Let's talk about enhancing, rather than taming, those curls.
Whether you're using a curling wand to create thick, bouncy curls, or you're studying up on how to amp up your own natural curl pattern, you'll find all the inspiration you'll ever need with these 50 screenshot-worthy styles, ahead.
It's hard to compete with a sparkly rhinestone suit, but the messy bangs and full-bodied curls are really holding their own.
If you're too busy to be bothered with anything hovering in your peripheral vision, sweep and pin your bangs straight back, and curl your shortest layers back to keep the rest of your hair away from your face.
No one does hair accessories better than Janelle Monáe, and we're hooked on the cascade of tight curls spilling out from her hat.
Striking without looking cartoon-ish, Keough's fiery red color is anything but boring.
A healthy amount of long layers keeps this look from feeling too heavy, while a good diffuser adds definition to her long curls.
The bouncy medium curls are par for the course, but the long, slightly shiny, wet-look bangs are something to experiment with when you're out of dry shampoo.
The Jourdan Dunn version of "business in front, party in the back": a sleek crown and brushed out curls at the back.
Further proof that the lob works in every iteration, even with thick, brushed-out curls.
Growing out dark roots isn't as scary as it looks. Case in point: these two-tone spirals swept up in an Ariana Grande-esque high ponytail.
Here's a retro Betty Boop style that works especially well with Hudgens' face shape.
Throwback to Kate Hudson in her Almost Famous days, wearing her hair in buoyant spirals that are pinned back in an updo. Prospective brides, take note.
Yes, this is Rihanna strutting down the street with the auburn bedhead hair you've always dreamed of.
Growing out a piece-y uneven bob or pixie cut is infinitely easier when you curl up those loose ends. Just think: more shape, less pinning and tucking.
Taking volume to new heights, Clemons channels disco darlings like Diana Ross with this gorgeous teased-out style.
A large-barrel curling iron 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 angular flick by her eyes).
With this Mozart-era volume, the middle part is crucial for keeping Newton's more-is-more curls out of her line of sight.
If you don't have naturally curly hair like Messing's, spritz liberally with sea salt spray and scrunch it up (or sleep on half-wet braided hair) for this flowing, bedhead effect.
For 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.
Taking a note from bombshell Charlie's Angel Farrah Fawcett, Aguilera curls her hair away from the face for a '70s-era face-frame.
Okay, we've seen good hair days before, but there's seriously not a stray hair out of place in Cruz's satiny medium-barrel curls. HOW.
To achieve Nicki's texture-for-days corkscrews, use a diffuser when you blow out your hair and fluff, fluff, fluff.
If Grecian goddesses had crimping irons, they would be wearing this half pinned, half-undone look. Pin back your hair or sweep hair back in a loose bun, leaving a few shorter pieces out to air.
Working with her natural texture, Shakira lightens up her uber-defined curls with blonde highlights that make her hair look like it's practically glowing from within.
When you've already mastered perfect barrel waves like these, the golden highlights that accent each little curl are just the frosting on top.
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*
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).
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-skimming bangs) looks just as fierce.
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 chic, textured wave.
Pressed for time but want to keep your fine hair from falling flat? Try a curl that starts mid-way down your hair and wraps into loose ringlets.
Creamy highlights, mermaid curls, can't lose.
Keri Russell has always boasted some of the best natural texture, like this unfussy spray of curls. If you're not blessed with #IWokeUpLikeThis waves, try spritzing some salt spray in your hair and sleeping in a braid.
One of the world's most flattering looks? We'll say so. Try loose waves and a half-updo like Bella Thorne's when you want to feel like a princess on your next date night.
For short haired ladies with curls to spare, try slicking it back or tying it in a loose bun.
When you're blessed with cascade of beautifully defined curls, play with proportions by adding a simple top knot as the centerpiece.
Rihanna is president of the constantly-change-your-hairstyle club and these front bangs are among her best looks. Use a texturizing gel for piece-y bangs like these.
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 for an unexpected hair moment.
Only wrap the middle section of hair around your curling wand to achieve loose-ended waves like SJP. So chic.
Is it too much if we describe these layered curls as #flawless? Use a 13mm curling wand to re-create these ultra-thin spirals.
Sometimes you just have to lean into thick hair when it's this long and heavy, without asking your stylist to thin it down. Part it down the side and tuck one half behind your shoulder.
When summer rolls around, we're finally ready to say 'yes' when our stylist asks to take it up. Bobs are in and here, Rita Ora proves that short hair also means versatile hair.
Hayek's middle part and natural curls are super natural and understated for the 9 to 5 routine.
Ombré all the way.
When you're pressed for time, wrap random strands loosely around your curling iron and don't worry about making it look perfect (the aim is purposefully unfussy waves).
Tight curls and short length may make you feel short on options when it comes to styling. One easy styling cue? Pin your hair back then pull out small ringlets on the sides to frame your face.
If you're having a hard time keeping your curls in check in humid weather, never fear. Try this hair plopping technique to keep your curls defined and beat the frizz all day.
Big barrel waves are Old Hollywood glamour, but they will always have a place on the red carpet (and in our hearts).
Ultra long hair, don't care.
Pro tip for festival beauty: If you're going to invest in a price-y double process psychedelic color, go big with some brushed out curls, too. The bigger and bolder, the better.