Most girls and women face the temptation – sooner or later – to try a trendy short hair style. It’s human nature to want to change our look from time to time, after all. And hair is one of the first things people notice about a person. It’s easy to think that the trendier, the better. But that’s not always the case.
Just because a short hairstyle is trendy doesn’t mean it’s for you. You might see the latest celebrity haircut, for example, and see how beautiful it is on that famous performer or actor. It’s tempting to jump from that to assuming it will work for you just as well. It might… or it might not.
Before you jump on the latest trend bandwagon, consider a few of the following tips for short hair changes.
Don’t Go Crazy
Ease into hair style changes. A good rule to follow is: the more radical the change, the more you need to try something less radical first. That way, you can gauge the reactions of friends, family, co-workers, etc. before moving on to the full trendy hair you eventually think you want. It can be very helpful. You may get confirmation that the short haircut you liked is going to work out on your head. Or, you may get reactions to the partial change that helps you avoid a big mistake.
Take Your Hair Type Into Consideration
As you know, hair comes in many different types. If you have a type that is similar to the person who is sporting the trendy new hair style you’re considering, that’s a good sign to move ahead. But if you fall in love with a short hairstyle that needs a different type of hair, it should be a red flag. Consult your hair stylist for some bluntly honest advice before proceeding.
Is That New Style Too High Maintenance?
Another important factor in your decision should be the amount of maintenance a new short hair style will require. If you’re constantly on the go and busy busy busy, you’ll probably want to take a pass on that trendy hair cut that looks like it needs lots of daily attention to maintain. Then again, if you’re not that stressed for time, or if the style is just that darn awesome, it might be right up your alley. Only you know for sure.
Finally, take into consideration any upcoming events that might be awkward if you decide to make a hairstyle change. It might be better to put a trendy change off until the event has passed. Things like job interviews, your wedding, prom, or a family photo for Christmas cards would be events to consider. You don’t want a new hair cut – no matter how trendy – to derail important events in your life if it doesn’t look as great as you envisioned.