The right hair cut can mean the difference between hours spent coercing every strand of your wayward hair into place or a style that falls perfectly into place with little prompting on your part. That is why it is so important to make sure that you have the perfect hair cut for your type and texture of hair.
For most people, finding the right hair cut is not possible by simply looking through a few hair cutting books and picking out their favorite styles. The truth is that hair cuts featured in the top style magazines and style books have been chosen specifically for each model that sports them. Each hair cut and style has been formulated to compliment the model's bone structure, coloring and hair texture. That is why they look so great.
It would be foolish to think that a straight, textured cut would be possible to achieve on a client with naturally curly hair. And trying to put excessive layering on a client with thin and limp hair would result in a disastrous hair cutting experience. So, what can you do to make sure that you always get a great hair cut?
The first step to great hair cuts is finding the right stylist. Once you find a stylist with a proven record and one with whom you are comfortable, take some time to talk about what you want out of your hair cut. Ask for cuts and styles that will compliment and work with your texture of hair, not go against it. For example: If your hair is wavy, you can not expect to achieve a sleek straight style in minutes. Nor can you expect to achieve a bouffant style on fine, limp hair in a matter of minutes.
Pay attention to how your stylist communicates with you. A good stylist will be honest with you and tell you if a cut that you really want is a bad idea. On the other hand, the same stylist can use their unique hair cutting skills to adapt popular styles to suit your individual hair characteristics and craft your locks into the best hair cut you've ever had.
Along with your stylist, browse through hair cutting and style books and discuss different hair cuts that caught your eye. Try to look for models with hair similar to yours. It is also very important to pay attention to face shape. So, choose models with bone structures similar to yours also.
What to do when a good hair cut goes bad
Sometimes, even people who have done all of their homework get bad hair cuts. Maybe they've chosen a stylist with an approach to hair cutting that is not ideal for their hair type. Or maybe they've insisted on a hair cut that does nothing to flatter their features. Or worse yet, maybe they've gotten a botched hair cut from an inexperienced stylist. No matter what the reason a bad hair cut is not the end of the world. There are things that you can do to make the recovery from a bad hair cut less painful.
While it may seem strange, the first thing you need to do after receiving a bad hair cut is to go and get another one. Find a stylist who can smooth out the rough edges and carve your locks into a style that is more suited to you and more suited to the growing-out phase.
Do not stop at additional hair cutting, ask your stylist to help you find the right products to keep your tresses under control while they are recovering. Yes, it is frustrating, but in a few weeks you probably will not mind your new hair cut. You may even grow to like it.
Michael Barrows' website gives great advice for good hair. Get your free ebook packed with hair style and hair care tips and advice, visit http://www.great-hairstyles.com
. Òåêñò Ñ. Find out what's in (& what's out) this season
Spring has arrived & we have the scoop on the season's 7 hottest beauty trends. There's some fun stuff here, so have at it.
1. Ponytails & braids are hot, hot, hotAs much as we LOVE the loose bun trend of '05, it's purported not to be back this spring, according to Glamour magazine. (We plan to ignore this, however, since we feel loose buns are effortlessly & timelessly classy). If you're big on trends,
opt for loose ponytails & braids. 2. Rummage around for red...lipstick that is. Red lips continue to be classy for spring.
Just remember to keep your eye makeup light. 3. Long lashes are big. A huge trend (& one we aren't signing up for, thank you very much) are 'permanent' false lashes applied individually. They last a couple weeks & are especially big on the West Coast. Not ready to go the glued route? Layer on the mascara. Several coats should do you. (Don't believe the old beauty 'no' that you should only apply 2 coats of mascara. That 'don't' is now a 'do' -- you just can't get lush, thick lashes with only two coats.
4. Don't overbronze.Fake tanned skin is in again, but don't go overboard ala 'Dancing With the Stars' George Hamilton. Instead, try layering your fake tan with a light tanning creme set with a tinted moisturizer or a bronzing powder. The best thing about bronzed skin? You can go light on the rest of your makeup. We love bronzed skin paired with a pink lip gloss & mascara. 5. Long waves are still hot, while straightening irons still are not. Ironed hair has been out now for a couple seasons & it stays out for spring. Instead, opt for straight, but full hair with a few loose waves you can get via Velcro rollers or winding hair around a full-barreled curling iron. Think your hair is too long? Don't worry, as long as you keep it trim, super long hair is in. (Have you seen Gwyneth Paltrow's hair lately? It keeps growing & growing & growing...). 6. Spring is all about shimmer.We love the look of shimmer on eyes & cheeks, especially on tanned skin. Here's a how-to on getting the glow. 7. Coral is not just for Floridian retirees.We are sure this comment is going to result in hate mail flooding our inbox, but isn't it true that when you think about coral lipstick you picture a tanned, wrinkly retiree? Coral is in this spring for women of all ages. 'O' magazine trumps it as the perfect shade when pink feels cliched & red is just too vampy. The deal with coral is to stay away from mattes & opt instead for glosses & lipsticks that you apply with your finger (the stick itself can make the color too heavy). You want it to look as if you just ate a piece of fruit, according to 'O'. Okay then! P.S. Coral looks especially great with a tan. And try it on your toes.
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Òåêñò D. Tony Anders' Hair
Tony Anders is the Educational and Artistic Director for Kenneth’s Hair Salons and Day Spas in Columbus, Ohio. He has been honored with many awards and, over the years, his hair designs have been published in magazines such as Elle, Estetica, Inspire, Family Album, Ultra, Passion, Modern Salon, American Salon, Salon Today, and many others.
When Tony Anders talks about trends in hairstyling, he refers to a "technical shift" that has recently taken place.
The sleek shapes of the past, he notes, have taken a back seat to more texture. And the focus is on "creative positioning of complimentary opposites in color as well as the manipulated fabric of the hair."
Simplicity is definitely NOT the order of the day. According to Anders, products, chemicals, rollers, pins and setting tools will play a leading role in the more elaborate styles.
Once again, hair is defying gravity but in a more restrained manner than in the '50s and '60s: the style has a touchable, genuine feel, and the hair does not appear over-managed.
So how does he describe this coiffed-but-not-too-coiffed look that's coming on strong?
"Picture the young girl with natural curls on a windy day. She has pretty, separate curls, but the curls have slightly unraveled to add to the innocence of the shape and to allow freedom and bounce." As Anders explains, "The curls have definition, but do not look as if they were permed or curled with hot tools, even if that were the case." In other words, the new hair will take some work for most of us to achieve, but has to look effortless and natural!