Getting yourself a new haircut can be very powerful. You will go from having a bad hair day into the best one ever, but the new layer that has been added to your head will improve your self-confidence significantly, and you will have the feeling of being able to take the world for weeks to come. But if you happen to get a bad haircut you will either want to kill the hairstylist or cry for many days after the appointment.
So if you want to avoid going through all this, Mark Townsend, a hair guru, told Cosmopolitan.com some important things you will need to put into consideration before getting a haircut.
Know Your Face Shape
Doing this will help you know whether you have an oval, square, or heart-shaped face. When you do this, it is much easier to figure out the best cut for you. Mark Townsend recommends checking the jawline to determine the shape of your face – if the jawline is jutting out more towards the sides, your face is square (example is Olivia Wilde); if the jawline is rounded from the chin to the ears, then your face is round (example Christina Ricci); If the chin is somewhat pointy and the jaw goes up at an angle, then you got an oval shaped face (example Sarah Jessica Parker); and if the chin is the pointiest part of the face and the jawline is curving in, your face is heart-shaped (example Reese Whitherspoon) – then drawing the shape of your face on a paper.
The main goal is having your face look a little more oval, which is the most desired one, then see if you end up with an oval in the center. If it does, then that is the right option for you because it suits the face. (This is not something hard that you can’t do; if you are able to draw stick figures, this shouldn’t be hard). Do you have an oval face? Then that is great for you because it means you can have any style and pull it off.
Know The Texture Of Your Hair
If you have coarse, curly hair, don’t expect to ask the hairdresser to give you the same one as Blake Lively then expect to walk out of there that way, because there is no haircut that is able to turn your hair into waves like theirs. This is the same case with the opposite texture: If your hair is thin and fine, you cannot have Beyoncé’s volume and texture. According to Propaganda Hair Group the best approach is looking for celebs that have the same hair texture as you, then take the picture and show the stylist.
Have Realistic Expectations
When trying out a new haircut from an inspiration from someone like a celebrity, it is important to remember that the hair you are obsessed is probably full of extensions, and have a stylist who spends many hours working on their hair, and there is no one going to follow you around ensuring your hair looks great. You should be more realistic when you go to the salon. Have a talk with the stylist so as to know what is possible for you, whether you are going to get and keep up with extensions, or cut your hair into a style that is easy to maintain, to getting the perfect style that will blow in the wind when you walk.
Consider Your Lifestyle
If you think you will not have enough time to do your hair, then it is a good idea to go with a style that will still look good even if you don’t have to spend time on it every day (a good example is Alexa Chung). If you are the type of girl who has enough time to style her hair, then go for an hairstyle that needs high maintenance.
Ensure You Are Ready To Have A Haircut
If it is just a trim, it’s okay. When you decide to cut your hair, there is nothing you can do to get it back. If you have had hair reaching your breast for the most part of your life then you decide you want a pixie or a bob, take about of month to think about it before doing it. If it is something that is on your mind when you go to bed and the first thing you wake up, you should go for it.