Your best haircut

Ever gone into a salon and left hating your new cut???

I’m sure it’s happened at least once in your life, and it’s not a very happy moment. Getting a haircut you’re satisfied with can be possible thru good communication. Your stylists’ definition of not too short is not the same as yours.

Bringing a picture of the style you want is also a good idea. Be very descriptive when getting a haircut to ensure you get what you paid for. Ask the stylist what cut would best suit your facial structure and one which you can maintain at home. Realistically you don’t want a cut which would take an hour to style if you don’t have the time. Ask friends or family if they recommend any salons.
Is your face round, oval, square or heart-shaped?

Round faces have a fuller frame and cheeks. Good haircuts are those which include layers below the ear to balance the roundness. Medium to long is a better choice than short since it will make your face look rounder.

Square faces, are the most common. They have very strong features with the same proportion at the forehead, cheeks and jaw line. Volume will subtle the jaw line and forehead. Layers in the top crown can help achieve this look. Short to medium length works better. Add some curls or waves for face to appear less squared.

Heart-shape is not too common, it’s wider at the forehead and narrow at the chin. Like a triangle. Short to long hair will look good on this shape. Add layers below the cheekbones or try a choppy look.

Oval is considered as “the perfect shape” since it’s symmetrical. Wider at the cheekbones with a narrow jaw line and chin. Many options are available for an oval shape. You can go from a short bob cut to long beachy waves. Add side swept bangs, or even try an edgier look

Once you figure out your possibilities and what style you’re comfortable with, talk to your stylist so you’re both on the same page. They can also help by suggesting tips or different options. These are just a few tips and suggestions, remember good communication with your stylist is key in achieving that perfect cut

Sports Illustrated Cover Model Marisa Miller at The Mirage, Las Vegas
photo credit: Alex E. Proimos

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