At one point or another, most of us get the desire to try out new looks and do something drastically different with our hair. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it really doesn’t. If you’ve done this with your look, people usually tell you “It’s just hair, it’ll grow back.” This is something, that although true, is a lot easier to say than to accept when you are stuck with a haircut you hate. Finding the correct length that works for you is a difficult thing to do. It’s hard to envision what a cut is going to look like before it’s done, and sometimes you find out all to late that a certain length is not correct for you. Here are some tips on how to get started on the path to discovering what length is best for you.
DO NOT make impulse decisions about your hair length. You need to really study it out and think it through before you rush off to the nearest ten dollar barber and have your hair chopped. The best thing you can do before snapping to a decision, is to talk to people who know what they’re doing. The most comfortable thing when making these important choices, is having a stylist who you trust. If you can talk to a professional who knows your style and is really good at what they do, they will have the ability to analyze you, your face shape and hair texture, and be able to guide you to a good length choice. If you are really concerned about the choice, another great place to turn when making the decision is technology. There are several awesome computer programs available that will allow you to download an image of yourself onto the computer, and then will show you how you would look with different hair cuts, colors, and styles. If it’s important for you to see the look in order to visualize it properly, this is a good option.
When trying to determine your perfect hair length, face shape is something that needs to be considered very severely. Some face shapes simply do not look very good when combined with certain lengths, and you need to learn what will flatter your form. This is not always very obvious, but is so important! When choosing a hair color, you would not want to pick one that clash with your skin. It is just as important to make sure that your length flatters your face shape and jaw line. For example, it is generally a bad idea for people with a round face shape to have bob style haircuts. Having the line of your hair run right at the roundest part of your face, accentuates that feature, and can make you look distorted and oddly shaped. A round face shape generally looks better with a longer cut. In the same respect, people with oval shaped, thin faces can sometimes look odd with very long, straight hair. It accentuates the length of the face and causes them to appear distorted. Balancing your face shape with your hair length is extremely important.
Finally, hair texture plays a big role in determining which length is best for you. If you have very full and frizzy hair, that looks gorgeous in long curls, it may just appear frizzy and out of control when it’s short. If you have hair that struggles for body, it may appear limp, lifeless and weighty if it is too long.
Finding this perfect length can be difficult with some bumps along the road, but if something goes wrong, always remember, it really does grow back