Cute Ways to Pin Up Curled Hair

Taylor Swift pins her curls up for the 2010 People's Choice Awards.

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If you're looking for something new to do with your curly coif, try pinning it up. Curled hair can actually lend itself to some cool updos that are full of volume and lots of cool texture. So, whip out a few bobby pins and get to styling.


Turn a normally polished chignon into a slightly undone, romantic, curly bun. Just pull hair back and twist it into a bun. Insert a few bobby pins to keep curls in place. You can wear your bun at the nape of the neck, at the crown of the head, or even over on the side.

Pin Curls

If your chignon wasn't messy enough for you, try this intentionally messy look. It's so unstructured, it's quite chic and very pretty. Part hair on the side. Then take several sections of curls and twist them downward. Once you hit the nape of the neck, coil the rest of your hair so it lays flat on the head and secure it with bobby pins. Simple as that, but so very cute.

Side Ponytail

Pulling a ponytail over to the side can make it instantly interesting and fashionable. Try a little variation of the side ponytail. Pull your curls to the side and then, at the base of the ponytail where you would put the elastic band, twist it around itself once rather than tying it and then pin it in place with a couple of bobby pins.

Half-Up Curls

If you want to show off some of your curl, pin up just the top half. It's also a cool way to add extra body to curls that might be going a little bit limp. Just pull half of the hair up and pin it in place as you see fit. That could be a chignon, a ponytail or just pinned down curls. Any way, you pin it, it'll breathe new life into your curly 'do.

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