How To Choose The Right Haircut?

Trendy haircut - really so important?
If a haircut is in fashion, "in", it looks like everyone has it. Remember the times of the hot burnt curls fifties, the lion's mane of the 70s, the 80s Bob, and the artificially smoothed hair at the moment. Men are no exception in any way: Men wore already shoulder-length hair,  chin-length hairstyles; currently, fashion provides shorter cuts and permeable natural waves for male hair.

But not every fashion haircut is suitable for every type and quality of hair. What is extravagant and the latest fashion in the international hair shows is maybe far away from flattering your face. Often such fashion cuts seem like a cheap copy without much fashion sense, with no individuality.
  • Hairstyle: type-specific and emphasizing your style:
First, think about why you want exactly this hair cut: It fits your style (clothes, makeup, lifestyle)? Is it made for your hair type (thin, thick, curly, gray hair)? Is it easy-care and stylish? A hairstyle can provide information about the person who wears it.

Next, you should keep in mind how many people already wear this haircut. If only a few people wearing this cut or the haircut is associated with certain social circles AND it suits your style, it may be a good choice. If EVERYBODY already wears this cut, it may look as if you just want to copy the others, rather than to be yourself.
  • Hair Style: extravagant or naturally?
If only a few people around you are wearing this cut and the cut matches your personality, this is certainly a good opportunity to set yourself apart from others.

A haircut, you might have seen on a photo or a movie, attracts you magically? It can be natural or extravagant; you should be absolutely sure that the right time has come to change your style, then you dare. For then you will become a trendsetter rather than a trend follower.

How to choose the right haircut? Pay attention to the shape and profile of your face!
Genetics determine the shape, thickness, and color of your hair. We have approximately 100000-140000 hairs; about 100 to 150 of them we lose daily. 80% of the hair is keratin, a protein with great elasticity and resistance. Our hair grows an average of 1,25cm per month and lives two to five years with good care.

The hair consists of the visible (hair) and the invisible part (root). In the very inside of the hair is the marrow, containing proteins and fats. Then comes the cortex, about 70% of the hair, which is in charge of strength and flexibility. Here are the melanin granules that give the hair its color. Chemical dyeing processes operate here. Outside is the outer skin, which is composed of superimposed layers, which are normally closed, smooth and shiny. Any improper care opens this structure, whereby the hair is stubborn, dull, and unappealing.

Important: Adjust the cut ton your profile. Lateral fringes distract attention from a big nose, a back lying chin could be concealed with some volume (do not put the hair lay behind the ears), a straight profile requires a vivid cut, eg with waves or a fringe cut, while a  protruding chin is balanced with fringy forehead volume.

Above all: Your haircut must go with your head shape:
  • Oval faces tolerate brow bangs. But any other cut can be chosen here, too!
  • Round faces are concealed with volume at the top of the head and/or lateral fringes. You should avoid Chanel cuts and straight fringe.
  • Large faces can be visually shortened with fringes. Above all, side volume is necessary here to draw attention away from the forehead area.
  • Square faces appear softer with vivid cuts, that have the movement. So no straight  Chanel-type cuts, but a lot of volume on the top of the head to lengthen the face visually.
  • Heart-shaped faces tolerate highlights, little volume on top of the head, and more attention in the chin and shoulder area. Straight cuts are not very favorable for this type.
  • For pear-shaped faces, the broad chin area can be compensated by volume on top of the head and short haircuts, that can reach the neck.