How often have you arrived at your hairdresser, only to be asked “what hairstyle would you like” and not have the faintest idea of how to reply?
Choosing a new hairstyle can be a difficult decision to make. Do you go for a radical new look, or just make subtle variations to your existing style? Here are some tips to help you make up your mind.
The best advice is to try to make your decision before you arrive at your hairdresser. That way you can avoid a spur of the moment decision that you may regret.
Take a look in the glossy magazines to get an idea of what is hot and, more importantly, what will suit you. Find a style that you are comfortable with and consider taking a photograph of that style to your hairdresser when you go. Even if the style is not exactly right, it will give your stylist a good idea of what you are thinking about.
Consider how much time and money you want to devote to your new hairstyle before taking the plunge. It’s no use selecting an elaborate hairstyle that requires a great deal of maintenance and time to keep it looking good if you are short on time and money.
You also need to consider how practical your new hairstyle is for your work. Many employers will frown on a hairstyle that is too outrageous and a longer hairstyle can be dangerous or uncomfortable if you work with heavy machinery or need to wear protective head gear.
Changing to a new hairstyle can also take time. If your usual style has been a short back and sides, you may need to allow time for your hair to grow before it can be styled. You may need to make several trips to your hairstylist to keep your hair tidy as it grows to a length suitable for your new style.
Your hairstylist will be able to advise you on a style that suits your face, but consider the various sections of your hairstyle to narrow down your ultimate choice. Here are some of the points you need to consider: Do you like the neck trimmed sharply or left ragged? Do you prefer your hair over your ears or neatly trimmed around them? Do you prefer your hair swept straight back or over to one side?
Take your time making your decision and develop a relationship with your hairstylist, who will be able to advise you on the current trends.