3 Questions to Ask at Your First Curly Haircut

Here are three questions you must ask a stylist before ever letting them touch your hair. This quick test will prove if your stylist knows what they are doing when it comes to textured hair.

Picking a hair stylist is by far one of the most intimidating challenges I’ve ever encountered in my entire life. So, here’s a few helpful questions to ask to ease the anxiety of meeting with a new hair stylist.

Will you be cutting my hair wet or dry?
This question tells you if the stylist has dealt with curly hair in their career. More than that, this question reveals how WELL they have mastered the art of curly hair. The only answer ever acceptable for this question is:


Curls have a spring factor that normal straight hair does not have. Therefore conventional haircuts will not benefit curly hair. Curly hair has to be cut in its DRY state, so the stylist can sculpt and create a unique cut that will allow the curls to grow and blossom. Curly hair is meant to be seen and flaunted in its dry state. So, why would you cut the hair in its wet state when you can’t tell what it would look like dry?! Amateur mistake #1!

How long have you been styling curly hair?
This question is your RIGHT to ask. You would never trust your car to your dentist and your teeth to your mechanic right? So, the same goes for curly hair. Before allowing anyone to touch your hair, you should feel comfortable with their body of work and their experiences. Ask to his/her work, if you have not already seen their social media.

What products will you be using to style my hair?
This is SUCH an important question. Everything can go right on a trip to the salon, the stylist has experience, they are cutting your hair dry, and then…BOOM, it all goes to hell when they put silicone filled products in your hair. Make sure before sitting down in a stylist chair, that they are using products that are completely free of:

  • Silicones
  • Parabens
  • Sulfates
  • Waxes
  • Drying Alcohol
  • Mineral Oil

If your stylist doesn’t have any of these types of products around, make sure to bring your own!


Queen Monroe

Queen Monroe

Curly Girl Method enthusiast and educator. I have been on my own CGM journey for a bit over three years now. I take a scientific approach to the Curly Girl Method. I believe by learning Trichology (the study of hair and scalp) you can better understand your hair's needs and behaviors. This will help when you need to learn ingredients to read product labels. I research and write each and every article in this site. The information used and referenced on this website come from open access, peer-reviewed journal articles from publications such as the Journal of Cosmetic Science and the International Journal of Trichology.

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