Anders: What should a curly woman look for when choosing a stylist? Fekkai: Look for a stylist who has hair texture similar to your own. This is a no-fail tip because if she can manage her own hair, she will do a good job with yours as well. A good cut can make hair swingy, bouncy, and full of life. And it can make thick hair more manageable. Volume placement is critical for those with naturally curly hair. For instance, if you have a long, oval face, you should avoid cuts with too much fullness on top. By contrast, a round-shaped face would look best with a bit of layering, to give the impression of volume and create a more balanced shape. CURLS & COLOR Brooklyn-born Rita Hazan, who began her beauty apprenticeship under Oribe, has been a colorist to the stars for the past 15 years. Her namesake Manhattan salon has seen the likes of JLo, Carmen Electra, and Brooke Shields. You might not think color impacts curls and vice-versa, but it does. Before speaking with Rita to find out how, I tried her newest product, Foaming Color Gloss ($26). It comes in three shades: Golden Tones for blondes, brunettes, and redheads; Violet Tones to eliminate yellow from from gray hair; and Ultimate Shine that’s for everyone, especially those with “virgin”, or never-colored, hair. Are there any such people? After shampooing and before conditioning, I ran the light, moussey Golden Tones foam through my hair with my fingers, did the rest of my body for three minutes, rinsed it out, and carried on with the rest of my routine. Results? Extra-shiny, extra-soft hair with extra-vibrant color. Loved. It’s like taking hair vitamins, with Provitamin B5 and Silk Amino Acid, and zero ammonia, sulfates, or parabens. Not that straight-haired chicas can’t benefit from this. But we curly girls need all the lightweight conditioning we can get.