With summer officially underway, you might be considering chopping your hair into a chic bob, lob, or something a little more daring like the insanely cool voluminous pixies we’re seeing on bombshells like Scarlett Johansson, Ruby Rose, and Julianne Hough. But wanting to cut your hair and actually doing it are two very different stories. Here are some tips on how to change up your mane with zero regrets.
1. Think about the impact the cut will have on your daily life.
First, consider whether the cut you’re into will realistically work with your lifestyle. Do you really have the time it takes to achieve this look on a daily basis? What kinds of products will you need? Will you have spend serous cash on new hot tools? What will the upkeep be like? These are all key questions you need to ask yourself before taking the plunge.
2. Try ‘gateway’ cuts.
Try easing into a shorter cut in stages. Carla recommends “gateway cuts”—styles that act as progressively shorter stepping stones on your way to your ultimate hair goal.
3. Stalk Pinterest, street style blogs, and magazines.
Gathering inspiration photos is the best thing you can do to communicate your vision to a stylist, but be realistic: if you’re obsessed with curly bobs and your hair is pin-straight, achieving that look daily is going to require way too much effort. Carla says it’s best to look for cuts that work on the hair texture you have—and always listen to your stylist’s input.
4. Commit to making your cut look amazing.
Once you make the leap, stocking up on the right products is key. Add some beach spray and some volume mousse if you crave that beachy bounce (L’oreal’ Beach Waves and Dual Stylers work wonders), and if you went for it and completely chopped it all off, then pastes and waxes will become your best friend—try giving Redken’s Rough Paste or Rough Clay a shot.
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