A good haircut can effortlessly give you a new chic look, inspire confidence, and trimming hair periodically has proven to be good for hair health and growth. However, lots of women make the mistake of seeing a glamorous haircut on a celebrity and excitedly rush off to the salon only to end up with a hair disaster. It is terribly disappointing when that happens, and it takes months to grow hair out of a particular haircut, so a botched haircut means days upon days of disguising it with hair ties and bobby pins. To avoid that, here are some tips a woman should keep in mind before going in for a haircut.
Decide whether you’re ready
A haircut is also a commitment you cannot go back on. So before you even decide what kind of cut you want, be sure to take a while and make up your mind as to whether you actually want that haircut or not. You don’t want to look back and regret this decision, because you’ll have to live with it for several months.
Talk to the stylist
If you have a salon you regularly go to for hair care and haircuts, you probably won’t need to worry about this one. However, not every woman has a personal favorite salon, so if you’re going in for a drastically different haircut or are visiting a new salon, sit down with the stylist and discuss what kind of style you want, and what he or she thinks would suit you as well. Many stylists have a great eye for such details, but in case they don’t, your hair will suffer. So have a talk with them before going for the actual cut.
Maintenance and care
Nearly every haircut looks perfect at first when it’s fresh from the salon, because of all the products and finesse used by the stylists. However, you need to understand if the haircut will remain like that or if it will require additional care. Curly haired ladies may have to put in more thought on what length they want to keep their hair, as long hair can get unmanageable but short hair may not work out. However, there are many short haircuts for black women that you can try out.
Face shape matters a lot when it comes to haircuts. You might want to assess the structure of your face- is it round, oval, heart-shaped, or long? You can look up hairstyles suited to your facial shape and then shortlist the one you think would look best.
Another important factor to consider is texture. Bangs, for example, wonderfully suit women with straight, smooth textured hair, but would be difficult to style and maintain for beauties with curly or wavy tresses. Different textures carry off different hairstyles in their own unique way.
That being said, sometimes we do make mistakes, so don’t be depressed if the haircut doesn’t go as planned. There’s always next time, and you’re always going to be beautiful, no matter what.