People like changing their appearance. Getting a new hairdo is one of the easiest feature a person can change about themselves. Furthermore, a shocking hair change is a short haircut, a new haircolor, and of course both. Sometimes the result is very flattering and other times it proves to be a disaster. The question is: how do we choose a new hairdo that proves to be a success and not a complete failure?
There are many things you should consider before you go for a strong change, and we will talk about each of them. Keep in mind that these guidelines apply to both men and women, though a smaller portion of the male population needs these tips.
TIPS FOR COLORING YOUR HAIR
The first thing you need to keep in mind when changing the color of your hair is your skin color. It is best to consider your complexion’s shade when you are not tanned. This is very important because the wrong hair color can make you look older by several years, if not a decade or two. At this stage, your eye color is also important. This tip is especially true for those who want to color their hair at home.
When changing your hair’s color at home all stylists agree you shouldn’t stray more than 2 shades darker or lighter than the color you have. This way your new color will still match you and will be easier to fix if you don’t like it.
For instance, people with really pale skin that are not Eastern Asians are not flattered by a jet black hair. Instead they should choose light colors like various shades of blond or the lightest shades of brown. In some cases, red hair is also a nice choice, but depending on the shade, this color is a hit or miss. Strawberry blond is an exceptionally nice color for very faired people, like in the image above. However this shade fits those with a cold complexion tone, as in those with blue eyes.
When you choose a new hair color you have to keep in mind your current age as well. Dark hair adds several years to a person’s real age. This type of hair also looks more sobre, therefore it is a common choice for women working a 9 to 5 job. Avoid a jet black hair, but choose a dark brown color instead, or get a trendy mix of dark brown and jet black. This color mix will give your hair a lot of dimension. Another option is this fall’s popular color chocolaty auburn seen above. Older women should color their hair in light shades of blond because this hair color will make them appear younger.
If you want to color your hair in order to follow the latest trends, there are more tips for you. First of all, keep in mind the previous tips. Second of all, make sure you choose a color that has the potential to last for several seasons. For instance, this light red-brown hue is this fall’s hottest color to have. It makes a great choice because it looks very natural and fits all seasons. At the same time, it can be bleached easier than a darker shade, and it can be dyed a darker color at any time.
If you color your hair you want it to look as natural as possible. This can be achieved by hiding the growing roots, either by coloring them often, or with some bangs. Notice the hair root difference in the images above? Both of these colors are a perfect choice for this cold season, but they fit different types of women or different occupations.
If you want to get a trendy hair color, it is best to have a look at the runways and not in hair magazines. However, make sure to check out the pret-a-porter collections and not the couture ones. The former shows usually feature more down to earth hairdos compared to the couture collections. This season is OK not to retouch your roots. You can just let them grow and you will also gain an interesting ombre hair, a color that is still in.
Remember that coloring or bleaching your hair is damaging so search for dyes with no ammonia. A very natural method for hair coloring is the henna, but it only has dark colors and you can’t go back to a regular hair dye. If you have very dark hair and you want to reach a very light color it is best to visit a salon, but it can be done at home as well. Just be prepared for some 2 bleaching sessions, and to stay about an hour with the bleach on the first time around.
Make sure to follow all these tips if you want an amazing new hair color. Combine these tips with the next ones for a complete make-over.
TIPS FOR CUTTING YOUR HAIR
There aren’t many tips here. All you have to think about is the shape of your face. No matter the type of face you have, you must create the illusion of an oblong face. Sometimes your age and occupation also play a big part in the haircut you’re about to get. A bob is ageless, easy to style, flattering, and perfect for anyone no matter their job.
While coloring your hair at home can be tricky, it is still an easier job than cutting your own hair. Always visit a salon when you want a new haircut because your friend can chop off your locks just as much as you would if they don’t have proper training.