Whether we like it or not, the first impression we make on other people
is usually about the way we look. If you’re warm and friendly on the
inside, you want it to come across on the outside, the same way that
you’d want to look professional at a job interview. For instance, a
classy blouse, a decent skirt and a sophisticated headband would leave a
better impression than clothing that is either too sloppy or too
revealing. The same goes for your haircut. You want it to be stylish
Getting the perfect cut is easier said than done, though. You may have
had the experience of realizing too late that a Mia Farrow pixie cut was
a mistake that no amount of chic hair clips can undo. So…. does the
perfect cut have to elude you? No Slippy Hair Clippy, makers of the
finest non-slip hair accessories in the market today, shares tips to
make sure that your next cut will get heads turning for all the right
Before the Cut
Deciding on your next haircut should take a lot of consideration. It is
not only about whether or not it looks good on you, it’s also about your
lifestyle and the time that you’re willing to spend on styling.
Consider your morning routine. Are you the type to keep putting the
alarm on snooze and end up having too little time before you have to
dash out the door? Or are you a morning person who wakes up early and
have just enough time to put yourself together? Consider the changes. If
you’ve always had your hair straight and decided to have some dramatic
waves, are you willing to incorporate new styling tools, products and
hair accessories into your regimen?
Consult Your Stylist
Go to a trusted hair stylist for advice. Ask what haircuts compliment
the shape of your face. Let her know what you liked and disliked about
past haircuts. Also fill her in on how much time you have to style your
hair. A good stylist will take into account your features and lifestyle
and then suggest a look that suits you best.
Get the Picture?
Most hair stylists would say that having a picture of the haircut is
very helpful when understanding their client’s personal style and taste.
Remember, the two of you need to be on the same page. You may be asking
for a cut like Rihanna’s chic asymmetrical bob, while your stylist is
picturing her edgy Mohawk!
Try not to get too absorbed in the salon chatter and instead, pay
attention to your hair. If your stylist is headed in the wrong
direction, speak up! It will save the two of you a lot of trouble if you
make adjustments during your cut rather than afterwards. Also, instead
of gossiping about your favorite celebrities, try asking your stylist
questions about how to maintain the haircut, how to style it, which
hair accessories will look good with it, etc.
Let’s Face It
We need to accept the reality that not all haircuts look great on
everyone. And some require a lot of work to maintain! If you have thick
curls, it will be quite a task to get a sleek, straight cut ala Jennifer
One More Tip
Don’t forget to tip! Basic rule of thumb is that the average tip for
your hair stylist should be 15 to 20% of the cut cost before tax. If she
did a marvelous job, feel free to add in a few bucks. Don’t forget the
assistants who helped them out as well; around $5 is generally