A haircut may seem like a simple process - sit in a chair, get your hair cut and you're done. But unless you want it cut to your preference with results that make you happy, that definitely isn't the way to do it. Like most activities, haircuts too require a fair bit of preparation. If you'd like to get a haircut that you like when you see in the mirror rather than one you regret when you're back home, we've got the solution. Before you next haircut appointment, make sure you remember these 5 tips.
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1. Understand What You Want
Before you even step into the salon, it's important to understand what you want from the haircut. Do you want a radical new look by chopping the length? Do you want a runway inspired hairstyle? Or do you just want a few inches trimmed off? Do your research about the look you want, carry a picture of a hairstyle you like and then book your appointment.
2. Maintenance Is Important
Sometimes you may like a particular hairstyle, but the maintenance needed to keep it looking fantastic is far too much. Once you step out of the salon, maintaining a hairstyle is up to you. Keep in mind your lifestyle, exercise habits, commute etc. and how you wear your hair to all of these. If it's working out too high maintenance for your taste, ask your hairstylist to recommend a cut that's lower on upkeep instead.
3. Do It Because You Want It
It's never a good idea to get pressured into a haircut. Just because you got out of a bad breakup or your friend got a new pixie isn't good enough reason. Emotions dictating your haircutting decisions is rarely a good idea so be clear if you actually want to do it or you like the idea of one. They're very different and the former is when you should actually head for one.
4. Trust Them
Even though you may have a precise idea of what you want from your haircut, understand that you aren't the expert here, the hairstylist is. Be open to their suggestions as their expertise enables them to recommend styles and cuts based on a number of factors like your face shape etc. Go in with an open mind and you'll see amazing results.
5. Don't Be QuietComments
Although this may sound like conflicting advice, it's important to know the difference between being gently recommended and coerced. While it is necessary to be open to your stylist's suggestions, they shouldn't make you uncomfortable. At the end of the day, you have to live with your hair for the next few months so speak up if their decision doesn't satisfy you.