4 Tips for picking your perfect Hairstyle

It is important that you consult an experienced hairdresser to help you work out how you can adapt a style and colour to suit your look, lifestyle and budget.

Working with your natural beauty (see the tips below in our infographic) a well-trained hairdresser will be able to personalise an on-trend hairstyle that you might have thought was out of reach.

Need some proof? This article shows how celebrities are mixing up their hairstyles all the time and do not confine themselves to one look.

4 Tips for picking your perfect Hairstyle

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Tips for picking your perfect hairstyle

Picking a new hairstyle can be a challenging task.
After wearing the same look for many years it’s only natural to feel like a change.

It is important that you consult an experienced hairdresser to help you work out how you can adapt a style and colour to suit your look, lifestyle and budget. Working with your natural beauty (see the tips below) a well-trained hairdresser will be able to personalise an on-trend hairstyle that you might have thought was out of reach.

Picking your colour

Take your temperature!
One of the best ways to gauge what hair colour will work to accentuate your natural beauty is to match your hair to your skin tone.

Warm Skin Tone -> Gold Jewelery looks good on you -> Choose a hair colour with a YELLOW or RED base
Cool Skin Tone -> Silver Jewelery looks good on you -> Choose a hair colour with a NEUTRAL or BLUE base

Your hair has it’s own tone too!
Your hairdresser can advise what the underlying pigment is of your hair’s natural colour, to recommend the colours that would work best for your hair in the healthiest way possible.

Eyes on the Prize!

Picking a hair colour that correctly compliments your eyes can not only make those peepers pop but can also brighten your complexion and make you look more awake and alert.

BLUE
GREEN
HAZEL
BROWN

Creative Colour

This is your anything is possible colour chart and you need an artist to get this right for you.
If you’re blonde and looking for subtle, then the pastel colour’s are a great place to start. The rules are more lenient when being creative with vibrant colours, but top colour artists will take your skin and eye tone into account and try to keep within your recommended tonal ranges.
This will show the difference between HOT and NOT!

PASTELS
VIBRANTS

Picking your style

Face it, it’s all about shape!
Hair styles are all about shape, movement and geometry.
It’s about putting the perfect frame around your face to bring balance and perspective to the overall shape. A well trained hairdresser will be able to personalise a hairstyle for your particular facial characteristics.
Look how these celebrities can rock different looks.

FACE SHAPE
OVAL -> Oval shaped faces are the most versatile and can pull off most hairstyles. A side fringe and messy curls are perfect for adding shape to an oval face.
ROUND -> A fringe and layers can slim and add length to the face. Avoid feathering around cheek level.
SQUARE -> A longer hairstyle can soften and frame the edge of the face. Long layers can also soften the jawline.
HEART -> A soft, curly or wavy style that frames the face. Also Pixie cuts or a layered shouler length style.

What’s your hair type?

Of course you know how you hair behaves but knowing your hair type will help you understand how best to care for it and how far away from nature you can stray. The cuticle of the hair determines whether the hair is straight, wavy or curly. While there are many different types of hair, nearly every type can be categorised into one of 4 types. Your hairdresser can advise you on additional hair treatments and services that help solve problems like frizzy hair or fine hair.

STRAIGHT HAIR
Straight hair can sometimes appear greasy, lifeless, frizzy or boring. To avoid this, avoid heavy conditioners and keep dry shampoo on hand to give your hair an afternoon boost.

WAVY HAIR
This hair type is the perfect happy medium between curls and straight hair. Schedule a deep conditioning treatment at least once a week to enhance that bouncy look.

CURLY HAIR
Curly hair is more susceptible to heat damage. Avoid using a hair dyer where possible. To enhance those curls, apply product to wet hair, then use a light towel to squeeze the curls towards the scalp.

COILED/ KINKY HAIR
Kinky hair tends to be the driest of all types and will shrink down or become fizzy when dry. Apply a light gel and styling butters to add moisture and texture to your hair.

Why talented hairdressers are worth seeking out.

Great hairdressers will automatically have a feel for which hairstyles will work for you and how to vary the style to create the most flattering look for you.
Read this article about face shapes
– it shows us that if celebrities can go long, short and everything in between, so can you!

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2 replies
  1. Annie Frances
    Annie Frances says:

    I want to change my look and I think the best way to do that is to change my hairstyle. I have a round face so I think I’ll ask my hairdresser for some layers. Thanks for the tips!

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  2. Olivia Nelson
    Olivia Nelson says:

    I like your comment on how your hair type can play into the stylist you pick. It would seem that meeting with a stylist would be a good way to determine if they can work with your hair or not. I’m looking for a new hair salon so I ‘ll have to find someone who can work with my hair type well.

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