The Best 5 Hairstyles for Curly Hair

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Andie MacDowell

Whether your hair is curly or wavy, take cues from these Hollywood A-listers next time you’re pondering a new look.

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The Style: Long, Layered Waves

Best On: Sarah Jessica Parker

Why it works: First of all, no one does chic-messy hair better than SJP. Secondly, celebrity hairstylist Frédéric Fekkai says that embracing your natural curl and hair texture, not fighting it, may actually be what helps you achieve a perfect style. Wear your hair long and loose, and use a curl cream to tame any unruly frizz.

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The Style: Spiral Curls 

Best On: AnnaLynne McCord 

Why it works: Ideal for those with tighter spiral curls, this style is defined, yet slightly messy (in a way good way). Fekkai says that if your hair is curly and voluminous, it’s best to ask your stylist for longer layers that can add weight to the hair. 

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The Style: Long, Wavy Bob

Best On: January Jones 

Why it works: Your hair doesn’t need to be straight in order to pull off a long bob (or lob), however, it should be fine or medium in texture. Ask your stylist to angle your cut to frame your face and add in subtle layers that won’t add volume, but rather help your hair fall properly, not poofy. A chunky, side-swept bang can also look good with this style.

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The Style: Voluminous Curls

Best on: Andie MacDowell

Why it works: Those with thick, long hair and hardly any layers, take note. This style is so sophisticated and timeless, that it’s no wonder Andie was selected as a brand ambassador for L’Oréal Paris hair care. As you age, hair can thin, and as a result, breakage can occur more frequently. Look for keratin-enriched products to help strengthen your strands, and try to let your natural waves shine through as much as possible (air drying hair versus blow-drying it) to avoid damage from hot straightening tools.

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The Style: Tight, Corkscrew Curls

Best on: Leona Lewis

Why it works: A chic look that’s not in the least bit bushy or out of control, this longer, just-past-the-shoulders style is great for women with this hair type. “Hair that is super curly always looks better with a longer style,” says Fekkai. 

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