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Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

We’ve done a bunch of long hair tutorials over the years, and readers have since asked for short hair tutorials. We’re thrilled to finally deliver! Our favorite hair stylist Reagan Baker put three looks together, with modeling by Lily Qian

TULLE HEADBAND:

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

1. Since tulle can be see-through, double up the piece of tulle so it shows up a little more against your hair.
2. Put the tulle at the nape of your neck and pull it to the top of your head.
3. Tie a knot wherever you want it to be.
4. Secure it behind your ears or at the nape to prevent it from slipping and pull hairs out to make it a little messy.

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

Here’s the final tulle headband look. How lovely is that? “I’d wear this for a girly event, like girls’ drinks,” says Reagan.


TOP KNOT:

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

1. Grab all the hair in front of your ears and pull it up.
2. Gather it and twist it.
3. Twist it into a knot and secure with an elastic that’s a similar color to your hair. You can use bobby pins or hair pins to secure it, as needed.
4. Then pull a few hairs out of the front to make it messy.

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

Here’s the final topknot look. “This look is super casual but you can also dress it up,” says Reagan. “You could put a black velvet ribbon around it to make it feel fancier.”


FLEABAG CURLS:

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

1. Start with the curling iron at the root of each section and turn the curling iron as you feed hair into it. Switch off holding the curling iron vertically and horizontally, since you want variety in the curls. This will make the curls chunky and piece-y.
2. Pull hair straight with your fingers while it cools, and while the hair is still warm, you can rub or mush the ends any way you want — you want the ends to be kicking out in all directions.
3-4. Tousle hair for more volume.

Three Short Hair Tutorials (Including Fleabag Curls!)

Here’s the final Fleabag curls look. “Fleabag always had her hair done,” says Reagan. “Messy, unstyled hair has been popular for a long time, so I love that people are styling their hair again.”


Thoughts? Which do you like? Thank you, Reagan and Lily!

P.S. More hair tutorials, and how to blow dry your hair like a stylist.

(Photos by Christine Han for Cup of Jo. Makeup by Ashlee Glazer. Wallpaper by Flat Vernacular.)

  1. Nicole B says...

    Love! I couldn’t tap on this fast enough!

  2. Karen says...

    Lily puts a smile on my face! She’s gorgeous! Would love to see a feature on her style!

  3. Celeste says...

    I’ve almost finished growing my hair out and now I want soft, wispy bangs! Why does this always happen?!

  4. Lily is so cute! Anyway, I’ve been wanting to cut my hair short since I’ve been shedding a lot, so yeah, the post totally made up my mind. Since we’re on a hair department, can anyone really give me advice on what kind of treatment they use to lessen hair fall (or maybe an article, Jo?)? My home looked like a hair jungle, it’s crazy.

  5. Pamela says...

    I love Lily’s hair so much! It’s everything I’ve ever wanted for myself (but can never achieve, wah!). Is it possible to ask if this is her natural hair texture or does she curl it?

  6. Dawn says...

    Any chance you can include a link to her lipstick in your Friday round up (in case I forget to check back here)?

  7. Ijustwantmyhairtogrow says...

    I have baby fine hair and when going through an extremely traumatic break-up 5.5 years ago, my hair decided to break off. I lost about 6 inches and at my crown it was maybe an inch long at most. It still hasn’t grown back to where it was before the break-up/off and my boyfriend generously gifted me with hand-tied extensions for my birthday last year. They add major length and thickness but i still have the short crown hair (about 3-4 inches long now) that makes it difficult to wear any way but down. When i try a topknot, the welts show because my hair at my neck isn’t long enough to cover them. I’m so frustrated with my hair and don’t know how to get it to grow. Have tried biotin (didn’t work) and am now taking collagen daily (I’m hopeful it will make a difference). Would love a post on baby fine hair and/or troublesome hair due to stress.

    • Noreen says...

      OMG I’m SO happy to hear I’m not alone. I had thin & fine hair to begin with and then serious career stress has decimated my hair. Its like you can SEE my mid-life crisis. The front part of my hair is SO thin and fragile now I feel you.

      The only thing I’ve had some luck with is a SUPER moisturizing shampoo (vs. the thinning hair shampoos which clarify your scalp but seem to really dry out my hair) and collagen! SOLIDARITY friend! <3

    • ijustwantmyhairtogrow says...

