Curly hair can be a curse or blessing, depending on the individual. While it’s more than capable of making you look stylish, it can also easily turn into an unruly mess that requires constant combing and touch-ups to avoid looking like Medusa. Thankfully, some celebrities have found ways to style their curls so that they not only look good, but they also feel comfortable in every situation from red carpet events to laid-back mornings at home. Check out these 10 celebrities with curly hair who will inspire you!
1) Jessica Alba
Alba has a natural type of curly hair. She is perhaps best known for her television and film work, including appearances in Fantastic Four (2005), Sin City (2005), Into The Blue (2005) and Good Luck Chuck (2007). Alba was born in Pomona, California. After graduating from Claremont High School, she later attended Mills College and University of California, Berkeley before transferring to North Carolina State University. Alba began modeling at age 16 and did contract work with a modeling agency, Elite Model Management.
2) Jennifer Lawrence
Lawrence boasts a variety of looks, but we love her with big, curly hair! Whether she’s wearing it natural or styled into a braid, we can’t help but want to copy her ‘do. If you want to recreate her look exactly (and why wouldn’t you?), try using a styling cream to create loose waves and curls.
3) Jessica Biel
Some may think that curly hair is too much work, but Jessica Biel doesn’t let her hair get in her way! Whether she is going to an event or just out on a casual date, she always looks great with her dark blonde curls. No matter what look you are going for, know that curly hair can be both professional and fun! This star looks great in all of these different hairstyles because she knows how to make them work. Now it’s your turn!
4) Jennifer Lopez
The iconic singer, actress and dancer has always embraced her natural curls. Whether she’s rocking a curly pixie cut or chunky waves, Jennifer Lopez makes curly hair look sexy!
5) Halle Berry
Halle Berry has been rocking her naturally curly hair since 2000, when she chopped off her straight tresses and donated them to charity. Since then, she’s starred in several films that were met with critical acclaim and awards season recognition. In fact, she took home an Oscar for Best Actress in 2002 for Monster’s Ball. Her voluminous curls have been lauded by many a magazine editor over the years as one of her most alluring features—and rightfully so!
6) Christina Hendricks
As a curly girl, it’s difficult to accept that you may never have hair as straight and silky as some of your peers. The good news? Not only is curly hair gorgeous and worth celebrating, but there are plenty of celebrities who don’t shy away from their natural texture. Christina Hendricks, for example, has been rocking her curls for years. In fact, a little heat styling goes a long way for stars like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Vanessa Hudgens.
7) Lily Collins
For curly girls like Lily Collins, it’s all about embracing your curls. Her hair is bouncy and luxurious and she hasn’t let any of her career successes change that fact. She continues to wear her hair naturally and happily. Though when she does have a makeover (which isn’t often), she opts for straightened styles, showing off a smooth texture that looks fantastic on her face shape. Keep your natural texture strong like Lily does with these ten expert tips for curly girls.
8) Chloe Moretz
Long before she appeared in blockbuster films like Kick-Ass and The Amityville Horror, Moretz’s first screen role was in an Old Navy commercial. But her most stunning screen appearance to date is surely in her 2013 film Carrie, where her signature curls were much admired by moviegoers. Moretz likely uses a hair straightener on occasion, but for public appearances—especially red carpet events—she goes with wavy or curly tresses.
9) Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus looks like a rock star in her naturally curly hair. Her locks have been recently enhanced with extensions, but her natural curls are what really shine. They’re long and luscious, and she wears them in an easy side bun when performing on stage. For big curls, try Moroccanoil’s Curl Defining Cream-Gel or Aloxxi’s Natural Wave Mousse if you want to curl your hair while keeping it healthy.
10) Kerry Washington
Kerry Washington is well known for her gorgeous, silky straight hair. But what many people don’t know is that she actually has naturally curly hair—or at least she did as a child. She began wearing a perm when she was eight years old, and it changed her entire look. So, naturally, we have to give credit where credit is due—she looks amazing with curly hair!