The Curly-Haired Girl’s Guide to Finding the Best Hair Salon

If you have curly hair, you know that your bouncy locks can be a blessing and a curse – especially when it comes to finding the right hair salon.

At Reflections of You, our goal is to give curly-haired clients the style they want with the expertise they need. Cutting curly hair requires specific knowledge and a skill set that not every stylist possesses. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips and tricks to help you find the perfect stylist for your curly locks:

Find a salon with staff trained in curly hair cutting.

This goes without saying, but there’s a big difference between cutting straight hair and cutting curly hair. On top of that, no curl is exactly the same! Because of this, it’s important to find a salon that doesn’t just “do” curly as well as straight, but a salon that truly specializes in cutting both types of hair.

Work with a stylist who won’t take off too much length.

One of the things that makes curly hair unique is that it can recoil after you cut it. In other words, the amount of length you lose will look like “more” because the hair tends to bounce back after each cut. Make sure your stylist understands this and ask them to always err on the conservative side, even when they’re just trimming your hair.

Watch out for red flags.


Curly haircuts require very little (if any) tension. In other words, be wary of any stylist who pulls your curls straight and then cuts them. Doing so makes it difficult to gauge how long the cut will be and could result in a shorter length than you want, not to mention uneven curls.

Additionally, shy away from anyone who talks about “layers” when discussing styles for curly hair. In fact, it’s pretty safe to say a stylist who tries to convince you that layers are a good option for your curly hair is not the stylist for you.

Get in touch with our hair salon in Northern VA

We offer professional hair cutting and styling for women in Northern VA with curly hair. Our stylists are trained to accommodate virtually every style and hair type, from short to curly! We also offer specials for new guests, so get in touch today and schedule your first appointment with a top-tier stylist at Reflections of You!

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