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Ask a Hairstylist: How to Prevent Curly Hair from Going Poofy

These cuts work with your natural body.
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Q: I have naturally thick, curly/wavy hair. I have a hard time dealing with its natural body because it just poofs out throughout the day. — Ana

Ana isn't sure how to deal with poofy hair.

A: Ana, I have two options for cuts.

The first would be to shorten it.

Vanessa Hudgens at Nylon's 12th anniversary party in 2011.

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This will work with your natural texture. With it ever so slightly shorter in the back, it will keep the illusion of length.

If you are feeling bold, these are the bangs and length that would be pretty.

Lea Michele at the 2012 Hollywood Style Awards.

You would need to blow-dry your bangs with a round brush to keep them looking cool.

In any case, I think this colour would enhance your wave and give your hair a brighter personal style.

Jessica Alba at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.


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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