Alicia Keys, Curly Hair

Curly hairstyles: Go big with a bounce, ladies, curls are back

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  • Whether it's big bouncy volume you're after or just a little shape - you'll find inspiration with these amazing celebrity-approved looks.

    Curly hairstyles are having a revival. This red carpet classic is making its way back into our hearts, one big volume celebrity ‘do at a time. Ringlet-curled locks with a high-shine luxe finish are the epitomy of old school glamour, and this season we’re favouring the bolder, bouncier retro looks, straight out of Hollywood.

    There’s a big difference in the type of styles that suit longer hair, and curly hairstyles for short hair. If you have long hair, you may want to try a glamorous barrel-curled ‘do, like Beyonce’s. Whereas, if you have short hair, it’ll look better blown out, like Solange’s style. There’s also the tightness of curls to consider. Loose curls will give a screen siren look, while tight curls give more of an edge.

    For this season, fashion-followers will love the popular medium crop – where roughed up curls like those seen in Taylor Swift’s hair give that relaxed, undone appearance. A low maintenance style like this can last for days with a natural bedhead look. And of course, there’s always sweet corkscrews. These ringlets seem to never go out of fashion. They simply change shape or embrace some hair colour ideas.

    A whole host of curling tools will give you the desired effect, so make sure you pay attention to what each one does. You don’t want to be aiming for barrel curls and end up with ringlets. For softer look, use a large barrelled tong, like Cloud Nine’s The Waving Wand, £99, For tighter curls, use GHD Curve’s Creative Curve Wand, £120, And for the tightest curls, use something super slim, like Lee Stafford’s Chopstick Wand, £19.99, Superdrug.

    Once you’ve got your curls kicking off, it’s time to invest in the best curly hair products. After all, you don’t want to go to all the effort of creating the perfect spirals, only to have them drop out.

    We’ve called upon some of the biggest names in Hollywood to showcase their flawless big-volume hairstyles and show you what suits your style best.

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