Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Sometimes Less Is More

Do you ever see someone with a really cute and fun short haircut, and wish that you could have
their style? I hear that all the time from people with long hair who want to go short, but are either
afraid of change, or afraid of looking too masculine. Short hair can be very empowering for a
woman of any age, especially when the cut is specifically tailored to her own personal style.
With trends constantly changing, it can be difficult to decide on the haircut that best
suits you and your lifestyle. This doesn’t have to be a challenge if you have a good hair
stylist. When making the decision to go short we often have a certain “look” in mind.
However, our mental image of what would looks good, does not always translate into a
good haircut. This is when you should let your stylist take the reins, it is what they are
trained for.

One of the main things to take into consideration with short hair, is texture. If you
have naturally curly hair, then this is something you know very well. The last thing a
woman with curly hair wants is to feel like she is walking around with a big ball of frizzy
curls, instead of a flattering hair style. With that being said, let’s talk about the angled
bob, which is one of my favorite styles. Especially when it comes to the curly hair guests
that likes the versatility of a short style that looks great curly, yet is long enough to make
straightening easy and manageable. When it comes to living through the humidity of
North Carolina summers, manageability of the style is important for curly hair. Another
great option for style support of curly hair is a Natural Keratin Smoothing Treatment. This
treatment uses keratin, which is a naturally occurring protein, to seal the cuticle layer of
the hair shaft. This sealing action works to nourish the hair shaft and prevent frizz.
If you are looking for something a little shorter and with a touch of sass, then a pixie
might be perfect for you. When someone mentions a pixie the first thing that
automatically comes to mind is the classic black and white image of Twiggy from the
60’s. This is by far one of the most fashion forward haircuts a woman can have, because
it makes a statement. I’ve always loved this haircut since it looks different on every
woman. Every time a guest with long hair sits in my chair and shows me pictures of a
pixie with lots of loose texture, and a short fringe, I get excited. This is where I put my
skills to work to create a completely bespoke haircut that is unique to my guest’s
features. Another great thing about a pixie is that it really shows off a woman’s best
facial features.

The main thing most women tend to worry about when cutting their hair this short, is
the dreaded fear of looking too much like a boy. In my professional opinion, most women
that have this concern typically do not have anything to worry about. That’s where the fine
details of the style really come into play. If I know my guest wears glasses the majority
of the time, I will shape her fringe and ear line to compliment her frames. This goes back
to the fine detail work and customization of the haircut that transforms it into a bespoke

My #1 haircut is the “I want to cut all my hair off” haircut. If you read Cosmo in the
90’s, I’m sure you heard horror stories like this. Don’t believe the hype. I’m not telling you
to cut all your hair off, but if you are considering it, then go for it!!! For whatever
reason, damage, change, breakup; don’t be afraid to go short.

Grey hair, what do we do about grey hair? Own it, love it, because it’s what your mom
has. I am a colorist, but my passion is deeply rooted in haircutting. I have a handful of
clients with the most beautifully marbled salt and pepper hair, that 20 somethings on
Instagram want to have. They have decided to embrace their grey and opt for a funky and fun
pixie cut, because it’s youthful look is timeless and easy to style.
Once you’ve found a short haircut you love, keep in mind that sometimes less is
more. Meaning that even though you’ve reduced style times, you may have to make
more frequent trips to the salon. We recommend every 4-5 weeks to maintain your style.
If you have been thinking about changing it up and going short, now is time to come see
us at DSparada. If you already have short hair, but just haven’t found the cut that is right
for you, we invite you to come have a complimentary consultation. We look forward to
seeing you!

By Jon Weston

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