Forget the flatiron, curls are back!


Tight curls, ringlets and even looks straight out of a 1980s home perm kit are being seen on catwalks, at premieres and on screens big and small.

Fallin' hitmaker Alicia Keys has been getting lots of media coverage lately for her all-natural looks and her #nomakeup campaign which has evolved into a 'no blowouts' trend too. On Sunday she posted a video on Instagram announcing a secret show. It has already been viewed by more than 500,000 fans with hundreds of commentators telling Keys how much they love her gorgeous, naturally curly hair.

One of 2016 Paris Fashion Week's models-of-the-moment Joan Smalls is getting in on the trend too, letting her long ringlets down on catwalks and at parties all over the city.

Also spotted letting their curls out to play lately:

Ayanda Thabethe 

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Ayanda loves to play with her hair. This time, she's rocking curls.

Amanda du Pont 

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We are absolutely obsessed with Amanda's curls.

DJ Zinhle 

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It's refreshing to see Zinhle with wavy curls.

Nonhle Ndala

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Nonhle is also rocking wavy curls.

Nomzamo Mbatha

Screen Shot 2016-10-04 at 11.00.47 AMNomzamo loves her kinky curls.

Natasha Thahane

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We love how natural Natasha's curls look.

Want to embrace the trend but not sure how because you've been too busy flat ironing? There are plenty of how-to videos on YouTube including Bustle's '3 Different Ways to Curl Your Hair' which demonstrates easy methods to achieve Old Hollywood waves, loose waves and beach waves.

Put down that hairdryer and get your curl on, girl!

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