How Long Should You Think About a Hairstyle Change?
By Roy on 4 June 2009
Going for a hairstyles change, especially if you have not changed your hair for quite awhile, is a big decision. But what's the right amount of time to decide on your change and actually get your hair cut? TheHairStyler.com has the following advice.
Thinking About A Hairstyle Change For Hours
Have you just seen a hairstyle on someone else that you think would look great on you, or is there another reason for your sudden decision to change your hairstyle? Whatever the reason, you really need to give some closer thought to what it is that has made you decide on a change. If it's just the fact that it's different from what you currently have, that's certainly okay, but be sure to try and understand that generally with a new hairstyle there are new management requirements. Things such as home styling maintenance - where color/chemicals are used, re-growth touch ups and regular trims to keep your new hairstyle in perfect shape. The most important thing to get right here, however, is to be sure that your new hairstyle change and plans are not just due to you feeling down and flat today. If this is the case, you could very well be asking yourself tomorrow when you are feeling better "what made me do what I did!" Give yourself a few days to a week to see if you still feel positive about the change. If you do, then it's fairly safe to say you have given the new hairstyle idea enough thought and time.
THS Advice: You should give yourself a little more time to make sure that the new hairstyle you want is correct for you and for the right reasons.
Thinking About A Hairstyle Change For Days
So you've been thinking about changing your hairstyle for a few days now. It's good to see that you have not just jumped in and done something that you might have regretted later. You do still need to make sure that the new look that you are wanting is going to suit all of your personal attributes (hair texture, face shape, complexion and growth patterns), including home styling care and time maintenance factors. Also, in the case where chemicals are used, be aware that re-growth touch ups will probably be a requirement from you on a regular basis. If you're not sure, these are the sorts of questions that you should fire away at your hairstylist during your consultation:
THS Advice: You need to do your homework and get as much information as you can about your new hairstyle before deciding on it.
Thinking About A Hairstyle Change For Weeks
The fact that you have been entertaining the idea of changing your hairstyle for weeks would suggest that you are definitely ready for a change. This is not an impulse decision as you have obviously had plenty of time to consider all likely implications and outcomes. Be sure to make sure that your new hairstyle will suit all of your personal attributes (hair texture, face shape, complexion and growth patterns) including home styling care, regular trims and time maintenance factors. There could also be an ongoing commitment required from you if chemicals are used to create your new look. Now, most importantly, you don't want to procrastinate and never make a decision to actually do it. Act on it; make an appointment today to speak with your stylist:
THS Advice: You have given yourself plenty of time thinking about changing your hairstyle. It's now time to explore your options further with your hairstylist.
Thinking About A Hairstyle Change For Months
If you have been thinking about changing your hairstyle for months now but haven't done it, stop stalling! So long as you have given proper thought to make sure that your new hairstyle will suit all of your personal attributes (hair texture, face shape, complexion and growth patterns), including home styling care, regular trims and time maintenance factors, then you're more than ready. If you can't make a decision on this, then there could be many other factors at work here as to what is actually stopping you from changing your hairstyle, such as:
- Past bad experiences
- Fear of change
- Concern that no-one will like you new style
- Not having a hairstylist
- Not being able to afford a new hairstyle
- Can't find a hairstyle
If any of these (or other) factors are holding you back, it's time to explore and understand what they are and then arm yourself with a new strategy, be positive and go for it!
THS Advice: You have been thinking about changing your hairstyle for too long now. It's time for you to explore other reasons why you cannot make a positive decision about changing your hairstyle.
Thinking About A Hairstyle Change For Years
If you can't make a decision about changing your hairstyle and it's been years, from my experience dealing with clients over the years, the most likely (but not always) reason comes from bad past experiences. These negative feelings are stopping you from doing something that could very well make life easier for you, as in the case of going from long to short hair, and that are also stopping you from really getting a lift and feeling great. It would be a good idea to explore what it is that worries you most about changing your hairstyle.
Make a list "for" and "against" and see what you come up with. Making this decision will not be easy for you. The longer you take to make a decision for change, the harder it actually becomes. You need to look at this decision as logically as possible and forget past mishaps. Make sure that your new hairstyle will suit all of your personal attributes (hair texture, face shape, complexion and growth patterns) including home styling care, regular trims and time maintenance factors. You should also concentrate on the positives while being aware of the negatives. Finally, I would recommend that you have a thorough consultation with a professional hairstylist where any fears that you have can be talked over together in a non committal way. A go slow plan could then be devised, giving you the time to adjust to your new hairstyle and also gain the confidence and trust of your new hairstylist.
THS Advice: You need to explore and try and understand why you can't make a decision about changing your hairstyles. You also need to talk with a professional hairstylist about wanting to change your hairstyle and reluctance to do so. Together you can formulate a plan that you will be comfortable with and one which will work for you.
When you know that you're ready to make the change, it's best to be prepared. Why not take a look at our hairstyles library? We have 1,000's of hairstyles for you to try with our THS model, or even better, upload your photo and see for yourself what will look great on you!