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I really want to cut my hair short, but with my hair being thick and curly, I'm not sure how it would turn out. I've done my research and lots of people like it a lot. I absolutely hate my long hair. It's pretty but impossible to straiten and style because there's just so much. I never even do anything with it anymore. I throw it in a bun or pony tail and hope it doesn't come undone. And so now I'm done. Please help.....

I can't really help you without being able to see you. Your best bet is to take advantage of the free consultations most reputable salons offer. I always recommend gathering a bunch of pictures. Pics of styles you like and styles you don't like. Take them with you. The designer will look at your hair, face shape, likes/dislikes etc., and make suggestions as to what you can do to make your hair something you love rather than something you hate.

There are more options than just cutting your hair off. Products and smoothing systems help and work amazingly well. You may not like your curly hair because you can't control it. Or, you may just be sick of your long hair. I cut mine off recently and I'll never go back!

I'll post some pics of short, thick curly hair here but they won't really do you much good because I have no idea what type of curl you have, size of curl, face shape etc. But, it will help you see that curly hair can be great short too. Good luck,


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Dana Sear


I can answer questions on all types of hairstyling, cutting, designing, coloring, corrective color, perming techniques,product knowledge, and in general, anything that has anything to do with hair. PLEASE NOTE: I am a professional designer and trainer. I do hair and teach advanced classes to licensed designers. I do not, under any circumstances, recommend doing chemical services including but not limited to relaxers, perms, color, highlights, or any other chemical service at home. I will not tell you how to use professional products nor will I tell you how to do your color at home. What I CAN do is arm you with current and accurate information and help you to be able to better communicate with your stylist/designer. I can also help you with what you need to do at home to maintain, protect, and treat your hair.


I have been a designer and educator for 31 years. I have been a salon consultant for Redken, affiliate trainer for ABBA Pure and Natural, Director of Education for my own salon and am currently a member of the design team and advanced trainer for my company. I specialize in corrective color, perming and style support, and image updates (make overs)

I have been actively licensed for 31 years. I actively participate in and teach cutting, perming, coloring, and business building classes. I am a REDKEN Certified Haircolorist, and REDKEN Specialist. I also have extensive training in Structure in Motion Cutting Techniques and Tigi Cutting.

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