Do you need help choosing your next hairstyle? Don’t worry, you’re in the same place as many people around the world. It’s one of the biggest decisions you can make – and I’m aware of how sad that sounds. Choosing your hairstyle shouldn’t matter, but it means a lot to us! After all, this is one of the first things someone will notice when they see you. A bad hairstyle can provide a bad first impression, and it also might make the rest of your look seem a bit worse for wear.
Clearly, there are hundreds of different styles to choose from. So, how do you pick one that’s right for you? It’s simple, follow the steps in this guide to make the right decision:
Know your face shape
To begin, you have to figure out your face shape. A few different shapes exist, but your face will usually fall into one of these categories:
Learning how to find your face shape is the first step. Basically, all you have to do is take a selfie and analyze it. You’ll soon notice which category you fall into. Why does this matter? Well, different hairstyles are better suited to different faces. So, you can instantly rule out a load of styles that simply don’t look good on you. It’s not your fault; it’s just the face your face is formed stops them from being effective. Similarly, other styles will look much better and bring out your natural beauty. So, find your face shape, then take it from there.
Choose the hair length
Consider how long you want your hair to be. Some people love having hair that falls all the way to their waists. This can be too much for some people, who would rather have it at mid-back length. Of course, you also have people that go to the other extreme and want it super short. The choice is yours, though it partially depends on your face shape. As you do your research, you should see that some lengths suit specific faces more than others.
Furthermore, the length of your hair can depend on the seasons. In winter, you may be inclined to keep your hair as long as possible. It seems like a strangely primal thing, but the extra hair offers warmth from the cold. Likewise, in the hotter months, shorter hairstyles seem more appealing. Keep all of this in mind before choosing how long you want your hair to be.
Look at the current trends
I mentioned the seasons in the previous point, and they actually play a critical role in deciding your hairstyle. As well as the weather, you should take into account the trends of the season. What hairstyles are currently in right now? This can influence your decision as you want to choose a style that follows the current trends. Or, you could go against the grain and purposely choose a style that’s not trending.
Either way, it’s fun to look at some of the different trending hairstyles. Right now, we’re seeing lots of non-binary and androgynous haircuts rising in popularity. These cuts are interesting as they often combine different hair lengths. A ‘typical’ style will have a short back and sides with longer hair on top. It’s a look that’s grown in popularity over the last few years. Spend some time exploring the current trends to see what’s popping and get a bit of inspiration.
Think about your hair color
Next, you need to consider your hair color. Primarily, the big question is, what color do you want your hair to be? If you’re happy with your current color, you might not want to change anything. Or, you could opt for some subtle highlights and shading that bring out the natural color even more. Some people may want a dramatic shift from one color to another. For instance, lots of people go from blonde to brown – or vice versa. Again, you can look at the current trends to see what hair colors are currently in fashion. If anything, this provides some inspiration and helps you see how certain colors look on different people.
It may be worth considering the clothes you wear when choosing your hair color. Now, most hair colors are neutral and go well with everything. Your outfits will probably look the same with blonde, brown, black, or auburn hair. However, we live in a world where you can dye your hair any color you like. As such, you might think about going silver or pink or neon blue. In these cases, your hair will definitely impact your outfits. Think about the potential color clashes if you choose to dye your hair. It can still work, but you may need to invest in new clothes to match your new hair!
Use an app
The final step is to give yourself confidence that the decision is correct. To do this, you can download some apps that help you see yourself in different hairstyles. A lot of these apps exist, but you can also turn to a couple of trusted social media applications. Instagram and Snapchat will both let you see yourself with different hairstyles and colors. Sometimes, they can take things to the extreme and show you what you’d look like with no hair at all!
Basically, it all revolves around clever artificial reality technology. I won’t bore you with the details, but it pretty much creates a filter that alters your appearance. Look for filters relating to hairstyles and colors to see what you’d look like. It’s not perfect, but it does give you a better view of what hairstyles suit you best. For me, it’s particularly effective at seeing various hair colors.
There you have it; follow these steps to choose your next hairstyle. This advice should give you an excellent path to follow if you’re struggling to make a big decision. In the end, it will allow you to feel more confident when choosing your next style. Hopefully, this means it suits you perfectly and improves your confidence!