The liberating feeling that comes from chopping off your hair isn't reserved only for those with straight and wavy textures. Curly short hair can look sweet, sexy, sleek, messy and always, always chic. These celebrity styles are proof!
For this year's Emmys, Chrissy Teigen smoothed out her and opted for these ultra-glam waves.
Lobs aren't just for straight or wavy hair! A full head of ringlets looks adorable in a style that stretches just past the chin, as proven by Justina Machado.
Lupita Nyong'o approached her short, natural hair from a new angle — literally — by shaping it to one side for a unexpected take on a retro style.
If your curls are on the looser side, try a short shag with several layers, including super-short bangs like Samantha Mathis wears.
Try air-drying your curls for a slightly messy sexy take on the traditional bob, like Selenis Leyva did.
Alia Shawkat's surprisingly versatile cut can be worn messily sexy or, in this case, cute and coiled. Use a narrow-barrel curling iron like the Revlon Perfect Heat Long Lasting Curl 1/2-inch Curling Iron ($12.85, ) if your curls need a little extra help forming defined ringlets.
Meg Ryan's iconic blonde curls have evolved from cutesy to sophisticated thanks to a piece-y, layered, looser look.
Audrey Tautou has achieved just the right level of controlled messiness with this partially brushed out look, thanks to a few select curls that keep their springy shape.
Ruth Negga's naturally tighter curls are smoothed out into a sweet, flippy finish without completely losing their shape. Try a finishing product that will enhance shine and definition without weighing down softness, like Ouidad Clear Control Pomade ($26, ).
Country singer Cam dressed up her cute curls by styling her side-swept bangs with a wavy look that brings together contemporary and retro vibes.
Curly pixie cuts like Halsey's are by far the most fun because you can simply run a little gel through your hair, muss it up a bit and enjoy the air-dried results. Try a non-crunchy formula like Amika Haute Mess Texture Gel ($25, ).
This wash-and-go look needs hardly any help! Do a little zsushing with your fingers as your curl pattern creates the shape it naturally falls into and enjoy how amazing you look.
By being brushed back, Ilana Glazer's curls not only stay off her face, they create smooth and flattering volume.
Want to emphasize your curls' definition? Keep your curls big and bouncy, like model Alanna Arrington, to show off the shape of your spirals.
Issa Rae's creative style lets the natural height of her tight curls stand tall down the center of her head, while the sides are twisted and tucked into the top to create the illusion of shaved sides.
We usually see Elizabeth Vargas with straight, sleek blowouts, but this romantic, softly curly bob looks beautiful on her!
Samira Wiley embraces her curls' volume on top and keeps the sides closely cut, showing off her gorgeous facial features.
Sure, bobs look great with stick-straight hair, but spirals look amazing in a chin-length style too, as proven by Jaimie Alexander.
Curly bangs are popping up everywhere these days, and they're not limited to longer styles. For a look like this, ask your stylist for the same length all around with eyebrow-skimming bangs that transition into your length.
Emma Stone's curls are so soft and flexible that they can hit any light and still look fantastic.