thesouledition,]

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