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General Hair Questions (10) 5 results of 10
After looking at the diagrams for face shape, I need to make sure that I have picked the correct one. I think my face is oblong? Could someone please let me know.
Hi, I have taken a look at your photo as requested and believe that your face shape is oval. Although it is similar to an oblong shape, your face is longer than it is wide and has a round hairline and chin, which makes it an oval shape. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Janice // Added: 20th July 2011
Can you help? Early last year I had a course of chemotherapy for breast cancer, and I'm now taking anti hormone treatment to prevent its return. One of the side effects is hair loss & my hair was already fine. Do you have any advice to counteract this problem as I am advised that I need to continue the hormone therapy for 5 years!
Hi, I suggest that you make an appointment to see a trichologist. They have the knowledge and expertise to examine your scalp and hair thoroughly, to assess any potential problems, and to give you the right advice for your situation. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: user-1678962 // Added: 20th September 2012
Hello, can you please suggest some tips to make my hair grow faster? I need it to grow about 3 inches by December. Is it possible?
Hi, unfortunately there are no miracle creams or lotions that will force your hair to grow faster or longer in a specific amount of time. The time it takes for your hair to grow is based on your own individual genetics and cannot be altered by any product or specific hair tips. The best thing that you can do is look after your hair with regular treatments and trims so that it stays healthy as it grows at its own rate. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: user-1682615 // Added: 24th September 2012
Hello, I have been trying to figure out what my face shape is. I think it is oblong or diamond but I don't know for sure. Can someone look at my pictures and tell me what face shape I have? Thanks :-D Jonathan.
Hi, if you're confused about your face shape then I recommend taking our easy face shape quiz at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. It will ask the questions about your face that only you can answer to help work out what is the correct shape. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jonathan // Added: 29th October 2011
Hello, I'm another person in need of help determining my face shape. I think it's oblong but can you confirm this?
Hi, I would say that based on your photo, you are closer to a diamond face shape. This is because the widest part of your face is your cheekbones, while your forehead and chin are both narrow. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Vanessa // Added: 03th August 2011
Hi all, I was wondering if you could help to find out my face shape. I am not sure if my face is oval or oblong. I think it is something in between! Could it be? Thanks a lot!
Hi, if you're confused about your face shape then I recommend taking our easy face shape quiz at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. It will ask the questions about your face that only you can answer to help work out what is the correct shape. If you think you are between face shapes, go with the face shape that you share the most characteristics with. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: youness // Added: 14th April 2012
Hi! I'm planning to cut my hair short but I need to know if my face is indeed an oval shape. Can you please confirm by looking at my picture?
Hi, thanks for your question. I've checked your photo as requested and can confirm that your face shape is oval. Enjoy your new haircut! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Dennis // Added: 31th July 2014
Hi! I need serious help! My problem is that all of a sudden no matter what kind of conditioner I use or how long I leave it on, I just cannot get a comb through it! I even use a detangler to no avail. It looks almost like horse hair or something. Please help I don't want to have to cut it all off. Also, is there a way to put something like low lights in for winter instead of highlights? My hair gets really blond in the summer but kind of dingy looking in the winter. I just found this site and I LOVE it! It is just a blast and so packed full of information on every subject!
Hi, to help you get a comb through your locks, try trimming the very ends to get rid off any split ends which may be causing it to tangle, hence finding it hard to comb. Also, try using a protein spray regularly to help keep it smooth. In regards to color, I recommend making an appointment with your hairstylist to have a professional consultation for having low-lights put through your hair. This way, they will be able to assess the condition of your hair personally to give you the best results. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: clarity // Added: 27th September 2009
Hi! I'm really really confused of my face shape. It looks oblong but I am also having doubts that it is diamond. Please help! Could someone please browse through my photos here: http://my.thehairstyler.com/elleon/galleries and tell me my face shape? thank you so much!
