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Curly Haired Celebs

by Curlup Team |

Hola, Curlies! How are them curls feeling? Talking about curls, we thought we’d get some inspiration from celebrities who flaunt their curls natural and proud. In this world of poker straight hairdos and chemical-treated looks on the runway, it’s always refreshing to see celebrities embrace and strut their natural curls and waves. Here’s a roundup of our favourite stars, both domestic and global who have been giving us some major #CurlSpo!

Beyoncé Knowles-Carter: Let’s start with Queen Bey herself! There’s nothing Beyoncé can’t rock, from embellished leotards to her gorgeous natural curls, she always slays. With kinky, wild curls at her infamous Superbowl performance and slicked back braids on and off the record, Beyoncé offers a plethora of inspiration when it comes to sporting curls.

Kangana Ranaut: B-town goddess Kangana is blessed with natural, tight-coiled, voluminous curls and we’re glad to see them make an appearance wherever she goes! Kangana has made waves in the industry not just for her feisty choice of roles but also standing out among a sea of straight-hair with her naturally gorgeous locks. She even claims that her curls add to her personality and we’re all here for it!

Nithya Menon: What’s not to love about Nithya Menon? Her charming and bubbling personality both on and off screen has struck a chord with viewers and her natural curls just add to it! We’re thoroughly inspired by her minimalistic, desi-centred looks and free-flowing tresses.

Kiran Rao: We’re all for Kiran Rao’s smart-chic look both in front of the lens and behind it. The acclaimed producer, screenwriter and director always makes a statement with her cropped bob in both ethnic and contemporary ensembles and gives us just the right amount of inspiration to rock a sassy curly lob!

Taapsee Pannu: There’s something about Taapsee and her personality that just shines through the screen. Besides portraying her acting prowess in the film biz across the country, Tapsee also flaunts her natural curls loud and proud. She has even dropped a tip or two and follows a curl hair regime that is clearly working well!

Mithali Palkar: This girl next door is slowly and steadily making her mark and we’re here for it! From starting out in short films to playing a sprightly young protagonist in a Bollywood movie, this young starlet lets her curls do the talking! We’re taking notes of her style both in clothing choices and curly hairdos.

Anjali Sivaraman: Anjali made her heads turn with her charming and quirky in the catchy Tinder ad and also gave us major inspo from her frequent appearances in famed designer, Sabyasachi’s clothing. This artistic, quirky model turns on her charm with her striking eyes and vivacious curls.

Alicia Keys: Soul-stirring vocals, a heartwarming personality and the confidence to pull off the #NoMakeup look, Alicia is all inspiring! What adds to this is her choice to flaunt her naturally kinky curls too! We love her use of bright, printed scarves and updos that beautifully frame her naturally glowing face!

Masaba Gupta: Blessed with naturally coiled curls, Masaba doesn’t shy away from flaunting her gorgeous hair along with her vibrant personality. The designer lets her tresses and personality shine both on and off the runway and we’re impressed!

Now, don’t think we’ve left the boys behind! Here’s our list of male celebrity curly hair crushes!

Jim Sarbh: With his rugged looks and striking personality, Jim Sarbh has moved from his theatre roots to the big screen and we’re here for it. We’re also swooning over his curly locks that stay impressive with every role he takes on.

Aditya Roy Kapur: This one has won hearts all over B-town with his boyish charm and has recently embraced his natural curls by sporting them big, wild and free. We feel that the curls just add to his Greek God status!

Jason Momoa: Let’s start with the heartthrob that is Jason Momoa! We’re all for his boho-wild locks that are as rippled as the ocean Aquaman comes from. From suede tuxedos to his signature black vests, we love how his waves stay the same!

Kunal Nayyar: There’s something very ‘Chocolate Boy’ about Nayyar! This Brit-Indian actor has charmed both on and off screen and sports a head of luscious loose curls most of the time.

Imtiaz Ali: Along with awaited hits at the B-town box office, Imtiaz Ali has also kept up his natural tresses and we’re here for it! Mostly sported casual and loose, his dark wavy curls make an appearance wherever he goes.

Penn Badgley: Badgley has taken on our favourite shows with his brooding good looks that are topped by his boyishly messy mane of curls and it’s hard to deny that we’ve fallen for it! His natural curls clearly complement the actor’s personality and role choices and we can’t wait for more.

Sacha Baron Cohen: The British actor has always stood out by playing bold, satirical characters and we love that his hair has stayed true too! Whether in short, loose wavy curls or slicked back, Cohen’s hair is as confident as the man himself.

Who do you think we should add to this list? One can never have too much inspiration, so tell us about your favourite Curly Celeb in the comments below!

Reach out to us at, +91 9945373597 or @letscurlupdotcom on Instagram to answer your questions or even just be a part of our #letscurlup community!

Here’s to #CurlPride!

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