      Noreen, sorry to hear you have this problem too! I totally get the “mid-life crisis” comment; it’s how I feel too! I do use moisturizing/hydration products from my salon that used to work great but now are just keeping the status quo (which is probably a good thing!). I’m on a mission to reduce my stress as much as possible and do more self-care to see if that helps over time. I hope you can do the same! I can’t keep up the extensions forever as they are super $$ pricey. Hugs to you and your stressed hair <3

    • Bonnie says...

      Try Viviscal. I’ve been taking it for about 5 months and see a difference. It’s about $30 per month with the best price I’ve found being at Target with their red card discount. Good luck. I’ve been going through the trauma of slowly thinning hair for nearly 20 years and this is the only thing I’ve found to help.

    • Sara says...

      I was going through ha very similar thing last year. Turns out my antidepressant was making me lose my hair! I had no idea that could be a side effect. I switched to a different medication and my hair is growing back. I don’t know if this could possibly apply to you, but I thought I’d throw it out there in case it might help.

    • marie says...

      Bonnie – has viviscal given you any bad side effects? on target’s reviews, people complain of weight gain, headaches and tummy issues…..

  8. Claire says...

    FWIW, in case anybody is interested, I’ve recently tried the Prose custom shampoo products and I really like them. My hair and scalp are in better shape from using them. And they smell good too.

  9. Kristy Lin says...

    these are soooo cute! the top knot is so Brooklyn in an awesome way.

    • Lindsay says...

      Yes! I second this. I just chopped off 14” inches of hair after having it long for my whole life. My hair is super thick, kind of coarse/wavy/curly when long, and in general has a mind of it’s own, and I can never find styling tips for it (even when it was long). I’m loving how convenient short hair is but I’m still figuring out how to style it, so any tips would be hugely appreciated.

    • Claire says...

      I’ve had my hair longer and shorter, but this is my favorite length of them all.

  10. Nadya says...

    Love 1 and 3 but 2 doesnt feel like a hairstyle to me I’m afraid – a bit like the quick knot I do when I want to wash my face! I also have fine hair and it’s hard to make casual top knots type dos look nice I think as my hair just reminds me of my baby girls wafer thin ponytail :) Happy to see hair tutorials though and would definitely welcome a regular feature on this.

  11. Bec says...

    “I look like a pencil!” is all I can think of.

    • Fleabag says...

      “Sorry Antony. See you next week.”

  12. Honeybee says...

    I am so grateful for this post! My haircut is so similar to Lily’s I will try out all of the styes she showed. This is a game changer for this 59 year old who is not good at hairstyling (or makeup). Can’t wait to get in front of the mirror.

  13. Stephanie says...

    Love it!!

    Can you also do short short hair? I have a pixie cut I would love to have some inspiration for too.

    • Lulu says...

      Hi Stephanie

      As a fellow pixie cut devotee, I would also LOVE to see some styling inspiration, especially for more formal or evening events.

      Thanks from Lulu (fresh home from the hairdressers today)

    • JFS says...

      Yes! +1 to short short styles!

    • jennifer says...

      Pixie here as well and would love this too!

    • SFOrd says...

      Stephanie, Was just going to request the same. I love the examples but my hair is FAR to short to do any of these!

  14. Bec says...

    Yes, but how about a tutorial on the “pencil cut” from Fleabag???

    (jk…)

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha

  15. Emilie says...

    Love this post! My haircut is very similar, but without the bangs (my hair is too fine). Have never tried a top knot with short hair but now I’m going to!

  16. Sadie says...

    Such a great post! Maybe it has always been this way but it seems like in the last two years CoJ has put more value on representation and I am here for it! xx

  17. MyHanh says...

    I love Lily’s haircut! That length makes her look fun and vibrant! Can she share her beauty uniform, particularly how she does her makeup? It looks fuss-less!

    • S says...

      Yes! Beauty tutorial would be awesome!!!

  18. Going for a chop next week, how perfectly timed! I actually found CoJ looking for hair tutorials (6.5y ago!) 💁

  19. Megan says...

    Just wanted to say Lily’s haircut suits her face perfectly! And love, love the bangs.

    (also, adding my vote for a pixie cut post! pixies unite!)

  20. Steph says...

    Love all of these!
    Curious as to the lipstick used on Lily? It’s perfect for spring!

    • Silver says...

      I want this haircut now… how do you know if you can pull off the fringe?

  21. Hani says...

    Hair. Is. Everything!
    :D

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      hahaha yes!

