Best curly hair on the red carpet: 67 photos to inspire your next style

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Curly and wavy hairstyles are, without a doubt, one of our favourite red carpet looks. From perfectly coiffed Old Hollywood ringlets to messy beach waves, there are endless ways to wear your hair down—while still giving it some style. Curly hair is easier to master than an updo, looks much more dramatic than a ponytail and definitely has an appeal that straight hair just can’t match. Need further proof? We’ve gathered some of the best curly hair and wavy hair looks from recent red carpets all in one place. (If you haven’t already logged into your Pinterest account, now’s the time!)

Jessica Chastain, Kristen Stewart and Rihanna are at the top of our list of stars who are most likely to walk a red carpet with wavy hair. While Chastain generally keeps it very glamourous, Stewart has perfected the art of pairing haute couture with a grungy hairstyle—for equally stunning results. Rihanna, on the other hand, is the queen of changing colour—her curly hair has gone from black to blonde and back again—its most recent incarnation is a trend-setting shade of grey.

Cropped cuts and long bobs also look best with the added texture of waves. Demi Lovato kept her curls messy when she was in Toronto last month for the MMVAs. Lily Collins ditched her long style for a shorter, beachy-wave style. And Jennifer Lawrence probably caused a thousand girls to request a lob when she debuted her new short cut—complete with loose waves—earlier in the spring.

Of course, we couldn’t talk about the best curly hair without mentioning Kate Middleton. Her bouncy curls are certainly her signature style and one we certainly covet. (Not a strand was out of place the day she debuted the Prince of Cambridge to the world!)