Welcome 2012 with a new hairstyle!
Changing up your hair color or style is proven to be a great confidence booster, and is a great gift to give yourself! There are many approaches to creating a look you love and most importantly feel comfortable in.
Here are five ways you can update your look, whether you want a drastic change or something minimal.
Highlights are a perfect option if you are considering going blonde, but are afraid to go blonde all the way. They can be chosen in various shades of blonde such as honey, gold, strawberry-blonde, natural blonde, or platinum. Bring pictures of the color you’d like as a visual aid for your stylist. Be sure to ask questions prior to and doing a strand test so you can see the final result on a strand, before commiting to your whole head and not being satisfied with the results.
Lowlights are done to frame your face and add more depth with browns or reds. Lowlights are a good option if you have very dark hair. Realistically speaking going from jet-black to platinum is not so simple, and will take more than just one process. There are great shades you can play with such as chocolate brown, caramel, mahogany, bright red, or burgundy.
2. Go short!
If you have had medium-long hair for a while and are looking for a drastic new look, chop it off. Though we women occasionally become attached to our hair, sometimes that prevents us from exploring other styles which might actually look better or make you appear younger. There are many charities which allow you to share your long locks to make wigs for cancer patients. Which means two people get a new hairstyle for the price of one. A good thing about shorter hair, is less time styling it!
3. Get bangs
Bangs are a simple way to update your style, without sacrificing length. Try side-swept bangs to offset a round/oval face. Or blunt-across bangs for a long/ square shaped face. You can also add texture by asking for a feathered/ choppy look. Or add some blonde chunky highlights on your bangs for a fun look.
4. Reinvent your look
You know how as you grow up from various stages in your life, your fashion style changes? Well, do the same to your hair! Don’t keep the same hairstyle you had when you were a teen, now that you are thirty. Update your hair, either by cutting it to a style that suits your face and personality, or by coloring it. Add some layers, change the part, wear it curled or straighten it out.
Adding color doesn’t have to be a permanent commitment. If you have virgin hair and are worried about coloring, try a semi-permament dye. Remember, semi-permanent only deposits color, so you can’t go lighter without bleaching. But you can try a beautiful burgundy, or chocolate brown, and not have to worry about becoming a color addict.
5. Go long!
Tired of short hair, and can’t wait any longer for long locks… Get extensions! They are a great way to add length temporarily or for an extended length. Good quality extensions look and are taken care of as real hair would. Some salons are also able to sew on extensions and charge you only for the cost of labor if you bring your own extensions in. If you’d prefer a more temporary increase in hair length, clip ins are a great and affordable option.
Hope these tips were useful. How often do you change up your hair style/color?!
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