What is the first thing you say when you meet a hairstylist out of the salon environment. For hair stylists it’s a part of everyday life when you meet someone for the first time, in any social gathering it’s a guaranteed question ‘What would you do with my hair’?
Tell me about your hair? What do you like? What’s not working ? How would you like it to look? These are some of the questions hair stylists should be asking ………
The truth is, as in modern fashion, almost anything goes’ a pair of Brogues with a Primark top, there are no hard rules anymore! A mash of clothes from our wardrobes soon turn into a new look, the more individual the better. The same could be said for the style of our hair and how it’s worn. A quirky cut with professional colour can see home styling, peek-a-boo braids or simple ponies look stylish.
A great haircut can look like a very bad haircut if cut it on the wrong hair type or could even expose your least favourite features… however, when you see a new style you’d like to try, let your stylist know what you like about it. Maybe the colour, the texture or the shape, The style can usually be adapted to suit you. Of course a few general rules still apply, Bob’s can make a round face look fuller, but to answer the question What would you do with my hair? It’s all about suitability.
Lengths, fringes, styles and colours can all be adapted to create the right shape for you so use pictures for part ideas and inspiration, not necessarily for generic copy.
Fringes can lengthen or shorten the appearance of face length so choosing and maintaining the perfect length could be your style breaker!
There are many different layering patterns, which create or reduce volume. Volume is most certainty not the same as thickness so less is often more where layering is concerned! Bear this in mind before asking for lots of layers.
Short-cropped styles are more complimentary on a petite face but can be easily adapted with a softer perimeter, asymmetry or partially maintained length.
Every haircut will be best complemented with a great colour, this could be your own natural colour especially if you are lucky enough to have the silver look which is big right now and is timeless anyway when on healthy shiny hair! Long-standing client of mine ‘ Susan’ has this splendour of silver and I always encourage her to keep it natural. However, for the most part the pictures of styles you see out there will all be coloured.
Don’t be afraid of colour, colour can add shine and vibrancy to your hair, many techniques, products and introductions mean the choice of non committal colour along with superbly healthy and thicker hair! All of this can be achieved with the correct advice. It feels good when you love your hair !