Frequently Asked Questions Can I use my Philips curler on short hair? Yes, you can use your Philips curler on short hair. However, to achieve optimal results and easier handling, there are a few things to keep in mind. Curler size Use a curler with a slim barrel. This will make it easier to grip shorter hair. Styling different hair lengths It can be more difficult to style your hair with a curler if you have hair of different lengths.