Hi, based on your photos I would say that your face shape is definitely diamond. A diamond face shape has a long and narrow appearance, with the widest part of the face being the cheekbones, while the forehead and jaw line are narrow. Diamond faces shapes also have a pointy chin, which describes the photos you've shown me. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Yana // Added: 28th September 2009
Hi! My hair is damaged and I wonder if I'm using way too many products. I try to be careful as much as I can with it. I only dye it every 2 or 3 months and never blow dry or wash it too often... still, my hair is incredibly damaged. Here is a list of the stuff I put on my hair: - Shampoo (of course), I wash my hair every other day and use just a little bit. - I use hair mask once or twice a week, and the other days I use conditioner. - A repairing product for damaged ends. - Another repair product spray for rest of my hair. - A leave in conditioner. In the days that I don't wash it, I put some hair oil in the ends to help control the frizz. Sometimes I wonder if this is way too much stuff to put on my hair and could be one of the causes of so much damage, even though I just apply a tiny bit of each. Thank you for your attention!
Hi, thanks for your question. As you haven't specifically talked in depth about the kind of damage your hair is experiencing (is it dry, frizzy, breaking etc), I can't offer advice about that, but I can let you know that while it's important to use nourishing products regularly, it is also possible to overuse these products and cause damage to your hair. I recommend getting a good detox shampoo and adding that to your routine. It will strip out any residue from the products that you've been using and help your natural hair oils to balance out. I also suggest laying off the hair products when possible and giving your hair a break for a few days every now and then. If you're particularly worried about the damage, seek the advice of a hairdresser in person so that they can look at your actual hair, assess the damage and offer advice about what you can do. I hope I've helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: satomi_masukami // Added: 26th August 2012
Hair Color Questions (10) 5 results of 10
Hello there, my natural color is brown and for many years I was dying it blonde. From September I dyed it brown again for two months, then I switched to red for three months, and back to brown for another 3 months. I wanted to lighten up the color by using lightening powder and the result was frustrating. The roots naturally went to blonde, from ear to ends was red blonde, and from my eyes to ear level vivid red? I did the same thing when from brunette I wanted to switch to blonde and it worked fine. I didn't know what to do as I was working the next day so I dyed it brown again. What can I do to make it one color? Should I use the powder and then use it again for a second round in the eye to ear level to lighten up the red?
Hi, if I were you I would stop coloring now and go a see a professional hair colorist, pronto! The damage that has been done to your hair by switching hair colors so often in the last few months is going to make it impossible for you to get a good, even result at home. Go and see a professional hair colorist who will be able to take a look at the current condition and color of your hair and advise you on the best course of action for achieving the hair color that you want. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: fotchrist // Added: 21th February 2010
Hello! I have long golden/honey blonde hair that has never been colored or dyed. I am interested in dying it red, but have heard it often turns out pink on blondes. I want it to be a natural looking red but I am afraid once I do dye it I won't like it. Is there a way to try it (temporary dyes?) that wont affect my hair if I hate it? Whats the best suggestion of hair dye and a color that won't look bad. Thank you!
Hi, if you're thinking of dying your hair for the first time then I would recommend visiting a professional hairstylist, even if it's just to have a consultation. A professional will be about to take a look at your natural color and advise you on the types of reds that will suit, the best way to get a natural looking red hair color, and which color process will work best for you. Seeing a professional should also eliminate the risk of you ending up with a color that you hate. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Melanie // Added: 13th December 2009
Hello, I am a retired hairstylist and I do my own hair and I was wondering what is the easiest way to go blonde at home? I am a medium brown. I do a level 5 mocha brown on my hair that is faded now. I've done the blonde chunks before and everyone loves them, but I think I just want to go all blonde now. Can I get it an arctic blonde without bleach these days? I realize I would need a toner.
Hi, in order to go blonde at home after being a mocha brown you will need to bleach or shampoo bleach the brown out until you lighten right down to a 9 or 10 base. This may take you a few gos until you reach the level of lightness needed to get to an arctic blonde. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Holly // Added: 10th November 2010
Hello, I have black hair but I want to add highlights. I have dark brown skin and a round face. I am not sure which highlights will fit me. Can you help me?
Hi, as dark brown skin can be either cool or warm, I recommend using the skin complexion information in our hair consultation (http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultations) to accurately pick your skin tone, and then filling in the rest of the questions to receive a list of compatible hair colors. From there, you should be able to find a highlight color that will compliment your black hair, and skin tone. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: mledwar3 // Added: 09th December 2009
Hello, my hair color at the moment is light brown (permanently colored) and I want to make it the color that Ashley Madekwe has. Can you tell me what color is this? Thank you very much.
