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4 Tips for choosing the perfect haircut for curly hair

Get a cute cut for curls with our expert tips.

Need a new haircut for curly hair? As every curly haired lady knows, finding the perfect haircut isn’t the same for those with straight hair and curly hair. In fact, due to their unique nature, curly tresses seem to have a mind of their own! 

But don’t worry: we’ve put together some practical hair tips with curly locks in mind that will help you get the prettiest haircut possible.

How to pick the perfect haircut for curly hair

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If you’re struggling with a long curly haircut, go for the chop.

Don’t rule out short hair

Think that short haircuts and curly hair is a recipe for disaster? Well, think again, because short and bouncy curls are not only cute, but easy to manage, too! There’s only rule of thumb: make sure you get to a hairdresser that specialises in curly hair, as they’ll be able to give you advice in the form of a consultation before you get the big chop. And although the camps are split on this, they might offer you a dry haircut!

Why not try a dry haircut?

We know it sounds a little unconventional, but have you ever considered a dry haircut? Like we mentioned earlier, the hair camps are a little divided on this, but because of the nature of curls (they elongate when wet and shrink when dry), dry haircuts can mean less hair surprises! Just ask your curly hairstylist if they are trained in the art of dry cuts.

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Spruce up curls with a funky fringe.

Fringes can be fun

If you have curly hair, you might not be a huge fan of fringes, but the truth is, fringes can work if you have curly tresses. But if you opt for a wet haircut, don’t forget than curly has a tendency to shrink when dry – so factor this in when you get your fringe cut.

Don’t be afraid

Remember: there are no rules when it comes to cutting curly hair. We know that might seem a little scary, but don’t be afraid voicing your concerns and options to your hairdresser. Trust us, in the end this will help you get the best haircut possible!


Loved our expert tips for getting the perfect haircut for curly hair? Then don’t let the hair fun end here – head over to our Curly Hair page for more reads that are full of helpful tips and hair hacks!

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