Itching to try a new hairstyle? Maybe you saw the new ‘do of your favorite celebrity, or read about a new trend in a magazine. But the most important factor in a hairstyle is whether or not it will look great on you. Here are some questions you can ask before making the cut.
Check your facial shape
If you have an oval face you are lucky! You can pull off most hair styles. If you have a long face, then balance it out with a bob that’s at least chin length. Avoid very short or very long hair styles because these will only highlight the disproportion. If your face is round you can create angles with a geometric cut or layers.
Another thing to consider is your strongest facial feature. If you have a prominent chin any blunt bobs will only exaggerate this feature even further. Or if you have a square jaw then soften with layers that frame the face.
Bring your peg
Rather than describing a hairstyle, show pictures. You can either bring the magazine, pin it on your Pinterest and show it via your phone, or print it out. However be open to your stylist’s input. He might be able to tell you if the cut doesn’t work for your hair texture.
Assess your lifestyle
Some hairstyles need a lot of maintenance. Tell your stylist how many minutes you spend on your hair each day, whether you’re open to blowdrying or styling products, and how much you’re willing to spend on trims and retouches. (Read tips on styling hair without blowdrying.)