Looking for the best curly hair cuts? Check out our top picks, plus get tips on finding a stylist who gets your curl game.
When it comes to curly hair, the options for cuts and styles are endless. But with so many choices comes the risk of making a bad decision - curly hair is notoriously difficult to style, so you want to make sure you get it right the first time.
We've done the research for you and compiled a list of our favorite curly hair cuts. From long and luscious to short and sassy, we've got you covered!
And because we know that finding a curly hair stylist can be a challenge, we've also included some tips on how to find the right one for you.
Types Of Curly Cuts
For every length, whether you're rocking a short cut or long locks, there's a curly cut out there for you.
Here are our top picks:
The Deva Cut is a cutting technique designed specifically for curly, wavy or coily hair. It was created by the Devachan Salon.
The cut is performed on dry hair so that the stylist can see how each curl falls and shapes it accordingly.
The Rëzo Cut, created by curly hair expert Nubia Suarez, is a curl cutting technique designed to give you the best looking curls possible with optimized volume, texture and shine.
Unlike other cuts that sacrifice either length or volume (but not both!), the Rezo Cut achieves both for gorgeous ringlets every time.
The Ouidad Cut is a curl-specific cutting technique that allows you to achieve well-defined ringlets by removing the bulk and enhancing the natural curl pattern. The Ouidad cut can be done on all curl types, and is done on wet hair.
The Mona Cut
The Mona Cut is designed to work with your hair's natural texture and movement in order to enhance the beauty that's already there.
The point is to cut your hair in a way that mirrors your current lifestyle and the steps you've taken to get where you are.
The Diametrix Cut
The Diametrix Cut, created by Christo Curlisto, is a curly cutting technique that invigorates curly hair by amplifying its natural volume, curl, and shine.
Diametrix cutting, however, is a method of cutting into curls in order to shape, contour, and optimize each person's hair texture, face form, and personal style.
The Tunnel Cut
The Tunnel Cut curly hair was created by Jonathan Torch. It involves removing specific sections of hair from the bulkiest areas of the head.
To start, hair is examined to discern where it is the thickest, searching for natural parts and the direction of growth.
Curly haircut prices can vary depending on the length of your hair, the type of curly cut you want, the experience of your stylist, curl cut certification level and training.
On average, you can expect to pay anywhere from $65 to $400 for a curly hair cut.
How To Find the Right Curly Hair Stylist
One of the most important things you can do for your curly hair is to find a stylist who knows how to work with your specific type of curl.
Not all curly hair is created equal, and therefore not all stylists are equipped to handle every type of curl.
The best haircut for curly hair is one that considers the natural shape of your curls.
Here are a few tips on how to find a curly hair stylist who will give you the cut you've been dreaming of:
- Ask around! Talk to your curly-haired friends and family members and see who they go to for their hair. Personal recommendations are always a good place to start.
- Once you've compiled a list of potential stylists, give them a call and ask about their experience with curly hair. You want to make sure they are familiar with the different types of curly hair and know how to work with your specific type of curl.
- Once you've found a stylist you're comfortable with, schedule a consultation before committing to the cut. This will give you a chance to discuss your curly hair goals and make sure they are on the same page as you.
- Be sure to communicate clearly with your stylist about what you want from your curly hair cut. Bring pictures if necessary! The more specific you are, the better the chances of getting the right curly cut for your hair type.
- Do your research! Read curly hair blogs, check out the stylist's reviews, watch curly hair tutorials on YouTube, and familiarize yourself with the different types of curly haircuts before you go in for your cut. This will help you communicate more effectively with your stylist and ensure you get the curly cut you've always wanted.
-Narrow your search by using the NaturallyCurly salon finder.
-Another way to find a curly hair stylist near you is to search the DevaCurl finder here.
Other Important Questions To Ask A Stylist
Asking your stylist the following questions before getting a curly hair cut will help ensure you walk out of the salon with the curly cut of your dreams:
- What type of curly hair do you specialize in?
- Have you been trained in cutting curly hair? If so, by whom?
- Do you have experience cutting curly hair of my specific type?
- How do you approach cutting curly hair? (Wet or dry?)
- Can you give me a curly hair cut that will work with my lifestyle?
- What products do you recommend for curly hair?
Request a hairstyle from your stylist that will highlight your curls instead of forcing them into a style that isn't natural for them.
You might also need shorter layers near your face to help give it definition and keep the curls looking effortless and natural.
Avoid These Curly-Hair Dont’s
The following are things you should avoid if you want to keep your curly hair healthy and looking its best:
- Don't allow a stylist to use thinning shears. This will distort the curl pattern and may cause your hair to become even more frizzy.
- Don't touch your hair while it's drying. This will only make your hair frizzier and may cause your curl pattern to separate.
- Be careful not to over-wash your curls. Too much shampooing can strip away natural oils, leading to dryness and breakage. Instead, focus on cleansing your scalp and letting your curls air-dry whenever possible.
- We have some great shampoos that contain ingredients that are not only nature & modern science derived ingredients but are also moisturizing for your hair. Click here to see the list.
- Finally, don't forget the conditioner! A good conditioner will help keep your curls hydrated and looking their best. We have a couple of moisturizing conditioners perfect for every curl type. Click here to see the conditioners.
With the right haircut and styling tips, you can rock those curly locks with confidence! Just be sure to do your research and find a curly hair stylist who you feel comfortable with and who has experience working with curly hair.
And don't forget to communicate clearly about your curly hair goals! With a little effort, you'll be on your way to curly hair perfection in no time.
This was very helpful. I never even heard of half of these types of cuts. Personally, my favorite is the rëzo cut, but it is very pricey