How to Choose a New Hairstyle

A girl’s hair is her crowning glory. Literally. But every few months when it comes time to book that haircut appointment, you are stuck with the decision of whether to keep your look or go for a chage. Finding a new hairstyle that works for you can be a challenge. But here are a few tips to coming out of that hair appointment feeling like a queen.

Dig through your own archives

Facebook is a blessing and a curse when it comes to looking at pictures of your past (I don’t know about you but I’ve changed a lot since 2007). But one thing it is good for is looking at your ghosts of haircuts past. Have a look at what you like and don’t like in each one. Look at what styles worked with your face, and which ones really didn't, so when you're considering new styles you have something to reference. 

Find your hair inspiration

Look through magazines, or browse websites like this one, to find your hair inspiration. Look for people with similar hair textures or even similar features. Do people tell you look like a celebrity, search through their recent haircuts to see if one of those might suit your face as well. Stay clear of hair magazine, that are overly styled, and you can’t really see the cut. Opt of celebs on their casual days instead.  Then cut them out and keep them. Or more likely, make a Pinterest board for hairstyles that you really like, to keep for reference later.

Consider your lifestyle

I personally will never get bangs. I don’t have the time to manage bangs the way they need to. Bangs are high maintenance, since they need to be styled and put in place every day. If you’re a wash and go girl, you may also want to stay away. But then again, if you like to take the time to primp and prime in the morning, experimenting with bangs is a great way to change up your look. That being said, how often do you wear it in a ponytail? Short layers that might not stay in the elastic might not be for you.

Talk to your hairdresser

It may be the simplest thing in the world, but talking to your hairdresser about your day, your lifestyle, and what has and hasn’t worked for you in the past can create magic once he starts cutting. When you go in with that celebrity picture, or your hair wishlist, talk to your hairdresser about whether or not it will work for your hair texture.  He may need to take that picture you brought in and make a few tiny changes to it, that make that style work for you. 

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