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