There is no single right and perfect way cut your curly hair. It can be difficult to find a hairstylist who knows this. Choosing the right technique depends on you and your curls.

Here are five curly haircut options that might work for you. Look for a hair salon that offers one of these curly cut techniques and find the one that works perfect for your hair.

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Deva Cut

The Dry Cutting Technique is performed when the curly hair is dry. It should not be texturized or thinned. Frizz can occur by cutting into curly hair’s interior. Hairstylists cut curls in their natural dry state will create a beautiful shape. To determine the best spot on your head to elevate and create layers, patterns of curl and density will be analyzed. Deva cuts are tailored to your lifestyle and specific needs. Your hairstylist will consult you to design the cut and shape.

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Ouidad Cut

This involves cutting the hair in a wet state. The hairstylist will then decide where to use the Ouidad Carve and Slice techniques after creating the basic shape of the curly hair. The Ouidad Carve & Slice techniques are used to create thicker curl areas by pulling the hair out and gentle shaking the vertical sections below the parietal line. These thick sections are then carved & sliced in a delicate manner to suit individual curly hair client’s preference. This haircut is based on the idea that curly hair can be carved & sliced by a skilled hairdresser who will make curls fit together that appear like puzzle pieces by cutting and shaping them. This method is intended to give you a beautiful curly haircut and get rid of the “triangle” look.

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Rezo Cut

This was created by Nubia Suarez, a master hairstylist and curl expert. The main difference between a Rezo and Deva cuts is that the Rezo cuts maintain a uniform length around your head while Devacut emphasized on face framing. The Rezo Cut releases curls from their root areas so that they can move freely. This means that if you straighten a DevaCut your hair will appear uneven. However, the Rezo Cut will appear even in curled and straightened states. Because it maintains both volume and shape, the Rezo Cut is ideal for curlies who want to keep their hair long.


Tunnel Cut

This is a great method for natural curls more textured. Jonathan Torch developed this method to reduce bulk and make styling curly hair much easier and manageable.
Hairstylists will work in sections to find areas in which they can build small little tunnels to remove excessive bulk. This avoids over-haircutting and over-thinning, which promotes hair growth.



Ricky Pennisi is the “King of Curly Hair” and he has created this cut. His technique is based on hair density and weight, rather than on curl pattern. This technique is done when the hair is wet and it works with all hair thicknesses, lengths and textures. The process begins with identifying the problematic area. Hair is then divided into sections, and cut only when it is needed. Before moving on to the next section, the hair is shaken out to make sure that it can lay properly.

Notice: The key factors that should be considered when designing curly haircut includes hair density, hair type, hair texture, hair curl type, and varying curl types on different parts of the head. Also, how to ensure that the hair colour can be accentuated.


Questions to ask during consultation

1. What kind of training did you receive?
You should ensure that the hairstylist has vast training and experience in cutting, styling, and colouring your curly hair texture.


2. Do you have a favorite method of cutting?
You can determine the style and approach of your hairstylist by knowing their curly hair cutting technique.

3. Have you taken photos of hairstyles and cuts that you have done?
Have some reference photos of someone who has the same texture as you and show them what style you are trying to achieve. Because everyone’s hair is different, texture is crucial.

4. What products are suitable for you?
Knowing the products used by hairstylists is a great idea. You can then express your preference. Ask if you are allowed to bring your own products.

5. What is the best way to style my hair?
We shouldn’t fool ourselves. Sometimes, we desire something that’s not right for our curls. A hairstylist should be open and honest with you and help you choose the right options for you based on the shape of your face, life style and skin tone. You should also be open to suggestions from the hairstylist. A good hairstylist will know how a haircut will look and feel over time and can help you decide if it is right for you. While it is one thing to be satisfied with your new style when you walk out of the hair salon but it is another challenge to ensure that you feel as happy after a month. Be aware of the condition of your hair. Permanent colour might not be the best choice if your curls are damaged. A haircut may be the only option to save them. Consultations and honest communication are key to a good hairstylist.

6. Are there any differences in prices based on texture and length?
This question should never be ignored. Unexpected costs or unwelcome surprises on the bill can ruin the excitement of a new haircut, and the relationship between hairstylists and clients.

Other Tips

Make sure you are clear and upfront about what you want.
It’s okay to be assertive. You should not feel pressured if you want your hair cut on dry hair and if the hairstylist is inexperienced in that, you will need to look for other options. While you don’t claim to know everything but you shouldn’t feel that you have no control over the service. You should be clear about what you want. Ask as many questions as you need to help determine if the haircutting session or hair salon is right for you. You can show us pictures of both what you like and what you don’t.

Do your research.
Before you make a decision, take the time to get to know the curly hair specialist. Look at their work and see what other clients have to say and feedback. Curly haircutting experience is important. A second thing that we look at is the manner in which hairstylists conduct themselves professionally within the hair community. Are they behaving professionally and courteous? It is important to be likeable and show respect in all aspects of their words. You can check out their social media pages to see how they interact with the community, the kind of positive vibes they have and the works of their curly haircut.

Another quality to look out for is…does the person listen?
The initial consultation is the most important act of listening. Do they really understand of what you expect from them? It is important that you and your hairstylist communicate clearly and agree on what you want from the service before commencing the service.

Ask questions.
Ask them about how they cut curls. This will help you to make sure it meets your expectations. Ask lots of questions. Ask for examples and learn about their techniques. If you don’t feel comfortable with their answers, you can find another hairstylist to do your hair.

If you feel a bad vibe, leave!
Follow your instincts or your first thoughts. You can feel uneasy or not comfortable with the hairstylist. Keep moving.

Remember that curls can vary and that the perfect right cut can certainly enhance your natural curl pattern.