7 Questions You Have to Ask Yourself Before Changing Your Hairstyle

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There are a lot of reasons why most people think twice about revamping their hairstyle. But as long as it’s for the right reason, changing your hairstyle is one exciting journey. The only downside to spontaneously changing your hairstyle is the horror of choosing a style that don’t do you any favors. So don’t enter a salon without thinking things through! In today’s post, we are listing down important questions you have to consider before entering a hair salon:

1. Why do I want to Change My Hair?

Why the sudden urge to change your hairstyle or hair color? Does a cool haircut in an editorial spread inspired you to change your own cut or you are upset over something and you want to chop off all your hair?  Whatever reason it may be, your new hairstyle should flatter your face shape. Just because a certain hairstyle looks good on someone, doesn’t mean it will look good on you. Also, don’t cut your hair or change your hairstyle whenever you are upset. You might end up regretting your decision for months.

2. Can I Maintain this Hairstyle?

Not all hairstyles are easy to maintain. Depending on the cut, you’ll have to blow dry or use a cocktail of hair products to achieve the same results you got from the salon. Some haircuts take at least 30 minutes to style. If a lengthy hair-styling ritual is not something your schedule permits, then consider a less high-maintenance style.

3. Do I Trust My Hairstylist?

Do you trust the person who’s cutting your hair? It’s one thing to get a new hairstyle, it’s another to make a complete change so make sure to work with someone who has the skills to achieve the results you expect. We recommend doing a lot of digging first before choosing a specific hairstylist.

4. Does it Suit my Personality?

Apart from choosing a style that suits your face shape or a color that suits your skin tone, ask yourself if the hairstyle suits your personality. For instance, a pixie cut might not be the best hairstyle if you love longer hairstyles.

5. Can You Style Your own Hair?

When a hairstylist is able to work her magic on your hair in the salon, the result is stunning. But can you replicate the same process once you are at home? Do you have the time and patience to curl, straighten or blow-dry your hair for several minutes? If you prefer a hairstyle that takes only five minutes to style, then a complex hairstyle that requires an hour of preening might not be the best choice.

6. Will Growing Out Distort the Hairstyle?

Growing out the hair is a long process so choose a hairstyle that will look great even as your hair starts growing out. The last thing you want is a hairstyle that you hate as it grows out.

7. Can You Commit to a Specific Hairstyle?

Trends come and go and hairstyles are no different. A trendy haircut might be hot right now, but it’ll be outdated within months. Longer hairstyles are easier to commit to because maintenance is very easy. The same thing cannot be said for shorter cuts especially if the hair starts growing out.