Getting a new hair look is as simple as making a trip to a salon and asking the stylist to do their thing, but pulling it off with grace and confidence is a whole other ball game. You need to choose a hairstyle that will suit your hair texture, color, and length. You also need to consider specific hairstyles for different face shapes and eye colors to make your look truly unique.
It all may sound like a lot to take in, but with just a little bit of guidance, you could be a pro at styling your mane in no time. We have a wide selection of ideas covering different hairstyles for long hair, short hair, curly hair, straight hair, and more. We also provide advice and clever tips to achieve enviable hairstyles within a budget. Whether it is weaves, braids, or ponytail hairstyles – you will be surprised how easily you can transform your look from basic to spectacular.
You can also find innovative hairstyles for Black women, including an expansive catalog of different protective hairstyles with maintenance and hair health tips from experts. From unique braided hairstyles to red-carpet-worthy blowouts, the possibilities are endless.
If you want hair that is always on point, we can guide you every step of the way. Explore tutorials, ideas, reference photos, celebrity inspiration, pro tips, and more in this section, and rest assured you will never have to worry about bad hair days again!
What is the difference between a haircut and a hairstyle?‹Getting a haircut would mean trimming, cutting, or shaving your hair to change its overall shape. A hairstyle involves using styling products such as gel, mousse, or hairspray and heat styling tools such as a straightener, curling iron, extensions, accessories, etc. to enhance the appearance of your hair.
Does your hair change your face shape?‹Not literally. However, a clever haircut and hairstyle can create the illusion of a slimmer, wider, longer, or shorter face shape as per your preference. For instance, if you want to make a wide, round face appear longer, use a high-crown style like a puff or a top knot to give it height and use layers, side-swept bangs, or loose curls to slim down the sides.
Can all hairstyles be achieved with any hair type?‹No. Certain hairstyles are easier to achieve on specific hair types. For instance, using too much product would weigh fine hair down, and using too much heat on brittle hair will damage it beyond repair. Hair that has a bit of texture holds curls well, while straight hair loses any curls within a few hours. Therefore, understanding your hair type, its condition, how much styling it can withstand, and how compatible it would be with your face and overall style is important.
What's the difference between layers and a step cut?‹A step cut is a type of layered cut where the first step is cut around the ears and the next layer follows after a gap, and so on. The progression of the layers is clearly visible in this haircut. On the other hand, layers are an umbrella term for layered haircuts, such as choppy layers, feather cut, and shaggy cut, where the layers might be distinctly visible, seamlessly blended, or juxtaposed together for a flattering appearance.
How can I transition from a short haircut to a longer one gracefully?‹There are specific rules for growing out specific types of short haircuts. However, a general rule would be to get regular trims but wait for two extra weeks before each session. Also, condition your hair regularly to prevent the split ends that usually crop up when growing your hair out. These steps will ensure your hair ends do not get damaged or look untidy. You may also experiment with different accessories to flaunt the best parts and hide the unflattering parts of your hair.