Many new clients tell me that they are looking for a haircut that works with their face shape. I get it, you want a new style that flatters your face and makes you look your best. Here’s what I want you to really consider and it means more than what face shape you have. What type of hair do you have? What is your lifestyle? How often can you maintain your look? See, if you don’t know the answers to these questions, then it won’t matter at all if your haircut flatters your face.
Your hair is like fabric and what type of fabric you have depicts the care that is needed to make it look its best. Most of you posses fine silk for hair, which is fine, thin and delicate. Others have denim, thick stiff and coarse hair. Not every haircut that looks good on a heart-shaped face will work with your hair type. I don’t know of anyone who has one type of face shape either. Most of you have two or more. You may have an oval forehead and a hear shaped jaw. We are all individual and cookie cutter haircuts don’t work for anyone. So, if you consider your face shape alone, you are not going to leave the salon happy. You have been given a haircut that “flatters” your face, but not your hair. It will leave you frustrated because it won’t style correctly and is time-consuming in your busy, hectic schedule. The magic trick I can share with you, it to get real with yourself and your hair. Talk with your stylist about what haircut works best with your hair TYPE and your lifestyle. Don’t try to make your hair do something it doesn’t want to do. No GOOD haircut should take a lot of time to style each day. The next time you see an article about hairstyles for your face shape, keep flipping the page because that is not the magic solution. Get a haircut for your hair type and lifestyle and you will never have been more happy.