You be the judge...
It’s kind of a given that if you’ve got curly hair, you wish you had straight hair, and if you have straight hair you wish it was curly. But, when you’re an A-lister with a long list of hair stylists on speed dial, it really doesn’t matter because you can work whichever style you like on the red carpet and pull it off brilliantly. And these celebrities are positive proof that you can work either hair type no matter what.
Blake Lively is well known for her long, straight, blonde tresses, so when she stepped out in July 2016 with big and bouncy ringlets it was a big surprise (but naturally she really pulled it off). Her new look got a big thumbs up from us. Margot Robbie is another blonde A-lister who we usually associate with sleek styles, but she’s been known to sport a curly style or two. And Rita Ora’s bleach blonde locks look great whichever way they’re worn.
Meanwhile over in the brunettes’ corner, Kendall Jenner’s sleek and dark hair looks great whether it’s long and straight or worn in glossy curls, while Leighton Meester loves a 1940s style curly ‘do. And Alicia Vikander’s shiny, shiny hair always looks amazing when she’s on the red carpet, regardless of whether it’s curly or straight.
And the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor Swift, Gemma Arterton and Cara Delevingne have all proven that it’s really easy to pull off curls even when you have shorter hair, as well as rocking a poker straight ‘do from time to time. Be warned: This lot may leave you wanting to chop off all of your locks in favour of a shorter style.
So, what are you waiting for? Scroll through our round up and decide which style you prefer on these celebrities – Curly or straight hair?
We love this super sleek ‘do on Alicia Vikander.
These big and bouncy curls pinned to one side also get a big thumbs up from us.
Beyoncé’s straight style, worn to the Met Gala, looked amazing with this dark smokey eye.
These bouncy curls suit Beyoncé’s face shape perfectly.
J-Law’s been rocking the bleach blonde lob for a while now (we were particularly loving it all straightened out in recent weeks now).
…But we also love the texture when it’s given some curls, too.
Blake Lively’s long blonde hair is well known for being worn in straighter styles.
We love these golden ringlets – Blake changed up her look in July 2016 while she was pregnant with her second child.
Rita Ora’s signature bleach blonde hair looks great poker straight.
These vintage curls suit Rita’s face shape really well.
Although these days she’s a blonde, Sophie Turner used to be known for her sleek, red hair.
We love these curls swept to one side, accentuating Sophie’s face shape.
Here’s Cara Delevingne before chopping her hair off…
… We love her new, shorter style, especially worn in these ’20s style curls.
Margot Robbie’s gorgeous, layered blonde hair sits really well in a straight style here.
This pinned up, curled ‘do gets a big thumbs up from us.
Gigi Hadid wore poker straight hair on the runway at Fashion Month…
…But was spotted off duty with this big, curly style paired with a red lip.
Blair Waldorf’s alter ego is well known for having gorgeous hair, regardless of how she wears it.
This 1940s up do suits Leighton down to a tee.
While Isla Fisher’s layered, straight style suits her well…
…She’s more often seen with her hair curled
It’s no secret that SJP has *amazing* hair, looking great swept over her shoulder here.
Here’s that same over-the-shoulder sweep but this time in big and bouncy curls. Very Carrie Bradshaw.
Selena Gomez has some of the glossiest hair we’ve ever seen.
We really love this big, voluminous style on Selena.
Natalie Portman’s shoulder length hair looks really elegant when straightened.
But she also proves that you can have shorter hair that works really well curled.
Drew Barrymore’s thick, golden hair is super shiny, and works really well in this smooth style.
Here she is with a bit of added bounce to her locks.
Eva Longoria perfectly works the sleek hair trend here.
We love these textured waves.
Gemma Arterton is positive proof that shorter hair looks great whether straight…
Olivia Wilde on the red carpet with straight hair…
…And again on the red carpet, this time with loose curls.
Rihanna’s decision to chop all her hair off was a great one – we love how sleek and shiny her bob looks here.
Rihanna proves that no matter how short your hair is you can still work little curls.
We love the added texture from the layers in Jessica Alba’s straight style.
These curls go perfectly with a red lip.
There’s no doubt about it, Karlie Kloss has amazing hair.
These side swept curls have a touch of vintage glamour to them.
Before she chopped off her locks, Kendall Jenner’s signature style was long and straight.
We think these bouncy curls really suit Kendall, especially with her short hair.
Amy Adams perfectly works the side sweep with her poker straight hair.
Here she proves that it’s a style that also works great with big curls.
Emily Blunt used to be a regular when it came to straight hair.
Now, she much prefers textured waves with her blonde lob. We think she looks great either way!
We’re much more used to seeing T Swift with a poker straight fringed bob these days.
But she used to be a big fan of curling her bob for added oomph.
Hailee Steinfeld really suits the slicked back straight hair look.
Here’s Hailee Steinfeld again, this time with ringlet-y curls.
Here’s Kim Kardashian at Fashion Week with poker straight hair.
Earlier in the year, Kim opted for wet look curls for the VMAs.
Idina Menzel’s dark and shiny hair looks great straightened.
These tight ringlets look amazing on Idina, too.
Sarah Hyland’s blonde lob looks amazing poker straight.
We love these vintage style waves, too.
Jessica Biel was recently on the red carpet with sleek and straight hair.
These beachy waves get a big thumbs up from us, too.