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How to Get the Stylish New Haircut You Really Want

Updated on March 30, 2018
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Sadie Holloway enjoys discovering simple ways to stay organized and manage her time better at home, at work, and out in the community.

I want to change my look but how can I avoid getting a hairstyle I regret?

Good communication with your stylist is key when trying out a new hairstyle. Here are some tips and video clips for how to get what you really want on your next visit to the hair salon.

Sometimes simply changing your hair color is all it takes to transform your look. But before making a drastic change, think about your current wardrobe, your skin tone, age and make-up style before choosing a new color.
Sometimes simply changing your hair color is all it takes to transform your look. But before making a drastic change, think about your current wardrobe, your skin tone, age and make-up style before choosing a new color. | Source

Any woman of any age can try these hair makeover tricks. Whether it's a new back-to-school look, a fresh style for your job, or you want to look great for a special occasion, you should take extra care and attention when choosing a new color, cut, and style. The right haircut should make your life easier and more enjoyable. After all, whether you're at the office, out on the town, or relaxing at home, when you look good, you feel good!

Is the new hairstyle you want to try going to be suitable for your hectic work schedule?
Is the new hairstyle you want to try going to be suitable for your hectic work schedule? | Source

A flattering haircut does more than just complement the shape of your face. You also need to take your clothing and fashion choices into consideration. For example, if you're someone who wears sharp, tailored suits for work then perhaps a sophisticated hairstyle would look best on you. On the other hand, if you're a stay-at-home mom and you play an active role in your children's lives, a casual, on-the-go look might be more appropriate for you.

A simple hairstyle that can be quickly swept up into a ponytail and tucked under a hat works well for many busy moms on the go!
A simple hairstyle that can be quickly swept up into a ponytail and tucked under a hat works well for many busy moms on the go! | Source

Selecting the perfect haircut starts with finding an experienced hairdresser at a quality hair salon. Seek out the advice of your friends your own age whose hair always looks fresh and stylish. Women who take care of their hair as they age usually have a regular stylist that they work with. Ask your friends if they have a stylist who is accepting new clients. Most friends would be happy to recommend someone to you.

When it comes to selecting a hair salon, do you trust the recommendations of strangers giving online reviews? Or do you prefer to find someone through word of mouth?
When it comes to selecting a hair salon, do you trust the recommendations of strangers giving online reviews? Or do you prefer to find someone through word of mouth? | Source

Meet with the stylist. Most beauty salons offer complimentary hair consultations for new clients. Meeting with a new stylist is a good idea, especially if you plan to change your appearance and update your look. During the consultation, the stylist will ask you questions about your current hair routines, your lifestyle (working or leisurely), your personality and your preferences. It's important to find someone you like, so consider the consultation process as an opportunity to interview whomever will be caring for your hair.

When you arrive for your consultation, dress as you normally do on a day-to-day basis. Wear the same type of clothes, cosmetics and jewelry that you have on most of the time. Women of a certain age tend to wear different make-up and accessories than younger women. This will help your stylist get a sense of what cut and color would look good on you. Here are some things that could influence the type of haircut that the stylist recommends for you:

  • Do you normally wear little to no make-up or do you like to boldly accent your eyes, lips and cheeks with rich colors?
  • Is your jewelry large, modern and funky?
  • If do you wear smaller pieces of dainty, vintage jewelry?
  • Do you prefer blouses with open necklines or do you wear clothes and accessories such as scarves that sit close to your face, chin and neck?

The answers to these questions will help your new stylist recommend a haircut that is flattering for someone your age.

Be sure to discuss any chemical sensitivities you have. If you've had a bad reaction to a treatment (i.e.; perms, dyes, relaxers), be sure to let your stylist know during the consultation. As you get older, your skin may respond differently to various treatments. Don’t be afraid to ask questions.

During the consultation, ask how often certain styles and color treatments will need to be maintained. Finding the right hair design at any age means finding something that not only looks good on you; it also has to fit your budget and schedule.

If you've never had a hair consultation before, the video below offers insights into how a hair session works.

Oh no! That's not what I wanted!

When you are unhappy with the results at your beauty salon, what do you normally do?

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Wigs are a fun and playful way to try out a new hairstyle without taking a risk. You can try on fanciful wigs at a costume shop or specialty hair salon. (Wigs are also great when your dream haircut doesn't work out the way you planned!)
Wigs are a fun and playful way to try out a new hairstyle without taking a risk. You can try on fanciful wigs at a costume shop or specialty hair salon. (Wigs are also great when your dream haircut doesn't work out the way you planned!) | Source

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  • Alyssa Nichol profile image

    Alyssa 

    6 months ago from Ohio

    "Selecting the perfect haircut starts with finding an experienced hairdresser at a quality hair salon." -- Yes to this! 100 times over! However, that is often easier said than done. Great, informative article with awesome tips!

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