Most people choose their new hairstyle by looking at a picture of a hair style or browsing hair style photos. This can be a great way to find the perfect look, but there are some guidelines that you should keep in mind when looking at pictures of hair styles. Doing so can help you avoid hair disasters and guarantee that you come out looking like your chosen hairstyle picture.
You can find pictures of hair styles in style books and portfolios found at most salons, in fashion magazines, and in online photo galleries. All of these ways can give you numerous ideas and a picture of hair style that you can carry with you to discuss your new style with your beautician. By seeing a picture of hair style, both you and your stylist can have a realistic expectation of what your new style will look like and how to achieve it.
Have you ever found the perfect hairstyle picture only to come out of the salon looking nothing like the woman in the picture? Most blame it on their stylist. While part of the blame can be put on the stylist, most often the blame lies with choosing the wrong hairstyle picture to compliment your face shape and hair texture.
A picture of a hairstyle is a representation of what the woman in the photo looks like with a particular style. You can not realistically expect to look like the picture because you are not that woman; your hair and structure are different. But you can selectively choose your pictures and eliminate the ones that would be disastrous for you by following a few pointers.
1. When browsing through pictures of hairstyles, be sure to pay extra attention to the type and texture of hair that the lady in the picture has. Is her hair coarse, thin, wavy, or straight? Try to find pictures of styles with hair types that closely resemble your own. Keep in mind that a picture may look great with a particular model because she has thick and naturally curly hair, but the same style may not look so great on someone with thin, limp hair.
2. Often, pictures are taken of models with perfect bone structures. It is very rare that you find a picture with a model trying to conceal a too-high hair line, prominent nose or under-developed chin. If you have features that you wish to highlight or diminish, pay special attention to the style in the photo. Would the style compliment your features or take away from them?
3. Use an interactive online photo gallery. You can upload your photo and use it to test how you might look with lots of different hairstyle photos. This is a great way to "try before you buy" to avoid expensive mistakes when you go to the salon.
Once you find a few photos that you think are perfect for you, ask your stylist for her opinion on your chosen pictures of hair styles. He or she will be able to tell you without a doubt whether or not your selected hair style will be picture perfect for you.