What do you need to know before you go off to get your hair cut? Well, in order to get a hairstyle that is right for you, there are six items to take into account before you go to the salon. In no particular order, these are your personality, your face shape, your lifestyle, your wishes, your body shape and your hair texture.


Personality | Hairstyle

When you think about your hairstyle, you may not automatically take your personality into consideration. However, you really should. For example, if you are a fairly conservative person, you do not want to dress yourself up too much with an outlandish style. If you are an outside of the box type person, you want a style that matches that. You would not be comfortable or happy looking like everyone else.

Personality is important. It is who you are at your core. You will never enjoy a hairstyle that does not complement the type of person you are on the inside.

Face Shape| Hairstyle

Your face shape is important when it comes to how you style your hair. There are five main shapes, including square, long, oval, round and heart. First, you must determine what shape you are. Then, you need to discover what hairstyles look the best with that shape.

However, it is important to note that face shape does not matter to everyone. It really only comes into play if there is a particular feature that you need to soften, like a protruding forehead or an extremely angular face. If you choose correctly, your style can help to minimize the appearance of these features. The wrong style can make them stand out.

Most people have an oval face with no outstanding features. In this case, you do not need to worry too much about the shape of your face.

Lifestyle| Hairstyle

Your lifestyle matters more than you might think to your hair. Do you enjoy spending time in the morning, perfecting your look? If so, just about any hair style should do because you are going to tend to it the right way. However, if you want to get up and go, you do not want to get a style that takes a lot of work.

There are a few things that you should talk about with your stylist when it comes to your lifestyle. Do you often wear your hair up? If so, your hair needs to be long enough to accommodate that. How do you dry your hair? How long do you spend in the bathroom in the morning getting ready for the day? Do you know how to handle your bangs? And finally, can you afford to come back to the salon to get the touch ups necessary for a color?

You must talk in-depth about your lifestyle with the person cutting your hair. This is the only way they can ensure that you get what you want and what you need.

Wishes| Hairstyle

What do you want in a style? Do you like the way layers look on others but do not like the way they look on you? Are you nervous about a short hairstyle because you do not think it will be attractive to the opposite sex?

Body Shape| Hairstyle

Certain body types need to be aware of what hairstyles flatter them. For example, if you are very tall and very thin, a really short hairstyle may not work for you. If you have a lot of curves, it is important to go with a style that gives you body. In addition, if you are petite or busty, you must think carefully about your hair style as well.

Hair Texture| Hairstyle

Hair texture may be the most important factor when it comes to selecting a great hair style. The texture of your hair impacts not only the overall style, but also how long it should be and the method the stylist uses to trim your hair.

Hair can be many things. It might be coarse, curly or frizzy. It could be wavy or fine. Or, it could simply be straight. You must understand your hair makeup in order to determine the best cut. If you do not, you may not look your best. You may even be quite upset with a cut that would look good on someone with a different hair texture.

In addition, hair texture matters when it comes to the styling products and tools you decide to use.

There are a number of factors to consider when you get your hair cut. Think about your hair’s best features. Consider what you do not like about your hair. Determine what you think needs to be different about your hair. Discuss all of that with your stylist. It is very important that you share your concerns. If you do not, you are unlikely to get what you want when it comes to a hairstyle.

Jane Park