The Coolest Summer Haircuts For Curly Hair

For the naturally curly set, summer is the time to shine. We get a break from damaging hot tools, warm weather makes wash-and-go styles so easy to air-dry, and our mascot product, coconut oil, doesn't take, like, a year to liquify! Score.

We're not totally in the clear, however. The shrinkage struggle is still very real (is it just me or is it actually worse in the summer?) and humidity brings more frizz, which we know not everyone loves. Nevertheless, if there's any season to try out the bouncy, wavy, or coily styles you've been eyeing, now's the chance. Especially when it comes to new, on-trend haircuts.

You already know that short crops are having a major moment, from buzzcuts and pixies all the way to long bobs, so we've rounded up a ton of on-trend curly cuts just for you. Click ahead for 13 looks that are perfect for summer — and beyond.

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"Snip + snip = volume," stylist Shai Amiel explained of his technique, also crediting his client's use of a hair pick, too.
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Nathalie Emmanuel's natural curls are just more incentive to watch Game of Thrones (as if we needed it). Amiel is the man behind this cut, too — and shares his tricks here.
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Sunny curls compliment this beauty's bright smile just fine.
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Summer's the best time to rock curly bangs — because who wants to break out the flat iton in 90 degree weather?
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A curly bob (like this one, styled by Sal Salcedo) is a cut that'll look good curly and straight.
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Before you wash and go, try scrunching in a product for definition and hold, like The Ouai's Curl Jelly.
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How refreshing is this halo of ringlets?
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Separate your big barrel spirals with your fingers for a more piecy finish.
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Yas, queen! This client was inspired by Nefertiti for her big chop, according to stylist Mona Baltazar.
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If you're a natural guy or girl afraid of losing your definition overnight, try Bantu knots or a pineapple.
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This angled bob is perfect for people growing out their pixies.
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Tapered cuts keep your hair off of your neck during sticky days...
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...and also just look really effing cool, too.
These face-framing ringlets are so alluring that they take almost all the attention away from model Alanna Arrington's killer brows.
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Yara Shahidi already had a head full of envy-inducing curls, this we know. But for the BET Awards she sparked a new wave of envy with her gorgeous new bangs — ones that make us pay attention to her pretty eyes (as if we weren't already looking).
While this rosé shade might not be for everyone (although this blogger has us feeling inspired), the short style with soft ringlets would flatter any color.
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After Taraji P. Henson styled her natural hair into a hot tapered cut, her stylist gave us the exclusive deets on the reason behind the cut. "She was just like, 'I want to cut my hair,'" Tym Wallace says. "She already had an undercut, and it was growing in. She was loving how her curls looked, and was like, 'If we're gonna cut it, we're gonna cut it all.' She's like, 'I trust you.'"
Soft waves add modern charm to this classic bob. (Bonus points for chic dangly earrings.)
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Kendall Jenner's bob is faux, but we vote that she rocks these chin-length beach waves permanently.
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