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12 Best Flattering Haircuts to Try If You Have Curly Hair

Show off your natural texture!
12 Best Flattering Haircuts to Try If You Have Curly Hair
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Show off your natural texture!

Deciding to flaunt your natural hair is not a single step process. It'll take some time to unlearn old habits and starts new ones that are actually beneficial for your curls or waves, so don't fret if it takes a while for you to bounce back. That said, making changes with your hair care routine by shifting to the Curly Girl Method would definitely speed up the process! Once you reap the benefits of that, you'd want to have a hairstyle that shows off your renewed texture best. In case you were wondering, you have more options than you think!

To help you choose, check out the flattering curly haircuts below:

1. Blunt bob with micro bangs

With weather as humid as ours, it's hard to turn down a short cut. This blunt bob as seen on Issa Pressman makes for a great choice because aside from chopping off some length, it'll trim weight off your hair, too. You can stop there or consider adding some micro bangs for some edge!

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PHOTO BY Instagram/pressmanissa

2. Curly lob

Lobs are always chic regardless of your hair texture. The shoulder-grazing length is perfect for showing off your volume, all while giving you a breezier feel. If you want a more defined look, opt for a diamond or triangle shape for your cut!

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3. Layered waves

Letting your waves do its own thing is sometimes the best option. Your haircut can just give it a subtle push, your best bets being subtle, soft layers or a uniform length to cop that fuss-free yet polished vibe.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/soltibotique via Coraleen Waddell

4. Long layers

If you want your curls to look extra effortless, go for long layers. This cut will frame your face, take off some height, and literally lessen the weight on your shoulders. Of course, the final look will always depend on how your strands fall naturally, so try to consult your hairstylist if it'll suit your texture.

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PHOTO BY Instagram/zahraabani

5. Voluminous layers

Want to show off your natural volume? Cop Beyonce's signature look and get volume-enhancing layers all over. Doing this on chest-length tresses with a side part will only level up that puff, so take note! When done right, it'll give you the gorgeous lioness locks of your dreams.

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6. Mid-length with face-framing layers

If you have thin hair and 3A to 3B locks, layers are key to adding subtle texture. Matching a medium length chop with face-framing details like curtain bangs can help you out when styling as well, such as preventing a flat look when you put your hair up in a bun or a ponytail.

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7. Long layers

The dreamy look of long, mermaid hair relies heavily on the shape of your mane. For example, maintaining layers all throughout will not only reduce weight but also give you control over volume. Short layers around your face will do wonders for framing so your features can still stand out even with minimal styling.

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PHOTO BY Andrea Beldua via Instagram/mikkamarcaida

8. Chin-length bob with bangs

Bobs look absolutely adorable on curly locks. It looks even cuter with bangs, so don't skip those for the full experience! Another perk to this style is it adds such a lovely bounce, which enhances the look of your curls even more. To determine the length and shape of your bob, pay close attention to your face shape. For example, round faces with full cheeks would suit an asymmetrical bob best, while long faces would jive well with a blunt bob that falls a few inches below the chin.

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9. Wavy mullet

Here's a secret: Mullets and the trendy "wolf cut" were practically made for wavy and curly hair. This is because having that texture will make the haircuts' layers pop naturally, as compared to those with straight hair who need to manually blow-dry and curl their strands to achieve the same effect. The more you know!

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PHOTO BY Instagram/steamedbuunnn

10. Wavy textured bob

We get it—chopping off a huge portion of your waves isn't an easy decision. It's totally okay to be attached to your natural mermaid locks! That said, if you're ever itching for a huge change, it might be comforting to hear that your texture will also look gorgeous as a bob. The photo below is all the proof you need!

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PHOTO BY Instagram/hotpepperbeauty_hair

11. Long layers with wispy bangs

For those blessed with loose waves and fine hair, layers in various lengths can give you the extra (yet still low-key) volume you're looking for. Opting for wispy bangs instead of a full fringe is also a great choice for extra coverage since it won't highlight how thin your hair is.

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12. Curly pixie

Unlike with long and layered styles, a loosely cut pixie without a defined shape registers the best on wavy hair. Ask your stylist to maintain a fluffy top so your texture still shines through! If your hair is on the coily or kinky side (3A to 4C), a precision pixie or an afro pixie are other ultra-short options that'll look gorgeous on you.

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