11 Curly hairstyles that prove it's just as sexy as straight hair

Jan 4, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET
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For far too many years, curly-haired women were taught how to relax or release their ringlets with the goal of achieving straight — or as close to straight — hair as possible. This narrow beauty mindset overlooked the stunning effect that tight curls and looser waves can have on a woman's appearance.

Curly hair gives off sexy, mysterious vibes and can liven up any look. Here are 11 celebrities who make us want to throw away our straightening irons forever. 

1 /11: Selena Gomez

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1/11 :Selena Gomez

2 /11: Shakira

Shakira curly hair
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2/11 :Shakira

3 /11: Lorde

Lorde curly hair
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3/11 :Lorde

4 /11: Beyonce

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4/11 :Beyonce

5 /11: Jessica Simpson

Jessica Simpson curly hair
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5/11 :Jessica Simpson

6 /11: Blake Lively

Blake Lively curly hair
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6/11 :Blake Lively

7 /11: Jessica Alba

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7/11 :Jessica Alba

8 /11: Halle Berry

Halle Berry curly hair
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8/11 :Halle Berry

9 /11: Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek curly hair
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9/11 :Salma Hayek

10 /11: Rihanna

Rihanna curly hair
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10/11 :Rihanna

11 /11: Taylor Swift

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11/11 :Taylor Swift