A new hairstyle can transform the way you look and feel. It can give your confidence a massive boost. Whether you’re going for a complete change, a subtle change, or just a freshening up, there are a few key points to keep in mind when choosing a new look.
What is your lifestyle?
What you do all day every day will have a big influence on the type of hairstyle you choose. Do you work in an office or corporate environment? Do you work outside? Need to tie your hair up? If so, it might need to be long enough to do so. Does it need to stay out of your face? Consider a shape that will be practical. Do you need to look your best for customers and clients? In a nutshell, make sure you choose a style that will work easily for your daily life.
What is your hair styling routine?
Are you a wash and wear person or do you enjoy spending time blowdrying and styling? If you don’t currently spend time working on your hair, it’s unlikely that you’ll change a lifetime habit. So choose something low maintenance and suited to your natural hair texture. Likewise, if you work on your hair each morning and love to use styling tools and products, you may be able to choose a more versatile style or one that requires work to get it looking magic.
When choosing a new colour, skintone is most important. Regardless of whether you decide to go darker or lighter, a colour tone that suits your skin is super important. Choosing the right colour and tone can make you look fresher and more radiant. And you know how great that can make you feel.
You may love a certain shape on your favourite celeb or influencer, but if you want the same look, make sure you have a similar face shape. In western culture, an oval face shape is often considered a beauty ideal. If you agree, try working towards a shape that enhances your cheekbones, makes your eyes pop and creates an oval looking shape out of your face. If your face is naturally oval, then you’re good to go with most styles.
Is your hair fine or coarse? Is it thick or sparse? Curly? Frizzy? Wavy? Straight? Often we are attracted to what we haven’t got. There are a great range of tools and products that we can use to transform a look, but it helps to keep you hair type in mind before you begin.
How often are you willing to visit the salon for regular touch ups? Will your new style need to be redone every 5 or 6 weeks? Or will it stretch out to 7 or 8? Do you need to have fringe trims in between salon visits? Will your stylist help you with that? Are you choosing a colour that endures? Or are you into a colour for a good time rather than a long time?
There’s a lot to think about, but if you want to feel and look your best with a whole new look, consider all these things before putting together a Pinterest page or folder of images you love so that you and your hairstylist can co-create a brand new you.
Are you ready for a fresh look? Like a little help in deciding? Book now at Rodney Wayne. We recognize that everyone is beautiful in our own unique way. We offer a free consultation and to care for your hair we use and recommend L’Oréal Professionnel products. All our stylists and colourists are expertly trained to enhance the beauty of your hair without compromising the health or integrity of your hair. We look forward to seeing you, and your new hairstyle soon!
Rodney Wayne Creative Director