15 Instagram Stars Every Curly Girl Should Follow


15 Instagram Stars Every Curly Girl Should Follow
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Take it from someone who knows (opens in new tab), learning to love your wild, fuzzy, and high-maintenance curls can be a tricky business. The silver lining is that born-with-it-frizz is everywhere thanks to a slew of Insta-famous ladies inspiring thousands, or rather *millions* of followers to let their coils run free. From sky-high corkscrews to soft Botticelli spirals, fill your feed with these #curlgoals.

1. Vashtie


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The DJ, director, and girl-about-town's glossy spirals look especially cool when thrown up in a bun, with face-framing wisps.

2. Marlene Wilkerson

Marlene Wilkerson

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We love when The Find Guru (opens in new tab) founder throws her golden mane into an aerial half-bun.

Follow @goldenn_xo (opens in new tab)

3. Petra Collins

Petra Collins

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Photographer, artist, and Rookie editor Collins isn't just an advocate for growing out pubic hair (opens in new tab), but also embracing the natural texture on her head: soft, golden spirals.

4. SZA


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The R&B songstress has made her larger-than-life, fiery copper hair her signature.

Follow @justsza (opens in new tab)

5. Frederikke Sofie

Frederikke Sofie

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Céline campaign girl Sofie made waves on the runway, due in major part to the fact that her golden, baby-hair-like waves stick out amidst a sea of stick-straight strands.

Follow @frederikkesofie (opens in new tab)

6. Luz Pavon

Luz Pavon

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The Mexican stunner gives us serious '80s vibes with her big, fluffed-out curls.

Follow @luzpavon (opens in new tab)

7. Imaan Hammam

Imaan Hammam

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The Dutch catwalker perpetually has that just-got-back-from-the-beach look—no sea salt spray necessary.

Follow imaanhammam (opens in new tab)

8. Marina Nery

Marina Nery

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The 20-year-old Brazilian beauty give us major curl envy despite the fact that she employs a strict no-hair-product hair policy (opens in new tab).

Follow @marinadnery (opens in new tab)

9. Mica Arganaraz

Mica Arganaraz

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Thanks to her natural ringlets, model-of-the-moment Arganaraz is master of The Swag (opens in new tab) AKA modern shag—sorry, T-Swift.

Follow micarganaraz (opens in new tab)

10. Stephanie Bertram Rose

Stephanie Bertram Rose

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Rose's exotic beauty has captured the gaze of over 300,000 followers thanks in no small part to her bleach-blonde mess of curls.

Follow @rose_bertram (opens in new tab)

11. Solange Knowles

Solange Knowles

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On her wedding day, Knowles left her hair au naturale, adorning her fro with a smattering of flowers. On any given day she's rocking her signature style or switching things up with Diana Ross-esque, brushed-out waves.

Follow @saintrecords (opens in new tab)

12. Phoebe Collings-James

Phoebe Collings-James

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Model Collings-James loves her silky-soft waves, whether they're fresh-out-of-the-shower, or decidedly more lived-in (opens in new tab).

Follow @phoebecollingsjames (opens in new tab)

13. Tiera Pinkston

Tiera Pinkston

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Perfecting the art of the sombré with purplish-red ends, we love Pinkson's center-parted, floaty mane of curls.

Follow astrog1rl (opens in new tab)

14. Cleo Wade

Cleo Wade

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Wade dabbles into bleach with her picture-perfect ombré, but let's her naturally crimped waves do their thing, which totally suits her bohemian aura.

Follow @cleowade (opens in new tab)

15. Miss Brit

Miss Brit

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The ultimate statement hair, we love when Miss Brit pairs her corkscrew fro with a vampy statement lip.

Follow @bwatuwant (opens in new tab)

I’m the associate web editor at Marie Claire. I love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. I firmly believe that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.