10 Tips to get the perfect haircut

by Carter Toni

You should be able to describe your desired hairstyle to your stylist by using the proper vocabulary.

The way you communicate with your hairdresser directly affects the results you get. For example, if you have a particular style in mind, then you also have to convey that idea to the stylist.

You can do this by giving a clear verbal description of what you want done, but it is even more helpful to bring along several pictures of the right style.How many times have you left a hair appointment feeling like you got a great haircut but then weeks later, you’re looking in the mirror wondering what happened? You need to treat your hairstyle like a garden – a little TLC goes a long way. To help you keep your cut looking fresh, I have put together the top 10 tips to maintain your perfect haircuts in Adelaide.

1. Do Your Research

If you’ve been going to the same salon for a long time, or simply haven’t put much thought into your haircuts in the past, you might feel tempted to walk into the salon and let them do their thing. But it’s important to remember that your hairstyle is only as good as the stylist you choose.

“To make sure you’re getting a great haircut, go to someone who specializes in cuts, not just someone who does color,” says celebrity hairstylist Andrew Fitzsimons. “You want to make sure that the person cutting your hair is an expert at what they do.”

Before making an appointment, turn to your friends, family and social media accounts to get recommendations on stylists in your area. If possible, try to find someone who has had a similar cut to yours before. And don’t forget about resources like Yelp and Google!

2. Determine your hair type first

This is a very important part of choosing the right haircut for you. While it may seem obvious, if you don’t know your hair type then there’s no point in looking at different styles.

3. Consider your skin tone

If you have a pale complexion, then a long bob will look great on you, while if you have darker skin then a short bob will work best for you. There are many different types of haircuts that go well with different types of skin tones.

4. Bring in photos.

“It’s always helpful when clients bring in pictures of what they like and don’t like,” says Giannandrea. “Most celebrities have great hair, so this is usually a good place to start. I also like to ask questions about what they do with their hair on a regular basis and where they’re going on their next date.”

5. Consider the shape of your face.  

“For example, if you have a round face shape, it’s best to avoid very long straight hair because it will make your face appear even rounder,” says Dickey. “If you have an oval-shaped face, then bangs are not recommended because they will make your face appear too long.”

6. Cut your bangs last.

If you want bangs (fringe), cut them last. This is especially important if you’ve never had bangs before — they’re easy to overdo, and if they’re too short, it will be a while before they grow out, so err on the side of caution when getting your bangs cut.

7. Ask for layers.

Layers add depth and dimension to your haircut, so ask your stylist to add layers around face-framing sections of hair — this helps balance out round faces and creates depth in straight hair. For curly hair, layers remove bulk without compromising volume or curl definition.

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