The Best Curly Cut To Come Out of 2018 Has Been Named

And it's not the curly pixie.

Dirty Dancing
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Curly cuts aren't one-size fits all. Thank goodness gracious we've moved beyond the brushed-out curls of our youth, typically characterized by triangle-like silhouettes and frizz for days. If only we knew then what we know now.

Fast-forward to 2018 and we're seeing the resurgence of one of the most epic curly cuts of our generation. You might remember it from a 1987 film about a sultry summer vacay at a Catskills resort that bestowed on the masses the much beloved line: Nobody puts Baby in the corner.

You got it—the latest and greatest cut for spirals has been coined "Dirty Dancing curls." Hey, if that hair was good enough to catch the eye of Johnny Castle, we are so on board.

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Picture this: lots of face-framing layers, short bangs with a slight tapering effect, and all over pillow-soft curls. Sounds like a dream, right?

This cut works on a variety of textures, whether you have loose waves or full-blown corkscrews, and can flatter most any face shape. It sounds foolproof, but there is one caveat; you can be easily led astray by taking this inspiration shot to your stylist hoping for a 1:1 match.

Here, your best friend will be a pro who knows her way around your curls and can tailor the inspiration shot to fit your individual needs. We've said it before and we'll say it again: Curly cuts aren't one size fits all.

What makes Baby's style a sight to behold is that it lets her curls shine—you know, just like when her character breaks out from the corner and takes center stage for the last dance of the season, much to the shock of Ma, Daddy, and that sister of hers. Are we on to something? Hmm… maybe there was more to Baby's iconic curls than we thought.

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