Want to be dazzling? No need to run to the plastic surgeon or pile on makeup. It's all in the hair. With a hairstyle that fits your face, personality, coloring, hair texture, and lifestyle, you can tackle anything that comes up in your day. All with very little prep time in the mornings.
There are three factors to think about when choosing a hairstyle that will make you look and feel fabulous.
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1. Your hair typeHow to Choose Your Best Hairstyle
2. The color of your complexion
3. The shape of your face
Your Hair Type
Working with what you have is the best way to avoid spending too much time in the morning on your hair. For instance, fine, thin hair cut in a short bob (one length all the way around), perhaps with bangs for interest, requires a mere blow-dry after shampooing. But if you try to grow fine hair long and then create curls, it's going to take lots of product, many different heat stylers, and hair spray - and even then the curls may not last until lunch.
Thick, wavy hair can go short or long - and you may be able to finger-style your hair after shampooing, rather than using a blow-dryer.
Choosing the right hair color for your complexion is critical. Many experts say that older women should go lighter. But that doesn't work if the woman has a pale complexion. Older women with pale complexions look younger with the brunette shades. And light complexions of any age often look great with auburn hair.
Women with olive or dark complexions have many more choices. Blonds, browns with red highlights, almost anything looks good.
The Shape of Your Face
Do you know what you face shape is? Pull your hair back and look in a mirror. Does it look oval, like Jennifer Aniston? Does it look round like Meg Ryan? How about oblong - like Janet Jackson? Faces come in all shapes. Some are heart-shaped, diamond-shaped, square (Sandra Bullock is an example of a square shape), or triangular.
A triangular shaped face looks great with shorter hairstyles, while an oval face works well any style. If you're a diamond, you might try a chin-length graduated bob. And you ladies who are hearts? You'll look great in soft chin-length styles, perhaps with curls.
No need to spend lots of money or do anything drastic or invasive to try to look a certain way. The right hair style and color are all you need to look amazing.How to Choose Your Best Hairstyle
Suzann is a technical writer and copy editor, with many pieces published both for the web and in hard copy. A graduate of Northwestern University, she runs the website My Makeup Mirror. [http://www.MyMakeupMirror.com]