The Guide of Hair Cuts for Curly Hair

Read on to finally eliminate your fear of the scissors once and for all!

Know Thy Curl Texture

“The texture of your hair absolutely influences your cut,” explains Gabrielle Corney,  hairstylist & beauty expert at Carol’s Daughter Mirror Salon. “Finer hair will fall differently than hair that is thicker or denser.  For instance, depending on the cut, or wholesale hair extension you may see some of the scalp if you have very fine hair so you’ll want to be careful. Always seek the advice of an experienced professional.”

Don’t Shy Away from Short Lengths

“There is no limitation on how short you can go with curly or textured hair,” explains Christo, Global Artistic Director of Curlisto Systems and Christo Fifth Avenue. “As long as you have the idea of the style you would like to create and the knowledge of how to design the shape, you’ll be in good shape. As a curly hair specialist, we are not only working with long curls, but plenty of short styled hair too. It has actually been the latest trend this season!”

Make This Your Curly Cut Manifesto

“10 years ago, I developed the Curlisto diametrix cutting technique that has been successful for many hair stylists around the globe,” explains Christo who works with Debra Messing. “It is best and most efficient to work and cut on wet hair. After shampooing and conditioning, section the hair into 12 evenly twirled sections from the pivot point, which is designated at the crown of the head, with a cutting start point at 3/4 away from the root. Then, the hair will give you the leverage and texture it needs to reduce bulkiness and avoid the pyramid-like shape that is often synonymous with curly hair. You may also apply Curlisto’s Structura Lotion PLUS for a more reassuring elimination of bulkiness.”Don’t Blowdry Pre-Cut “You need to see the hair in its natural state to see how it will lay curly,” shares Ellis. “If you cut the hair while it’s straight, the cut will appear to be even, but once it curls, the curls won’t be even and you’ll be left with a different shape.”

Yes, Curly Hair Needs to Trimmed

“If you stretch out time between trims you end up needing an actual cut,” explains Corney. “Someone with chemically-treated hair will notice split ends quicker than someone with textured hair, who may opt for more blow outs. Every client is absolutely unique but you may need a trim as soon as 4-5 weeks.”