Curly guys – look no further! We hear you loud and clear.
 

While hair is no different between sexes and genders and our women’s tips can benefit you without a doubt, cuts can be a different story. So just for you, we spoke to some stylists from all over to get their recommendations on curly cuts for guys!

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1.  Curly n’ Chic Cut

Stylist: Christo, Global Artistic Director of Christo Fifth Avenue & Curlisto Systems

Christo: Rather than a shave, this style should only be cut with scissors while applying the Diametrix Cutting Technique method in order to texturize the natural waves to sit nicely. If your hair is on the thicker side, ask your stylist to shape it accordingly to your face frame, with some layers to intertwine the curls into each other and reduce weight. To maintain this style daily, use a nickel size dab of Lotion PLUS and comb a finger tip of Unruly Paste + and lightly scrunch through out the head. Unruly Paste + is also your go-to product for second and third day hair.

Who does this look best on?

This cut and style works best on medium to longer length hair.

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2.  The Contemporary Fro

Stylist: Shai Amiel, Owner of Capella Salon

Shai: Chuli is all about his hair. He loves having a unique look. He wanted it to be versatile for his career so he can wear it either clean or messy. I gave him a clean outline but added random ringlets to give him the option of wearing it a little funkier too. I wanted it to have a lot of body so I cut the top short to match his shorter fringe. I outlined his face with shorter curls all over to create more movement.

Who does this look best on?

This is great for men that want a unique look that will make a statement!

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3.  Natural Slept In & Layered

Stylist: Annette Norwood, Owner & Stylist at Posh Salon & Color Bar

Annette: A longer top enhances the elongated curl formation to achieve texture and allow each curl to present itself. Allowing a not-so-sculpted perimeter gives this haircut some longevity between cuts.  

Who does this look best on?

I would recommend this haircut for everyone from college students that go longer between cuts, to the professional man that isn’t afraid to show off his locks!

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4.  Young Business

Stylist: Terry Whiddon, Salon Owner & Stylist at Salon Purple

Terry: Micah is a college professor, so he wanted something easy and stylish. This cut was done using “The Open Curl System,” which is done by using convex and concave layering, forgoing the standard 90 and 45-degree angles. Traditional guides were not used since I used his head shape to create the final look.

Who does this look best on?

This cut would look great on any young professional with a slight amount of length that wants to be stylish and fun.

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5.  The Shag

Stylist: Shai Amiel, Owner of Capella Salon 

Shai: Daniel is an artist and wanted to keep his length. We decided to create a look that can be worn clean and shiny or messy and fluffy. Men love having haircuts that can be worn for different occasions and have a different feel. I kept the outline heavy, but released all the bulk on the interior of the head. This allows the hair to have a lot of movement. It will look great on day one and even better by day four because the shapes will allow the hair to expand and have the frizz give it a different feel.

Who does this look best on?

This shape works great for men that want longer hair but don’t like it to feel heavy on their head. 

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6.  Tapered & Layered

Stylist: Jasmine Santiago, Hairstylist and Texture Specialist at At Hair Rules Salon

Jasmine: When thinking about the best hair cut for men with curly hair, there are several factors to consider. A few of them are face shape, preferred length of hair, tightness of the natural curl. This cut in particular can be flattering to an array of curl patterns and hair types if customized by your stylist.

Who does this look best on?

This tapered cut with a layered top can definitely translate beautifully on different hair types, lengths and curl patterns. I believe finding a great hair stylist that understands how to approach curly hair is just as important as finding the right cut.

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7.  Sporty, Edgy

Stylist: Terry Whiddon, Salon Owner & Stylist at Salon Purple

Terry: John’s hair is curly when it has more length, but he likes to wear it short and sporty/edgy yet clean. Having his hair short allows him to use products to make his hair curly or wavy and allows him to get up and start his day quickly. If you have loose curls, you may lose the look of them when you cut your hair short, since there’s not enough length for them to form.

Who does this look best on?

This look is very versatile and looks great on any texture of hair.
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8.  The North Melbourne Look

Stylist: Neel Morley, Owner & Stylist at Neel Loves Curls

Neel: This style is short on the sides and blends into the top curls with a little added length at the front. Sometimes we shave the sides as some of our guests feel that the sides grow out too quickly.

Who does this look best on?

This works for all curls types and is a very versatile look. This is an especially great look for someone wanting to get the hang of working his curls. It is also very quick to manage since some guys don’t want anything that takes too long to style. It often comes up in conversation as a “professional” style, but still funky enough to hit the dance floor with.
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9.  Big & Layered

Stylist: Anthony Dickey, Owner & Stylist at Hair Rules Salon

Anthony: I did this layered cut on Warner to give him as much volume as possible. He’s growing his hair out and loves it big. First, we washed it with Hair Rules Cleansing Cream to clean and detangle. Then, we conditioned with Hair Rules Quench Conditioner to further soften and elongate coils. Next, we blew it out with a blow dryer and comb attachment using Hair Rules Nourishment Leave In Moisturizer. After the strands and split ends were prepped, we carefully combed and cut for an accurate shape. He’ll come back in 3 months and repeat!

Who does this look best on?

This looks great on someone with enough natural volume to keep the layers high. However, it’s versatile and can be used on many different hair types, but will look a little different each time. 

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10.  Jon Snow

Stylist: Neel Morley, Owner & Stylist at Neel Loves Curls             

Neel: Thanks to Game of Thrones, we have seen a huge jump in men visiting for custom curl cuts. John Snow is one of the main characters in the TV series and has slightly disheveled, mid-length curls. The cut has to be just right for this guest’s curls as too much weight and length at the bottom can create the dreaded triangle look. These men generally want a low fuss look. During the day he can have his hair tied up, but likes to wear it down for the weekends. As everyone knows, curls bring you a lot of attention (even if you may not always want it).

Who does this look best on?

2A, 2B, 3A and 3B curl types work really well with this look.

For more advice on styling curls for men, check out our men's section of NaturallyCurly!