Cutting to The Chase With Haircut Essentials

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How to Pick The Right Haircut

Now that we have covered cuts and trims let’s look at the factors you should consider before picking a cut.


One of the things that need to be considered when picking a cutting edge haircut is gender. Pick a cut that achieves the look you are going for, some cuts have a more feminine or masculine look to them. If you want a girly look, pick a medium to long length cut, if you want a unisex cut that’s okay too. Whatever your preference is, do your research and bring a printed image of what you have in mind before arriving at a salon. Doing this will ensure the stylist knows what you want and will prevent any miscommunication issues.

Face Shape

Haircuts can truly enhance the shape of our face, and ironically the shape of our face determines the haircuts that best suit us. There are six face shapes round, oval, heart-shaped, diamond-shaped, rectangle, and square.

Round Faces

Women that have a round face should avoid cuts that go shorter than their chin. The best cuts for your face shape are long cuts with a longer, side sweeping fringe. Longer hair creates the illusion of a more slender face. Men that have a round face should try cuts that have volume on top and shorter sides. Try a cut that has more square edges like a pompadour cut to create more shape or structure.

Oval Faces

If you’re a woman with an oval-shaped face, you can wear most hair cuts. The cuts that work best for oval shaped faces are medium length cuts or a bob with longer layers in the front. Men with an oval face should try to keep the sides and back of their hair short. Try a cut that has volume on top with a side sweeping part. Avoid cuts where your hair rests on your forehead.

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Natassia is the Editorial Director for both Your Brand of Beauty and PMWorld 360 Magazine. She is also the Content Marketing Manager for Lead-Her-Ship Group. Natassia has been a co-contributor for the Price of Business talk radio and USA Business Radio. She’s also been a contributor to AlphaGamma, a business portal for Millennials. Natassia holds degrees and experience in Psychology, Criminology, and certification in Legal Administration.   As an avid beauty enthusiast, Natassia has always had a love of makeup. She has a vast collection of lip products and other makeup products. Her love of cosmetics led her to work as a cosmetologist for a time. She spends most of her spare time looking for and testing the best beauty products and keeping up with trends. Natassia is admittedly a hair product junkie, she owns more hair products than she owns shoes. Her true passion is achieving the perfect natural curls. Her connection to wellness comes from her formal training in Psychology and her desire to maintain her optimal state of wellness. Natassia cover's all topics for men and women under 40.

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