Did you know that the Egyptian queen Cleopatra would change her hair often throughout her travels?
Cleopatra would re-do her hair in Greek or Egyptian traditional styles depending on her location and the political message she wanted to convey. Although women today may not use their hair to influence politics, hair is still a significant tool for women’s self-expression and beauty.
Are you ready to change up your look? Wondering what hairstyle will look best on you?
Whether you want big, sexy hair or a simple and casual hairstyle, there are a few factors to consider to discover the best hairstyle for you. Read on to learn more in this quick hairstyle guide!
How to Choose The Best Hairstyle
Before you schedule the big appointment, look for inspirational photos online. Some hairstyles may look different in person, but photos can be an excellent place to gather a general idea of what you like. After gathering inspiration, you can narrow down to a style that suits your face shape, hair type, and daily styling routine.
Consider Your Face Shape
Face shape is arguably the most critical aspect of choosing a new hairstyle. Of course, anybody can get any hairstyle they like, but some cuts will be more flattering on specific face shapes. The ideal hairstyle will balance your facial proportions, drawing attention to your best features.
The most common face shapes for women are:
In general, shorter face shapes will look best in hairstyles that slim and lengthen the face, like long layers. These include round and square face types. In contrast, oval and rectangle face shapes can more easily pull off cropped hairstyles like bobs and bangs.
If you have a heart or diamond face shape, lucky you! These face types can pull off nearly any hairstyle, but hearts may want to choose one that minimizes the forehead.
Consider Your Hair Type
When browsing through photos for inspiration, it can be easy to get swept away by big, sexy hairstyles with lots of volume. However, your natural hair texture will play a role in how the new hairstyle sits on your head. Before cutting your hair, determine your hair type and curl pattern.
Some types of hairstyles, like layers and bangs, are easier to execute on straight and wavy hair types. Those with curly and coily-haired can get these hairstyles too, but they may require more extensive styling to look how you want.
On the flip side, people with thin, straight hair types may need to use styling products to achieve a voluminous hairstyle, while curly-haired folks have no shortage of volume. Research hairstyles that will suit your natural texture, and ask your stylist how to flatter your waves or curls best.
Consider Your Haircare Habits
Are you a wash-and-go kind of person? Are you willing to spend time on your hair, or would you prefer a no-fuss style? Some hairstyles require a little extra attention in the morning, from gels and products to blow-drying and heat tools.
It’s easy to find cute hairstyle inspiration online, but models are usually carefully styled in photos. Before getting the big chop, ask your stylist about the products and styling techniques you’ll need to keep your new haircut looking its best.
Some haircuts, like shorter styles and bangs, will also require trims more often. Be honest with yourself and your stylist about your haircare habits, and you can work together to find a hairstyle that best suits your beauty routine.
Get the Best Hairstyle of Your Life
Once you’ve determined the best hairstyle for your face shape, hair type, and morning routine, you’re ready to change it up! A new hairstyle can be a fun and exciting way to express your personality, so don’t take these rules too seriously. The best hairstyle is simply one you love to wear, whether casual, cute or sexy.
Are you ready to embrace a fresh new look? Click here to schedule your next appointment!