Hot Hair: Crimps and Waves

There's something so seductive about soft, voluminous waves. They're fun, flirty, romantic and perfect for a hot night out or red carpet affair. Some of our favorite celebs have been rather smitten with the sexy style lately — like LaLa Vasquez, who looked flawless in slightly wavy strands at the GLAAD Media Awards, and Ciara, who flaunted über-glam, bright blonde waves at the Valentino flagship store opening. Check out more beachy waves on our favorite celebs inside.

ESSENCE.COM Jan, 30, 2012

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Ciara stepped out at the Valentino Rodeo Drive flagship store opening in waist-length, bright blonde waves.

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Liya Kebede gave the beachy, loose waves hair trend a whirl at the Sur La Piste Du Marsupilami premiere at Gaumont Champs Elysees in Paris.

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At a film screening for Intruders, Rachel Roy hit the red carpet in shiny, jet black waves.

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At Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live , Cynthia Bailey tossed her long shiny waves over one shoulder for an über-glam look.

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June Ambrose was all smiles in voluminous, layered loose waves at the premiere of her new show,Styled By June.

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Michelle Williams attended the NAACP Image Awards in chunky, two-toned wavy tresses.

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Angela Simmons was the center of attention at BET’s Rip the Runway when she arrived in Rapunzel-length waves with honey blonde highlights.

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Iman attended The Fashionable Mom Show in New York in wow-worthy waves with highlights and a center part.

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At a pre-Grammy event, Rihanna showed off a head full of blonde waves.

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At the GLAAD Media Awards, La La Vazquez stepped out in sexy, shiny, ombré waves.

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Wendy Raquel Robinson looked gorgeous in a wet-n-wavy look with subtle auburn highlights at the Wendy Williams Show. For Wendy’s take on her hot hair secrets, click here!

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At the Michael Kors store opening on Robertson Blvd., Zoe Saldana turned heads with these luscious, loose waves.

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At the Art Mere/Art Pere event, Sanaa Lathan rocked soft, sexy, shoulder-length waves.

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At a recent Barnes and Noble event for her new book, Jennifer Hudson sported a half-up/half-down do full of carefree crimps.

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At Lil Wayne’s album release party, Elise Neal wore her amber-hued hair in a loose, 80’s-style body wave.

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Katerina Graham rocked a tumble of loosely teased waves at Variety’s Power of Youth event.

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At the Winter in Venice event, Jordin Sparks looked oh-so grownup and glamorous in shiny, touchable waves.

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Serena Williams sported a tumble of tight crimps at the Save a Child Black Ball.

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At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Wendy Williams stepped out in a smoking hot, two-toned, lusciously wavy wig.

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LaLa Vasquez-Anthony sported long, loose, copper-kissed waves at Mikki Taylor’s “Commander in Chic” book signing.

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Chanel Iman rocked ombré waves at the unveiling of DKNY’s Golden Delicious Million Dollar fragrance bottle.

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At the launch of her new lifestyle brand, Beverly Johnson dazzled in long, rippling, deep chestnut brown waves.

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Kelly Rowland sported fluffy, sexy waves and choppy bangs at the Children in Need Rock Manchester event.

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At the amFar Inspiration Gala, Garcelle Beauvais tossed her long, layered waves over one shoulder for an easy-breezy, casually sexy look.

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Leona Lewis rocked romantic, shiny waves over one shoulder at the GQ Men of the Year Awards. We’re living for this look!

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Alicia Keys arrived at the 23rd Annual Producers Guild Awards in full, fluffy waves with a sexy side part.

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Cynthia Bailey looked drop-dead gorgeous in soft, voluminous waves with an elegant center part during a recent visit to the ESSENCE offices.

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At the Mary J. Blige Honors Concert, Corinne Bailey Rae swept her rippling waves over one shoulder for an easy-breezy — but sultry — look.

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Tia Mowry was spotted leaving the Wendy Williams show in lush, feminine waves and a dramatic, side-swooping bang.

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Iman sported gorgeously waved, ash blonde tresses at the Rodeo Walk of Style Awards.

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At the premiere of ‘For Colored Girls,’ Ciara rocked soft body waves just past her shoulders.