Hi, thank you for your question. Ashley (http://www.thehairstyler.com/celebrity-hairstyles/ashley-madekwe) has a rich chocolate brown hair color. To get an exact match, we recommend taking a picture of her color into your salon and asking your hairdresser to match it as close as possible. Depending on your current hair color and the condition of you hair, this might be an easy change and fabulous result, or it may not be possible. The best way to find out, and to get the exact results that you want, is to seek the help of a professional. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: katerina9-11-81 // Added: 05th July 2012
Hi! Do you know if there is any at-home DIY haircolor (like Loreal) that you think would match the color Light copper chestnut from the viritual hairstyles colors? I really want that haircolor, but i think hairsalons is a little expensive. My hair is now light honey blonde, so do you think it would be hard to achieve the right color, like it is in the viritual hairstyles, if i try to color it myself? Thanks in regards!
Hi, I'm glad to hear that you have been able to find a hair color that you like. To answer your question, the hair colors seen on our website are unfortunately not available in stores and have been made exclusively for use with our program. If you would like to try and match one of the colors then we suggest taking a color print out of the hair color to a hair stylist as they will be the best person to speak to about matching the color, and can also offer personal advice on possible alternative colors if need be. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Marie // Added: 01th June 2011
Hi! I am having trouble figuring out what my skin undertone is: cool, warm, or ruddy? I always thought that since I have freckles and my natural hair color is reddish, I must be warm. But, the veins on my wrist are blue and I noticed on the test here that you can also be ruddy which is cool undertones with freckles! I am so confused! I posted a gallery on my profile page with several pics of me with my natural hair color and a few others. Can someone please tell me what my coloring is. Also, I (and my hubby) want to try going very blond. I don't know if that is suitable for my coloring though and if so, which shade and how bright can I go? As a child, I was a "tow-head", I had very blond hair. It changed darker as I grew older. Thank you so much! Sherrie1984
Hi Sherrie, judging by your photos and the description you've given, I'd say that your skin tone most resembles ruddy. If you have freckles, pink undertones (which are obvious in your photos) and blue veins then a cool, ruddy complexion seems most likely. Seeing a hair colorist in person can of course confirm this and also give you a definite answer. As for wanting to try a blonde hair color, having a cool complexion means that light blonde hair colors such as platinum and light ash blonde will suit you. Ask the colorist when you see them what they would recommend is a good color against your skin tone. Seeing a professional, especially when going blonde, means that you can also have the color tailored to suit you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Sherrie // Added: 21th March 2010
Hi! So my hair is a naturally ashy brownish blond color, I have been using box dye for about a year because of budget cuts. I want an exciting change, my hair is currently a dark brown, but as the color fades my hair takes to red very well, so it fades to an almost coppery chestnut color. I have a diamond shape face, and my complexion... I have freckles, but I am not fair skinned, more of yellow undertones than pink and I have light eyes that are blue green. I have always been tempted to do a red color (such as Kate Walsh's red), but have always been sketchy. What would the best hair color be for my skin type and what would be a fun way to spice it up from the usual brown so that I have a new kick to start the new year?! Thank you! Kelli
Hi Kelli, it sounds like you have a cool complexion (olive, slightly beige with yellow undertones) so any hair color that has a cool overtone will suit you. Examples of cool hair colors for you are ash browns and blondes, copper reds, light blondes (think platinum and strawberry blonde) or anything from a dark to a light violet if you're after something different. If you really want to know what will suit you then I recommended visiting a professional colorist who can confirm your skin tone in person and discuss with you the types of colors that will suit you. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Kelli // Added: 06th January 2010
Hi, I am unsure of what my skin tone is and what colours will best suit me. I like having dark hair but I also like having it lighter aswell. What would suit me best, all over colour or highlights? I also want to try going red but am unsure of what shade to go.
Hi, I would recommend taking a look at the following article which can help you decide on your skin tone - http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hair-color/choosing-your-skin-tone-and-enhancing-your-hair-color. Once you've decided then our hair consultation will allow you to choose your skin tone and then recommend colors which will suit. http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Nicole // Added: 16th April 2011
Hi, could you please tell me my face shape, I don't know what hairstyle suits me, plus got high forhead. My hair is growing out from blonde and my hair is light brown (dull with few grays). I would like to change my hair colour to a nice red or a mixture, have medium brown eyes and light complexion. It's jaw length and I don't want to go short (I am 57). Help please.
