I'm too new to really understand the specifics of hair type classifications, although the waves look 2-ish to me. If you've just started CG, chances are that the curl will tighten over time, with the proper treatment. Which brings up the next point...
What's much more important than curl type though is your texture (fine, medium, coarse), and porosity. That's how you figure out how to fine-tune your CG routine to suit your
hair and make it it's healthiest. There's a very good thread about such things here
. Just scroll through it, paying particular attention to the posts by Strutt's Wife (and the links she provides), since that's where the bulk of the information you need will be found.
For your haircut question, there's an entire section on NC.com about hairstylists
who are experienced with curly cuts. Scroll through to see if there's a tried and true curly stylist in your area. If there's no one in your area who is known to be a curly cutter, there's also information (again by Strutt's Wife) on her website Live Curly Live Free
, about getting a curly haircut.
Meanwhile, the 2 most important aspects of going CG are to stop using products that contain silicones, and stop using harsh sulfate shampoos (after the last shampoo to get the silicones out). There are lists of curly girl friendly products (which I was going to link for you, but I can't find them now), as well as milder shampoos and other cleansers for when you need to do more than co-wash (washing with conditioner
). Hopefully someone will come along who can find those links for you!