Ask a Hairstylist: The Best Cuts for Hair with Multiple Textures

When it's wavy, curly and straight all at once.

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Q: Hi, my name is Taylor and I'm currently living in Georgia as a college student. My hair is very fine, frizzy, and a mixture of wavy, curly and straight.

Taylor's hair is fine and frizzy, with a mix of wavy, curly and straight textures.

I don't ever blow-dry my hair or brush it, because it turns into one giant ball of puff. I very rarely straighten my hair, because I'm scared the damage will make the frizz worse, although I do like my hair straightened and use heat protection each time I do. 

My question is—what haircut would be best for my face shape and hair texture? Should I keep it long, or go for something shorter? Thank you! — Taylor

Taylor wants a haircut that suits her face shape and hair texture.

A: Taylor, thank you for your consultation request.

First and foremost, you have very lovely hair and a beautiful colour.

I mostly look at how to keep hair as healthy as possible, so I really appreciate your hands-off approach when it comes to straightening your hair.

If you wanted to wear your hair straight, I would consider a style and shape like this:

Ciara at the 2013 Tate Americas Foundation Artists Dinner.

With this length, go ahead and straighten it because the damage you would cause would not take too long to correct. This cut would show off your lovely long neck as well.

If you want to keep your hair long, I would suggest a few subtle layers to free up your ends, to get some fluidity and movement.

Shakira at a 2009 presentation for 'She Wolf' in Paris.

Instead of straightening, I would rather see you go with your natural texture.

Leona Lewis' natural waves.

Smoothening it out and adding a wave with a wand or curling iron will be less stressful for your hair.

Changing up your part will add some extra character.

Julianne Hough at the 'Wizard of Oz' 70th anniversary screening and concert in 2009.

This length and texture would look great as well:

Miley Cyrus at the 2010 MuchMusic Video Awards.

You will need to not wash your hair as much or over-condition the ends. Use your fingers at all times with curls and waves; stay away from a comb or brush. Adding a bit of moulding paste to your ends on wet hair will help achieve this look.

I also think this fringe would be super-sweet on you:

Zooey Deschanel in a Rimmel lipstick ad.


Bill Angst is one of Canada’s top celebrity hairstylists and the owner of Angst Hair at 240 Queen Street East in Toronto. Call 416-360-5942 to book an appointment.

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