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87 Stunning Curly Hairstyles That Are All About That Texture

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Calling all curlfriends: This one's for you. It's time to talk texture, which comes in many different shapes and styles. There's no such thing as a single curl pattern. In fact, every head of hair has a number of different curl patterns. The beauty in having all those curls is that there are endless ways to show them off (check out our favorite curl products here). From a mesmerizing cropped curly pixie to long cascading waves, you have options for every texture and length. Whether you're using your trusty curling wand to create thick, bouncy curls, or studying up on techniques for how to amp up your natural curl pattern, you'll find all the inspiration you'll ever need with these 87 screenshot-worthy styles, ahead.

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Bella Hadid's Curly Top Knot

Give your slicked updo a bit of personality by accentuating your ends with ringlet curls. To recreate this look, use a medium barrel curling iron or wand to curl your loose strands before pinning the ringlets into a voluminous top knot.

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Viola Davis' Curly Bob

You can't go wrong with a chin-length curly bob. Add volume by separating your ringlets with your fingers, then try a side part for a chic wavy number.

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Tracee Ellis Ross' Sleek Pulled-Back Curls

Tracee Ellis Ross is known for her signature curly fro, and let's face it: We don't think she's ever had a bad hair day. Here, the actress and beauty entrepreneur switches things up and lets her makeup and accessories take center stage with this sleek take on a glossy wet look.

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Blake Lively's Fluffy Blonde Curls

It's clear that Blake Lively's curls never disappoint. Mimic this bombshell 'do by wand curling your strands and fluffing out the curls to create your desired volume.

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Rihanna's Shiny Wet Lob

Reach for your favorite mousse and proceed to recreate Badgalriri's glossy, center-parted chin-grazing lob.

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Angela Bassett's Voluminous Curls

Angela Bassett makes the case for big hair with her brushed-out, chocolate brown kinks and curls.

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Issa Rae's Flat Twist to Curly 'Do

Pull your curls out of your face as Issa Rae has by creating flat twists at the crown of your head then letting your voluminous curls shine through from the back.

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Rita Ora's Effortless Updo

Rita Ora shows us how to rock untamed curls in an easy updo. Recreate this tousled style by gathering your curls on top of your head and letting a few loose ends hang free along the front and nape of your neck.

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Tamera Mowry's Curly Updo

Pair your curly bangs with a high pony of cascading curls à la Tamera Mowry.

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Taraji P. Henson's Asymmetric Bob

Taraji P. Henson is the queen of cropped styles. Try this curly ear-length iteration of a bob with a sharp side part for a captivating look this season.

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Zendaya's Finger Waves

Take a page from Roaring Twenties style and mold your curls into uniform finger waves like Zendaya has.

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Yara Shahidi's Blunt Curly Bob

Go for a sharp and shapely blunt cut, then do like Yara Shahidi and add eye-grazing curly bangs.

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Ciara's Tousled Curly Bun

Embracing imperfection is key when it comes to recreating Ciara's effortless curly bun. For additional drama, accessorize with a bedazzled headband.

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Joan Smalls' Waterfall Curls

Trade in the long bone-straight strands that you're used to for a mid-back cascading curled look like Joan Smalls.

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Melina Matsouka's Curly Bangs

Let this stunning image of Melina Matsouka's tousled curls serve as inspo to try bangs. They're short, shapely, and gorgeous.

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Tessa Thompson's Architectural Lewk

It's 2020 and you might as well take the futuristic route by rocking Thompson's graphic curly 'do. Just imagine all the fire this head-turning style will give you.

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Tracee Ellis Ross's Curly Bangs

ICYMI: curly bangs are in. Here, Ross shows just how gorgeous face-framing tendrils truly are.

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Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Soft Spirals

Beautify a simple, pulled-back style with softly curled ends like Huntington-Whiteley. This style is peak glamour.

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Tina Kunakey's Glorious Head of Hair

Can you even deal with all of Kunakey's beauty? If this photo doesn't make you want to rock the hell out of your curls, I don't know what will.

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Ella Mai's Larger-Than-Life Ponytail

A tried-and-true way to escalate a slick-backed style quickly? A highly-textured ponytail my friend. Trick out your low pony with lots and lots of textured volume if you don't mind bringing the drama.

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Amber Heard's Glossy Texture

Heard makes me want sultry, wet, lustrous curls (and a deep purple-dusted smoky eye) right TF now. HBU?

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Gabrielle Union's Shoulder-Grazing Style

Union is evidence that a side-part and two bedazzled bobby pins is a curl recipe for the perfect red carpet look.

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Zazie Beetz's Afro Puff

We need more Afro puffs on the runway. I repeat: we need more Afro puffs on the runway. This natural style looks so stunning on Beetz and is breaking down the limiting beauty barriers of what Hollywood used to look like.

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Ciara's Crimped Curls

Ciara made middle school crimps look cute again, but you can too. With this particular style, the more hair the merrier. Also, adding a few highlights will elevate the overall vibe.

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Charlize Theron's Classic Curls

Remember when Theron sat front row at at Christian Dior's 60th Anniversary show wearing romantic, wavy curls and a smoldering smoky eye? Same.

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Yara Shahidi's Baby Hair

The accentuated baby hair, center part, tight coils = everything. To style your baby hair, use a rattail comb and Hick's Edge Pomade ($14) for a long-lasting hold.

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Rosario Dawson's Tapered CurlHawk

Don't let a cool girl curly cut like this scare you away. Dawson proves a shaven side will take your curls to the next level.

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Shay Mitchell's '70s Disco Curls

If the 1970's is your favorite era, take your hair back in time with tightly textured curls and channel a disco queen like Mitchell.

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Cate Blanchett's Old Hollywood Glamour

The infamous s-wave, as gorgeously worn by Blanchett, is a classic curly style that will never ever retire. It dresses up your hair with timeless elegance that will never go out of style.

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Ruth Negga's Cropped Curls

Textured curls work well with close-cropped cuts, too. Negga's small spiral curls add personality to her short style.

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