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Choosing the Right Hairstyle

A lot of people have no idea how to choose a hairstyle that will go well with their face, just like a lot of women don’t know how to buy the right bra size. It often takes a professional stylist to set you on the right track, although it is possible to take a shot at it by following some simple principles.

Emphasize the Good, Conceal the Bad

Take a good look at your face with your hair drawn back. Is it long and narrow, or short and wide? Do you have a big forehead or do your eyebrows end where your hairline begins?

The current trend is for long, flowing locks either curly at the end or smooth and straight. If you have a long, narrow face, however, you should avoid long hair in one length as it will tend to pull your face down.  If you really want long hair, keep it in wavy layers. On the other hand, if you have a short, wide face, you want a style that is close to the sides of your face to make it seem narrower, but avoid short curly hair which will make your face look even wider.

For large foreheads, you may think bangs, but bangs do not go well with curly hair. Bangs are okay for wide foreheads when it is side swept rather than straight across because it emphasizes eyes, so if you have nice eyes, by all means go for it. In general, well-cut bangs will go with any hairstyle or face shape; it’s all in the hair texture.

Body Size Matters

Aside from the face shape, you should also consider your body size. If you are slim and petite, you don’t want hair that is super long or heavy because it will tend to look overwhelming. For the tall and big-boned, on the other hand should avoid short hair, especially pixie cuts, because it is not flattering. Try for medium length, wavy cuts. If you are of medium height and average proportions, you can probably get away with any length of hair, unless you have a short neck, in which case avoid short hair.

There are a lot more you need to know if you want to take control of your hairstyle. But if you go to a good hair salon, the stylist should be able to give you good advice on what hair style would look good on you.