Hi, if you're not sure about your face shape then I recommend taking our easy face shape quiz at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz For hair colors and other hair ideas, our hair consultation will allow you to choose your age and other characteristics and suggest styles that will suit you. You can try it at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: nikki // Added: 19th September 2011
Hair Product Questions (10) 5 results of 10
Hello, I don't know what is wrong with my hair but for some reason curls will not stay in my hair at all! I have tried mousse and every variation of hair spray both before and after curling and still within an hour my hair is completely straight. I would love to be able to have sexy curls in my hair for work or going out somewhere, but I need to know how to keep them please! - Curl Curious
Hi Curl Curious, have you tried setting your hair in rollers? Before setting, spray your hair with setting lotion (not hairspray) and then roll in your rollers, leave for approximately 15-20mins or until your hair is completely dry, and then unwind. Spray with hairspray to finish and you should have curls that will last more than an hour. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Roger // Added: 30th July 2009
Hello, I have naturally curly/wavy, frizzy, puffy hair. I don't use any hair products except for herbal essences, head and shoulders, and pantene shampoo and conditioner. What hair products do you recommend, that don't need any other work, for my type of hair?
Hi, the best advice I can give about looking after frizzy hair is that you will need a very good shampoo and conditioner for dry/frizzy treated hair (the brands you've mentioned should have products specifically designed to treat frizzy locks), a heavy treatment that can be applied to your hair once a week and a moisturizing creme that can be applied every day. Hope this helps. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Victoria // Added: 28th November 2009
Hi! I face a serious problem for my hair. My hair becomes thin day by day. Every day I face hair fall problems. I also suffer dandruff. I use Pantene shine shampoo. My hair is short & straight. Please tell me what can I do for my hair. Please solve my problem.
Hi Sayma, I strongly suggest you make an appointment to see a trichologist to examine your scalp thoroughly to assess the hair fall and dandruff problems and their causes. This way they will be able to give you an accurate solution. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: sayma // Added: 09th January 2010
Hi, I have naturally curly hair which can look very messy at times. My natural hair color is black and I recently got an Ombre hairstyle done. My hair was bleached and it's very dry on the ends. I would like to know what products I can use on my hair for it to look shiny and natural, to maintain my color and let it look good without ironing or blow-drying. Thanks x
Hi, as a hairstylist it is hard for me to correctly assess a problem without being able to view the texture, tone, elasticity and condition of a persons hair and other factors up close, so I would suggest seeing a hairstylist in person as they will be able to personally advise you on the best products for your hair and the best course of action in this case. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: vinusha // Added: 18th July 2012
Hi, I just recently got my hair stripped and its dried out. What are the best conditioners that don't cost a fortune for me to use?
Hi, the best hair conditioners to use all depend on your hair type and the condition that your hair is currently in. Because I cannot see your hair up close, it is difficult to recommend any specific products, so I suggest seeing a hairstylist in person so that they can look at your hair and offer you the best advice. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: nicole // Added: 06th December 2010
Hi, I'm an African American young man but I have other races within my bloodline and where I'm from I have hair that everyone says is "GOOD HAIR". My hair is very curly and thick but is also thin, so my question is are there any products out there that I could use to maintain my hair styles without damaging it? Normally I wear my hair flat ironed because I really don't know how to wear curly hair styles. So if you can please give any type of helpful advice on how to style this jungle, I'd love it.
Hi, as a hairstylist it is hard for me to correctly assess a problem without being able to view the texture, tone, elasticity and condition of a persons hair and other factors up close, so I would suggest seeing a hair stylist in person as they will be able to personally advise you on the best products for your hair and the best course of action in this case. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Johnny // Added: 12th December 2009
I had blonde hair and my roots grew out so I went to my stylist for a touch up and she used a color to try to lighten my roots, and although it went light, it also went real brassy/orange looking. She tried a beige toner and a violet toner, but it didn't work, so a few days later I came back in and she foiled in some bleach to break up the brassiness, which did work, however it was still too orange for me so a friend suggested using Shimmer Lights shampoo. I did and it left some purple/gray in the lighter parts of my hair. How do I get rid of this? Norma
Hi Norma, when you use color shampoo to tone your hair there is always a chance things may not go your way and it sounds to me like the purple tones in your hair may have been caused by too much toning from the Shimmer Lights shampoo. This can sometimes happen and can easily be fixed with a few washes from a different shampoo. If this doesn't fix your color, I would suggest going back to your hairstylist so that she can take a look at the current tone, texture and elasticity of your hair in person and advise you on the right products to get the best results. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, Paola Fioramonte - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: norma // Added: 03th August 2009
I have thick, coarse, black hair which is naturally wavy/curly. Due to the texture of my hair it has a lot of cuts which result in short hairs that stick up at the top of my head. Do you have a suggestion for a product that I could use that could either prevent my hair from sticking up or remedy the situation? Thanks.