  22. Christina says...

    @Lauren, try doing a looser, lower top knot. I like mine pulled back to the crown of my head (loosely, with some curls hanging down). I often use the Kristen Ess french pin – she came out with a smaller size recently that’s perfect for a half-up bun. Wish I could share a photo with you, but check out her tutorials on Instagram if you haven’t seen them!

    • Lauren says...

      thank you!! i will look it up now! <3

  23. NLD says...

    If you are going to do a pixie cut treatment at Cup of Jo, I suggest you contact Kat Edmonson–kindest person, vintage jazz singer, composer and performer of the highest order and Brooklyn resident– who rocks the best pixie cut around. You should also invite her to do her style and beauty routine for COJ as well.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      thank you!

    • Meg says...

      I would love to see Cup of Jo x pixie haircut! I love all your hair and beauty posts, but have short hair so I don’t really relate to most of them. I’d LOVE a pixie roundup!

  24. celeste says...

    Thanks. She has a cut like mine. I’m very clumsy with the curling iron (start at roots? what about the clamp?) but I’ll give #3 a whirl.

    • Marianne says...

      I dont use the clamp on mine. Twist about a 1/2 ” clump of hair around barrel not going quite all the way to the the ends. Makes a nice loose curl.

  25. annie says...

    Thanks for a short-hair post! I’m growing out my gray hair and just cut mine to my chin to move things along. Happy for a few styling tips!

    • Lora says...

      Ooh me too! I would love to have a tutorial on hair care for those transitioning hair to gray. I’m loving my “sparkles” but the gray hairs have a mind of their own.

    • Colleen S says...

      I’m not cutting my hair, but my sparkles are growing in greater numbers. I’ve decided to just let it happen-no more coloring, just them take over.

  26. can i be anonymous today? says...

    i appreciate all the inspiration and thoughtfulness that can be found here at “cup of jo” … including that pretty background behind the model. thank you!

    if you want another idea for a post about hair, how about one for dealing with hair loss? i’m not talking about the “my hairdresser was having a bad day and cut my hair too short so now i feel naked and can’t wait until it grows back again” kind of hair loss (which is a legitimate feeling), but the kind of hair loss that is easily visible to everyone, is permanent and very emotionally painful. the kind of hair loss that squashes and your self-esteem and basically kills your dating-life. the kind of hair loss that has you considering shaving off what’s left of your hair or wearing a scarf/hat all the time but neither option will fly because you’re not that bold or your boss has made awful comments about it. that kind of hair loss … how it feels, what would be helpful from other people, style ideas (not just hair, but the whole outfit … because as cool as hats and scarves can be, they don’t work with just any outfit). i know there are things far worse than hair loss, but i’d sure appreciate you considering that idea (because you do a great job covering so many other issues).

    guess I needed to vent a little. thanks for listening.

    signed,
    someone with very visible hair loss that started before age 21

    • Sara says...

      Hugs to you. My grandmother struggled with hair loss her whole life, my Mom is just dealing with it now, and I can easily see how difficult/demoralizing/painful this would be. I think this would make a great topic for a CoJ post and this is the perfect spot to vent. XOXO

    • Heather says...

      On the topic of hair loss: Have you seen Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s recent video about her alopecia? She talks about how her hair has been an important part of her brand, and the challenges of figuring out how to grapple with this sudden change in the public eye. She doesn’t offer style ideas, but I’ve been interested to see how her look has changed and how it has stayed the same since she “came out.”
      https://theglowup.theroot.com/exclusive-rep-ayanna-pressley-reveals-beautiful-bald-1841039847

    • Eli says...

      I see you “Can I Be Annonymous Today” and I feel you and I understand some of the pain you are also feeling. Mine is induced by severe anxiety and once it starts, it doesn’t stop for a long time. I don’t know what may be causing yours – disease, mental health, diet, etc. but I hope you know you are not alone, you are seen, and people like that boss suck at life. Sending you lots of love and hugs and positive vibes! <3 (And vent it out if it makes you feel better! We are listening!)

    • Katie says...

      I know this isn’t a suggestion that will work for everyone, but I highly recommend considering bleach, if your hair can handle it! I have very fine hair that was starting to thin a few years ago and a hairdresser recommended that I try going platinum. I had a pixie at the time, so there wasn’t a big risk involved, but it was the best decision I ever made. The bleach completely changed my hair texture — my greasy, flat, and fine hair became thicker and coarser and dryer — and I loved it. I’m not sure if it stopped the thinning, but I certainly don’t notice it anymore. The lightness of my hair makes the thinning a lot less visible against my scalp. I know this isn’t an option for everyone, but I always wished someone had told me about it sooner!

