A new haircut can mean a big change in your appearance and this can either boost your confidence or put you in the doldrums for days.
Helping to ensure that the look that you desire will work with your hair and look great on you. Your chosen hairstylist tends to consider 8 major elements when conducting a hair consultation with you at the salon.
Changing their of hairstyle to some women comes as naturally as a change of clothes. But to the majority it can be a nerve racking make or break experience.
Looking in the mirror one day you feel that you are bored with yourself or life and need a pick me up.
“Hey I have been wearing this hairstyle for the past five years” your little voice says to yourself. “It’s about time for a change I think I will look great with a new haircut” you reply
A great new haircut can change many things including your facial features. Complimenting and bringing to the fore your best features whilst at the same time camouflaging your worst.
In fact you may even find that your personality alters and that you come across as more confident or more gregarious. All these changes will in turn also change how people view and respond to you.
I bet you have already set up a mood board on Instagram or Pinterest. All the haircuts that you think look great and can see yourself wearing.
Today it is so easy to be influenced and want to wear the very latest hair look or haircut as worn by our favorite pop star or media personality.
Now this is okay if you happen to have your own personal hairdresser around you at all times.
But if not and that goes for the majority of us mere mortals you may find that the upkeep and maintenance of the chosen hairstyle may not work with your everyday life style.
As a hairstylist we are not magicians although I must admit I wish I were sometimes.
Therefore we can only work within the limits of what your hair will do. This is why the initial consultation is very important to both you and your stylist when working together to find the perfect haircut for you.
Your New Haircut 8 Points Your Hairstylist Will Consider.
Point 1. Your Hair Texture.
Now your hairs texture can have a major impact on the type of haircut that you choose.
If you have a course hair texture it definitely will not produce the same effect as hair that is of a fine or medium texture. Course hair is not as soft and so your haircut will not flow in the same way.
Point 2. Your Hair Density.
Hair density refers to the amount of hairs in a square inch of your head.
This can be thin, medium or thick and again is important when contemplating a new look. Just say the density of your hair is thin or for that matter your hair is very fine it would be very difficult for you to keep a hairstyle that requires a very full look.
Point 3. Your Hair Growth.
The shorter your new haircut the more important your hairs growth pattern is.
This is especially so when it comes to the growth patterns of hairlines around your face and in the nape of your neck. Are they flat or jumpy do they grow over to one side?
Decisions as to whether you can wear a full fringe, a side fringe or best with no fringe at all are made on your growth pattern around the forehead.
There is nothing worse than leaving the salon with a great blow dried fringe look. Then every day after spend every minute of your time trying to keep it flat when all your hair wants to do naturally is jump to the side.
Point 4. Your Facial Features.
Now most people are not perfect when it comes to their facial features.
We all tend to have a feature that we don’t like about ourselves whether it be “I hate my big nose” or” I wish my eyes were bigger”.
One point worth remembering here is that we tend to see ourselves differently than others see us. You may be surprised when your stylist says that a certain facial feature on you is good when all the time you have never thought so. Be open to suggestions.
A great haircut for you can actually change the way people view your face shape.
Take a fringe for example. Having the best shaped fringe for your face shape can completly transform your look. By being able to highlight or bring out your best facial features and at the same time hide or distract from the others.
Point 5. Your Body Size And Shape.
Yes size does matter to look great your haircut should be in balance with your body size.
Now I am not saying this is in every case but definitely in most. A slight built lady 5 feet tall with long hair down to her waist people will perceive as very short. Where as if she were to cut her hair length to the shoulders it would give the illusion of her being taller.
Point 6. Your Career.
Matching your new hairstyle with the image you want to portray in your work place.
Should incorporate a quick check as to the sort of job you hold or the career you are working in. A high fashionable haircut and color may go down very well in an artistic environment but could place you at the back of the queue for promotion in a corporate environment.
Point 7. Your Maintenance Regime.
Be honest to your stylist over this.
It is no good going for that high maintenance blow out that takes thirty minutes. If you like to work out at the gym most days then have a quick shower and towel dry your hair. The blow dry look won’t work and you will feel disappointed with your new look.
Point 8. Your Dress Style.
This is a very important point.
I would suggest that you visit the salon in the sort of attire that reflects your everyday life style. As this will give your hairstylist a lot of help when it comes to designing the best new look for you.
Walking in with your ultra-trendy going out look could mean that you will walk out with a street smart hairdo. Stop think about it. Would it look that great if you spend all your other days in laid back comfy gear.
I have often heard people complaining that they have had a bad haircut and maybe they have. But it could also possibly be due to one of these reasons.
They have requested a haircut or style that they do not have the skill to look after once at home.
They do not want to spend enough time with a brush and a hand dryer in the morning before they go out.
Maybe they are not following properly the tips given to them by their stylist when the hair was cut.
The perfect haircut for you depends on many things so be honest to yourself and to your hair stylist.
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