It is well-known the fact that curly hair gives a special, one-of-a-kind appearance to its “owner”. If properly taken care of, curls can look spectacular. Therefore, you have to brush and untangle them making sure you won’t break your hair. As long as you give the attention it needs, you can obtain amazing results on curly hair and the spring/summer 2011 hairstyle trends can represent a source of inspiration for you.

For spring/summer 2011, natural-looking tresses are extremely hot even though they might have a rather messy appearance. Keeping your curls as natural as possible is a must if you want to keep up with the newest hairstyle trends. However, for a more sophisticated and elegant approach there are also different oh-so-glamorous hairstyles you can adopt, especially those with a retro vibe. Everything stands in your attitude and the boldness to be different.

Whether your hair is naturally curly or you just want to adopt a whole new look on straight hair, you should know that for the warmer season everything is possible as curls are back for good with a myriad of versions for long, medium-length and short hair. Regardless the length of your hair, there are so many different options for everyone. From the natural, messy long curls and the ’30s-inspired curly bob to the short rock-punk attitude and feminine updos, get ready to enjoy summer and flaunt amazing curly hairstyles with self-confidence. For spring/summer 2011 you can flaunt well-defined long curls such as seen at John Richmond and Ports 1961, or messier, natural versions as spotted at Marc Jacobs.

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by Vanilla RoomsZ Spoke by Zan Posen

A fun and fresh look that can easily be achieved at home can be applied on the hottest 2011 short hairstyles.

The ruffled-up short hairstyle – with shorter hair at the nape of the neck and longer in the front – can become a real style statement. Moreover, with the short hair coming so strong for spring/summer 2011, you can too try a short, edgy crop. Besides this, the glamorous ’70s inspired hairstyle spotted at Marc Jacobs can look amazing on a short bob.

For rebellious personalities who want something playful, the ’30s layered short bob will add a soft, youthful touch to your look. For spring/summer 2011 get ready to rock your bouncy curls! Another option for you is to try the already famous bowl cut. However, this season go for the modern, edgy interpretation, with a special cut that adds movement to your curls.

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If you want something more glamorous-looking, make beautiful, full of movement curls using some large hot rollers for super-luxurious locks. The glam look usually requires big curls that you can obtain using a curling iron or large rollers. You can choose the retro spirit with ’60s inspired curls and thick bangs as seen at Christian Dior, or the wild, retro approach with a side parting as spotted at Sonia Rykiel, which are back in business for the next season.

Updos and top knots are the perfect solution for hot summer days adding major interest to your neckline. They can bring a chic appearance to your overall aspect for both casual, daytime looks, but also for more formal events that require something more special. If you want something glamorous, try the Dolce & Gabbana chignon, which is so romantic and adorable, yet extremely elegant.

For unbearable summer heat nothing is more suitable than hair pulled up for maximum comfort. Therefore, a high top knot is the saving solution for you. It is easy and quick to do and it doesn’t require too many styling tools and products. You can draw your inspiration from Z Spoke by Zac Posen and Moschino.

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Sonia RykielBadgley Mischka

Dolce & GabbanaZ Spoke by Zac Posen