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5 Things To Keep In Mind Before Getting A Haircut

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One area of your body which needs constant grooming is your hair. The way you maintain your hair affects your overall appearance and personality. There is no hidden truth that the more unkempt your hair is, the worse impression you’d be making about yourself. Hence, your hairstyle also shapes and determines your image before the world.

To get the right hairstyle, you’d most likely need the right haircut—and believe me, getting the right hair cut is not necessarily an easy activity. Before you get a haircut, there are numerous things you should consider because once your hair is done you cannot go back. That hairstyle, which you chose, will remain with you until your hair is fit for another haircut.

Drawing from one bad haircut incident, I have understood that there are 5 things which should be kept in mind before we decide to get a haircut. You can read about those 5 things below and consider them when you decide to revamp your look.

  1. Do You Really Want It?
    The first thing you should do is to ask yourself whether you ACTUALLY want a haircut. Many times we get influenced by, say, a trending post on a hairstyle or your friend getting a smart haircut and decide that we need a haircut too. Perhaps, at that moment, your hairstyle is just fine or that that haircut would not eventually look good on you.
    Before you think of anything else, make sure you are prepared for it. Study your face type, read articles on what does and does not suit that type, ask people around, and try imagining yourself honestly in that desired haircut. Do not go for change when you are not fully ready for it.
  2. Will That Haircut Suit Your Lifestyle?
    As we grow up, our lifestyles change. Our environment, as well as our inner personality, affects our decisions including the kind of haircut we get. For example, if you work in a company, it is better not to go for casual haircuts. You should consider the fact that wrong haircut will attract a lot of unwanted attention—and nobody likes that, really!
  3. How much Styling Will the Haircut require?
    Every haircut needs to be maintained. We often complain that haircuts do not look the same after we leave the salon—this is because you don’t take care of them the way they should be taken care of.
    In case your life is too busy and you cannot afford much time, then it is recommended that you do not go for complicated haircuts which require a lot of maintenance. In case you can afford some time, then you should definitely go ahead and try out new haircuts.
  4. Draw From Your Previous Experience.
    You should consider all the problems you face with your current haircuts or have faced with previous haircuts. Make a list of them and analyze them. For example, if your previous haircut included bangs on the forehead which you found annoying, you might want to not go for a haircut which has bangs.
    Study your experience and decide. Convey your analysis and apprehensions to the hairstylist. Make sure that you do not let the hairstylist impose on you what he thinks is best for you if you do not think the same.
  5. Is your hairstylist the right one?
    All your preparation will go to waste if you do not have the right hairstylist. The moment you step out of your house, you will come across numerous salons offering all kinds of services.
    To prevent yourself from choosing the wrong salon and ruining your hair, it is better you consult your friends, look up online and check reviews, and drop a random visit to the salon you shortlisted just to check the rates and get the idea of how the hairstylist would go about his work.

Only when you feel that you are satisfied with the overall reputation and claims of the salon, you should consider going to it for a haircut.


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Ayushi Kushwaha
Ayushi Kushwaha, Fashion + Travel writer at CEOWORLD magazine.
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