Many women stick to the same hair cut for years and then find that as they get older, it isn’t really as flattering as it used to be.
Changing your hair can be quite daunting and some consideration needs to be taken before making an appointment with a hairdresser.
Begin by assessing your face shape. Tie your hair back from your face so you can see it clearly and decide which of the Colour Me Beautiful categories you fit into; Oval, Square, Rectangle, Inverted Triangle and Round. Different face shapes look better with certain hair styles as follows:
Oval: If you have a balance oval shaped face you have more choice as most hair styles will suit you.
Square: If you have a square face, hair styles that soften the outline of your face will be more flattering. Avoid straight bobs and straight fringes as these will accentuate the shape of your face.
Rectangle: If you have a long narrow face, softer layered styles will at width to your face. Avoid straight long hair as this will make your face look longer. A fringe can make your face look shorter.
Inverted Triangle: By adding volume and interest to your jaw line you can balance your face and make the upper part look less wide and the lower part less narrow. Fringes should be light and volume on the top avoided.
Round: Angular cuts are better for a round face and round bobs or a tightly perm should be avoided.
Other factors that need to be considered are your age, the texture of your hair (thick or fine) the colour and whether or not it has natural wave or is dead straight. Some styles just wont work with some hair textures and while you do want to look up to date, your hairstyle needs to suit your age and lifestyle.
An Image consultant can help you with choosing the right colour and style to suit you and most good hairdressers can advise you on what styles will suit your hair type.
Spend some time looking at magazines and finding pictures of hair styles you like. A good hairdresser will be able to adapt certain styles to suit your hair type, age and personality. Finally, consider how much time you are prepared to spend on restyling your hair at home after you have washed it. Your hairdresser needs to know this so he/she can adapt the style to suit your needs.