THE CUT Dense curls need weight to keep them from ballooning around your face, so go for a style that falls below your shoulders, suggests Neal Farina, who works with Knowles. Ask for uneven ends to avoid a bottom-heavy effect.
STYLING SECRET Run frizz serum through damp strands, blow-dry with a diffuser, and use a curling iron to define spirals from the ears to the ends (as opposed to starting at the scalp). SHORTCUT TO GORGEOUS Reactivate the spirals around your face by placing them in pin curls and misting with a medium- or strong-hold hairspray. Keep pins in for about five minutes, then shake loose.
KEY TOOLS Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream, $49; oribe.com. L'Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Strong Hold hairspray, $15; at drugstores. Enzo Milano curling iron, $130; enzomilano.com.