During ancient history, and in all cultures, a woman’s hair has been styled and adorned. However, only since the middle ages in western culture has It become common for woman to start cutting their hair. Until that time they would let their hair grow naturally as long as it would grow.
Although woman began to add cutting to their hairstyle process during the Middle Ages, it wasn’t until the 1920’s that it became fashionable for woman to have shorter haircuts. During this time, the first bob or a short plain straight haircut was created, in the early 1920’s. Throughout the decade this style became more faceted with curls, waves and the short style continued well into the 1930’s. This was a revolutionary change in woman’s hairstyles that was considered radical when it started and it was predicted to be a very short-lived trend.
However, not only did the bob continue to be a popular style but it lead to other advances in hairstyles. From longer cuts in the 1950’s to pixie cuts, the layered cuts of the 1990’s and to the modern styles of today the hair revolution of the 1920’s continues as new trends are created every day at the end of a scissor.
When choosing a new hairstyle and determining a new look for your hair there are many factors to consider. First of all, it’s important to find a style that you feel comfortable with and fits within your life style. Different styles will require different levels of up keep and daily styling. It is important to pick a style that will fit within your daily routine.
It’s also just as important to find a style that compliments your face. Your hair is the frame of your face and can either compliment it, hide it or detract from it completely. When deciding the best style for your face it’s helpful to take into account the shape of your head. Round faces are most flattered by longer or layered hairstyles; long faces are more flattered by shorter hairstyles or layered styles that start at the jaw line. Curls or textured layered styles can tone down the angular jawlines of square faces and heart shaped faces with pointed chins look best in styles that focus on your cheekbones or eyes. What about those of you with oval faces? Well, you can pretty much wear whatever style you want although you may want to avoid any top or bottom heavy styles.
Another factor in considering your new haircut is the amount of body that you have in your hair. Some styles that look good with thick hair are not reproducible with thin hair and visa versa. There are also different haircuts that are look best with curly hair and others that look better on straight hair.
One of the advantages of having your hair professionally cut is having an experienced stylist to consult with you when choosing your style. During your consultation they will use the looks that you are interested in, and any pictures of styles that you might bring in with you. They can help you determine the best cut for you taking into account all of the factored mentioned earlier in this article, including: your personal style, face shape, hair texture and lifestyle. They will then create for you a custom designed haircut to give you a satisfying new look. When cutting your hair they also will take into account your hairs natural part, any issues with spots of thinning or broken hair and can address any hair issues that an amateur would be unable too.
A professional haircut should also include a luxurious scalp & hand massage to relax and pamper you as well as a soothing shampoo, conditioning treatment followed by a blow dry and styling of your new hair cut. This ensures you leave in a state of tranquility, looking your best.
For a new fresh new look, the best hair stylists in the Waynesboro area are ready to help you attain the haircut and style you desire. Call Attitude Salon for an appointment today: (540) 946-6888
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