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Four things you need to know before going to a hairdresser

HAIR TRANSFORMATION: Hairdressers

EVEN IF they're temporary, new haircuts or hair colors can make a massive impact on your look. If you do it right, you might never have a bad hair day again!

A great hairstyle gives us a boost in self-confidence and empowerment; there's no doubt about that. But how often do we leave the hairdresser fully satisfied? Not often enough! If a cut or color goes wrong, it can become a real disaster and leave you in tears. But as a customer, you have a say in the hair change process too. Here are 4 things you should know before going to hairdressing salon for a makeover.

1. Make sure the salon is professional

One of the things you can do is ensuring that the hair stylist you choose is highly skilled and works at a professional, well-equipped salon. One way to know whether a hairdressing salon is up to date with all the novelties in the beauty industry is checking the brands, products, and technologies they use. You can do that by visiting the salon's website.

Once you're there, check whether the site is modern and functional. Does it feature an online booking system like Versum? If it does, you're in the right hands.

2. Learn more about your face shape and hair texture

There is a great hairstyle for every face shape. First, determine what's yours: is your face shaped like an oval, circle, square, or perhaps it's heart-shaped? You can check that by looking at your jawline.

Next, there's your hair structure. Do you have thin, fine hair? Or maybe your hair is thick and curly? As you can imagine, these are two radically different hair types that will work for entirely different hairstyles. Knowing your hair type will allow you to enter the salon with more realistic expectations and get inspired by hairstyles from people with similar hair texture.

3. What's your lifestyle like?

Almost nobody asks this question when choosing a new hairstyle – and it's definitely a good idea. Your haircut is an important part of your look, and it represents who you are. It needs to match your lifestyle too. For example, you're busy and have no time to do your hair; it's best to get a low maintenance haircut without bangs.

4. Make sure you're ready for a new hairstyle

Going to the salon for a trim or touch up isn't a huge commitment. But if you plan to chop off 10 inches of your hair for the first time, you should be aware that there's no going back. Think about your hair change and never make a spontaneous decision. Ask your friends and family for their opinion.

Getting a new hairstyle doesn't have to be risky when you know what you want and have all that background information. You're bound to get the look you want to achieve.

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