The 10 Cutest Curly Hair Trends for 2021

Curls are in and our favorite celebrities are proving it. Here are 10 looks to recreate this year.
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This year is all about embracing your curls. Fan favorites like Rihanna, Zendaya, and more are all stepping into 2021 with curled locks. With a greater amount of attention being paid to proper hair care, and new and unexpected styling methods spreading on TikTok, it's never been easier to achieve the perfect head of curls. Whether they are natural or self-made, the styling options are limitless. Here, L'OFFICIEL rounds up the top 10 curly hair trends, from viral styling tips to celebrity 'dos.

Y2K Crimped Curls

Co-founder of Wildflower Cases and social media sensation Devon Lee Carlson channels her inner 2000s kid with these crimped curls styled with a Versace clip. Achieve this look with a crimper and your best Y2K outfit. 

Curly Curtain Bangs

Zendaya, the queen of curls, gives the curtain bang trend a run for its money by adding her signature locks into the equation. 

Curly in Front, Party in the Back 

Rihanna exudes power as she redefines the mullet with her natural curls. The '80s hair trend has also been brought back by Miley Cyrus, Barbie Ferreira, and more.

The Magic of the Denman Brush

Viral TikTok videos have reintroduced the Denman Brush as the must-have item for everyone who loves rocking their curls. The instructional videos recommend that you use the brush directly after leaving the shower, put in your desired product, section off your hair, and brush through with bristles facing up using a curling motion. Use this brush to recreate Bella Hadid's defined vacation curls. 

Post-Braid Locks

The oldest trick in the book is back in style. Sleeping with your braid in is a zero-effort way of achieving perfectly textured wavy curls. 

Your Bathrobe is the New Curling Iron 

Another viral TikTok trend has everyone using their bathrobe belts to achieve heat-free waves. The curling method calls for placing your robe belt over your head and wrapping your sectioned off hair around it. After doing this, you are bound to wake up with bouncy beach waves. 

Plopped Curls

A no-heat styling trick that's taken over TikTok, hair plopping helps curls retain moisture as they dry, giving bouncier and fuller results. Suitable for short crops like model Mica Argañaraz's curly shag cut or lengthier locks, the technique leaves hair healthier and happier.

Cute Curly Top Knot

Despite being two years old, Stormi Webster can confidently claim the title of a trendsetter. Her curly top-knot can be recreated by people of all ages. 

Clip Your Curls

Model Salem Mitchell clips her stunning locks with four barrettes that frame her face. Hair accessories can elevate your look while adding a 2000s-esque twist. 

Fresh Off the Beach Waves

All of your favorite influencers love triple barrel hair curlers. This well-loved heat tool is a must for achieving natural beach waves.



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