When making a major hairstyle change, it’s a good idea to consider a few things before taking the plunge. You want a hairstyle that will sky-rocket your confidence and leave you feeling glamorous, don’t you?
So, to avoid getting the wrong haircut that will make you (1) want to kill the hairstylist and (2) cry your heart out because of unbearable ugliness, take these considerations in mind before heading to the salon.
- Short hair is not for everyone.
Sure, short hair seems low maintenance, but mind you, fly-aways are harder to manage when you can’t tie your bob into a ponytail. And if you think Emma Watson’s pixie cut is a practical choice, think again! You’ll need to frequent the salon every three weeks to maintain its shape. Our tip: Go for long bob—or commonly called lob. It’s still short, but easier to tuck into a ponytail when your hair don’t seem to cooperate.
- Your hair’s natural texture matters—a lot!
Hairstylists know the best cuts for different hair textures. Though you already have hair pegs in mind, the end result still matters on how your hair responds to every snip. This is why most of the times, the hairstyles you see in celebs don’t match what you see in the mirror. Save yourself the disappointment by listening to your hairstylist and sticking to hairstyles that work best for your hair.
- Your lifestyle should suit your lifestyle.
If you know you don’t have the luxury of time to style your hair on a daily basis, then go for a hairstyle that looks good with minimal to no styling—think of textured and medium length hairstyles. If you’re someone who can afford hair styling every morning, then look glamorous with a more high-maintenance hairstyle.
- Realistic expectations save you from disappointment.
When looking at hairstyle inspirations, know that celebrity hairstyles you’re obsessed with is probably made of extensions and that they are done by hairstylists for hours. So, be realistic before getting into a salon. Discuss with the hairstylist about the best style for you, whether it requires extensions, cutting your hair into a length that you can easily maintain, and going for a style that always look in shape no matter how hard the wind blows outside.
However, above all, communication and trusting your hairstylist is the key. It’s important that you let your hairstylist know what you want to achieve with your hair, but also letting him or her do what he or she does best.