One of the best things about hair is the ability to experiment with style whenever you like. So, when it comes to making a major change, like getting a short haircut, it’s important to know what to expect. Your local hair salon, like Legends Salon of Hillsborough, has some tips to help you decide if short hair is right for you.
To really get the most out of your haircut, it’s important to take your hair texture and hair type into consideration.
If you have thick, wavy hair
Women with naturally thick hair texture should go for a short haircut that makes their hair feel lighter and less weighed down, like a shaved A-line bob. This cut can be styled a number of ways and is perfect for those who want to try out a short hairstyle without the commitment of a pixie. To get the look, ask your stylist for a deep part with asymmetrical layers on one side, and shaved hair on the other. Add side-swept bangs that hit at the brow for a layered fringe that requires minimal upkeep.
If you have straight, fine hair
Embrace fine hair with a bold pixie cut. While it might look intimidating, it’s possible to pull off with a head of fine hair that can cooperate with the piecey texture this cut demands. To get this short hairstyle, ask your stylist to cut your hair into an undercut in the back and with longer, fuller pieces at the crown that fall into a layered bang.
If you have curly hair
Super curly hair types benefit from a chin-length short haircut. When talking to your stylist, ask for a part down the side with layers that are longer at the chin and shorter in the back. This type of style helps balance curls without adding bulk. If your hair is curly without coarseness, you can also play around with curly bands. Ask your stylist to keep the cut above the shoulder and cut hair into layers starting at the eyes. This will help create a shaggy, wispy effect that gives curls movement.
If you have dry, frizzy hair
A short haircut can do wonders for hair that is on the dryer or frizzier side, by it’s important to keep it on the longer side and avoid tons of short layers so that the hair can sit nicely without going too poufy. Ask your stylist for a long bog with a few longer layers throughout and blunt ends. Have your stylist go the traditional route and cut the ends with scissors as opposed to thinning shears or a razor, which can leave unwanted frizz behind.
To discover if a short haircut is right for you, reach out to your favorite stylist at Legends Salon of Hillsborough today. They will give you a consultation and help to give you the best cut for your hair type and texture.
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Going to the hair salon can mean many things. You could be getting your routine maintenance at the salon, transitioning your look for a new season or dramatically changing your style. Whatever you plan on doing, there is one thing you should be avoiding: a bad hair appointment. If you live in NJ and are looking to change to a hair salon that gives you what you want, scroll down and make an appointment with Legends Salon in Hillsborough NJ.
For the salon experience to be a good one, there are a few things to look out for when it comes to your stylist. Below are some signs that you should break up with your hairstylist because no one wants to leave the salon looking worse than when they went in.
A trim means a trim
You know you have been to the salon looking for a trim and left with four inches of hair missing. This could be due to miscommunication because everyone has a different idea of what a trim means. Or it could be that your stylist simply disregarded what you asked for.
The lines of communication are not open
Following the miscommunication of a trim is the miscommunication of everything else. The best hairstylists wills it down with you before they even wash your hair and ask about what you hope to get out of the appointment. They should ask about your style preferences, your daily maintenance, your texture and everything else that can affect your hair. If you don’t have this conversation, there is a lot of room open for interpretation.
Socializing takes priority over hair
When you are getting your hair colored, this tends to be downtime for the colorist. No one expects them to wait on clients hand and foot, but if your hairdresser gets to the point of socializing, reading magazines and eating where they forget about your hair, it’s time to dump them. Leaving color in for too long can be damaging plus it’ll ruin the color you actually wanted to leave with.
Your example picture is disregarded
Showing an example of what you want is highly recommended as it makes for much easier communication. But when that picture is completely tossed to the side and you leave the salon with the opposite of what you asked for, your hairstylist will never give you what you ask for and you’ll be continually dissatisfied with your style.
Blow drying becomes damaging
Even if your cut and color went fine, you still have to get through the blow dry without damage. Whether it’s not putting a heat protectant on your hair or it’s using a heat styling product on way too high of a temperature setting, be sure you’re out of the line of fire when it comes to heat damage after an appointment.
While most of these things don’t happen often, they do, in fact, happen. You can be certain that the professionalism at Legends Salon of Hillsborough is superb. If you are dissatisfied with your current hairstylist, consider a move to Legends. We have some of the best hairstylists in New Jersey.
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We always want what we don’t have. If you are short you want to be taller and vice versa. The same holds true with our hair. If you have fine straight hair, you long for thick, full-bodied hair. But what if we could just embrace the hair we have and be happy? We would just be a little bit less stressed if this were to happen. When you visit your local hair salon you are most likely asking for a color different than your own or a treatment or cut that turns your hair into something totally different.
By embracing the natural texture of your hair, you are letting go of wanting what you don’t have and in the meantime taking a lot of pressure and stress off yourself. It doesn’t mean that you can’t straighten those curly locks once in a while or put tons of waves into that pin straight hair, it just means you can be happy with what you have right now.
If you have thin hair, there are many ways to emphasize the color or the cut and stop focusing on the fact that it is thin. Try playing with different makeup applications and get a cut that frames your face. Your hair will still look beautiful but the emphasis will be more focused on those beautiful eyes. You will soon learn that thin hair can be a bonus. You can throw it up in a bun and fluff it out a bit to make it look fuller. Be happy with your thin hair because somewhere out there is a girl with curly, out of control hair that is wishing she was just like you.
