Choosing a Hairstyle – Maintenance and Lifestyle
A beautiful hairstyle makes you look beautiful, but if getting it right takes forever every morning, how good is it for you really? A high-maintenance hairdo is exciting, but when it becomes a day-to-day burden, switching to something simpler might be smart.
The idea is to pick something you’ll feel comfortable wearing on an ordinary day, like going to the bank or running some errands. In situations like these, you don’t have to go all out. You just need your hair to look decent, and of course, it should suit your features too. Then when you attend special occasions, you can always have your dream do for everyone to appreciate.
Why do you have to make that distinction? Because the fact is that your hairstyle has an influence on your daily life. And maintaining it is in a way related to your lifestyle and personality, two factors that more often than not get overlooked, intentionally or not, when people choose their hairdo.
Point is that people will have their conclusions about you or plain judge you based on your hairstyle. No matter how unfair that sounds, that is reality.
So the question is, what is your hair saying about you? That is the point where lifestyle and personality enter the mix.
Lifestyle is essentially about practicality. Do you live in a place where the weather is warm? Do you normally sweat a lot? You probably like to pull your hair back in a ponytail. Obviously, your hair has to be long enough.
Do you work in a formal office environment? If so, you should go with a more traditional hairstyle instead of something artsy.
Any subcultures you’re a part of? Punk, goth or hip-hop? Each has its own set of hairstyles associated with them.
Maybe you don’t really have any particular group but you’ve always been more of the edgy type as an individual. If you’re more of the independent woman-of-the-world type than a girly girl, shorter hairstyles and pixie cuts will perfectly express this trait. You may even consider changing your hair color. If it’s what your heart wants, by all means, give in.
There are people who can pull off short hair better than others (usually depends on facial shape). In general, we tend to think that longer hair and natural colors are best, but it’s really up to you. Of course, in every decision we make, it is important to remain reasonable.
The final point is that your personality should be considered when you decide on a particular hairstyle. And don’t hesitate to experiment! What could be better than being comfortable in your own skin – and hair?