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Getting Amazing Curly Hair

Getting Amazing Curly Hair

Three things are for sure when it comes to curly hair. Curly hair is dry. Curly hair is inconsistent. One needs a great haircut in order to have any shape. Get a grip on these three things and you too can have amazing curly hair!

Let’s tackle the issue of dry hair first. We both know that your hair is sooo thirsty. Therefore, buy your products in the litre size. If the salon you frequent doesn’t sell them ask them to special order the size. It will save you a bundle in the long run. Also, curl creams are fantastic. However, make sure the ones you use are not going to break the bank. I suggest using ones that last, like Moroccan Oil and Mixed Girl. Also, if you have very curly hair, leaving a little moisturizing conditioner in your hair works well.

Because curly hair is inconsistent, it is important to keep your hair well shaped. I recommend trimming and cutting the hair while it is dry. This way the stylist can see how the hair is going to fall and not worry about how much it is going to spring up once it drys. The hair can be shaped perfectly. Check out this well shaped doo:

I know that not everyone will want to wear their curls this short. The point is, there has to be shape in every haircut. Even if you choose a longer haircut for your amazing curls make sure there is some shape to it. Let’s look at some longer curly haircuts.

Curly Hair, Woman Beauty Face Portrait, Fashion Model Girl with Blond Hairstyle and Make Up

Notice how this haircut has layers that add shape. The hair is also dried to enhance the curl. This means the hair is shaped when it is wet. Usually by scrunching, adding product or even wrapping it around your finger for shape. Then it is left to dry unencumbered.

Here is another image of amazing curly hair that is worn naturally:

This haircut looks looser on the ends because it is so long. The length of the hair weighs down the curl. It is also a bit frizzy. A smoothing serum could do wonders for this and would also add some shine. This would make this head of hair an amazing head of curly hair. Adding hair color also goes a long way in getting amazing curly hair. Here is a link to some ideas for that 

If you are in the market to find an amazing curly hair stylist feel free to contact studio 229. They specialize in curly hair and will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Hope to see you soon!


Solutions for Curly Hair

Solutions for curly hair can be found here or by seeing one of our specialist at the salon. A lot of people ask us if we have curly hair specialists. We do! Cutting curly hair can take a certain kind of finesse and intuition. We at Studio 229 are here for you. During your consultation we will ask you plenty of questions to ensure we give you the correct style for your curly mane. 🙂 For example: how do you style your hair? Will you be blow-drying? Would you like to wear it both curly and straight? Do you prefer volume or would you like to decrease bulk?

A common mistake a lot of stylists make on curly hair is over-layering. Our stylist DeAnna likes to do a technique called twist cutting. This decreases bulk and accentuates the curl without creating bulky lines (AKA a shelf).
She also great with curly hair and has plenty of techniques up her sleeve for de-bulking thick hair.
Halle Berry is ravishing with naturally curly hair

Perhaps you don’t want to de-volumize. Big hair is in! We also know some techniques for building volume at the top or crown. A common problem with curly hair is the weight of the hair can make it flat at the top and the big at the bottom. This can create kind of a triangle shape. Not always what you may be going for. The trick is to find some balance and create a flattering shape. Soft tapered ends and volume at the top can help achieve this.
a nicely balanced curly style

If you are looking to smooth the hair and reduce volume, am amino straightening treatment may be a good option for you. This is a safe way to remove some of the curl for a few months. The amount of curl removed depends on the hair type. Up to 100% curl and volume reduction may be achieved on less course hair types. If your hair is extremely course and curly the curl and volume will still be dramatically reduced. At this point you may wear your hair with a slight wave or with much less styling, straight. Either way this procedure dramatically reduces styling time! It’s amazing! Costs for this service vary on the amount of hair you have/ time and amount of product needed for your hair. You may come in for a free consultation to determine the cost and time you’d need to allot for the appointment.

Happy Trails!

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