4 Steps to Designing Your Hair Style

Most women look to celebrities when they want a new hair style taper fade . Sometimes this can spell disaster for some people. Hair styles are not a one size fits all. There are many different factors that can make of break a certain hair style. For example, consider your hair texture. If you have very thick hair, you don’t want to pick a celebrity hair style that is for thin hair. Sometimes it will work, but most often you are asking for trouble.

Another example, if you have very frizzy hair, you don’t want to go with lots of short layers. The shorter your hair, the more the frizziness will be visible and the hair will be much harder to control. So, there has to be some judgement calls when you bring in your favorite celebrity hair style photo to your stylist and say copy that.

If you have a good hair stylist, he or she may tell you right off that that style will not work for you because of your hair texture, hair type, etc. This is a good thing. I once took a picture of a medium length dark blonde layered hair style photo of Jodie Foster to my stylist and said that I really wanted that look. My stylist told me that first the color choice was not appropriate for my skin tones and that the hair style featured lots of layering (and I had been complaining about existing layering all over the place) So instead of creating the exact hair style, she went with a modified style and added a few highlights that were more suitable for my skin tone. I was very happy with the outcome.

In the end, Designing your own hair style can be the best way to get a flattering hair style that works for your hair and skin tones. Here are 4 easy steps that you can take to design your own look.

1. Start with your face shape. Pull all the hair off your face and stand in front of a mirror. Trace the outline of your face in the mirror with something that is removable-i.e. soap, dry erase marker. Stand back and look at the shape you have drawn. What shape does it most resemble? Oval, Circle, Rectangle, Heart, Inverted Triangle or Diamond.

2. Find out which celebrities have your face shape and start looking at all the different hair style options those celebrities are wearing.

3. Write down which features of those hair styles you like. Maybe you like the side swept bangs from one celebrity hair style and the long layering from another hair style. Make copies of all the hair style features that you like.

4. Go to your stylist with your photos and notes. Show the stylist what features you like ask him/her to design a hair style for you that features those main features that you like.