to find your ideal haircut what we all really want is for someone
to just know the answer. We live in hope!
So to help you
get it right, what do you need to consider?
- Face shape
- Natural movement: curly, straight, afro
- Texture: fine, thick
- Lifestyle: are you sporty and need a wash and go type style or does your work require you to tie your hair-up, do you wear make-up or not as some colours look good with both but others do not.
shapes and complementing them with the right cut have been dealt
with on other pages, but separating the rest of the rules into
nice easy to use sections is a little harder and as we all know
every rule was made to be broken. But you want answers, I hear
you cry, so we jotted down a few we could think of, then went
out and asked the experts. So if you like what they have to say
you should consider these points when you next need a cut.
Great for lift and body but can make fine hair look thin if not
shapes: Often percieved as 'sexy long flowing hair' but watch
out that yours doesn't hang around your face like a curtain! If
your face is long or you have naturally dark circles under the
eyes this type of cut can often make you look drawn and unhealthy.
Bozina senior stylist at Wink Hair in Sydney suggests "a shiny semi permanent
colour to make long hair look sexy and healthy".
curls: Curls suggest fun and you will never suffer from lack
of volume but make sure you get your hair reshaped regularly as
when a layered style gets a little too long it can look very round,
so making your face look fat or too "girlish'. Also watch
out for one length shapes that can end up looking triangular and
rather cartoonish, not to mention how wide this can make your
Bozina says "length helps with controlling
curl and you must always have the right shampoo and styling products
to suit your hair type".
Image courtesy 2007 AHFAwards/Paula Kelly QLD.
Not something we consider ourselves as we don't have to look at
this angle in the mirror! However you do need to think about this
when considering the shape of a cut. A slightly saggy chin can
be lifted with the right angle of tapering into the nape or exaggerate
it! A fringe (bangs) cut bluntly into very long hair can look
disconnected and "stuck on" if not used in combination
with soft layering around the face.
When talking to a hairdresser about
a new cut, check out our section
sure your hairdresser understands what you want for
tips. It can make a big difference to be able to tell your hairdresser
exactly what you want.
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Haircuts to suit your face shape.
What is the 'thinning hair' technique?
Disconnected hair cuts
What's in: Celebrity looks.
Blow dry and styling - including plaiting and up styling
Hair coloring, perming and chemical straightening
Hair salons - getting the most from your next salon visit
More about your hair type
Hair product information
Hair loss information
Medical conditions of the hair and scalp