Curly hair is often a subject of envy for those of us who were not blessed with mane of corkscrews and kinks. However for those who do possess this coveted feature it is typically a journey of trial and error to discover what works best for her own unique style and level of texture. Curly hair can be somewhat confining due to the anxiety of a bad haircut—most curly haired women will understand what I am talking about! Well, I think that its time to become a little more adventurous and see the opportunity to indulge in something unique and stylish that will be a breeze to maintain. I recently had this experience with a client who was afraid to leave what “worked” for something new because of the possibility it could go wrong. It didn’t. Below I have picked 3 of my favorite unique shapes and cuts that would easily work for anyone who has the beautiful texture to support it.
1. Shaggy Layers
One of my favorite cuts for Curly girls is to give them shaggy layers. Cutting shorter layers framing the face and crown of the head will create height and volume around the face while leading down to a more tapered end enabling you to maintain the length. Using a combination of leave in conditioner (my favorite is It's A Ten Miracle Leave-in) and a light mousse will leave your curls bouncy and touchably soft.
About the Author: Zachary is a New York-based hair stylist with an A-list client roster that's included Catherine Zeta-Jones, Janice Dickinson and Nicole Miller (to name a few).