Hair styles, just like anything in fashion, are constantly evolving and changing. One minute the layered look is in and the next it's a trendy fringe. Deciding your perfect hair cut can be just as confusing as deciding on a new wardrobe; you'll be spending good money on it and wearing it for an entire season-the pressure is on! Luckily, there are a few ways to determine your best hair cut based on the shape of your face, the texture of your hair and even your height. Here are just a few things to consider before choosing your favorite cut:
Face Shape – There are five specific face shapes that you can have; round, square, oval, long and heart-shaped. Flattering haircuts for round are typically longer to draw the face out. Square face shapes look best with long hair and layers, which help soften their angular faces. Oval faces tend to look good with most lengths, since their face is already very balanced, but long faces look much better with a short style. Finallly, if you have a heart-shaped face with a pointy chin, you will want to draw attention to your eyes and cheek bones, so wispy, side-swept bangs are a great touch.
Hair Texture – There are plenty of hair textures beyond just “curly” or “straight.” You may have coarse hair, thin, stringy, wavy, fine, limp, dry, or even a mixture of these textures. If you have coarse, curly hair, you'll want some length to your cut, to help weigh down your hair. Short curly hair or coarse hair with bangs can add unwanted fluffiness and frizz to your look. Straight, fine hair can easily fall flat, so you can look for a shorter, more layered cut to give a bit of volume.
Height – Yes, your height actually has an impact on how your cut will look! If you are extremely short, it's best to go with a short style, which can add some sophistication to your look. Likewise, taller girls tend to look better with longer hair, since it helps draw attention up to their face.
A Universal Hair Cut? – Each hair cut is as unique and individual as the person getting it done, but if we were to pick a cut that tends to look great on everyone, we'd say a shoulder length cut with soft layers. A medium hair cut won't draw out a long face, or make a round face look too wide. It's long enough to style and throw up in a pony, and it's easy to maintain on a day-to-day basis. Any of the top hair salons in Houston can show you plenty of variations of the style and you should consult your stylist before deciding which cut is right for you.