Hi, the short hair that you have described sounds like broken strands of hair and can be tamed by spraying a very small amount of hairspray through your top section to smooth your hair down. Remember to use only a small amount to stop your hair from ending up with a crisp finish. Because your hair is curly, I would recommend combing your hair only when it's wet and never using a brush as this will cause your hair to break further and give you frizzy ends. To keep the breakage from re-occurring, I would recommend that you do a regular moisturizing treatment because curly hair is naturally very dry and needs more moisture than other types such as straight hair. The better condition your hair is in, the less breakage you will get. Kind regards, Sarah Koessler - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jose // Added: 04th August 2009
I have very thin hair and never can get it to do what I want. No matter what I try to do, it always parts in the middle. I can never seem to get the side bang thing going on. Is there any advice that you can give me?
Hi, I would suggest trying shorter layers through the top to take weight off. That way you'll be able to sweep off that middle part. You can also try blow-drying your hair into place and spraying with hairspray to hold. Another option is to attempt a very soft perm which will not create any curl but more volume. You can do this by having the perm rollers placed on the side where you want your hair to part. Side bangs will only sit well depending on the how the hairline naturally grows, for example, if you have a widows peak or cowlicks through that front hairline area then it will be very difficult to achieve side bangs. I hope I have helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jose // Added: 04th August 2009
I'm currently using hair wax to hold my hair up, but I don't like the fact that it makes my hair super sticky. It also only lasts a few hours. Do you recommend any good hair product that will hold my hair up for a whole day and give it that natural look? I tried gel but it makes it look wet and I don't wanna make it look wet. I have my haircut short all around and medium length on the top.
Hi, there are some styling product lines that boast a natural finish so keep an eye out for them. In regards to a product that gives all day hold- gel and wax are your best options. If you don't like the finish given then the only alternative is trying different brands to see which formulations you prefer. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Tom // Added: 30th September 2012
Haircut Questions (10) 5 results of 10
Currently, my hair length is a couple inches past my shoulders, I have thick brown hair, naturally a bit wavy. I am looking to cut my hair very short, hoping something like the hairstyle Ginnifer Goodwin has right now. I have a round face similar to hers, I am also half-Filipino with a tan/olive complexion. What are your thoughts? Thank you.
Hi, I would suggest that you try the Ginnifer Goodwin hairstyles (http://www.thehairstyler.com/celebrity-hairstyles/ginnifer-goodwin) that we have available on in the virtual hairstyler and see if you like the way they look on your photo. It will at least give you an idea of how you may look with the style. Ginnifer's short styles are suitable for round faces, and naturally straight hair. If your hair does have a bit of a wave to it then you may need to factor in some styling time when considering any of her looks. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: user-1729509 // Added: 03th December 2012
Hello! I'm 12 years old and I want a Justin Bieber haircut: http://www.thehairstyler.com/mens-hairstyles/casual/short/straight/uniform-layered-hairstyle. What do I have to tell my hairstylist to get that haircut? I'm too shy to tell my hairstylist that I want the JB haircut. Please help me! Marko.
Hi Marko, the best way to let your hairstylist know what style you want is to print out the picture using our print function and take it with you when you go to the salon. That way your hairdresser will know exactly what you want!
Question from: Marko // Added: 10th January 2011
Hello! I'm going to get a new haircut and have problems choosing one that would actually suit my face. I think my face shape is heart, I have big forehead and small chin. Trouble is, I also have really big nose (really, it's prominent). Right now my hair is long, natural color (mocha brown), to me it seems thin. I have trouble styling - it just falls limp or slips away. I have a side part, but not too deep. Everyone tells me different things about haircuts and hairstyles that make nose seem smaller: some say big bangs, some say absolutely no bangs... I can't keep my hair off my face, I have too big a forehead for that. Is there any haircut/hairstyle that would make my nose look smaller and give some life to my flat hair?
