Sometimes it just feels right to embrace a new hairstyle.
For men and women of all ages, there comes a time when the conventional look just feels stale, old and tired.
To break out of that rut and to head in a brand new direction, there are unique approaches that stylists will be happy to implement for their customers.
Men can take on the undercut, fade or part that includes or removes facial hair. Women can select a variety of styles from bangs and curls to hair straightening, dyes, parts and ponytails.
Irrespective of what look is adopted for the new season, there will be some important considerations to factor.
Natural vs. Artificial Colours
Of all the errors that consumers can take when jumping off the deep end into a new hairstyle is to opt for an artificial colour that responds poorly to the natural colour. This is why it is highly recommended to engage a salon and hairdresser specialist, talking to them about how certain solutions should be applied and how it will likely respond. Red dye with blonde can be a perfect mixture in some cases, but clash wildly in other scenarios. The same can be said for dark tones with brunettes, offering unique possibilities as well as key limitations that have to be brought into the equation.
Radical Shift or Gradual Alteration
The good news with hairstyles is that they are creative, bold and in a number of cases, somewhat interchangeable. Outside of Japanese hair straightening methods that enforce a strict tone and texture for the hair for a number of months, many implementations can be shifted at relative short notice. A gradual alteration might be the right solution rather than an overnight switch, but this will be dependent on the risk factors, the budget and the time demands for the customer.
Many individuals that pick out a new hairstyle from a magazine or social media post will love the aesthetic, but won’t appreciate the detail that goes into the upkeep of the look. This is where maintenance habits come into play, providing the consumer with the unique challenge of sourcing the right shampoo, conditioner, straightening implements or dyes to maintain the quality. For those who will struggle with the maintenance practices or have very tight budgets, this is an important note to reflect on.
Picking The Right Stylist/Hairdresser
The difference in quality between a good hairdresser and a bad one will often make or break the new hairstyle for consumers. These professionals should arrive with the right level of expertise and experience to guide a client through the transition to make the exercise a successful one. They will be able to offer their recommendations and make determinations for tones, textures, colour schemes and conditioning needs for the individual. Whatever their approach may be, they should be approachable and willing to listen to the consumer to hear their demands and implement their wishes.
Doing Your Homework
Arguably the best approach to take when shopping for new hairstyles is to do your homework. Just grabbing an immediate snapshot might be convenient, but it is likely to present its own challenges for consumers who have a vastly different natural hair colour and skin tone to the picture in question. The more information that the individual can glean from their own research efforts, the better informed they will be to make the choice and discuss the switch with their hairdresser.
Worst case scenario for a new hairstyle – the exercise will be a waste of time and money where the look will have to be covered for a short amount of time. Yet there is plenty of upside to sourcing a look that is edgy and lets the natural tone sparkle and glow. To get that x-factor back and feel younger and revitalised, there are few better activities that you can do than to embrace a new style of hair.