      Would love a post on this too!

    • S says...

      My mom and brother have alopecia so I have a narrow window into what your experience might be like. I mostly just want to say your boss is a big jerk for making you feel bad about a medical problem. Seriously what is wrong with people sometimes.
      If you’re a lipstick person I vote for big bold color.
      And I bet you are beautiful with or without your hair. I wish I had understood better how this feels so I could have told my mom that when she had this in her 30s.
      I know I’m just a net stranger but I want to send hugs your way and say we are all part of your village!!! Vent away, and know we are rooting for you!!

    • Jennifer says...

      Thank you for your comments. I totally agree! I speak as someone who’s been dealing with thinning hair for 20+ years. I don’t even care that my hair is graying, I just wish I had more hair! I’ve gone to a very short hairstyle to try and cover up the thinning and still feel semi hip. But not a day goes by where I don’t study other women’s hair and grieve this loss. I struggle with trying to feel and look feminine and attractive, as I don’t wear a lot of makeup. I try to make peace with the day that I may have to be bold and just shave my head. I think there are more women than you might imagine that silently suffer from hairloss. I appreciate all the cupofjo beauty posts and the beautiful women in them but would love to see “beauty” represented in this way as well. Thanks.

    • can i be anonymous today? says...

      to sara, heather, eli and Katie …

      thank you very much for your kind words, link and suggestions related to my hair loss. it means a lot, more than i can express (or else i’ll be sobbing here at my desk at work and my boss will have something to say about that, too).

      and eli … even though she has a very hard job and her own good points, your comment about my boss (“sucks at life”) made me laugh. thanks for that, too.

      thank you all, again, for your support. it is heard, felt, much appreciated and reciprocated!

      i hope you all have what you need and want in life, including great health and much happiness. i will pray for that for you all.

      can i be anonymous today?

    • Rusty says...

      Hi there :)
      I, too, have had a massive hair loss (highly likely due to severe, relentless stress, for yearrrs) and my hair is now very thin and when wet, I might look bald from a distance. On top of that, I had oral chemo (long story) last year which thinned it more and I lost my eyebrows, eyelashes, etc!
      My hair has regrowth spurts which are shorties and frizzy.
      On top of all that, the new hair has decided it no longer wants to be dead straight, byt ringlets!!! I kid you not!
      I waited … months … for it to be long enough and then had a bob to my chin with some blunt cut layers and it looks like I have a normal head of hair, due to the vo,ume from the curls.
      I use a scrunch-it-in product that holds the curls in the last bits of semi-straight hair that’s left. People have repeatedly said that the style has taken 10 years off my face.
      My version is: I was looking pretty haggy before this cut and reboot and now I’m no longer “invisible” to the opposite sex!
      My hair might grow back, but I have chemo again in August this year, so I’ll have major shedding again.
      Sooo, excuse the pun….the long and the short of it is that if you have thin or thinning hair, a shorter style with added volume (even a roots only perm) can bolster what you do have.
      My product from the hairdresser was pretty pricey and when it runs out, I’ll buy more online for much less $.
      I wish you well “Canibeanonymoustoday?” … hair loss can hurt. Short with volume can help. I also focus my makeup on my eyes to distract from my hair. 😉 xxx

    • can i be anonymous today? says...

      and eli …

      i pushed the “post a comment” button too soon (tried to be quick as i was/am at work) … meant to add that i am very sorry that you deal with hair loss and severe anxiety. tough stuff … but we are tougher, right? right!

      and again, i very much appreciate your kindness and support. means a lot.

      can i be anonymous today?

    • can i be anonymous today? says...

      to s …

      i am sorry that your mother and brother have this awful thing to deal with. i am sure you’ve been and are very helpful to them!

      this april marks 41 years of noticeable hair loss for me (i turn 62 soon) so a person might think I’d be over it by now (and i’ve been told that i should be … thankfully by no one who matters to me and who is certainly not a part of my life), but i’m not over it because it continues … so, i very much appreciate your kindness and cheering for me.

      i hope you have all you need and want. if so or if not, i cheer for you, too.

      hugs and thanks,
      can i be anonymous today?

