05/15/2012 08:37 am ET Updated Oct 11, 2012

Curly Hair Icons: 87 Celebrities Who Inspire Us With Their Waves And Ringlets (PHOTOS)

Although I fight with my naturally curly hair throughout the year, summer is a time to let it go free. No matter how hard you try, you just can't fight the hot-season humidity with more heat (i.e. blow dryers or flat irons). If you can't stop fighting nature, try using products such as Living Proof Straight spray or Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity gel for many more hours of summer fun.

There are plenty of different ways to style curly hair: you can go short, à la Joan Crawford in the 1940s, or let it go long and wild as Andie Macdowell did in the 1980s. Stars today like Corinne Bailey Rae and Emmy Rossum show off their luscious ringlets by growing their hair long, and even styling with a curling iron.

Will you put down the flat iron this summer? Or if you have straight hair, will you try to achieve waves? Take a peek in our gallery below for some of our favorite curly-haired gals of all time.

Meanwhile, can you guess whether stars like Nicole Kidman and Anne Hathaway are naturally curly?

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Curly Hair Icons
Curly Hair Icons