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Maybe your hairdresser made one of those remarks, insinuating that curly girls must keep their hair long for fear of ending up with a too-big hairstyle. To the contrary: You're not stuck with a long mane! Curly hair looks just as chic in a super-cropped cut as wavy or straight hair. It's just a matter of finding the cut that works best for you.
You've done the curly bob thing before, and it ends up looking a little too blunt and puffy -- but you love a bob! Achieve the length you love without the poof factor by going with an asymmetrical bob. Cut just above the earlobes. This look is shorter on one side and a bit longer on the other to give the appearance that your curls are softly cascading over to one side. Your hairdresser will cut bangs shorter near your side part that gradually become longer to follow the shape of your face. Stunning.
You've always wanted to go super-short, but a cropped do with curls -- you just don't know what to expect. Worry no longer and expect nothing less than a chic, streamlined look. When curly hair is cropped close to the head, it creates a very manageable hairstyle with tons of beautiful texture minus any extra fluff. For looser curls, you can keep it a little messy with some separated ends. For tighter curls, wear your hair part-less for a natural shape or with a straight side part for a little drama.
When you say you want your curly hair short, you mean you're considering going above your shoulders. For curly girls a little wary of going too short, start by bringing your ultra-long locks up to a nice swingy position. Go for a very layered look that frames your face to avoid that pyramid shape you get with a blunt cut. Wear a natural center or side part and let your curls do their thing. With layers beginning at your eyebrows and working their way down toward your chin, you'll have playful curls that fall into a soft, natural shape.
It's true: Curly girls can go for a pixie, too! Though super-tight curls need a good blow-out for a looser coil, this works for everyone. The curly pixie is a little longer on top and tapered at the sides and back. It allows for a lot of movement throughout; wherever your hair flips or curls, you gain more wispy femininity. Make sure your stylist creates a lot of texture and separation at the ends for feminine sideburns and soft fringe along your hairline and in the back. So lovely.