Designing Your Hairstyle

Most women look to celebrities and try to imitate them to adapt their hairstyle. Sometimes this can spell disaster. Hairstyles are not a one size fits all. You may use an anti-danduff shampoo or Treat Greasy Hair but there are many different factors that can make or break a certain hairstyle.

If you have very thick hair, you don’t want to pick a celebrity hairstyle that is for thin hair. Sometimes it will work, but most often you are asking for trouble. If you have very frizzy hair, you don’t want to go with lots of short layers. The shorter your hair, the more the frizziness will be visible and the hair will be much harder to control.

If you have a good hairstylist, he or she may will tell you which is the right style for you depending on your hair texture, hair type, etc.  But in the end, designing your own hairstyle can be the best way to get a flattering hairstyle that works for your hair and skin tones.

Here are few easy steps that you can take to design your own look.

  • Start with your face shape. Pull all the hair off your face and stand in front of a mirror. Trace the outline of your face in the mirror with something that is removable, i.e. soap, dry erase marker. Stand back and look at the shape you have drawn.
  • Know if a celebrity has your face shape and start looking at all the different hairstyle options these celebrities are wearing.
  • Decide which features of those hairstyles you like. Maybe you like the side swept bangs from one celebrity hairstyle and the long layering from another hairstyle. Make copies of all the hairstyle features you like.
  • Go to your stylist with your photos and notes. Show the stylist what features you like and ask him/her to design a hairstyle for you that accentuate the main features you like. It is important to ask the stylist about each aspect of the hairstyle. If the first haircut doesn’t suit you, keep tweaking it. Sometimes it can take years to get the best style.

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