Your Personal Hair Style

Most people try countless hairstyles in their lifetime. Most of us have tried styles we immediately regretted. If you’ve ever left the salon on the verge of tears, you know the impact a bad hairstyle can have on your self-esteem. You probably asked for a hairstyle you saw in a magazine or on a celebrity, and your stylist may have duplicated it properly. The reality could be that you simply weren’t meant to wear that style. 

When it comes to choosing a style, there are three important things you’ll have to consider in order to select a style you’ll be proud to rock. 

-  Hair Styles Frame the Face Differently 

The shape of your face has a lot to do with what hairstyle you should ultimately choose. If you have a round face, short, straight bobs may make your face look more round. If you have an oval face, a pixie cut can make your face look too long. 

If you have a heart-shaped face, layers or bodies that add width to your temples can make your face look disproportionate. 

When deciding on a style, make sure you know what it will look like on someone with the same face shape as you. Your hair will take some serious time to grow back if you cut it into a style, and it’s better to learn from the mistakes of others before you make a full-on commitment. 

-  Different Hair Textures Work Best in Different Styles 

If your hair is naturally bone straight, you’re not going to have great long term success with a style that’s meant for wavy hair. If your hair has a natural kink or a tight curl, shorter styles will likely respond to humidity and wind up looking poufy after a few hours. Certain styles may require you to get special chemical treatments on your hair, the effects of which can be very damaging. You’ll also need to frequently redo these treatments. 

Think about if all the damage and all the money is really worth it for a style that won’t work with your hair texture. If you’re very committed to it, it may be worthwhile. If you don’t think you’ll be able to keep up with it or if you don’t want to risk damaging your hair, you’re better off sticking with a style that’s suited to your natural hair type. 


-  Your Hair Is a Large Part of Your Appearance 

Your hair is just as important as your body or your face, and most people don’t realize that. Certain haircuts or hairstyles can affect different areas of emphasis. 

For example, longer hair looks better on curvy bodies because it provides balance, 
while shorter hair will draw attention to larger areas of your body. Your hairstyle affects your silhouette in some pretty tremendous ways. Some shorter hairstyles can even make your face appear fuller, something that many of us are trying to avoid with great contouring and highlighting.  

Whatever you choose to do with your hair is completely up to you – just make sure you aren’t making any decisions you can regret. There are always apps that simulate what haircuts, colors, and styles will look like on you, allowing you to try them out before you fully commit. 

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