Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Flaunt your face


Image of Victoria Beckham:gossipcheck.com

Victoria Beckham always likes to keep it fresh, and inspires a lot of trends in hair. Take note and don't be scared. Just choose the look that will bring out YOUR best features. In order to put your best face forward, you need a cut that flatters and highlights, and camouflages the not-so-great bits like good makeup. It is not always easy to figure out what that would be, so I have a few tips on the basics.

Be Vain.What is your favorite feature? Your eyes, nose,lips, or cheekbones? Let your stylist know what you LIKE about your face. A cut can either draw attention toward, or away from a particular feature. For example, if you have a high forehead, bangs are a great way to disguise this and draw attention to your eyes instead. Love your lips? A face framing layer that starts mid-cheek will bring eyes to that point. Don't feel like you will come across as cocky if you tell your stylist your favorite feature, we look in the mirror all day, we are no stranger to vanity.

We're not all Victoria Beckham. Stop looking at pictures of celebrities that look nothing like you and asking for their cut. This is a common mistake. A cut that suits a oval face shape may look disastrous on a round or long face. Try to looking for pictures of people that have a similar face shape to you, and cuts that look good on them. This will be much more helpful to your stylist, because it is a good way to judge what risks you might be willing to take. Also, cuts can be tailored to suit your face shape and still remain trendy, such as a longer graduated bob, or adding bangs or layers to a cut.

We are experts after all. Listen to what your stylist has to say. Look at pics in their portfolios, discuss trends, and look at magazines together. Stylists are experts in hair. We do it with passion and love and want our clients to look gorgeous, so please don't hesitate to book a consultation and talk, talk, talk. As stylists, our job involves keeping up on trends, education and classes, as well as trade shows, and new innovations. Please take advantage of our knowledge and experience!

Take some risks. How you have always been wearing your hair does not mean that another cut won't look even better on you. Try something new once and a while. The best thing about hair is that it grows back. Worst case scenario, you put in extensions, and have an even more fabulous look than you even imagined. If you don't take risks, you might be missing out on a look that would bring confidence, compliments and positive attention.

Toronto salon suggestion for a great new look to flaunt: Check out Ivan and crew at Flaunt Boutique in Leslieville, they guarentee HOTNESS! Can't get better than that!

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