Why does it even matter? Well, lifestyle is often overlooked, when choosing your ideal hairstyle. Lifestyle is defined as a way of living and is expressed by people in both their work and leisure behavioural patterns. It can also reflect someone’s self image or the way they see themselves and want to be seen by others.
Everyone has a different lifestyle, and surprisingly, your haircut can help make your lifestyle better. The main goal is to look for a cut that can fit in or simplify your day-to-day life.One of the easiest tricks of how to match your styling routine to your lifestyle, is choosing a style that suits your hair’s natural tendencies.
This means in a nutshell that if your hair is naturally straight, then select a style that works with straight hair. And, if the hair is naturally curly, choose a style that takes advantage of the curl. By working with the hair’s natural tendencies, you can save yourself a lot of time and trouble in trying to make it conform.
Overall, there are three main considerations to look at when picking the ideal haircut:
- Face shape
- Hair texture
Here at Elle J Hair, before any hair services are undertaken, we provide a complimentary hair consultation to ascertain your hair goals, and really get to know you, to ensure we are providing you with a cut that you are going to LOVE, that works with your hair type and face shape, and that also fits with your lifestyle.
In most cases,a shorter haircut takes less time to style in the mornings, and if you exercise a lot, plenty of our clients are choosing to take the plunge and get a “shorter cut”. Shorter hair means less hair, which means faster drying time, and less to work with. In some cases, depending on the style, you can even ‘wash and go’ and let the hair dry naturally. The ‘wash and go’ style usually works well with curly hair types. But, that is not to say that you need to go short to have really manageable hair. There are plenty of longer styles that we recommend, and again- we tailor each of our hairstyle cuts and restyles, to each individual client.
And when you’re getting a brand new look, expect to take as much as twice as long as the stylist needed at the salon in order to create the look at home. This is not due to your lack of ability, it takes time to get in the groove of styling your new restyle.
The best way to help manage your ideal lifestyle is to invest in great styling products. We are proud stockists of Kerastase. A great all round product if you are heat styling your hair is Kerastase Résistance Extentioniste Thermique Blow-Dry Cream which is a thermo-protecting blowdry and heat-styling cream designed to seal lengths and split ends. You can view it here
Here at Elle J Hair, Together our Award Winning team has a combined experience of over 70 years in the industry! Whether you’re in for a colour touch-up or restyle, you can relax in the knowledge you’re in great hands. We love what we do and are a full service salon.
We can’t wait to see you in the salon!