I'm currently a cosmetology student, and I always get so excited when fellow curlies come to my school. The majority of my curly customers insist on getting their hair blown out after a cut. I've practically begged some of them to let me style their hair naturally. Lol! I honestly believe the reason so many stylists default to straightening curly hair is simply because that's what they are used to doing fir the majority of their clients. As much as we all love our curls, whirls, kinks and coils here on this site (and others), we're still a minority in "real life". I know so many women who would rather flatiron and follow up with a curling iron than wear their natural curls. It's so mind-boggling!