    • can i be anonymous today? says...

      to jennifer …

      i am sorry that you deal with hair loss. it very often is that “silent suffering” you described, isn’t it?

      in a world full of messages that a woman’s hair is her “crowning glory” so she can’t be feminine with super-short/shaved-off/no hair, i am grateful for the days i can say “the world is wrong” about that. yesterday i couldn’t say that. and today doesn’t feel any different, but we keep on, right? :)

      and i bet your graying hair is beautiful. your kindness towards me shows your character is beautiful, too. that goes to everyone who’s reached out to me here. thanks very much for that.

      can i be anonymous today?

    • can i be anonymous today? says...

      to rusty …

      i am sorry that you also deal with hair loss – and all that stress and the need for chemo both in the past and coming up in august. i will pray for your complete and speedy recovery and much happiness.

      and i want to say it sounds like you have a great attitude about hard things; good … that’s important. you sound like a very strong person. and i know you are kind.

      thanks for the tips about changing hairstyles, products and eye makeup, too. i can’t carry off much makeup like i tried when much younger, but thanks for the suggestions.

      i wish you well, too. happy life!

      can i be anonymous today?

  27. Alex Pearl says...

    Gorgeous everything!

  28. Dawn says...

    Adorable! And please share the lipstick color!

  29. N says...

    Pixie cuts next!! Pls.

  30. if this is counts as short hair, then surely I must be bald :D

    • Kendra says...

      Same! fun pixie looks next please!

  31. Ro says...

    Ooo, I have short hair and never thought to do a top knot with the rest hanging down. Thanks!

  32. Amy says...

    I’ve always felt like once you got to chin-length, you weren’t at truly short hair any longer. Any chance you’d do tutorials for those of us with pixie cuts or much shorter bobs?

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      yes, thank you!

  33. Elizabeth says...

    Would love to see some very short hair inspiration as well! Over the last year I have been growing my hair out after losing it all during chemo, and most of my searches for inspiration or tips have been fruitless. I don’t know what to do with this inexplicably curly super-short mop!

    • Melanie says...

      I lost my hair due to chemo as well and the new growth was so curly! I use Waleeda hair oil to calm it down and my hair stylist suggested DevaCurl products. I had her cut it short, ala Halle Berry (in my head!). Unfortunately it’s falling out again (damn chemo again), so I’m dealing with it.

    • Elizabeth, this is slightly random, but Britain has a tv show called “Strictly Come Dancing” (their version of Dancing with the Stars) and one of the professional American dancers recently cut her hair short. It’s buzzed on the side and pixie length on top….she completely rocks it and the show hairdressers styled her hair in differently for all of her dances last season. If you scroll down her IG page, you can see the various looks! https://www.instagram.com/karenhauer/

    • Kara says...

      I remember my Aunt’s hair coming back curly after chemo, so apparently it’s fairly common. But as someone who has had super curly hair all of her life, I have learned quite a few things. I’d recommend the brand Innersense – all natural and smells better/works way better than Deva Curl. Check out their website and search for curly hair products – everything is available in small sized to try out, which is good since it’s expensive (personal fave: quiet calm curl control cream). For short curly ‘do inspo, google the character Frankie from the tv show Better Things. She’s had a few different shorter curly hair looks, super cute! Starts with longer on top, very short everywhere else. xoxo

  34. nicole says...

    This tutorial makes me want to chop off my waist length hair.

    • Joanna Tsay says...

      Love this!!

  35. Ellie says...

    Oh this is perfect and my exact hair cut right now! Excited to try the tulle headband (as the others are already go-tos for me). :)

  36. Kari says...

    and super thick hair please! it’s IMPOSSIBLE

    • Tristen says...

      Yes! My thick hair defies every bobby pin under the sun.

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      got it!

    • dana says...

      And on the other end of the spectrum, how about super thin hair too! =)

    • Fiona says...

      @ Tristen, this is so funny, my super thin, fine hair defies every bobby pin under the sun too! Within minutes its slipped down my face and is about chin level. I never would have guessed this was something thick hair-ed people struggle with!

    • Rusty says...

      Enjoy it. I used to complain about how long it took to try, etc. Then. It. Fell. Out!

  37. Betsy says...

    These are medium length hair tutorials. Let’s see some truly short ones, with variations on how to style a pixie!

    • Kyle N says...

      Yes, Pixie for the win!

  38. ~Heather says...

    Curling iron and/or fragrance-free hairspray recommendations anyone?

    • Kelsey S. says...

      The Kristin Ess line at Target is the best of both worlds IMO. You have real quality tools and haircare but at a good price point. Also, she just released a fragrance-free line (SCORE).

