Maybe curly will make your face look "chubby". Which sounds cute.

But flat relaxed hair makes a chubby face look like a fat a$$ head.

I'm just saying.

Never ask "status quo" people their opinion on anything. Because the thoughts will just be.. Well.. Status quo.

LoL! Did I get too deep for hair?

Anyway, don't let anyone talk you out of your natural state. It IS for you. Looks perfect on ya. It's just a matter of finding the style that suits you. What do you think looks cute on you. And go with that.
FroZen