Need Haircut Advice

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Registered: 09-15-2004
Need Haircut Advice
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Wed, 09-15-2004 - 11:19am
I'm 20 years old and have never really had a haircut that I liked. I have a square face with long medium brown hair down to about the middle of my back. My biggest problems are that my hair is quite fine, thin, and dead straight. I've never dyed my hair, and I'm not too sure if I want to or not. More to the point, I had a bad haircut the last time I went and so I've gone without a haircut for a while (which I know is bad) and I feel that I should get back into the habit. I don't want something that takes tons of maintenance, but I'm willing to put a little time into it. I've read a lot of stuff about hair that would suit my face...with suggestions like side parts, side swept bangs, layers (I always thought my hair was too thin for layers), curls, keeping it short for volume (but I read that short hair doesn't flatter a square face), etc. I'm so confused.

What I'm really looking for is advice on a cut that would suit my face shape and hair type (and hopefully reflects my age). Also, what's the best way to go about finding a good hairdresser?

Please Help! Thanks.

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Registered: 08-15-2004
Thu, 09-16-2004 - 7:45pm
In my experience the best way to find a hairdresser is to ask your friends with cute hair who they go to. I also ask complete strangers who they go to when i really like their hair. I've found women love to talk about their hair so dont be shy. When you do find a stylist you dont have to know exactly what you want, discuss it with her/him, a good one will have suggestions that will fit your face and lifestyle. Hope that helps, good luck.
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Registered: 08-15-2004
Fri, 09-17-2004 - 12:12pm
Ok, I think first of all since ur hair is fine and thin you want to go with a above shoulder lentgh , maybe even right below your chin, it will give you that volume. Then opt for a cut with a frame, such as angled sides. Since your hair is straight, stay away from too many layers if at all. Since I can't see your hair, I can't give more advice, I would have t obe able to feel it and how fine it is.

Always make sure to blow your hair dry with the had tilted forward.

But I am sure that chin or above shoulders lentgh would be great for you, and if you have ur sides angled it will go great with the shape of ur face. Go to a local salon and ask the stylist about it. Good luck.

And don't forget to use a good mousse or gel for fine hair.