We love when Beyonce goes with her natural curls. The key to keeping those lustrous locks in place all day is a strong cream gel, such as Garnier Fructis Style Curl Sculpting Cream Gel ($4.50, Drugstore.com). And most importantly, it keeps summer frizz at bay.
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Taylor sported her natural curls, but kept control with a low side ponytail and shorter curls. Flowing curls on her forehead created a soft look. Use a light hold hairspray, such as Phyto Phytolaque Soie Light Hold Hair Spray ($32, Ulta.com), to keep hair in place and reduce frizz.
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Not only is Christina Hendricks a bombshell on Mad Men, but she rocks the retro look off-screen as well. The actress went with a curly faux bob on the red carpet, and we’re in awe. To recreate, first curl your hair and tie with an elastic at the very end of the strands. Roll hair under the elastic and tuck toward the nape of the neck. Make sure to spread the hair evenly around the head.
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Not only did Alicia go with a natural makeup look, but she rocked her natural hair, too. To keep strands looking healthy, apply a quarter-size amount of leave-in conditioner, such as Carol’s Daughter Black Vanilla Leave-In Conditioner ($12, Sephora.com), onto damp hair. Then apply a curl-enhancing balm, such as Kinky-Curly Curling Custard ($17, Justforskincareonline.com), and let air dry.
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Our favorite 90210 star, AnnaLynne McCord, has perfect natural curls that are very rare. If you’re not so lucky, fake them. Recreate with 1 inch curls and a root lifting spray, such as Living Proof Full Root Lifting Spray ($26, Sephora.com), to get volume going both up and out.
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Nicole Kidman exemplifies a great example of how to show off your curls and rock a chic updo. The key is to leave some of the strands loose to frame the face. Use John Frieda Full Repair Damaged Hair Touch-Up Flyaway Tamer ($5.99, Target.com) to keep flyaways on top of the head at bay.
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If you have shorter hair like Emily Deschanel, tight curls are a great option. Using a 1 inch curler, such as Ceramic Tools CT100S 1″ Dual Voltage Professional Ceramic Spring Curl ($27, Soap.com), create coils on the bottom half of the strand. Apply a shine serum, such as Got2b Shine Serum ($6.49, Walgreens.com), and you’re done in fifteen minutes.
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This Gossip Girl rarely wears her hair curly, but we love what she did with it at the Savages premiere. Curls look sexiest when they are loose and voluminous. To get the look yourself, check out our how-to here!
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Twilight star Rachelle Lefevre has natural carefree beachy curls every girl spends hours trying to recreate. Our suggestion? French braid damp hair before you slip into bed and let loose in the morning for perfectly shaped strands.
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It’s easiest to go with hap-hazard curls because they’re not so high-maintenance. For coils like Denise Richards, wrap 1 inch sections around a 1 inch curling iron. Brush curls a little looser with your fingertips and apply a texturizing spray, such as Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray ($14, Drugstore.com), over the entire head.
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