We get it: You don't have curls for days, but you have enough hair that it requires some styling and upkeep. The best thing about medium-length curls is that they're manageable. It's all about knowing your texture and letting it work for you. Many people get this confused, so let's clear this up. Wearing your hair curly is not a singular style. While your hair is curly, there are countless hairstyles that'll look ever flattering. We're total advocates of letting your curls roam free as they please, but if you want to spice it up in the hair department, we also have endless cool styles on deck.
All curl grounds are covered: loose, spiral, barrel, and natural. Below are the celeb hairstyles for medium-length curly hair currently occupying space in our camera rolls.
Charlize Theron stunned the red carpet premiere of Sleepwalking with these tightly coiled waves. Use a one-inch curling wand to re-create these curls.
If you want an easy switch-up style, sweep your curls over to one side to add dimension.
Rihanna took her blown-out curls up a notch by pairing her golden blonde locks with deep roots. Chopped bangs will help frame your face like so.
For a more Old Hollywood–appropriate occasion, pin your curls up into a classic updo like Taylor Swift’s.
Kristen Stewart is forever giving us hair envy. Rough up your waves by running your hands through them to give them some volume. She created more structure by tucking one side behind her ear and pulling her hair to the side.
Jessica Alba looked radiant in these big, bouncy curls. Add movement and body to your shoulder-length curls by replicating this look.
Amandla Stenberg added this glorious silver headband to her natural curls. So regal, no?
Janelle Monáe’s ever-changing hairstyles never get old. If you’re looking for a no-fuss style, try double buns like these.
Ariel Winter looked like a walking vintage glamour ad in these waves. And that shine!
Just as free as her music is her hair. Solange exuded etherealism with her free-flowing curls.
A cool way to elevate a classic half-up, half-down curly hairstyle is by adding braids like Jourdan Dunn’s.
Zendaya, a living and breathing goddess, wore these voluminous curls like they were made for her.
Actress Jaime King arrived at Variety’s Power of Women event in these defined spiral curls paired with sleek bangs.
Hailey Baldwin gave good glamour in her fairly long lob accompanied by effortless waves.
Sailor Brinkley-Cook’s glamorous curls just might be our favorite hairstyle on her.
Yara should create a rule book on how to fabulously wear curls 24/7. Time and time again, she lets her curls lead in this topknot. We love the way her coils peeked out of her bun.
Our favorite, Issa Rae, is another shining example of inspiring women to wear their curls in beautiful ways. Her endless curly-girl styles always take the cake.
Who says messy buns don’t belong on the red carpet? Jasmine Sanders looked so chic in her undone style that somehow just worked.
Another imperfect style for the win, worn by the stunning Jennifer Lawrence. Proof that messy hair is more fun.
Kerry Washington is such a queen. It gets no better than her in her natural curls. This time, she gently pulled half of her hair back, bringing more attention to her flawless makeup.
Curly curls, consider this your go-to lookbook for medium-length hair.