A short haircut is chic, denotes confidence and will make you stand out from the crowd. A shorter style can be the perfect look for the summer months, and will definitely add an air of mystery to your look. Before booking your appointment at the hair salon, here are a few important questions to ask yourself before deciding whether or not a short haircut is right for you.
Are you high or low maintenance?
Contrary to popular belief, shorter hairstyles require a lot of daily attention. If you’re the type of person whose easy fix is a ponytail when you have a slightly bad hair day, a short haircut may not be your match.
Remember that no matter your hair length, you should be aiming for a maintenance appointment at Bob + Paige Hair Salon every six to eight weeks. This is even more important with short hair.
Opting for shorter strands requires regular maintenance, and not keeping up with this will cause your hair to fall flat.
What is your lifestyle?
It’s important that your hair style matches the activities that you participate in daily. Are you always on the go, or are you more of a homebody?
Think about how much time you spend on your hair each day. Are you willing to use products and tools? Or are you comfortable with having an effortless look each day? If you don’t have the time in your routine to style your hair, the look will not appear the way it should.
What is your face shape?
Different styles of short hair suit some face shapes better than others. Typically, a pixie cut doesn’t flatter a round face, but by adding some shorter bangs to frame your face, a pixie can work for a round face shape as well.
What is your hair texture?
Discuss with a stylist at the hair salon if your hair texture is right for a short cut. One of the main elements of choosing a flattering hair cut is seeing which style best suits your hair texture. For example, curly hair or fine hair won’t work with all short hair styles – however, there are work arounds that you can speak with your stylist about!
Ask your close friends and family!
Sometimes it can be hard to judge the look that is right for you. Seek input from those who see you every day. Ask your friends and family what they think of you with a short hair style.
Ease Into It
If you have been attached to your long locks for a long time, a dramatic change to a short haircut can be intimidating. If this makes you more comfortable, go through different stages and work your way shorter over time as you get used to shorter hair. Discuss the changes with your hair stylist throughout the stages and see what works best for you!