When was the last time you changed your style of hair? Be honest. Are you growing tired of it but a little scared to change it? Change can be scary, but often it can be the most amazing thing to instigate.
I understand, you can become attached to you locks and cling onto familiarity. But there is no doubt that with a fresh new and flattering hairstyle, you’ll be turning heads next time you venture out for dinner, go to a friend’s house for a soiree or attend a professional event.
Style of Hair Strategies
Here are some strategies to give you ease of mind when it comes to a major hair makeover.
If you’ve had the same mid-length bob for years, it’s time for a change. With modern technology and advancements within salons, you can make your hair shorter, longer, fuller or more layered in just one appointment with a hair stylist.
Add Hair Extensions
You could choose to add length to your tresses. While you haven’t felt hair down your back since you were at school, now might be the time to return to a more feminine style. You might want to consider clip in hair extensions that can be easily removed or you might want to opt for the more permanent and secure option.
Giving your hair extra length means that you could select a faux 1970s Charlie’s Angel look or go for a sleek straight coif.
With bangs, you could achieve a sculptural hairstyle, or you may wish to explore the subtle natural waves and kinks already present within your natural locks. Whatever look you’re after, you can achieve this with the length of your hair.
Perhaps a shorter pixie crop is more drastic. If you have a petite, round or heart-shaped face, pixie cuts can look feminine and cute, and they are easy to maintain. Although jaws will drop when they see you for the first time after chopping off your mane, this will be in awe and wonder at such an amazing haircut rather than because of a style faux pas.
While the length of your tresses can play a dramatic role in altering your look, so can the colour of your hair.
If greys are slowly starting to creep into your locks, you may already attempt to cover them using a semi-permanent dye. Matching your natural hue, you have merely wanted to blend the grey into your hair in the past. However, what about going for a brand new look with a dramatic shift of tone. You may want to go from brunette to blonde, blonde to redhead or redhead to raven black.
When changing your hair colour, you also need to take into consideration a change of hair maintenance. You need to look through a list of specialist shampoos and conditioners designed specifically for coloured hair and see which one will suit you best.
Hair colourants can dull out quickly if you don’t use the right product. Using the appropriate shampoos, you can ensure that the richness and vibrancy of your colour remains for the maximum time.
Talk To Your Stylist
If you’re concerned about chopping off your locks or making such a drastic change to your appearance, chat with your stylist about the sort of look you’re after. They have years of experience and can suggest alternative options if they think a short crop won’t go with your oblong face shape.
Bangs, layers and asymmetrical cuts are all on trend this season and have been adorning the catwalk en masse. Any stylist worth his or her money will be proud to show off their work and will enjoy empowering you with the makeover that you’re after.
The Gist of it
Don’t think that you have to combine all of these elements at once to create a new style of hair for yourself. Begin with a new colour first, then a couple of months later add some extensions or try bangs for the first time.
Making incremental changes can also revolutionize your style of hair and means you don’t have to scare yourself half to death when you see four inches of your tresses fall to the floor. Enjoy experimenting and launching a brand new you the next time you visit the salon.
Are you thinking of changing your style of hair?
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Rania, great suggestions for a hair style makeover! I am still in the process of growing out a super short pixie cut from two years ago! I have had a love-hate relationship with short hair for my entire life. I grow it out to about shoulder length, then cut it down to nothing, only to start the grow out process again. Cycle repeat!
The Wardrobe Stylist says
maybe it’s time to grow it out and get some layers or try out extensions!!