If you're ready for a new, updated look, one of the easiest way to accomplish your goal is with a new hairstyle. But the days of browsing hairstyling magazines and trying to picture how each style would look on you are long gone. Today, you can choose to do virtual hairstyling. Virtual hairstyling is available on several websites, and gives you a much better idea of how your new hairdo will look, and it's very easy to do.
- First, you have to choose a website to do virtual hairstyling. Your favorite beauty and fashion magazine may offer virtual hairstyling on their website, or you can choose a site that does nothing else. Many sites offer celebrity hairstyles to try on, as well as the sort of hairstyles you'd find modeled by non-famous people in a salon's magazine.
- Next, you need a picture of yourself to upload to the site. To properly do virtual hairstyling, a specific type of picture is required. You may want to get a friend to take the picture for you, as it will be much easier. To prepare for the picture, comb all of your hair away from your face. Put it in a ponytail if it's long enough, or simply slick it back with water or gel if it's short. This will expose your face so that the virtual hairstyles you choose will fit to your face more accurately than they would with hair in the way. The angle of the picture is also important. Virtual hairstyles work best with a forward-facing head shot, with the head held straight and not tilted to either side. The photographer should center your face in the picture. Whether you choose to wear make-up is up to you, but if you normally wear glasses, you should wear them in the picture so that you get the best idea of how the hairstyle will look on you.
- Then you need to upload the picture to the website and in some cases, edit the picture to meet certain specifications. Instructions for doing so vary by site, but most sites have very user-friendly instructions to get you all set to do virtual hairstyling.
Finally, have fun! Play with different styles and colors until you find one that looks great on you. Taking the time to do virtual hairstyling before going to the salon can ensure you find a look that is 100 percent you, and that you'll love for a long time.