Stacked Haircuts for Short Curly Hair

Short hair makes maintenance a breeze for a curly gal.

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Short, curly hair looks sassy and cuts down on the time you spend styling in the morning. Achieving a glam look becomes ultra easy with short curls and stacked layers, which add definition. A deep side part and a little hair gloss will do the trick. To get the best cut for you, go to a stylist with experience cutting curly hair.

Wedge Cut

A wedge cut is a stacked bob, meaning the hair tapers upward as it reaches the back of the head. The bottom layer is short, with the hair cropped close at the nape of the neck. Hair at the sides hangs longer. This cut works really well with hair that curls more on the top than on the bottom because it boosts the top curls and minimizes the hair below.

Mop Top

The mop top has a more uniform length all the way around the head. The top layers are longest, hanging nearly as long as the bottom layers. This cut is super cute when worn with a straight part. Very curly hair or tousled waves both look good in this fun and funky 'do.

Undercut Locks

Like the wedge, undercutting also flatters hair that curls most on top. In this style, the hair on top hangs longer than the hair on the bottom. The hair has reverse layers, tapering upward underneath. The tapering can help to tame unruly layers by minimizing volume, though you should always consult with your trusted stylist before springing for a new 'do.

Long Top with Cropped Sides

If you're feeling risque, a long-on-top style with cropped sides might be for you. Tease up those curls and style them to tumble forward, sideways or backward for an ultra-glam look. This style will narrow your face, which won't flatter an oblong face but will lengthen a round face.

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