From midi lengths and tiered cuts to bob hairstyles with bangs: this is how you choose the most beautiful haircut for your curls...
Hairstyles for curly hair can be a real challenge when it comes to taming large volumes and shaping the hair into a specific shape. Additionally, if we want a haircut that is easy to style - that is usually the next requirement - we have to consider very specific variations and cutting techniques. Famed hair stylist George Northwood said that one of the characteristics of curly hair is dynamism and natural movement. "By cutting the hair and choosing different hairstyles that are soft and less textured, you can shape the natural curls and create different hairstyles with little effort."
Find out here how you can choose the best cut for your curls, according to the expert.
We are used to having our hair cut wet. However, there are some theories that suggest that certain hair, especially curly hair, should be cut dry. María José Llata from Peluquería Llata Carrera explains the correct procedure for curly hair: "Hair can be divided into four categories. The first two categories, straight or wavy, can be cut well when wet. The other categories, i.e. curls and afro hair should always be cut dry. As for the cut, the wet length is deceptive as it is longer than when dry. This is important in determining length, so some professionals prefer it to be especially curly Cutting hair dry because a miscalculation can lead to the hairstyle being too short. "
As stylist Diana Santana explains, midi lengths, with or without bangs, are usually the infallible solution for curly hair. Finishing products can also be used on a long bob to reinforce the curls. However, the stylist recommends keeping the texture as natural as possible.
Curly hair generally tends to be very voluminous. There are people with particularly thick hair who therefore need a special cut. As hair expert Manu Fernandez explains, a straight cut with layers in the lower hair is an advantage here. Manu emphasizes that these should definitely be "internal" layers that are not visible. These give the hair texture and control the volume.
The expert Diana Santana explains that with curly hair - which tends to be particularly voluminous - a short haircut should be carefully considered. That's not to say that there aren't any flattering options for short hair - the expert says a micro bob is a wonderful option. As hairstylist Raquel Saiz explains, the center-parted bob is a great choice for curly hair too. If you prefer something more subtle, you can also pull the parting sideways to soften the effect.
It's important to note that the best cuts for wavy hair are often achieved by creating structure. "Instead of randomly set levels, it is better to create a texture to give the hair movement and structure. Texturing is a cutting technique that creates a kind of dynamic in the hair," explains Diana Santana.
If you have curly hair, the general recommendation, as the experts point out, is that it should be long bangs that have weight and are easy to style. As the 2021 trends confirm, there are many types of long ponies that work great with curly hair. The expert Rafael Bueno particularly recommends the popular "curtain bangs", which give shape to the face, and generally loose ponies through which part of the forehead shines through.