    • ger says...

      Carina Organics is a good line for FF stuff, and there is also a Clinique fragrance free hair spray (tho I havent tried it). Not Your Mother’s brand also has a fragrance free one but its fairly low hold and made my hair kinda crunchy

  39. Terezie says...

    What is that glorious lipstick shade she is wearing? :o

  40. C says...

    Love this tutorial! Am wondering if you have any info on the size/brand of curling iron used in the last style? Thanks!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      i’m asking now!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      reagan said it was a 1″ curling iron, hope that helps! xo

    • C says...

      Thank you!

  41. Courtney says...

    Random question: what lipstick is Lily wearing? I love it!

  42. Greta says...

    Cute! What size curling iron does she use for the Fleabag curls? I want to try that!

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      reagan said it was a 1″ curling iron. it worked well!

  43. Ann says...

    your posts are always sooo timely for me, and i’m sure many other readers. yesterday’s post on knowing if you’re ready for a baby, and today when i’m having a bad short hair day <3

  44. liz says...

    cute!!!

  45. claire says...

    What size curling iron would you recommend for short hair? And are there any other suggestions about buying and using a curling iron? I hear ceramic is good.

  46. Audrey says...

    I have super long hair and these styles make me want to chop it all off. So cute!

  47. Deb says...

    Ooh… how about a tutorial for thin hair! I’m not thinning I just have very fine hair, like a baby. And it lies pretty flat. Dry shampoo just weighs it down and makes it worse. If I did a braid with all my hair it looks like what other people have with half of their hair. It makes styling really hard!

    Wouldn’t this make a great series if you did all types of hair? :-D Look at me trying to cajole you :-D

    • jules says...

      Samsies! I have a lot of hair but it’s very fine (it used to be extremely curly but now it is just wavy which does help a little with body) so I hear you about the dry shampoo. Every time I get into a conversation about how often people wash their hair its like a discussion on religion. It doesn’t matter what I do or what brand I try – I HAVE to wash it every day or its v. gross and flat against my face..

    • AN says...

      Ditto, and my stylist turned me on to Living Proof Root Lifting Spray + Oribe Fiber Groom and it is MAGIC! Spray a few times at roots, tousle hair, blow dry for I swear only like 60 seconds (I have short hair) and put some paste in, so easy and so cute and lasts!

    • Alice says...

      Jules, I also have fine hair, but a lot of it, and my new year’s resolution was to stop washing my hair every day. I had to go through a few days of feeling like my hair was insanely greasy and that everyone was staring at it on non-wash days, and now I am TOTALLY CONVERTED. It looks thicker on the non-wash days!! I’m actually pushing it to day three today (because I’m WFH in my PJs and the only time I’ll leave the house will be to go to a hot yoga class- no need for clean hair there) and I’m stupidly excited to have got out of the washing-every-day cycle. You can get there! I promise! Just persevere! (And Co-Lab is the best dry shampoo by the way, it isn’t weighty at all!)

    • Rusty says...

      You can have a root perm! It doesn’t make your hair curly, it just lifts the roots, for volume.

  48. txilibrin says...

    Pleeeeeeeeeease, add tutorials for curly hair please please please. I’m so tired of my hair! Lately it’s been a headband, or a bun, feeling so uninspired…

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      great, we’re on it!

    • Holly says...

      I was just going to make the same request! :)

      I’d also love it if those of us with curly hair of the corkscrew / coily / kinky variety (not the wavy variety, which seem to be the majority of tutorials) can participate!

    • Lauren says...

      seconded!! i can’t figure out how to make the top knot half-up ‘do look nice with my longish curly hair, and desperately want to make it work. always love my curls fresh from a cut with my stylist but day-to-day i’m in a business casual rut. (CoJ – i’m in NYC and will volunteer as tribute!)

    • Sonja says...

      I also have curly hair and would love a post for curly hair! :) :) I am often frustrated because I have curly hair that looks amazing long/down right after it has dried…but I can’t stand to have it down during the day because it gets in my way. Sooo I never know how to put my curly hair partly up but still show off the curls!

    • Elise says...

      Yes please!! Short curly hair if possible :)

    • Anna says...

      Yes please! I was just going to comment with the same request. Short and curly right here and even finding a good hairdresser is a pain. Ugh! Most ask me whether I want my hair straightened. Heck no! I love my curls and I want to see what they’ve done to them.