20 Stars with Curly Hair

These sexy celebs are spring-loaded with curls that are all the rage right now. Find out how you can get them, too.
beyonce knowles
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These sexy celebs are spring-loaded with curls that are all the rage right now. Find out how you can get them, too.
beyonce knowles
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Beyoncé Knowles
The singer's two-toned locks frame her face perfectly. As seen on Mrs. Jay-Z, this new volume look, unlike the former '80s style of curl, is more sideways than sky-high.
Get the Look: Those worrying about a teased-bangs revival can breathe a sigh of relief. A combination of blow-drying and air-drying creates a great, balanced style. Use a little straightening balm and blow-dry heavier bangs so they lie straight.
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marilyn monroe
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Marilyn Monroe
Throughout history, the bigger and more voluptuous the mane, the more glamorous the star. Perhaps that's why the blonde-bombshell actress, who died in 1962 at only 36 years old, left a legacy that continues to this day. "People are craving more glamour and polish," Lecompte says.
Get the Look: Take curly hair from day to night by spritzing with a refreshing, enzyme-rich spray to bring back the bounce.
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blake lively
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Blake Lively
The Gossip Girl star adds a spring in her step with loose curls. "This style is rather flat on top but luscious at the ends," explains Lecompte.
Get the Look: Spray hair with styling spray and roll halfway up with hot rollers — the bigger the better. Then, while they're still warm, spritz with hair spray. Take curlers out immediately.
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brooke shields
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Brooke Shields
The model-turned-actress showed off polished tendrils throughout the 1990s.
Get the Look: To achieve an updated version of this style, wrap up sections of hair in hot rollers, mist with a setting spray, and — after two minutes — remove from the rollers from the back of your head. After five minutes, take out the rest.
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miley cyrus
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Miley Cyrus
If you don't have naturally curly hair but still want wavy locks, follow the Hannah Montana star's example.
Get the Look: Apply antifrizz styling cream from the ends up to mid-lengths, so there's more product on the bottom and less as you go up with nothing on the roots. For best results, put down the blow-dryer and let it air-dry!
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maggie gyllenhaal
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Maggie Gyllenhaal
Never one to do anything mainstream, the actress proves that you don't need long hair to keep a cool curl.
Get the Look: "We've done the stringy layers for so long," Lecompte says. "When you cut the hair above the bust, it bounces up and looks thicker and healthier."
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jessica simpson
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Jessica Simpson
The star has admitted that she's pretty relaxed when it comes to her beauty routine.
Get the Look: To refresh slept-on curls like Jessica's, use a few sprays of leave-in conditioner mist.
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scarlett johansson
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Scarlett Johansson
This star's effortlessly beautiful waves are just that: effortless.
Get the Look: Go easy on the shampoo in the shower. The more natural oils left in this type of hair, the better.
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nicole kidman
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Nicole Kidman
The A-list actress wears her hair both straight and curly, but she always keeps frizz and flyaways at bay.
Get the Look: The secret to stopping frizz involves a few products: a leave-in conditioner, a deep conditioner, and a styling product involving silicone. All either keep the hair moisturized or protect the cuticle from moisture.
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jennifer lopez
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Jennifer Lopez
How to get this star's sexy side volume?
Get the Look: Lecompte suggests using 1" to 1 1/4" hot rollers, curling sections away from the face. Loosen the waves with a detangling brush ... and you've got liftoff!
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leighton meester
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Leighton Meester: The Ingenue

The Gossip Girl star, who plays Blair Waldorf on the hit show, and new Herbal Essences spokesgirl chats about red-carpet survival, styling shortcuts, and, of course, the best headbands.

"I relate to Blair's classic style, but I'm not afraid of sweatpants every once in a while." —Leighton Meester

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The Black Eyed Peas singer's curls always have a bit of a rock-star edge.
Get the Look: Try a straight-down-the-middle part to really make waves.
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Lauren Conrad
The epitome of California chic, LC's beachy waves gets a touch of red carpet styling.
Get the Look: Once you've curled everything with a large-barrel curling iron, section out bangs from the rest of your hair. Use the curling iron to "wing" the ends out. Set with hairspray.
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angelina jolie
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Angelina Jolie
The star showcases the half-up-half-down 'do, one of the hottest — and most practical — styles for wavy-haired women
Get the Look: Tease or back-comb hair (gently!) at the roots. Don't overdo it as you are just creating a light cushion and a little lift at the roots. Grab a section of hair at each temple and sweep it back off the face. Use a small elastic to secure the hair at the back of the head. If your hair is layered, like Jolie's, pull a few pieces out to frame the face.
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katharine hepburn
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Katharine Hepburn
In the 1940s, Hepburn paved the way for flipped curls, a look also favored during that time by Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, and Judy Garland.
Get the Look: Deep-condition hair at least once a week and use a wide-tooth comb to detangle hair while still in the shower. (Hepburn swore by cold showers, too.)
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taylor swift
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Taylor Swift
The country singer's doll-like ringlets are a playful take on her otherwise beachy-wave style.
Get the Look: If your hair is already curly, winding small sections around your index finger and rolling them all the way up your scalp should do the trick. If you have naturally straight hair, use a thin curling iron — held vertically — instead of your finger.
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julia roberts
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Julia Roberts
The Eat Pray Love star let loose while filming the flick, and it showed in her au naturel 'do.
Get the Look: To avoid unwanted pouf, let hair air-dry as long as possible and then blow-dry with a diffuser. (If you don't have a diffuser, aim the blow-dryer nozzle downward, in the direction hair grows.)
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jessica alba
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Jessica Alba
The star — who switches up her look several times a year — shows off messy curls.
Get the Look: Opt for a comb over a brush, and choose a wide-tooth comb to remove tangles better than those with medium or fine teeth.
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