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 (opens in new tab)). From a mesmerizing cropped curly pixie (opens in new tab) to long cascading waves, you have options for every texture and length. Whether you're using your trusty curling wand (opens in new tab) to create thick, bouncy curls, (opens in new tab) 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 screenshot-worthy curly hairstyles, ahead.
Zendaya’s Poised Curls
We already know that when Law Roach (opens in new tab) and Zendaya get together, it's a match made in heaven. Not a single curl is out of place in these perfect ringlets that look like they were curled by angels.
Sandra Oh's Caramel Highlights
Just in time for fall, a caramel (or dare I say, a gingery pumpkin) color lightly applied throughout makes for seasonally perfect hair. And again, highlights in curly hair are a nonstop illusion of swirling colors.
Julia Garner’s Bombshell Curls
Keke Palmer’s Supreme Brushing
We already knew she was a star, but this brushed-out hair is giving us major diva vibes in a Diana Ross way. Avoid frizz when brushing your curls with the Innate Life Rose Hair Elixir (opens in new tab).
Yara Shahidi’s Josephine Baker Homage
Fesa Nu (opens in new tab) crafted this black cap that is lined with intricate braids to give the illusion of the style. Underneath the cap is Yara's natural hair, collected on the shoulders in large ringlets that perfectly balance history and modernity.
Debby Ryan’s Ombré Shag
First of all, can we make some noise for this stunning dark root to blonde color? The loose curls and shaggy cut make it so that if you do skip a root touch-up, you can’t even tell.
Indya Moore's Effortless Curls
The Pose star is currently bald (and still looking just as amazing), but we can't help but love the doll-like ringlets framing Indya's face. It looks like each strand was individually curled to create the voluminous style.
Sophia Roe's Ringlet Bob
If you're thinking about cutting your hair short (opens in new tab), do it! And get bangs while you're at it. This year's Met Gala chef created a vegan dinner for everyone and absolutely killed the red carpet like that was also her job.
Simone Biles' Sleek Pony
Shine bright like a diamond—or as bright as Simone Biles, it'll be stronger! The perfectly straight hair slicked on Biles' head that then transforms into a large, curly ponytail is worthy of a gold medal or two.
Andie MacDowell’s Graying Curls
Gray hair happens, it's a part of living, and damn, does Andie know how to make it look good! Oh, and if you're already embracing your grays, don't forget to stock up on purple/silver shampoo (opens in new tab) to keep your grays shining proudly.
Viola Davis' Curly Faux Hawk
Can we make curly faux-hawks more of a thing, please? All I'm saying is, if it's good enough for Viola Davis, it's good enough for us.
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.
Angela Bassett's Voluminous Curls
Angela Bassett makes the case for big hair with her brushed-out, chocolate brown kinks and curls.
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 topknot.
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.
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.
Rihanna's Shiny Wet Lob
Reach for your favorite mousse and proceed to recreate Badgalriri's glossy, center-parted chin-grazing lob.
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.
Tamera Mowry's Curly Updo
Pair your curly bangs with a high pony of cascading curls à la Tamera Mowry.
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.
Zendaya's Finger Waves
Take a page from Roaring Twenties (opens in new tab)style and mold your curls into uniform finger waves like Zendaya has.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tracee Ellis Ross's Curly Bangs
ICYMI: curly bangs are in (opens in new tab). Here, Ross shows just how gorgeous face-framing tendrils truly are.
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's Soft Spirals
Beautify a simple, pulled-back style with softly curled ends like Huntington-Whiteley. This style is peak glamour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (opens in new tab) ($14) for a long-lasting hold.
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Seyfried's Crown of Curls
Regal curls, coming right up. Seyfried's brushed-out ringlets are equal parts wavy and defined. To mimic the look, use a medium-size barrel curling iron for definition, then use your fingers to separate each strand. Finish the look off with a paddle brush.
Nathalie Emmanuel's Side-Swept Curls
An easy way to add dimension and volume to your curls is by choosing your "best side" then having your hair follow suit. The trick is in the texture, which does not at all need to look uniform. So, use bobby pins for a loose but steady hold.