Hairstyle Mistakes & The Lessons You Should Learn From Them

In life we all make mistakes. As the saying goes, it isn’t so much about the mistakes made but the fact that we learn from them. Sadly, such errors often find their way into our beauty regimen, especially when it comes to our hair. To make matters worse, not everyone that has suffered from these hairstyle mistakes recovers – they continue the vicious cycle.

Learning to identify which hairstyle mistakes we’ve made is an effective way to begin the process of correcting these issues for good.

Hairstyle Mistake: Pumping Up the Volume

If your hairstyle automatically brings to mind any of the following: Dolly Pardon, extreme beauty pageants or the ‘80s, chances are you’ve got way too much volume going on. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to add more oomph to your tresses but turning to an all over volumizing style isn’t the right way to go about it.

Bring the right amount of volume to your hair by picking and choosing where you’ll add it. In most cases, the bangs are the perfect solution. Volumizing the bangs add dimension and height that can frame any face shape without looking over the top. Still feel like you’re missing something? If you want additional volume, turn to air drying your tresses after washing it. Run some anti-frizz and volumizing product through your hair and you’ll be all set.

Hairstyle Mistake: The Bad Kind of Bed Head

Believe it or not, there is such a thing as a cool looking bedhead hairstyle. Unfortunately, most women are successful at achieving the bad looking type. The trademark appearance of bad bed head includes frizzy, unkempt tresses, as well as crazy, messy strands that look greasy and unflattering.

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The steps to getting a good bed head style aren’t difficult, it just takes time to learn and perfect. First, use your fingers to comb gently through your hair to add natural volume. Next, spray hair with a product that’s designed to add texture, hold and help separate the sections. As you work for your hands through your hair, you’ll easily recognize the areas that need more attention. Try pulling your tresses off to a low side ponytail, while keeping your bangs and other loose tendrils out front to frame your face.

Hairstyle Mistake: Overgrown Bangs

Fringe bangs are all the rage but if you don’t pay attention to the upkeep, including regular trims, overgrowing your bangs will only make you look like a sheepdog. The easiest solution is to obviously trim the hair so that it is at an appropriate length (no longer than the eyebrows is ideal).

Want long, overgrown bangs on purpose? Then opt for wispy bangs that frame the face or grow them out long enough so that the bangs can be swept to the side and stylishly tucked behind the ear.

Hairstyle Mistake: Pairing Too Dark Hair Color with Porcelain Skin

Sure, Katy Perry looks fabulous with her black tresses against her pale skin but she is a very rare exception. The everyday porcelain beauty with light eyes trying to sport jet black hair often makes them stick out like a sore thumb. Unless your plan is to look like a pinup model 24/7, it is best to avoid dying the hair a harsh, dark color because it will only make your complexion look washed out and dull.

Go dark the right way by choosing flattering dark shades like dark or medium brown. These shades are dark enough to be dramatic but light enough to not overpower pale skin.

Breaking Down the Human Hair

For many of us, hair care is nothing more than brushing, combing, shampooing, and conditioning. If you don’t know how the human hair works and what each part of it does, it may be hard for you to maintain the shiny, healthy and strong tresses you’ve always wanted. Instead of continuing your old.

When it comes to our hair, everyone is unique. That`s what makes choosing a hairstyle, a new color, or certain treatment, such an individual undertaking. Whether you`re on the straight and narrow, a natural redhead, or have battled with a lifelong tendency to look like you`ve been jolted.

Haircuts That Slim You

Most of us already know that a great haircut can play up a great face or even minimize our not so great facial features. But, did you know that a great haircut can also make you look slimmer? If you’re wearing the wrong haircut, you could be giving the appearance that you’re heavier than you really are. With the right haircut, you can create the illusion of a slimmer you.

Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you’re interested in choosing a haircut that will slim your face or your body, there are several do’s and don’ts that you may way to keep in mind when choosing the right haircut.

  • Do wear your hair long and wavy if you want to draw attention away from and balance out a curvy body.
  • Don’t choose a long straight haircut since then can actually accentuate a curvy body.
  • Do choose a long and wavy haircut if you have a big bust since it can draw attention away from them, instead of towards them.
  • Don’t wear your hair into a sleek updo since it will highlight a big bust rather than minimize it.
  • Do choose a haircut that is shoulder length or longer to balance out a full figure.
  • Don’t choose a haircut that is shoulder-length with a lot of curls since it can draw attention to a full figure.
  • Do opt for a layered haircut that is angled since it can minimize a full face.
  • Don’t choose a haircut that is very short and flat or close to the head. Doing so can cause your face to appear even fuller than it actually is.
  • Do sweep your bangs to the side or add a few highlights to your hair, to make a fuller face appear slimmer.
  • Don’t wear bangs that are heavy and cut straight across the forehead since this can add width to your face.

The Perfect Haircut

Once you know the do’s and don’ts of choosing a haircut that will slim you down, you’ll be able to choose a haircut that is right for you. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out this haircut that is perfect for just about everyone.

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The Long Shag

A long shag hairstyle can be a great option to slimming a fuller face. Be sure your to have your hairstylist keep the cut below the shoulders and allows for some volume. The layers for this haircut should be kept below the chin and the bangs angled.

You can have your hairstylist shorten the layers at the top of the head to allow for fullness and create the illusion of length in your face.

To Style:

  • Apply a volumizing spray to slightly damp hair.
  • Next, blow dry hair while using a large round brush to smooth ends and give volume to the crown. If you’d like, you can also flip the ends using a small round brush to soften the look.
  • To finish this style, spritz hair with a holding spray.

Great Haircuts and Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

It’s easy to picture yourself with the latest hairstyle but actually being able to pull it off is a whole other story. Not every hairstyle or cut can be worn by just anyone – even the celebs! The best way to get your perfect ‘do is by choosing a hairstyle or haircut that flatters the shape of yours.