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Monday, November 07, 2005

Get a Picture-Perfect Celebrity Haircut

Hairstylists are visual by nature—the profession dictates it—and thus presenting your stylist with a picture of a hairstyle you like, especially if it is something dramatically different from your current style, can ensure that you get the haircut you want (having a fabulous stylist cut your hair is essential too!).

When it comes to chopping your locks, who better to imitate than celebrities, who spend hundreds of dollars on the top stylists to get the hippest, most cutting-edge (haha, a pun!) ‘dos?

BeautyRiot is a database with loads of pictures of celebrity hairstyles – not those impractical updos for awards nights, but actual everyday styles – for all lengths and types of hair. You can browse according to length, style or a particular celeb – they even link you to similar cuts and styles.

When selecting a hairstyle, mimic a celebrity who shares your hair type and facial features. For example, I have a round, almost heart-shaped face and thick, semi-wavy (straight when I use my flat iron or blow-dry) dirty blond hair, so looking at pictures of Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson (despite my personal distaste for both) makes sense for me.

Make sure that when you are looking at pictures of celebrities that you are envisioning the haircut on you, not just seeing how well it looks on them. Imagine the same cut on your face with your bone structure.

If you find nothing that exactly matches what you want, bring in 2-3 pictures that illustrate the type of cut you want, and your hairstylist will hopefully understand what you are getting at, but remember, they are not mind readers, so describe what you want as much as you can.


  • At 11/07/2005 8:10 PM, Blogger Dinah said…

    Jessica Simpson's hair is so nice, I wish I could have a stylist to mine everyday.


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