Every time we start to get those straggly split ends or our layers grow out we’re met with waves of anticipation and nervousness to hit the salon chair. Getting your hair cut can be incredibly intimidating and everyone has that one terrible experience that brings back memories of a terrible cut. We’ve all had those hair stylists that don’t seem to understand what we want and turn a trim into a full on different look. “Believe it or not your inner- mood can influence the stylist behind the chair, hence it’s HOW YOU SPEAK your haircut expectations that will address his or her creativity and empathy towards your beauty need, and that will determine the outcome of your haircut, (source).” By learning some “hair speak,” you can limit the amount of miscommunication between you and your stylist ensuring you leave with what you want. “The hairstylist professional terminology is wide and sophisticated, but there are some classic key concepts that are not going to change, (source).” We want to stress the importance of communicating with your stylist and not being embarrassed to say what trauma you’ve put your hair through. “You should talk about what shampoos you use and styling aids. How much time you want to spend on your hair and your comfort ability with styling. It is important to include any chemical services that you have had. Even if it was over 1.5 years ago, (source).” We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly used haircuts and styles to help you navigate your next haircut:
Blunt Haircut: This cut eliminates all layers and creates a uniform look to the bottom of the hair. “Just a single length, a blunt haircut will give you that sensation of consistency and fullness. This haircut is perfect if your hair is straight and thin, because it will look thicker, (source).” Blunt cuts are incredibly popular right now popping up on celebrities and runways around the world. “The freshest hairstyles—whether bangs or ends, short or long—have one thing in common: a straight, blunt cut, (source).”
Layered Haircut: A layered haircut is one of the most popular as it gives the illusion of volume while still carrying a lot of movement. “Layered” means the hair is cut in such a way that the ends of the individual hairs fall to different points relative to one another. This at least gives the impression (if not actually being true) that the hairs are cut to different lengths, (source).” Layers work on a variety of hair lengths and textures making it perfect for anyone wanting more body in their hair.
Thinned Out Haircut: Thick and heavy hair types benefit the most from this style as it creates less weight and better shape throughout the hair. “Thinning out consists of making certain sections thinner using notched scissors or a razor blade to lighten the hairstyle. However it can, to a lesser degree, create volume, (source).” Getting hair thinned out can be damaging on weak and fine hair types so it’s best to tread with caution with this particular cut.
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