Anders: Rita, are there any specific color concerns with curly-haired Latinas in terms of texture and the effect that color can have? Hazan: Yes. Because strands of hair clump together to create one single curl. Fine highlights can get lost. You need a more dramatic technique when coloring curly hair so that you have the right amount of contrast and dimension. Anders: If a curly girl can’t come see you, what should she ask her colorist to keep in mind? Hazan: Her texture. And that curly hair can be a bit more fragile than straight hair, so you should be extra-cautious when coloring. Anders: Can color actually help the health of curly hair? Hazan: If done right, using vegetable dyes, toners, and glosses can keep curly hair shiny.