From messy buns, ponytails and side braids to soft waves and backcombed hairstyles, every woman having curly hair can adapt one of these fall/winter 2010-2011 hairstyle trends to her hair texture.

One very hot hairstyle trend for fall/winter 2010-2011 is the big look. Volume into hair adds a stylish touch to any look. It is well known the fact that backcombing works amazing on super straight hair. On curly hair it’s rather impossible to achieve the look as long as you don’t straighten the curls first. You can use a hair straightener or a blow dryer and a roll brush. Before starting the backcomb process, you need to pay a lot of attention as your hair should be completely cool. Otherwise, your hair will be more sensitive and it will break easier. To backcomb, use a fine toothed comb, and take a small hair section at the crown holding it straight up and brush downward from the mid-lengths towards the roots, repeating the action a few times until you get the perfect fullness and height. Use some hairspray to hold. After finishing with the first section, continue the backcombing process until you are satisfied with the result. The hardest part will be when removing backcombing. Avoid washing your hair like this, but first use a paddle brush, and starting with the ends of your hair gently comb the hair moving toward the scalp.

Curly hair usually has enough volume, looking extremely well without any type of artificial techniques. If you think that backcombing involves too much work and too many damaging steps for your hair, you can also keep your hair as natural as possible. “Natural” is actually the key word when describing fall/winter 2010-2011 hairstyle trends. Careless, yet attentively studied hairstyles became the hottest trend. For curly hair, you just need to apply some mousse or special spray for curly hair and using just your fingers add some volume and height to your hair. Tousled, natural and sexy!

Waves will always look sexy and sophisticated. Even though it might seem rather impossible to get soft waves on curly hair, you should know that you can transform your curls into amazing, gentle wavy hair. You can either use the hair straightener or rollers. When using the first variant, make sure you gently go with the straightener over your hair without doing the ends. It is advisable to adjust the heat of the straightener at the lowest level. If you use rollers, go for the wide-barreled ones.

Ponytails have made a great comeback for fall/winter 2010-2011. They are versatile and can easily be adapted for any occasion. You can go for a stylish ponytail whether you are just going shopping with your friends, or you have to attend a more special, formal event. A ponytail can be considered as a real life-saver. Women having curly hair have always believed that their hair is impossible to style. However, with the new styling techniques everything is so easy. You just need patience and some efficient styling tools.

For fall/winter 2010-2011, the timeless pony comes in so many different styles and shapes, and even a woman with curly hair can adapt the style to her hair texture. You can go for the simple version as spotted at Jil Sander or Dsquared2. Start by applying some hair gel into hair so you reduce the frizzy effect. Start brushing the front part and use some more gel if you want a sleek result. Set the ponytail where you want and use an elastic band to secure it. For a glam effect, take a hair lock and wrap around the pony base. You can do the same thing if you want a more elegant look as seen at Louis Vuitton. Use some hairspray or hair gel in order to be sure the ponytail stays in place. You can also get the Stella McCartney slicked side parting ponytail. You should know that a side parting works great for everyone regardless their hair type.

Messy updos, braids and different twists represent the best options when it comes to styling a curly hair, adding a special, romantic touch. The messy bun is back again for fall/winter 2010-2011. You can get the look by simply pulling your hair into a low ponytail, at the nape of the neck, and secure it with an elastic band. Then, wrap the pony around its base and use another band to secure the bun. The look was spotted at Missoni and Dolce & Gabbana. Depending on where you make the pony, you can also obtain a high top knot, set at the crown of the head, as seen at Ruffian or Erdem.

This summer, braids have been everywhere. For fall/winter 2010-2011, they are back again, and they can easily be adapted for curly hair too. You can try the Christian Dior side fishtail plait with backcombed crown texture, or just simply choose the classic side braid. For a total change of look, bangs can be the perfect choice. Lanvin, Anna Sui, L.A.M.B., Jen Kao, or Dries Van Noten are some of the designers who presented bangs on the catwalks. The best thing you can do is to straighten your bangs, while leaving your hair curly.