Good haircuts for people with curly hair

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Good haircuts for people with curly hair
Adding layers to curly hair helps the curls hang properly. (curly hair image by nutech21 from

Curly hair requires different cutting procedures than straight hair. A major factor when determining what type of curly haircut works best for an individual is the length of the hair, since curly hair draws up as it dries. Additionally, the products used and how you care for your curls is a determining factor in your finished look.

Long Layers

Curly hair that has layers around the crown can have a frizzy look depending on the amount of curl. Choose a layered haircut that has long, blunt layers if the hair has small, tight curls. This allows your curls to hang freely, since curly hair draws up when it dries. Do not thin the layers too much, since this may cause it to frizz as well.


The bob is a classic haircut almost anyone can wear. A bob haircut for someone with curly hair should be left longer than straight hair. Allowing the hair to fall below the shoulders when cutting the bob allows for shrinkage after the curly hair dries, according to "Marie Claire Magazine."


Another cut that works for curly hair is the long-time favourite: the pixie cut. For curly hair, the top should be longer with choppy layers cut on the sides and bottom. This prevents the hair from becoming frizzy or bushy.

Short Layers

For ringlets or wavy curls, a short layered haircut works well. Shorter layers are cut around the face and crown as well as in the back to add volume. However, the underside of curly hair is left longer to add weight and allow the curls to hang, as stated by "Good Housekeeping Magazine."

Men's Cuts

Haircuts for men with curly hair depend on the look and amount of time he wants to spend styling his hair. If the client prefers a quick, no-fuss hairstyle, consider a buzz cut, which is a clipper cut close to the scalp. However, if he does not mind adding styling gel or mousse, consider a short cut that allows the curls to remain close to his head, like ringlets. Leave the curly hair about 2 inches in length for a clean look. Additionally, a medium-length cut with tapered sides allows the curls to hang lower.

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