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The Look: Straight Cuts for Curls

Maintaining a straight cut that can be worn both curly and sleek is achievable. You simply need to know which cuts work while wet. Take notes.

1. MUST HAVE LAYERS: This is actually a cardinal rule for curly cuts, too. Layers give your curls shape and volume, which eliminates a flat, mushroom look. No bueno.

2. BOBS WORK BEST: Those with long locks won’t have a serious issue rocking their curls, but mid-length hair hotties may run into trouble. If you’re looking for a style that looks great while kinky, a graduated bob is a good choice because of the tapered neckline, layers and longer tresses in the front that will frame your face whether wet or dry.

3. BUZZ THE BACK: A cute, chunky bang with sides that gradually get longer as you reach the neckline looks darling with a straight cut, but a little disastrous with a curly cut. Think: textured mullet. Unless your hair is well past your shoulders, you should always opt for a cut where your front tresses are even or longer than your back tresses.

4. ASYMMETRIC CUTS CAN WORK: These cuts can make for fun, unique curly looks, however it depends on the thickness of your hair. Try cutting your hair into this style while dry and curly, then manipulate slightly when straight to achieve your desired style.

Alicia Keys’ cut is a perfect example. Check it out. 

 

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