Textured Hair Secrets Of The World’s Biggest Stars

Sarah Oglesby - September 27, 2017 Celebrity Hairstyles, Hair Trends

Textured Hair Secrets Of The World’s Biggest Stars

One of the biggest selling hair tools of the past few years has been the hair straightener or iron, as women around the world have tamed their natural curls and texture to suit a long layered straight style. Recently though, tongs and curling irons have been inching their way back into the bestsellers lists as curls have been making a comeback. It’s a truism that we always want the type of hair we don’t have. People with straight hair want curly hair, people with curly, textured hair want straight hair and people with no hair, well… just want some hair!

A decent hairdresser should be able to work with a client and give them the best cut that suits their face, while working with the texture they already have. The good news is that curls and textured hair are back, and MHDPro has the perfect online hairdressing course to show you how to work with it!

Before you begin, we recommend you get some inspiration from celebrities with natural curls and textured hair. They may change their look every other day – such is the demand for new Instagram content – but we love how their natural hair looks, when we can find it! To this end I’ve spent an entire day Googling some of the biggest stars to find their natural hair, so you don’t have to.

Beyonce’s Naturally Textured Hair

Finding a photo of Beyonce’s natural hair is practically impossible, even her childhood photos and early Destiny’s Child shots vary from relaxed and straightened hair to loose curls to ringlets to plaits! The best we can estimate is that Beyonce has naturally loose curls, as seen in the car park dance scene is the Formation video.

Beyonce natural textured hair

Beyonce’s natural hair. Probably.

Her stylist for the shoot, Kim Kimble, explained to InStyle, “Texture was the inspiration for the hair. Sometimes it’s an iconic person or travel that will inspire you to create something.”

“The video mixes the old with the new over different decades showing the old with the modern while celebrating texture and natural hair.”


Rihanna’s Natural Hair

Rihanna changes her hair as often as she changes her underwear. Rihanna’s natural textured hair appears to reflect her Bajan roots though, with beautiful natural curls, as seen in Glamour in November 2013.

Rhianna natural textured hair

Rhianna’s naturally curly hair

Her stylist Ursula Stephen is the woman behind so many of Rhianna’s dramatic style changes over the year, including the infamous bob. She revealed her thoughts on textured hair in an interview with the Huffington Post, saying, “Women are gaining a certain sense of self confidence. For a long time, if you wore your hair natural, people didn’t associate you with being pretty, stylish or sexy.”

“And now, with so many different styling options and different products available, it just makes it so much the better for the natural girl to really show her beautiful self.”

Kim Kardashian’s Naturally Textured Hair

Love her or loathe her, it’s impossible to avoid Kim Kardashian or any of her tribe. When she’s not shopping or spending hours in the stylist’s chair having her hair and make-up done, she’s on Instagram posting about it. Apparently, she also has time to make a TV show mainly about… erm… shopping, having her hair and make-up done and posting on Instagram.

Kim Kardashian's natural hair. Textured hair

Kim Kardashian’s natural hair texture

Anyway, according to her hairstylist Chris McMillan – who probably knows her better than most – Kim Kardashian’s natural textured hair is thick and wavy, a bit like her other assets. This photo from October 2007 shows off Kim’s natural hair to a tee.

“Kim’s natural texture is so thick and wavy.”

Selena Gomez’s Natural Hair Texture

baby hairs

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Like Beyonce, Selina Gomez has hidden her natural hair from the world for years. She’s straightened it, added extensions, and even fooled people into thinking she had a bob, when it was in fact a wig.

In an interview with Into The Gloss, Gomez admitted, “All this hair isn’t mine—I have extensions as a sort of safety net when I’m on stage. It’s really nice to have the long mermaid hair to move around while you’re being blasted with the fans up there. Plus it just makes me feel pretty. They’re all glued in with a protein bond and I use this specific brush that gets into the root when you’re brushing it out. U Luxury Shampoo and Conditioner are also really good for them. If they get tangled, I spray some of the Unite 7Seconds Condition Leave In Detangler in my hair, and in literally one second of brushing the tangles go away.”

“I’ve also gotten good at hiding all of my baby hairs. When my hair is natural, I have that Latina feel—it gets wavy and frizzy and I’ve had to learn to love it. You obviously always want what you don’t have, which is why I wear it straight so often.”

This Instagram post from 2014 shows Selina Gomez’s naturally textured hair with curls and festooned with those adorable baby hairs around the hairline.

Ariana Grande’s Natural Hair

Ariana Grande’s natural hair texture is a far cry from the slick ponytail she’s known for. In an Instagram post of 2015 she showed off her naturally textured hair, and recent styles have seen her working more with her natural curls and texture.

peekaboo healthy curls 🙊 long time no see 🙈🙈💜

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That’s not to say she doesn’t still have her straighteners on standby and her ponytail always at the ready. She admitted on a Facebook post, “”I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat… as one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair.”

“My real hair is back to brown and I wear extensions but I wear it in a ponytail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down.”

Taylor Swift

Back in the days when she was a country singer, Taylor Swift rocked the good ole’ girl Nashville curly hair look. As she became more mainstream and pop, so her hair straightened to fit into the pop bubble that surrounded her. When she occasionally returns to curly textured hair, the world goes mad for it and she’s guaranteed a viral surge of popularity.

Taylor Swift natural curly hair

Taylor Swift’s natural curly hair

Like the other pop stars on the list, Taylor adjusts her hairstyle more than she adjusts her G-string… on her guitar… as she’s writing another ditty about someone who’s dissed her, or something.

Apparently when Vanity Fair asked her Irish born, LA based stylist, Gareth Bromell if we can expect to see more of the natural wave on her, Bromell replied with, “I hope not.”

On the other hand, if she were to move her head during a cut and he lopped half of it off, he could say, “Look what you made me do!” (You’re fired! – Ed)

So now the biggest stars on the planet have revealed their textured hair secrets, maybe it’s time to ditch the straighteners and the Kerastase and persuade your clients to embrace their curls and celebrate their natural hair.

Get some tips from our blog about working with naturally curly and textured hair.

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