Hair Types

Knowing what type of hair you have will help you in picking out the right hairstyle. Not every hairstyle will match your hair type, so it’s important to know what fits you best.

Essentially hair is sectioned into 3 categories

  1. Straight Hair
  2. Wavy Hair
  3. Curly Hair

Finding Your Hair Type

Take a look in the mirror and inspect your hair. What shape is it? If you have short hair this will be harder to do but think about how your hair grows out. Below is a set of pictures that show the different types of hair. Find the one most similar to your own.


Straight Hair

Straight hair grows with no bends. The shape of your hair should resemble something like a wet noodle.

straight hair

Wavy Hair

Wavy hair starts out straight the shorter it is, and eventually starts getting a bend like an S shape.

wavy hair

Curly Hair

Curly hair starts to bend deeply the more it grows eventually taking a coil like shape

curly hair


Know your hair type and aim for a hairstyle that fits your specific hair type and is aesthetically pleasing to you