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How to cut Curly Hair

At our Abingdon hairdressers, we understand that cutting curly hair can be a daunting task. It requires a unique set of skills and techniques to ensure that the hair is cut in a way that is both flattering and manageable.

Whether you’re cutting your own hair or a client’s hair, it’s important to take your time and follow the right steps to achieve the desired result. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to cut curly hair.

If you’d like to learn more about a curly hair appointment at Wisteria Avenue Hair Salon, see more on our curly hair appointments.

A guide to cutting curly hair

1. Consultation: Before you begin cutting curly hair, it’s important to have a consultation with the client to understand their desired style, hair type, and any particular concerns they have. As an Abingdon hair salon, we know that curly hair can have different curl patterns and textures, which can affect the way the hair should be cut.

2. First Step: Washing and conditioning curly hair is an essential step before cutting. Wetting the hair will help to soften and loosen the curls, making it easier to cut. Using a sulfate-free shampoo and conditioner specifically designed for curly hair can also help, though far from essential.


3. Section the Hair: Sectioning the hair is crucial when cutting curly hair. This will help you to have better control and precision when cutting. Divide the hair into sections – and secure each section with a clip.

4. The Cut: When cutting curly hair, you want to use a technique called point cutting. This involves cutting the hair at an angle, rather than straight across, to create softer, textured ends. Start by cutting small sections of hair at a time, and always cut less than you think you need. You can always go back and cut more, but you can’t undo a bad haircut!

5. Style: Once the hair is cut, it’s important to style it in a way that enhances the natural curls. As Abingdon hairdressers, we recommend using a curl-enhancing product, such as a leave-in conditioner or curl cream, to help define and hold the curls. You can either let the hair air dry or use a diffuser on a low heat setting to dry the hair without causing frizz.

Cutting curly hair requires patience, precision, and a good understanding of the unique characteristics of curly hair. As Abingdon hairdressers, we are experienced in cutting all hair types, and we understand that curly hair requires a different approach. By following these steps and using the right techniques and products, you can achieve a beautiful, manageable haircut that enhances your natural curls.

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