Whether you need to freshen up or you just want an entirely new look, your hair is a great place to start. You may have a general idea about how you want your hair to look, but you become completely overwhelmed with options when you first sit down with your barber. Fortunately, help is available if you are struggling to choose a haircut style. Here are a few tips to consider when choosing the right haircut.
Consider your Facial Shape
One of the most important factors to consider when choosing a haircut style is the shape of your face.
Look at your face in a mirror or ask your barber to judge the shape of your face. You may have an oval, round, square, diamond, or even pear facial shape, for example. Not all styles work on all face shapes, so knowing what works for your specific facial shape is key.
If you have an oval face, consider yourself lucky since most styles will work on this versatile shape. You will need to focus on other factors, though, which are addressed later.
For men with a square-shaped face and strong jawline, choose a hairstyle that complements the angles of your face well. An undercut works well, but make sure you leave a good amount of volume to help balance out the hairstyle.
If you have a round shape, you want to add some angles into your hairstyle, which will add definition to your entire appearance. A cut that leaves longer hair on the top and shorter hair on the side will elongate your face. A side part can also help add definition to your rounder face.
Remember Texture, Too
Another important thing to consider when choosing a haircut style is that the texture of your hair can affect the style's look. Therefore, even if you have the right facial shape, the texture of your hair may not be suited for the specific recommended cut.
For men with thin, fine hair, you could wear most types of styles. However, different products may be necessary to keep the fine strands of hair in place.
If your hair is thick and coarse, you may want a cut that keeps it as short as possible. This will ensure your style does not appear messy and untamed, giving you a clean, modern, and stylish look that lasts for a longer period of time.
Men with wavy hair may need to put in a little work if they want to keep it tamed or pushed back. If you are considering a slickback style on the top, use gel or hair balm to keep your wavy hair in place.
Finally, men with curly hair may require product to keep things in place depending on the type of cut chosen. One of the best options for men with curlier hair is an undercut or a cut with modern fades and edges that look clean without the worry of curls coming out of place.
Lifestyle and Profession Also Matter
You may want to ask yourself if a certain hairstyle will affect your lifestyle or profession, as well.
If you live a busy lifestyle, constant grooming and styling may be an issue. A simple cut that does not require a lot of product or time may be best.
If you work outdoors or in environments where temperature and the weather can be an issue, take this into consideration when choosing a hairstyle. You may want to keep your hair shorter and easy to manage in the summer or busier times of the year, but grow it out slightly in the winter for extra warmth.
Choosing a hairstyle does not have to be overwhelming. This guide will offer a few simple solutions to help you choose and style your hair.
For more information on choosing a hairstyle, contact a company like Manhattan Barbershop.