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Celeb Hairstyles to Steal: Curly Hair

by Hilary Braaksma

Celeb Hairstyles to Steal: Curly Hair

Curly hair can be a catch 22: It’s one of the most coveted and admired hair textures, but finding a style to suit your naturally twisty tresses can be a struggle. Here are some of our favorite looks from curly-headed celebrities. Scroll through our slide show for the best long, medium, and short curly hairstyles!

 

 

Gigi Hadid

 

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If your curls lean more toward waves, like model Gigi Hadid’s, long hair shouldn’t be too difficult to keep under wraps. Soft layers and frizz-control serum will keep your tresses looking beachy and relaxed rather than ragged and unkempt.

 

 

 

Taylor Swift

 

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T. Swift has some of the most recognizable curls in the celeb world. She made her singing debut with long, spiraled blonde locks but has since opted for a shorter, sleeker ‘do. Taylor’s angled bob looks just as lovely straight as it does with a bit of natural texture.

 

 

 

Lupita Nyong’o

 

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Lupita is the queen of the cropped ‘do, and her stylish look is proof that curly hair can look just as chic and feminine with a super-short cut. For tight and coarse curls like Lupita’s, a close-cut side with volume on top is the perfect curly-girl pixie cut.

 

 

 

Rihanna

 

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Rihanna is a notorious hair chameleon, but we’ll always love her with long, loose curls. Long, curly hair is ideal for low-maintenance updos: A loose bun and a few face-framing tendrils have all the glamour of a barrel-curled style with a fraction of the effort.

 

 

 

Kat Graham

 

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Kat Graham is proof that not all curly hair styles require layers. Big, natural curls are perfect for medium-length hair with blunt cut ends. Her curly hair looks luxurious and thick without losing its shape.

 

 

 

Ginnifer Goodwin

 

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Pixies may have been pegged a straight-haired girl’s hair style, but Ginnifer Goodwin’s natural hair texture adds unbelievable volume and style to her usually stick-straight style. A lightweight molding cream is the trick to keep short curls defined.

 

 

 

Vanessa Hudgens

 

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Long, tight twists are one of the most coveted curly hair styles, and Vanessa Hudgens rocks it like no other. Curly girls with ultra-thick tresses can take a tip from Vanessa and separate the hair with a deep side part to prevent the much-feared triangle effect.

 

 

 

Annalynne McCord

 

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Annalynne McCord has some of the curliest hair around and still manages to pull off a style that’s more sophisticated and classic than boho and carefree. To get Annalynne’s refined, old-Hollywood curls, a small amount of sculpting gel and a wide-tooth comb are your best tools.

 

 

 

Sarah Jessica Parker

 

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SJP’s Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw, is an icon to curly-haired girls everywhere. Carrie made it seem as though big, unruly hair was the only way to be chic. Her natural, laid-back look is the perfect juxtaposition to designer duds. The best part of this look is that it doesn’t require much: Smoothing mousse and attaching a diffuser to your blow dryer is the way to go.

 

 

 

Kate Hudson

 

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Not all curly hair styles have the volume of a lion’s mane. Kate Hudson is the perfect example of naturally curly hair with a finer texture. If your curls aren’t as full and thick as the rest in our roundup, don’t worry: Limp curls are easily livened up with a texturizing spray.