When it comes to changing your hairstyle or color, most of us have a very specific look in mind. Something as temporary as a haircut or color can affect you in a very powerful way. It can turn any of your bad hair days into the best one you've ever seen, but... it can also bring you a lot more self-confidence and empowerment. However, if your cut or color goes wrong, well, it could leave you very, very upset (need we really go into details?!). What most people don't know is that we, ourselves, can make the hair change process way more risk-free with a few simple basics.
1. Know your face shape and hair texture
Every face shape has different hairstyles that suit them. Once you know if you have an oval, circle, square, or heart-shaped face, you can figure out what suits you best. The best way to figure out your face shape by looking at your jawline. It is also useful to know your hair texture as it plays a significant part in the hair look you want to achieve. Whether you have thin, fine hair or thick, curly hair, you can't expect to achieve the opposite from a hair cut. So If you have thick, curly hair, do not expect your stylist to recreate Jennifer Aniston's glossy fine locks. Instead, have more realistic expectations and find hair inspiration from people who have the same hair texture as you do.
2. Consider your lifestyle
This is a very important thing to take into consideration. Your hairstyle is another thing that represents who you are and what you do. If you live a very busy life and know you won't really have time to do your hair, then consider a look that's low maintenance (aka, don't get bangs). Consider a look that you can make you look good from just a hair wash and rinse. Think of Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's modern shag. It is a simple style that is full of layers, and gives you effortless volume to your hair.