Dominic Sessa: Medium Length Curly Hair

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If you’ve ever thought your curly hair was uncool, then thank actor Dominic Sessa for reminding everyone how fantastic a good hair of curls always looks – especially in this 70s-influenced style.


MFH says

A lot of men have gone through life cursing their curly hair and opting for short crops and buzz cuts instead. But not Dominic Sessa: he’s rocking his lustrous curls with the rock star panache.

At the recent EE BAFTA Awards, The Holdovers actor teamed his 70s-inspired haircut with the coolest Saint Laurent suit and diaphanous red shirt, making him look like the Gen Z love child of Bob Dylan and Jim Morrison.

Yes, curly hair does take a lot of looking after (read the How To section for some top tips) and it can be challenging to find a hairdresser or barber who knows how to cut it.

But once you’ve nailed the TLC, purchased the perfect products, and found a great hairstylist, you can have fun playing around with different looks.

Because curly hair is way more versatile than you’d think: check out MFH’s curly hair gallery for some inspo.

You’re welcome.

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  • If you’re keen on a style like Dominic Sessa’s curly haircut, it’s best to have a handful of images/reference points.
  • A good way to store these looks is via Pinstagram.
  • Make sure you have discussed details with your hairstylist regarding the length and shape.
  • Your stylist will layer and shape the hair so it’s longer at the top, subtly shorter at the sides, and then hits the top of the collar at the back.
  • When your stylist is layering the hair, it should be all about enhancing the natural curl pattern, and volume.
  • Dominic’s fringe area has been left a little longer so as the curls spring up when dry, the fringe still softly frames his face.
  • Make sure to get recommendations for the type of products that are best to use for your hair.
  • Also get them to give you a quick tutorial on how to use the products, and different ways to style your hair.
  • As curly hair tends to be dry, opt for sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners that are specifically formulated to hydrate and nourish curls.
  • Ingredients to look for include shea butter, coconut oil, or glycerine to help lock in moisture.
  • Consider using a leave-in conditioner or deep conditioning treatment once a week to replenish moisture and enhance curl definition.
  • Avoid washing curly hair too frequently because that can strip it of its natural oils which can cause dryness and frizz.
  • Aim to wash your hair no more than 2-3 times a week, or as needed based on your scalp’s oiliness and activity level.
  • Pat dry, don’t rub, as this can cause friction and lead to frizz.
  • Ideally, pat your hair dry with a microfibre towel to remove excess moisture.
  • Use styling products designed for curly hair as this will help stop fluff/frizz.
  • You can use curl-enhancing creams, gels, mousses, or styling foams – your hairdresser is a great source of information about what would work best for your hair.
  • Be careful when you’re brushing your hair: ideally you should be using a wide-tooth comb to detangle your hair when it’s wet and coated with conditioner.
  • Start from the ends and work your way up to the roots, gently easing out any knots or tangles to prevent breakage.
  • If you must use heat to dry your hair, always apply a heat protectant spray beforehand and use the lowest heat setting possible.
  • If you want to prevent frizz and preserve your curls overnight, sleep on a silk pillowcase as that protects your hair from friction.
  • Schedule regular trims every 6–8 weeks to remove split ends and maintain the shape of your hairstyle.



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