Inspirational curly hair and bangs ideas feat. Rihanna and Natalia Dyer

Curly hair and bangs is the dreamy duo the celeb world can't get enough of!  

If you’re currently rocking a beautiful head of curls but want to give your style a 2018 update, it may be time to supercharge your look with a set of fresh bangs. Now if you thought curly hair and bangs combinations didn’t work, you clearly haven’t seen the way stars like Tracee Ellis Ross and Alanna Arrington wear the style.

From micro to faux, see our collection of the most inspirational bangs with curly hair ideas in our gallery above, and for all our expert curly hair tips and tricks, read on.

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Alanna opts for a piece-y fringe for her curls. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Alanna Arrington

There aren’t many curly-haired models on the runway who tempt us to try a perm as much as Alanna Arrington. The Victoria’s Secret model always embraces her curly strands and to keep her look modern, she styles them with bangs.

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Amandla is always hair goals. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Amandla Stenberg

From box braids to her latest buzzcut, actress Amandla Stenberg isn’t afraid of trying out bold styles – but it’s her chin-grazing halo of coils that we love most. Giving her style a unique take, Amandla opts for asymmetrical bangs for a touch of individuality.

Editor’s tip: One of the biggest hair woes women with curly hair tend to battle most is tangles and moisture. If that sounds like you, then we recommend picking up the TIGI S Factor Papaya Leave-In Moisture Spray in your next shop.

Nourishing and hydrating, this light, scrumptious spray adds an additional conditioning factor to hair in need of extra moisture, as well as working to detangle strands and fight frizz.

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Leona Lewis’ blonde tresses are the envy of us all. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Leona Lewis

Bangs and curly hair was the surprise hair transformation we saw on singer Leona Lewis recently. Wearing her golden blonde ringlets loose, Leona attended the Glamour Women of the Year awards with a few strands of shorter curls creating a fringe, giving a subtle but stylish touch to her look.

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Make this look runway to reality. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Mica Argañaraz

Shoulder-length tresses have become the ideal length to show off curly hair, and with the shag and long bob being two of the most popular styles of late, we suggest merging the looks together, just like model Mica Argañaraz.

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Natalia Dyer sweeps her curls away from her face. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Natalia Dyer

Stranger Things fans will notice many differences between Natalia Dyer‘s on and off-screen look. Not only is her blonde hair buzz-worthy in itself but Natalia has updated her curly hair with bangs, too! It has certainly got us talking.

Editor’s tip: If you want to boost naturally wavy hair with the help of a curling wand, we suggest adding the VO5 Damage Protect Primer Spray to your hair kit. Not only does this primer offer heat defence but it also helps to tame frizz and prevent hair breakage.

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Rihanna champions the pineapple style. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Rihanna

Scared of styling naturally curly hair with bangs? Then go all Rihanna and fake it, honey!

Wearing her golden curls in a pineapple updo, Rihanna pushes her hair forward for a faux-bangs finish, proving that this is the perfect way to trail the style without any commitment.

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Curly hair is life for Tracee Ellis Ross. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Tracee Ellis Ross

Showing that big hair is not only favoured on our social feed, Tracee Ellis Ross went au naturel for a red carpet appearance, debunking the usual style of smooth and sleek updos. Leaving her natural hair texture to go wild and free, Tracee opted for a trendy micro fringe.

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Zendaya keeps her curly bangs long. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Zendaya

When you’re as beautiful as Zendaya you can get away with every hairstyle (even that mushroom cut she rocked), but there is no denying just how stunning this curly hair and bangs combination is.

Wearing her medium-length brown curls with full, eyebrow-skimming bangs, we think this is one of Zendaya’s best hairstyles to date!

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Curly hair, straight bangs combination actually do work. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Zooey Deschanel

No bangs roundup would be complete without Zooey Deschanel. From her full fringe to this centre parted style, the New Girl actress really is the champion of curly hair and straight bangs.

Editor’s tip: With Zooey’s sky-high volume, we wouldn’t blame you if you were envious of her ‘do. But guess what? You can quite easily get a pumped-up mane, even on the limpest of locks, by using a hair mousse.

We love the VO5 Extra Body Mousse for its weightless formula and ability to add body, lift and volume to flat hair. Did we mention it’s non-sticky and has 24-hour humidity protection, too? Well it does!

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Imogen Poots styles hair curly bangs in an updo. Credit: Rex by Shutterstock

Imogen Poots

Actress Imogen Poots knows that one of the chicest ways to wear curly hair and bangs is in an updo. Softly sweeping her blonde curls back into a bun means that all attention falls onto her tousled wavy bangs, with the loose strands adding a touch of romanticism to the simple style.