This is the season of new looks and new attitudes and what better way to express your bold and daring side then with a stunning hair cut. Getting a new short style is the perfect way to enhance your look, create a bolder image and most importantly maintain when you are on the go. Cutting your hair can also be a great way to get rid of damaged hair and start anew.
So is cutting your hair the best thing to do? Do you know what style you want? No worries because Cynthia Meadows, owner of A’Bliss Salon Studios in Jacksonville, FL has a few tips on how to get the perfect new cut for the new year.
As a Master Hair Stylist and self-proclaimed “Queen of Cuts”, she has created amazing cuts from bobs to pixies, and wild and untamed hair for women like recording artist Teyana Taylor; reality star Mimi Faust, and radio personality Claudia Jordan for several years.
Cynthia Meadows is sharing her expertise on getting “scissor happy” and creating an awesome new you.
The best styles for 2016
1. Textured fringed bangs
2. Faux bobs with deep side partings
3. Boho waves that are naturally dried for simple chic on the go looks. Add a little textured spray to give your hair a messy look that is unwound and effortless perfection.
4. Slick sweep backs and high ponytails are high-fashion
5. Contouring cuts that are collarbone blunt
Why the “big chop”
“A woman who cuts their hair is about to change her life,” stated CoCo Chanel. Hair is an emotional factor when it comes to women because it represents femininity and beauty.
Your sole decision to cut should be based on your personal opinion of wanting a new look. Making emotional decisions can result in resentment when considering a drastic change to your hair.
How to maintain short hair
The best way to maintain a short hair style is by sleeping on a satin pillow case or tying your hair up with a satin scarf to maintain the moisture in your hair. The key factor for maintaining your short mane is a great cut! Having a textured cut allows you to style out your hair with wax or a styling paste with your finger tips.
Seeing your stylist after cutting your hair
The amount of time you can allow to pass between haircuts depends on the type of haircut you have. Pixie cuts and faux bobs are all about shape and length, they tend to need a bit more maintenance than longer styles. If you have a detailed cut, it’s more difficult to maintain so you may want to visit your stylist every 2-4 weeks.
For shorter styles it’s more important to have a ‘shaping’ scheduled for anywhere between 6-8 weeks.
The biggest mistake women make when changing their look is mot considering their lifestyle. Most women that come into the salon for pixie cuts tend to work out every single day; therefore they know that they want a short and manageable style. You have to consider your lifestyle to determine whether your new short cut is best for you.
Ask for Consultation
If you’re contemplating a big change, consider booking a consultation before you commit to a hairstyle. This gives both the client and the stylist a better understanding of the client’s needs and hair goals. Most stylists and clients skips this step without determining important factors that plays a major role with a change with the client’s hair. Consultation is very helpful to great hair care.
Major Questions You Should Ask
Three major questions a client should ask when they consider changing their look is:
1. What is my facial shape?
2. What style fits my facial shape?
3. What is the maintenance on my desired hair cut?
4. Do you think my hair is in the best state to receive color?
These questions will help you determine the best style for you.
How to Deal with a Bad Decision
If you are not happy with the look, there are always alternative methods to change your hair. For example: if you cut your hair short and decided that the style doesn’t fits your face, you can always do a protective styling method like a sew-in to give you the desired style that you wanted.
To get more styling and hair care tips, be sure to visit her website at www.ablissstudios.com or Instagram