Have you had the same hairstyle for years?
You might feel that it's time for a change (and it probably is) but are not sure where to start when it comes to choosing a new style.
I am not a hairdresser, and so I am approaching this in a similar manner to the way I work out what sort of wardrobe suits a client. I look at their body shape, personality, colouring and lifestyle to come up with an easy and workable wardrobe.
So here's a few steps that may help you to choose the type of hairstyle that will suit you.
1. What does your lifestyle allow when it comes to your hair? Do you have time to spend styling your hair every morning, or are you always in a mad rush to get out the door? A style that requires straightening or curling daily may not be your best choice. Can you afford to get your hair cut and coloured every few weeks? Short hairstyles are easy to do each morning, but require very regular style cuts to maintain them.
Before you begin looking at styles, look at the practicalities.
2. What's your face shape? Different hair styles look better on different face shapes - there are hundreds of articles to be found on google. To determine your face shape, drawn a coloured circle around a photo of your face. It should be easy to see what shape you most resemble. You can then start looking at different cuts and style to suit that shape.
3. Colour - I prefer to leave this up to the hair colouring experts. Keep in mind your life style priorities though. If in doubt, be subtle with colour - go for something like fine foils
4. Personality - Just like your clothing should reflect your personality, to a certain degree, so should your hair. Start collecting photos of hair styles that appeal to you - Pinterest is a great tool for doing this - and after you've collected about twenty or so photos, you'll probably start to see a pattern emerge. That's your 'style personality' emerging!
5. Finally - be realistic. If you have thin, dead straight hair, don't ask your hairdresser to give a you a style that is suited to thick curly hair. It's just not going to work.
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I am available for workshops, public speaking, wardrobe audits and personal shopping styling sessions, based in Perth, Western Australia.