45 Amazing Curly Hairstyles That Are All About Texture

Accentuate, rather than tame, those curls.

Whether you're learning how to wield a curling iron or seeking ideas on how to work with your naturally curly hair texture, find all your inspiration ahead with these 45 must-read styling cues.

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Jourdan Dunn's Pulled-Back Style

Jourdan Dunn can pull off any hairstyle from the lob to supermodel layers, so we're loving her refreshing red-carpet style here: a sleek crown with waves of gorgeous curls at the back. Pro tip: It's a great pulled-back look to try when you're drawing the eye to your clavicle-bearing, off-the-shoulder top. 

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Jess Glynne's Curly Lob

Further proof that the lob works in every iteration, even with thick, natural curls. 

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Ella Eyre's Two-Tone Curls

Going for that two-tone variation always adds an edge to a lighter dye job, and helps you grow out your dark roots with a more intentional look. 

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Vanessa Hudgens' Wispy Bob

We're getting major Betty Boop vibes from this curly bob that really works with Hudgens' face shape. 

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Kate Hudson's Romantic Updo

Back in her Almost Famous days, Kate Hudson rocked buoyant spirals that she pinned back in an updo. Don't they just frame her face perfectly? 

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Rihanna's Visible Roots

Yes, this is Rihanna strutting down the street with the auburn bedhead hair you've always dreamed of (and visible #DGAF roots). 

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Scarlett Johansson's Cropped Bob

Growing out a bob, especially a piece-y uneven one, is infinitely easier if you're taking those loose ends and curling them up for this triangular effect.

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Kiersey Clemons' Disco Hair

Taking volume to new heights, Clemons channels disco darlings like Diana Ross with this gorgeous teased-out style. 

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Madonna's Screen Siren Style

A large-barrel curling iron and a whole lot of confidence is all you need to pull off Madonna's va-va-voom moment seen here (and don't forget to curl away from the face for that incredible angular flick by her eyes). 

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Thandie Newton's Symmetry

We're loving the middle part here that evenly divides Newton's more-is-more curls and draws attention to her spring-ified beauty look. 

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Debra Messing's Scrunchy Waves

If you don't have naturally curly hair like Messing's, spritz liberally with sea salt spray and scrunch it up for this flowing, not-trying-to-be-perfect effect. 

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Solange's Braid Out

To get Solange's nebulous curls, braid wet hair and let it dry overnight. Undo in the morning and style as desired. And don't forget to #embracethefrizz.

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Christina Aguilera's Farrah Fawcett Moment

Taking a note from bombshell '70s Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett, Aguilera curls her hair away from the face for an angelic face-frame. 

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Penelope Cruz's Understated Curls

There's not a hair out of place in Cruz's satiny medium-barrel curls, which add extra oomph to her natural makeup look. 

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Nicki Minaj's Tight Platinum Corkscrews

To achieve Nicki's texture-for-days corkscrews, use a diffuser when you blow out your hair and fluff, fluff, fluff. 

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Naomi Watt's Loosely Pinned Waves

For a Grecian goddess style like Watt's, pin back your hair and let loose tendrils hang around your face like so. 

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Shakira's Buoyant Spirals

Working with her natural texture, Shakira spices up her uber-defined curls with blonde highlights that make her hair look positively radiant. 

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Kate Beckinsale's Super Subtle Highlights

When you've already mastered perfect barrel waves like these, the golden highlights that accent each little curl are just the frosting on top. We see you, girl.

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Julia Garner's Halo of Curls

Tight corkscrew curls can be tough to work with when your hair is longer, which is why we're all about this cropped shape that resembles a wild burst of curls on top of Garner's head. *Cue the Beyoncé track*

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Audrey Tautou's Adorable Pixie Cut

Proof that the pixie can look amazing with curly texture, Tautou shows us how to style the super short cut the French way (the less styling, the better).

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Taylor Swift's Blunt Fringe

Throwing back to the corkscrew curls Taylor Swift of her early career, the edgy modern version (with a very of-the-moment lob plus eye-level bangs) looks just as fierce.

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Corinne Bailey Rae's Exquisite Volume

When you've got naturally curly hair like Corinne Bailey Rae's (the envy!), play. it. up. by teasing it and piling it over to one side, like this seriously chic textured wave.

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Amanda Seyfried's Half-and-Half Style

An elegant way to mix up your evening look? A curl that starts mid-way down your hair and wraps into loose, angelic ringlets. Choose a mid-sized barrel to mimic these screen siren strands.

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Selena Gomez's Hair Tuck

The subtlest tuck on the red carpet goes to Selena Gomez here, who's rocking smooth strands up top that are hidden behind her ear to highlight her mermaid-eque curls. Try wearing a headband for an extra style accent on top that has the same effect.

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Keri Russell's Sexture

Keri Russell has always boasted some of the best natural texture, like this unfussy spray of curls that has sexy bedhead appeal. If you're not blessed with #IWokeUpLikeThis waves, try spritzing some salt spray in your hair and sleeping in a braid.

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Bella Thorne's Half-Updo

One of the world's most flattering looks? We'll say so. Bella Thorne shows us how regal the half-updo can look applied to a wave of spiraling curls.

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Marion Cotillard's Pulled-Back Glam

For short haired ladies with curls to spare, try slicking it back or tying it in a loose bun, always letting some tendrils hang out by the face for extra glam factor.

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Dascha Polanco's Top Knot

When you're already rocking a wave of perfectly defined curls, play with proportions by adding a simple top knot to seal the deal.

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Rihanna's Blonde Bangs

Rihanna is president of the constantly-change-your-hairstyle club and these front bangs are among her best looks. Use a texturizing gel to get piecey bangs like RiRi.

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Gwen Stefani's Tight Coils

Go big or go home. Get Gwen Stefani's super-curled look by going old-school with over-night curlers. Twist and pin your bangs backs to give it an updated finish.

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