Big curls or sleek waves? Vote for your favorite hairstyle

/ 12.27.2013
  • sleek waves
  • big curls
  • V/S
Do you prefer sleek waves or big curls?

When deciding on a wavy or curly hairstyle, it's easy to feel bombarded with different options. There are tight curls, big curls, loose waves, sleek waves, beach waves... it's pretty much endless. No matter at it, when curly hair, in all its varying forms, is a huge hair trend right now, and in honor of this trend, you can choose between sleek waves and high volume curls above.

If your hair is naturally very curly, you can relax your curls or, on the other hand, you can create curls should your hair happen to be naturally quite straight. What it really comes down to is the kind of overall effect you want.

The bigger your hair, the more wild and sensual your look whereas a smoother, sleeker look has a more polished, refined feel.

Sleek waves, smooth operator

Sleek, retro waves are the epitome of high class glamour, harking back to the bygone days of Hollywood's golden age. Whether styled in separate curls or brushed through for a smooth, rippled effect, this kind of style is perfect for any formal occasion.

Traditionally swept elegantly over to one side, this very polished hairstyle is a great go-to look that everyone should try at least once!

High volume, high impact

We're not quite talking cotton candy hair here, merely a lot of curls left loose to create a very simple yet high-impact hairstyle. With a little added definition, a regular down 'do is perfect for anyone with naturally very curly hair and a style for everyone else to stick on their styling bucket list if they haven't tried it already.

It's a lot of fun and can be very sexy, too. Curly hair can also double as an extra accessory, thanks to its gorgeous silhouette and texture. Beyoncé also loves this hairstyle...


It can actually be a lot of fun to alternate between the two, the main reason being that working with different textures is a whole lot more interesting that always rocking the same look. That means we'll just leave it up to you to choose a favorite!

In this instance, we suggest you ask yourself "what would Beyoncé do?" or not because then you wouldn't be able to pick one either...

Products needed

Produkt Online Kaufen

    Special issues

    > See all special issues
    / Special Issue
    Wavy hairstyles: trends and tutorials

    Wavy hair has been a beauty staple for several consecutive seasons, and the trend looks set to continue! To help you decide how rock the look with your own mane, you'll find everything you need to know in the articles below.

    Follow us

    Most read articles

    HairStyle Wall
    All hairstyles
    • All hairstyles
    • Men's hairstyles
    • Women's hairstyles
    • Ponytail
    • Updos
    • Braid
    • Layered
    • Bob cut
    • Bangs
    • Wet look
    All hair lengths
    • All hair lengths
    • Short
    • Mid length
    • Long
    All hair colors
    • All hair colors
    • Dark
    • Black
    • Brown
    • Red
    • Blond
    All hair types
    • All hair types
    • Curly
    • Wavy
    • Straight