Complete guide to finding the perfect cut and style for your hair

May 3, 2016

Ready to change your hairstyle? Although a great cut can completely transform your look, do you know which style will highlight your best features? If you’re set to take the leap with a brand-new haircut, here’s some advice to help you find the perfect cut and style to bring out your true beauty!

Complete guide to finding the perfect cut and style for your hair

Start by asking yourself some questions

Whether you dream of rocking a trendy style of the moment or that of your favourite actress, it’s important to think critically before choosing the right stylist. After all, you don’t want to leave the hair salon wearing a hat on your head in an attempt to mask a disastrous haircut!

Your hairstyle shouldn’t only enhance your look, but it should be easy to maintain. To choose a style that suits you best, ask yourself these three crucial questions:

1. Is this style conducive to my lifestyle? For example, you don’t want an eclectic style if you work in an incredibly conservative environment.
2. Is this style practical for those busy mornings when I’m pressed for time, or do I need to spend several minutes styling it every day? Maybe you’ve always dreamt of bangs, but are you prepared to style and maintain those bangs almost every day?
3. Will this hairstyle suit the frame of my face? A professional hairdresser will be able to suggest a personalized hairstyle that will complement the unique shape of your face.

Different hairstyles according to face types

Not every haircut will suit your face. Knowing the frame of your face will allow you to choose the best cut for you — one that will enhance your natural beauty and facial traits. There are four main types of face frames. Which one do you have?

1. Round face. If you have a round face, you’ll benefit greatly from a cut that elongates the chin and accentuates your cheekbones.

  • A shoulder length cut with soft layers will elongate your traits, while bangs will beautifully accentuate your cheekbones.
  • A side part located on the outer edge of your eyebrow will enhance your bone structure, reducing the appearance of heaviness on either side of the face, thereby elongating the face.

Essentially, the part of your hair is a critical style element, regardless of the frame of your face.

2. Square face. A square-shaped face looks great with a shoulder-length style, with layers around the chin to soften the square element of the jawline.

  • Avoid blunt cuts, which could look too severe around the chin.
  • A middle part will draw attention towards the centre of your face and away from your jawline and chin.

3. Heart face. If you have a face in the shape of a heart, try a length that’s just below your jawline. This will frame the lower half of your face.

  • Opt for an elongated square shape with a slight layer, choose a length just below the shoulders, or opt for a pixie cut.

4. Oval face. If you have an oval-shaped face, you’re in luck: oval faces are incredibly versatile when it comes to hairstyles.

  • Add a blunt and thick bang along the eyebrow line to condense the length of your face.
  • Try a side part to soften your facial structure.

Hairstyles according to your hair type

Along with your facial structure, you also need to keep in mind the type of hair you have. You won’t be choosing the same style for short and fine hair, long and frizzy hair and straight hair.

Short hair. The popularity of short hair is hard to deny, but beyond being in style, having short hair looks more feminine than ever before.

  • Before making the big leap, speak to your hairstylist. If you’re the type to shed a few tears every time you get a few centimetres cut, you’ll want to go gradually.
  • Choose the perfect short cut for you that complements your face — whether it’s round, square or oval.

Having short hair is no longer synonymous with looking boring. You can completely transform your hairstyle by using accessories like extension clips or chords.

  • The advantage? The accessories are semi-permanent — they allow you the luxury to choose without having to make a commitment.

Long hair. What kind of woman doesn’t dream of having long shiny hair advertised in shampoo commercials? Certainly, having long hair has always been associated with femininity and glamour, but remember that it requires a lot of maintenance.

  • For a radical change without too much hassle, opt for bangs and layers, which will add movement to your hair.
  • Why don’t you try a lovely updo, a ponytail, or wavy hair? They’re excellent ways to take advantage of long hair.
  • Braided hair is another modern way to let your long hair stand out. Plus, the low-maintenance look has never been so stylish!

Curly hair. Curly hair often has a bad reputation because it can be difficult to maintain. But don’t despair! You can rock a gorgeous curly-haired look with the following tips:

  • Find a good hairstylist that will factor in the natural movement of your hair and texture of your curls.
  • Invest in good-quality products. Using good tools designed for curly hair will make all the difference.

Take advantage of your next visit to salon by asking for a luxurious-looking hairstyle. You’ll leave feeling like a Hollywood celebrity walking the red carpet!

Hairstyles for men

Like women, men too closely follow the latest trends in hairstyles for men. Why not take the experience a step further by visiting a barber?

  • Modernize your look by opting for a more refined style.
  • For young boys, a relaxed look is always in style, which doesn’t require more than a few products like gel or styling paste.
  • For older men, thinning hair can pose a challenge. If you’re experiencing balding, try a bold cut with a complete shave. If you’re worried about your hair loss, remember there are a number of ways to limit and prevent it.

Whether a barber or a hairdresser, leaving your haircut to a professional is always a good idea. They will help restore your confidence, recognize your needs, and meet all your style preferences.

Finding a hair salon

You’ve finally found the haircut to suit you perfectly. What do you have left to do? Find the perfect hair salon, of course — and, preferably, a salon that won’t cost an arm and a leg!

You don’t want to entrust your haircut to just anyone. It’s thus crucial to do some research to ensure your hairdresser is a real professional, and that the salon meets excellent standards. To do this, nothing beats visiting the salon itself. But what are the characteristics of a good salon exactly?

  • A good ambiance. Notice how the staff greet you. Do they smile pleasantly, or do they give off a bothered vibe? Do you feel at ease?
  • Cleanliness of the property. Is the space clean? It must be spotless from one end to the other. After all, it’s a matter of hygiene.
  • Competence of the hairdressers. Do they hang their diplomas or certificates on the wall? Are they able to offer a personalized consultation based on the shape of your face? Are they available to listen to your needs?

And remember: trust your first impression when choosing a salon or a hairdresser. If you don’t feel comfortable — on to the next!

Finally, if you’re on a tight budget, take advantage of student hairdressers. Thanks to their great advice and dedication, you’ll often be able to receive the same quality services as you would in a standard salon.

Soft curls, bright colours, a trendy style — these are what women are looking for when they head to the salon. For optimal results, it’s important to factor in the texture of your hair and the frame of your face when choosing a style at the hairdresser. Once you’re all set, leave it to your hairdresser and prepare yourself for your ultimate hair makeover!

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