I am a weirdo. I do the "blunt" cut that seems to be everyone's least favorite. I just notice that when I have had them, along with other curlies (at least 3a,b's) that if it's layered I can see the layer. it just doesn't blend, one side is a bit shorter than the the other, etc. I guess I weigh my hair down enough that I don't get the pyramid effect and people with layers dont mind what I call the "stair" effect. I hated it in my hair. And it was from a really good hair stylist who successfully did layers on curlies. I just seem to notice it on curlier curlies including myself (when I had layers).