Choosing a hair style can be a complicated process. Hair is a primary element of our appearance, and we all want to look our best. Whether you prefer to wash and go, or take a little longer to fix it up, your hair style says something about you; luckily, that message is entirely your choice.
- Look in the mirror: What are your features? Which ones do you want to highlight, and which do you want to conceal? A few tips:
- Hide a large, high forehead with bangs.
- Compensate for a narrow chin with a longer cut that's thicker around the chin and jawline.
- Take away attention from a large nose with a thicker, fuller style.
- Thickness at the sides of a style can add fullness to thinner, longer faces.
- Thicker, rounder faces can look thinner with a side part.
- Examine your hair: Is it thick or thin? Fine or coarse? Curly, wavy, or stick-straight? Taking the nature of your hair into account is crucial when deciding on a style. Super-curly hair tends to go a little haywire when cut very short, but thinner, finer hair shouldn't be worn too long, as it tends to look limp and lifeless.
- Look for examples: Do an image search online, or invest in a fashion magazine. Pictures can give you inspiration, and provide you with few examples of how you'd like your hair to look. When you're armed with visual references, your visit to the salon is almost guaranteed to be a success.
- Talk to your stylist: Before you get to the scissors, have a conversation with your stylist. Explain your vision of the perfect hair style, and hear their input. Sometimes what you want is nice, but just won't work with the hair you have. Plus, experienced hairdressers can offer lots of advice on styling your hair once it's been cut; knowing what to do with your hair on a daily basis is imperative to maintaining your style. Once you and the stylist have a game plan worked out, relax--good hair is on the way.