In case you didn’t get the memo, when it comes to the latest hair trends, the shorter the cut the better. Lobs, bobs, and blunt cuts are seeing a lot of love lately, and many fashion influencers have been reaching for the scissors (or, you know, booking a hair appointment). For curly hair, the short-cut trend brings a lot of potential when it comes to revamping your style.
A shorter length, cut above the chin, can give curly textures a lot of extra body and volume. The cut can be carefree and, if you fancy, give off “sexy bedhead” But as most curly-haired folks know, it can take some work to make your curls do as they’re told. Can short curly hair be low-maintenance?
“You should be sure to make regular visits to your hairdresser, especially if the length is above jaw level, in order to keep its shape," de Angelis tells Who What Wear.
"A short hairstyle can absolutely suit multiple curl textures, but your stylist must adopt the correct cutting technique for the required texture," he adds. "For example, tight curls shrink a lot, so you need to be careful when deciding how much you want them to take off. Curls are also heavy, so weigh the shape down. If you’ve got a longer length, you may find the top of your hair becomes flat and wide and forms a triangular shape like a Christmas tree! Layers will help solve this and add bounce back into your hair.”