When making a haircut decision it is a good idea to consider a few factors before taking the plunge. While conventional wisdom asserts that your hair will ultimately grow out, you don’t want to look chubbier than you are or get left with a style that is difficult to manage. Here are 7 tips for choosing the right hairstyle for you.
1. Consider Your Face Shape
Your face shape is an extremely important factor when choosing an appropriate hairstyle. If you are blessed with an oval face then almost any hairstyle will suit you. However if you have a more round face, you need to choose hairstyles that slim your face. Alternatively if you have a square face with a strong jaw line, choose a longer look that makes you look more feminine.
2. Consider Your Hair Type
Even if you have an oval face, your hair texture should cooperate with the style you choose. If you have extremely thick hair, it might be a daily styling feat to get a short bob to look good. So talk to your stylist and take his or her inputs on which style would best suit your hair texture.
3. Consider Your Lifestyle
Your lifestyle is a major factor when choosing a hairstyle. Are you in a profession that requires you to look well presented at all times? Does your work allow you any time in the morning to style your hair? These are some of the questions you have to ask yourself before choosing a haircut so that you can always look your best at all times.
4. Consider Your Stylist
The success of a hairstyle is largely in the hands of the stylist so even if you think you have the appropriate face cut and hair texture, if your stylist is not capable, you can be left looking like a rag doll. For completely new hairstyles, it is best to go to a salon with a well known stylist so that you know you will get it done right.
5. Consider Your Styling Proficiency
If you are choosing a style that will require you to spend time styling it every morning, consider your proficiency at self-styling. Are you able to use a blow dryer or hair straightening iron with ease? If not then perhaps you need to choose a style with a minimal home care requirement.
6. Consider the Current Trends
You don’t want to be stuck with a hairstyle that is dated and old-fashioned. No matter how much you loved how Farah Fawcett looked in Charlie’s Angels, if you had that hairstyle today, you would look ridiculous. Consider the current trends while choosing your style and proceed accordingly.
7. Consider Your Personality
Your hair should reflect your personality. If you choose the pixie boy cut look, consider if it matches who you are as a person. Unless you feel wholly comfortable in your own skin and hair, you will not be able to carry off any haircut.
Choosing a suitable haircut takes time and patience. Don’t hurry into it; rather take a moment to research the factors contributing to a successful new look. Once your investigation is complete, there is no doubt you will end up with a very attractive haircut.
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