Hi, our hair consultation will offer advice on styles for flattering a larger nose as well as advice or what will suit your face shape and the thickness of your hair. You can find the hair consultation in the makeover menu at the top of this page, or at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultations. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Maria // Added: 26th December 2009
Hello, I was wondering which one of the styles in my favorites is the best for me . There are a lot of styles that I tried on and I like but U want to get the BEST haircut lol please help!!!!!
Hi, hairstyles 8 & 9 in the favorites (Ciara and Noureen DeWulf) are best suited for you. Because of your narrow jaw-line, hairstyles with the layers cut around the chin area will help complement your face and balance out the shape. Also, both hair colors will be easier to maintain and roots will be less noticeable, therefore less color work every few weeks, and less chemical damage to your hair. This will allow your hairstyle to look and feel healthier for longer. I hope I've helped! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Kelechi // Added: 17th February 2013
Hello, can you take a look at my picture? I'm not sure what kind of face I have oval or the other? Also I was looking through the pictures but I only added the one I could find on my computer which isn't that great. Hopefully I can take a better one soon. But my question is what is a good haircut for me? Every time I go get my haircut I end up thinking it's bad. I want a haircut that suits me with my "wavy hair" and a short haircut because I have rather large ears! I'm 16 with reddish/brown hair.
Hi, if you're confused about your face shape then I recommend taking our easy face shape quiz at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. It will ask the questions about your face that only you can answer to help work out what is the correct shape. After you've done the face shape quiz, try our hair consultation. It will allow you to choose your face shape, hair type, length etc and then recommend styles that will work for you: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Cristian // Added: 30th October 2011
Hello, I have an appointment to get my haircut on Saturday and I'm trying to decide on whether or not I should get bangs. I've wanted to try the side-swept bang look for a while now, however, my hair elasticity is wavy. I think getting bangs would compensate for my long forehead and I know how to control my hair's waviness, but I'm concerned that if I get bangs, I'll regret it because they'll curl up and be difficult to handle.What would you suggest I do in this situation? Thanks! :-)
Hi, thank you for your enquiry. First, to see if bangs will suit you, I suggest finding a hairstyle with the bangs you like and trying it on your photo. This will give you an idea of how you may look with bangs and can sometimes be enough to make the decision for you. Second, understand that bangs can take work, especially for those with wavy hair. You will most likely need to straighten your bangs everyday or every second day depending on the strength of your wave in order to have your bangs sit properly. If you are willing to put in the styling effort required for bangs and like the way they look on your photo, then they are a great option to try. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Brooke // Added: 12th April 2012
Hello, I haven't cut my hair in almost 15 years. I am 47 and finally want a change. I have extremely thick course hair that is actually kinky wavy at the very top of my head, but gets looser as it gets closer toward the ends. When my hair is wet, it looks like I would have really pretty curls, but when my hair dries, it looks frizzy and unruly, so I always just pull it back in a barrette to get it off my face. I don't comb it or it would really get poofy. Right now it is 2 inches below my shoulder so the waves are more stretched out. I have a heart shaped face with a wide nose and pale complexion. I found a couple of medium short haircuts that kind of look like a shag I like in your virtual hairstyle section, but am afraid my hair will be really crazy out of control if I cut it into short layers since my waves are kinky tight at the top. I am tired of looking like I am in grade school. Any suggestions.
Hi, I'm glad to hear that you have found some hairstyles that you like with our Virtual Hairstyler and can understand your hesitance about knowing whether or not cutting your hair will help or hinder your curls. The truth is, without being able to see your curls in person, I can't give a definite answer either way so I suggest that you take the styles that you have found to your hairdresser and ask them to asses the haircuts and advise you whether or not they will work with your curls. Curls can be both a blessing and a curse, and no matter the type of hair cut or your hair length, will require you to put in some effort in regards to styling and using styling products if you wish to have a hairstyle that looks great and eliminates the puffiness. I hope I've helped. Good luck!
Question from: katherine // Added: 10th October 2010
Hello, my face is round so what's the perfect cut for me? Thank you.
