Thinking About a Brand New Hairstyle?
It doesn’t need to be the new year to consider trying a whole new look. Many of us at some time want to try something completely different with our hair. Before you make a drastic colour change or chop off your long locks it’s a good idea to consider a few things.
Will it Suit You?
You may have a particular haircut or colour in mind, or even have photos of your desired style which look great, but this doesn’t necessarily mean it will work for you and your hair. A number of factors impact whether a particular hairstyle will suit you. This doesn’t necessarily mean abandoning the look all together. A good hairdresser will consult with you and take into account the following, and where possible they will tweak the style to work for you.
Different haircuts suit different face shapes. For example, a long blunt fringe may look fantastic on someone with an oval face but not as good on a round face. A fringe is not something you want to get wrong, as they can take time to grow out.
Depending on your face shape, your hairdresser may suggest a fringe style that is different to what you were thinking but would suit your face shape much better. The same approach applies to any hair cut and length you choose. You can read more on this in our article about what cuts suit specific face shapes.
A number of characteristics can affect what haircuts are best for you. Haircuts that give volume are ideal for people with fine hair, while those with coarse hair benefit from a hairstyle with less bulk, such as those with layers.
Thin hair can look thicker with cuts that are longer and heavier on top. Thick hair may need razor cutting or slicing to remove bulk.
Hair Colour and Colouring
Your current and natural hair colour will need to be considered in your decision-making. If your natural hair colour is quite dark then choosing a platinum blonde colour requires some forethought. The more colour you strip from your hair, the more damage will be done. This doesn’t mean that you can’t go blonde, but that you should speak to your hairdresser about how any damage and breakage can be minimised. Using products such as Olaplex can help you safely achieve this look.
If your hair is already coloured and you want a new shade, the colour correction process may need to be done over time, depending on how significant the change is.
Your complexion also should be taken into account. Different shades or tones suit cooler or warmer colouring better.
The condition of your hair is a key factor in deciding on a hairstyle and cut. Damaged hair may need to be kept shorter and may not be a good candidate for strong colour treatments or changes.
You should always consider your personal lifestyle and whether you can perform the required maintenance on your hair to keep it looking at its best.
If you don’t have time to style your hair daily, then you will want a low maintenance cut. If you like to use heating appliances on a regular basis, this should also be taken into account.
Consult the Experts
A new haircut or colour can go a long way in terms of your confidence and feeling great about yourself...when it’s done right. You should consult a hairdresser you trust to make sure you get the right look for you.
For an obligation-free consultation contact us or book an appointment today. B Hair Salon, located in the fashionable Oxford Street precinct of Bulimba, is your go-to hairdressing expert.