School’s back, and it’s changed. BIG time. Between our new French principal, Math, History, French and Science teachers. It’s changed a lot. And, that’s beside our ‘natural’ changes (new homeroom, new Hebrew teachers…). So, yeah. 9th grade will be fun :) They say change is good. It is. Especially when it comes to your hair. It doesn’t need to be a big change. Maybe a couple of inches. It’s not even a question of style. A trim four times a year is essential to hair health.
I know now is a popular time for haircuts (and new wigs… my mother is the Milano rep. here in Montreal. Their sale was this Sunday.), so I compiled a list of a few popular cuts according to your shape face to help y’all out. Here goes:
The #1 cut for a round face is long, wavy hair with long layers. Pretty simple, no? If you want a bob, make sure it’s uneven and long, its length hitting a couple of inches below your chin. If you want it to be modern, cut the back shorter than the front. But bobs are complicated on round faces, so it’s easier not to go there. On the bang side, side-swept bangs are best.
Fair is square. Long and layered works well on square. Soft and layered bobs are awesome here, but avoid sharp and blunt ones. Pixie looks good here too. The downside? You need to trim it every 5-6 weeks. Long blunt hair is great, but add a bit of layers in the front to soften it up. On the bang front, long, side-swept bangs that graze your eyebrows are your best bet.
Oval-shaped girls, you guys are super lucky – anything goes. Just make sure to stay away from short layers at the top of your head- it will make your face look super-long. Curly-heads, blunt cuts will make your hair look like a pyramid, so stay clear. You girls could experiment with bobs, bangs, pixies, and go really short. Just make sure you’re certain before making a drastic change. You’ll have to grow it out, which takes a while. But there’s no reason to be scared. Go for it!
Side-swept bangs, brow-grazing fringe, and pixies are super on heart-shaped faces. Long and layered goes pretty well. Short, blunt bangs and harsh, choppy layers are major no-nos. If you have short hair, keep top layers soft and long. If you want a bob, make sure it falls below your chin.
Here’s another curly-hair tip: cut your hair dry and curly so it stays the length you want and not too short. If you’ve got super-curly hair, avoid short cuts.
Bangs are great for the winter (Winter?! Summer was yesterday!!) since it shows under your hat and it won’t get hot and sticky, so it’s perfect timing. Avoid them if you have oily hair. Trust me. Last thing you want is annoying zits on your forehead.
That’s about it. Good luck choosing, cutting, but most of all, enjoy your new look! You deserve it!
Oh, yeah, good luck in school!
wow i had the same idea!
i got my hair cut this week!
my hair is wavy and short. my face still has baby fat (embarrassed smile)
i want to grow my hair, thanx anyway.
Hi Tonni, I have a question about hair that I was hoping you might be able to answer.
I have thick, straight hair that gets really poofy at the ends when it air dries, and I don’t know how to tame it so I can wear it down without looking like a dark-haired lion. I looked into using hair mousse, but I think that’s more for curly hair or giving hair more volume (which I *definitely* don’t want!! :D). I also tried using hair spray, but it was a pain (brushing it is like running a comb through drying cement) and it didn’t keep my hair down. Do you suppose gel would work?
If you have any suggestions for how I can manage my hair, I’d love to hear ’em. :)
It’s gr8 hearing from you!
So, if you want to have sleek smooth hair, first you need to use a conditioner after you wash it. Then you need to use heat to get your style i.e. blow drying. I do recommend a little mousse at the bottom ends before you start blow-drying. The mousse will hopefully keep the style in place. Although sometimes you might have to try a few different brands of mousse until you find the one that works for you.
Hope this helps,
Thank you so much for the tips! I’ll see if I can get my hands on some mousse and see if that works for me!
By the way, we happened to find some Suave “hair tamer”. You just spray it on, and brush it thru your hair. I’ve started using that, and it’s working wonders! :)