We all want to look our best and our hair often figures prominently into not only how we look, but also how we feel. Having the right hairstyle can make you look professional, casual, cutting edge, older, or even younger. There are many things to consider when you’re looking for the right hairstyle to try. The texture of your hair, and facial features and shape of your face should all factor into your decision. Also, while you may love your friend’s pixie cut or cascade of curls, you need to determine what hairstyle looks best on you. No matter if your hair is coarse or fine, curly or straight, there’s a style out there that will be the right style for you.
When choosing a cut that will compliment your face shape, a good rule to follow is that you want your hair to be in opposition to the shape of your face. In other words, if you have a square face, you should balance that angular look with soft layers or waves. Equally important to face shape and lifestyle…personality plays a huge part. As I always say, “not everyone can wear a Mohawk; however, there are people that can, and do so brilliantly.”
Equally important to face shape and lifestyle…personality plays a huge part. As I always say, “not everyone can wear a Mohawk; however, there are people that can, and do so brilliantly.”
A style that works with your hair’s texture – from limp and silky thin hair to frizzy and bouncy or coarse hair – will make all the difference in the way your hair stays styled after you leave your stylist. A short, choppy cut that works on straight, thin hair won’t look good on someone with thick and curly hair. Hair that tends to be frizzy usually needs some length length to weigh it down, so cuts that start at the chin or below are better options.
The right style should make you feel confident and attractive and direct attention to the things you like about yourself. Try a short haircut if you like your long neck, and bangs that skim your brows draw attention to your eyes.
Maintenance is an important consideration, as well. You may fall in love with a certain style only to learn hair needs to be painstakingly blown out and then curled in order for you to get the same look. And short hair needs frequent cuts in order to maintain the same style. If you don’t have that kind of time, it’s useless to get your hair cut like that.
Finding the right hairstylist is even more important than finding the right style. Once you know you have a stylist you can trust with your hair, getting a haircut becomes a lot less stressful. Your hairstylist can let you know if the look you’ve chosen is the right style for you.