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Zoe Saldana sweeps her perfectly marcelled waves up into a soft, loose bun.
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Tiffany Hines lets her long, loose layers fall over one eye — very Veronica Lake!
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Tia Mowry goes for a 1940s chic look with these lush, feminine curls and a dramatic, side-swooping bang.
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Lala Vasquez channels Old Hollywood sirens like Lena Horne, Lana Turner and Dorothy Dandridge with these softly scuplted, oh-so-touchable waves.
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Kerry Washington pairs side-swooping bangs with her tumble of curls. So pretty.
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Jordin Sparks looks surprisingly grownup with these flawlessly defined, old school ringlets.
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Jada Pinkett Smith contrasts the uber-femininity of her luscious, 1940-s style ’do with a tough motorcycle jacket.
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Iman looks like she stepped out of a black and white film with this exquisitely curled coif.
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Garcelle Beauvais sweeps her tumble of loose curls over one shoulder for an effortlessly glam look.
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Gabrielle Union’s retro waves are swept to one side in a low, loose chignon, creating the illusion of short hair.
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Cynthia Bailey looks drop-dead gorgeous in soft, voluminous waves with an elegant center part.
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At the premiere of ‘For Colored Girls,’ Ciara rocked soft body waves just past her shoulders.
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Chanel Iman masters the retro chic look with this touchably soft, romantic updo. We love the asymmetry of a few loose waves escaping from the ’do!
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Mama-to-be Beyonce looks positively radiant in her copper-kissed curls and old school flippy bangs.
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Long hit the red carpet in a glossy, luscious, roller-set bob. So sophisticated.
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