There are some celebs that appear to have been divinely blessed by the Gods of genetics, with facial features that look great with any haircut. Natalie Portman somehow became even more ethereal and gorgeous than ever after shaving her head for V for Vendetta. Unless you have been blessed with Natalie’s out-of-this-world cheekbones, her doe-like eyes, and don’t-even-get-started-on-those-brows-and-that-milky-complexion, you may need a little more help than an electric razor if you want to go shorter with your mop.
A healthy dose of consideration before cutting your hair could maximise your chances of not having Haircut Remorse, and increase your satisfaction with your haircut. Especially if you’ve never had short hair before, getting a dramatic change in the length of your hair requires some thought. Here are a few key points to consider:
- Figure out what your best features are and ask the stylist to cut your hair to accentuate this. For example, if you feel that your cheeks make your face look too wide, or you don’t love your chin, you want your hair to fall above or below that spot, to draw the eye away.
- Consider your hair texture. With curly hair, cut some shorter pieces creating choppy layers to take away some of the weight and let curls pop out from underneath. With straight hair, you’ll want to take the weight out from underneath; you’re going for textured ends, not layers.
- With a bad short haircut, there’s nothing short of covering it up with a headscarf or hat that will fix it, so you’ll want to make sure you get it right! Do your research!
- Get as many visual aids as possible, arming yourself with pics of exactly what you want the haircut to look like.
- Consider realistically how much time you are willing to spend in front of the mirror each morning, and discuss this with your stylist.
Don’t forget, we’re aiming for No Haircut Remorse! This means careful research and planning for the best possible results. Good luck!