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How to Find the Right Haircut

Choosing the perfect haircut to flatter you, enhance your natural beauty and camouflage certain flaws can sometimes become a tricky business. Among so many different cuts, it is so hard to find one able to sum up all the aforementioned characteristics. However, with just a few basic tips and tricks you can learn how to find the right haircut without too much effort.

First of all, it is very important to know your hair texture in order to establish exactly where to start from. You can make a simple test and find out what type of hair you have by breaking a few hairs. If they break to your first attempt, you have to deal with a fine hair. On the other hand, if you have to insist, your hair is normal, but if your hairs just refuse to break, it is thick.

If your hair is fine and it breaks easily, the best thing to do is to avoid wearing it too long, as it might seem lifeless, shapeless and without volume. You should try layered hairstyles, but not too textured as it might make your hair look rare. You shouldn’t exclude using regenerating lotions, products for volume or hair dye, even though they might be blamed for your hair getting thinner, as they can change the aspect and the texture of your hair completely. Due to the fact that hair dyeing means chemical process, the texture of your hair might change for a short period of time making it rougher.

If you have normal hair, layered haircuts are the most flattering. A normal hair allows you to try any hairstyle you feel like. If your hair is a little curly or wavy and you want to straighten it, you should use a product for strengthening and protection after washing it. This way you'll avoid too much damage that different styling tools and products might cause. Use a hair straightener just as a finishing step as the high temperature can make it thinner. You should know that different hair texture requires a different temperature. This is why it is very important to buy a hair straightener with adjustable temperatures.

On thick, curly hair, layered haircuts give texture and flexibility. However, stay away from too many layers as they might make your hair rather difficult to style. Avoid straight haircuts on curly, thick hair as they frame the face in an unaesthetic way, just like a triangle. As thick hair is usually wiry or curly, it would look better when smoothed at the crown of the head. If you want to have straight hair, you should ask your stylist to reduce a little from the volume.

Finding the right haircut also means taking into consideration the shape of your face. Therefore, if you have a round face, loose waves, a layered bob and layered hairstyles in general create the illusion of lengthening, making a round face look thinner. Moreover, a high ponytail and hairstyles with volume in the upper part, as well as side-swept bangs also flatter you. A round face is as wide as it is long, and it is wider at cheek level. Well, the best thing to do is to find those haircuts that hide the roundness of the face. Avoid too studied, round curls and middle partings.

A square face is characterized by the fact that the forehead, cheeks and jawline have almost the same width, squared jawline, while width and length are almost equal. If you have a square face, try layers and texture in order to sweeten and smooth your sharp facial features. Gentle waves and a side parting work great on this type of face, as well as haircuts ending just below or above the chin. Stay away from straight hair, geometrical hairstyles, blunt bangs, short hairstyles and middle parting.

A heart-shaped face needs hairstyles that can balance the width of the cheeks and forehead by choosing hairstyles with volume in the lower part of the face. Therefore, you can try a half updo leaving the hair cascading on the shoulders in order to give the illusion of a smaller forehead. If you want to make your face look thinner, choose a side parting and waves and curls at chin level. Avoid making layers in the lower part and blunt bangs as this will make the eye area look even wider.

The oblong face is longer than it is wide and it has the about the same width when it comes to forehead, cheeks and jawline. An oblong face allows you to wear bangs as it helps you make your face look smaller. Short haircuts are also flattering, as well as a wavy bob. Stay away from very long hair, perfectly straight or gathered at the crown of the head.

A woman with an oval face should feel very lucky as this is considered as being the perfect face shape. Therefore, you shouldn’t worry as the versatility of your face allows you to play with different styles as everything flatters you. Still, for a flawless look that can enhance the beauty of your face, go for a layered haircut.

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