For those born with curly, crazy hair, we feel your pain. But that wild child look is just one thing about you that others love. You may look in the mirror and see nothing but hair. Big, fat, fluffy hair. We say embrace it! Let that freak hair flag fly! Use the right products for your hair texture to help keep the frizz at bay but make sure you use the right products that also emphasize the curls and give them more definition. Who wants straight hair when you have big, bold and beautiful bouncy locks?
Is your hair somewhere in between? Consider yourself the luckiest girl in the world then! When you have hair that is straight but with a wave to it, not too thin but not real thick either, you have the hair that is easy to control and fun to maintain. You can wear it up or down, straighter or curlier, the choice is yours.
Whatever texture your hair is, the in thing to do these days is to just embrace it! In a world where we are trying to be more natural and organic, loving your hair is one step in the right direction. Take the stress out of worrying about the hair you don’t have and love the hair you do.
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No one likes to break up. The tears, the heartache, the agony of it all. So when we find a hair stylist we like, we want to keep them forever. However, sometimes, you may have to break up with your hair stylist. It’s not something you want to do but, for the sake of your hair, it is sometimes necessary. How do you know when it’s time to break up with your hairstylist and find someone new? These telltale signs will help you to figure it out. If the signs are there, it’s time to move on.
She doesn’t listen to you
If you want a particular style and you walk out of the salon with something completely different, this is a huge red flag. If your hairstylist doesn’t think the style you want will look good on you or is even feasible, she should be honest enough to tell you so. But to give you a style completely different just because she thinks she knows what’s best for your hair is a big giant no-no.
She has no idea how to cut your hair
I have half straight hair (on top) and half curly (on the bottom) hair. Due to chemotherapy, my hair came back with a whole new life of its own. My hairstylist had no idea how to cut it. None whatsoever. Instead of telling me she had no clue, I kept leaving the salon with a cut that was totally wrong for my hair type. I found a new girl who actually asked her boss (the salon owner) for advice. She admitted she wasn’t sure but instead of winging it, she went to someone with more experience than her. I admired her for that and now she “gets me.”
You never leave the salon feeling refreshed
When you experience a hair salon, you should walk out feeling good, confident, and totally relaxed. If you leave as stressed or more stressed than when you walked in, you need to walk out and keep walking. No salon should ever make you feel like you just took a trip to the dentist. They want you to feel comfortable and relaxed when you are there. A salon is an experience and you should always leave feeling refreshed.
She constantly tries to pawn products on you
A good hairstylist knows that most people aren’t going to spend $100 or more on hair products. Just because she is using those products on you in the salon, she is fully aware that they are pricey. If you show an interest in what she is using then she should explain what it is and what the price is and leave the decision to you. Just keep in mind also that you aren’t going to get the same results at home if you aren’t using the products that they use in the salon. Peruse our professional, salon products at the Salon Shoppe at Legends and discuss which products can serve you best at home, keeping you looking your best.
When you are ready to break up with your hairstylist, the experts at Legends Salon of Hillsborough are waiting for you.
Having beautiful, healthy hair isn’t just for models and celebrities. You can have strong, nourished hair too. All it takes to see a big difference is a few simple tricks and some tender loving care. Take the time to learn what your hair wants from you. Knowing your hair type (straight, wavy, curly) and creating a routine specific for your unique texture, color and style can make a world of difference. Changing one simple task in your daily hair routine could significantly impact the health of your hair.
Perhaps you need to switch to a different shampoo or invest in a decent moisturizing scalp treatment. Whether you are searching for a new routine, looking to maintain the vibrancy of newly colored hair or you want to upgrade your moisture intake, there are plenty of ways to do it to keep your hair healthy and strong.
Know your curl type. Defining your hair patterns is step one in learning how to maintain and care for your curls. Curl type is determined by the shape of the hair follicle. Curl patterns are also identified by the shape the hair strands make (kinky, curvy, spiraled). A person can have multiple pattern types on their head as well. Identifying curly hair type is best done when hair is wet. Hair identification is as follows: 1- It is straight, 2-it is wavy, 3-it is curly and 4-it coils. Next, the subclassification of curly hair falls between A to C based on the width of your pattern. A has a wider pattern, B is medium and C has the smallest patterns. Once you know your curly hair type, taking care of it will be much easier and more manageable.
It might seem ridiculous to cut thinning hair but trimming thin hair about two inches can make it look thicker and healthier. Making thin hair look thicker can also be as simple as seeing a colorist. Add highlights to make thin hair appear thicker. Color changing swells the hair cuticle, which gives you the appearance of having more hair.
A simple single color change can easily be done at home as long as you pick a color that’s no more than two shades lighter or darker than your natural color. The problem is, when you dye your hair at home, you can have patches of color and then your hair appears uneven in color. For the best look in color, trust a professional.
Keeping your hair cuticles sealed is the first step to fighting frizz. Preventing moisture from seeping in is important. Rub a dime-sized drop of anti-frizz cream between your hands and rake it through wet hair. If you have fine hair, look for a lightweight, water based product. If you have thicker hair, use an anti-frizz cream that contains silicone to lock out humidity. Also, air-dry your hair versus using a blow dryer every day to protect your cuticles and prevent unwanted damage and frizz. The less you touch your hair when its wet, the less frizz you will have.
For great hair care, visit Legends Salon of Hillsborough today.