Finding the right hairstyle is not simply a matter of choosing the latest, most fashionable cut. There is much more involved. Selecting the best style depends on personality, skin type, face shape, lifestyle, and the look an individual wants to achieve. Usually, getting the best cut and style relies on balancing all these factors.
Finding the right hairstyle is often a matter of choice. However, what works for one women may not work for another. Whether a woman wants a short, chin length, shoulder length, or longer style, the hair cut must be one she can work with on a daily basis. If time is in short supply, a style that requires little maintenance is a good idea.
One idea for chin length hair, is a bob that angles back slightly, so the back is slightly shorter than the front. This is a trendier version of an older bob style and looks good on any hair color. It also works with many face shapes. It works best when a woman wants to frame her face and highlight certain features, such as high cheek bones. It’s not the best style for those who want to draw attention away from the chin. The front can be swept to the side, to draw attention to the forehead and eyes, or for a more dramatic look.
For long hair, a low maintenance style is cut at graduating lengths, with blunt cut bangs across the front. While this is a simple 60’s type of style, it can be modernized by sweeping the bangs across the forehead to one side, or by adding a decorative hair clip to one side. This style requires no styling with an iron and is great for women with long hair who want to wash it and forget it or use a hair dryer on occasion.
For short, wavy hair, a tousled pixie cut looks attractive and requires little to no care. The sides and back are short, while bangs are trimmed at different lengths, to add volume to the style. This is an ideal solution for women of all ages and all hair colors. It works well for many face shapes, but looks especially cute on fuller, rounder faces. The bangs can be worn straight down, or across the forehead. The layers can be curled with a thin iron, for special occasions or for a fuller look.
Women with wavy long hair can do quite a bit with a wavy shag that comes to a ‘V’ in the back. This style can be worn up, can be curled, or simply left straight, for a more casual look. It works with hair that has highlights and hair of all colors. It also works with a variety of face shapes. To highlight or frame the face, adding soft curls to the layers closest to the face can create a more feminine look.
Curly long hair can also be easy to maintain, with the right hairstyle. A center part and loose ringlets framing the face help show off facial features. Usually, the hair is cut slightly longer in back than the front. This style can be enhanced with styling tools, but can also be wash and wear, simply by towel drying and adding a few curls with an iron. It can be swept up on top of the head, for a more formal look or occasion, while letting a small wisp of hair hang on each side.
Older women who want long styles can try gentle ringlets, with or without bangs. If bangs are not an option, the front can be curled to give the forehead some depth. Longer bangs curled back will also add depth to the forehead and can help women achieve a more youthful look.
Styles for older women can also include pixie cuts with an edgy twist, brushing some hair forward or back, to highlight various features or achieve more height. Adding highlights will give a razor pixie cut a tailored look that suits the individual and can be worn for both formal and casual occasions.
A woman’s hairstyle is about personality and personal preference, with some consideration for lifestyle and face shape. However, most women are not limited to a single choice, whether hair is long, medium, or short. Many styles can be enhance with highlights or a color change, for a fresh, new look.