Hi, the following link will help you find the perfect hairstyle to suit your face shape. http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/the-right-hairstyle-for-your-round-face-shape. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: haneen // Added: 20th October 2009
Hey! I'm 17, I have long and wavy hair and I would love to cut it short (a little above the shoulders) but since my hair is so thin I don't know if it would look good. Should I cut it?
Hi, if you're not sure about how you'd look with a shorter haircut then I recommend adding your photo (if you haven't already) to our Virtual Hairstyler and trying on some of the shorter styles in our wavy category. As for knowing if a shorter cut will work with your hair type, I'd advise seeing a hairstylist in person so that they can look at the texture and the thickness of your hair in person and offer the right advice. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: cata // Added: 29th December 2009
Hi - I am 58 and I used to have fine hair but full looking, but now it is getting finer and thinner as I age. What cut is best for this type of hair. I have a square face and right now my hair is chin length but needs to be cut shorter because it looks thin and stringy. What kind of cut do I need to make it fuller? I used to get my hair textured a little to make it fuller but it is so fine now I don't think that kind of cut would be right. Am I correct in saying this? Also, I have a side bang not full across.
Hi, with a square face shape, any haircut that you get will still need to be one the softens around the sides of the face so not to enhance the "squareness". A short to medium hairstyle with layers will help give the illusion of thicker hair but this will depend on how the hair is styled. Keep the side bangs or a side part as this will help compliment your face. Blow-waving the hair to add volume or using hot rollers will boost fine hair, just remember when styling to use light products (e.g hairspray) so that you don't weigh your hair down. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Valerie // Added: 15th November 2011
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By uploading my picture can you help determine what kind of haircut/style better suites me?
Hi, adding your photo to your account will give you a better idea of which style will look good on you and which ones will suit you based on your face shape and other attributes seen in your photo. Once you've got your photo upload, I recommend trying our hair consultation to find the perfect style for you! http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: jp // Added: 03th February 2011
Can you help me pick a new hairstyle?
Of course we can! The easiest way to find a style at TheHairStyler.com is to use our "Find My Perfect Style" hair consultation and "Hairstyle Search" feature so that you can view as many of our hairstyles as possible in a quick and easy manner. The hairstyle search can be found at this link http://www.thehairstyler.com/hairstyles/search. The consultation can be found at this link http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: hunnybunn0812 // Added: 21th November 2009
Can you recommend a shorter hair style with bangs that looks somewhat feminine but is not too difficult to style? I do have some length right now, so if you can recommend a longer style with low maintenance I would welcome that as well.
Hi, if you're looking for a certain type of hairstyle to try then I recommend giving our Find My Perfect Hairstyle consultation a go. It can be found at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation and will ask you questions based on your own personal attributes to help work out what is the right style for you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Terese // Added: 11th October 2012
Generally, is it good to leave your hair with a little grease or should I wash my hair frequently in order to have better shape?
Hi, if you are talking about sebum (which is the hair's natural oil) then it is fine to have a little in your hair because it will help to stop the hair from drying out. Hair can become weighed down from too much oil, however, so it is a good idea to wash when you feel it is necessary. Kind regards, Sarah Koessler - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jose // Added: 03th August 2009
Greetings, I set my face shape and get all the advice possible to give me a haircut that I look great in, but unfortunately I find the information and articles I have read are targeting women so please send me information for men which might be useful.
Hi, our hair consultations will allow you to choose men as your gender and will give you results and information from our library of men's hairstyles. Please give it a try here: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultations. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: DUBER // Added: 06th January 2013
Hello! I think my face shape are very round, and I am looking for something with a little height on top, not too much round the ears but a little length in the neck. And I want a soft or elegant look! Please give me some advices, cause I can`t seem to find any on my own! Yours Sincerely Aud Chatrin.
Hi Aud, if you're after a style for your round face then I recommend trying our "Find Your Perfect Hairstyle" Consultation (look under the "Makeovers" menu at the top of any page). We also have articles and blogs which list advice for round face shapes, so type "round face" into our site search or click on the links in the "Hairstyle Ideas and Trends" menu at the top of the page. Kind regards, Katie Summers - THS Customer Support
Question from: Aud Chatrin // Added: 10th September 2011
Hello, 1. What shape is my face? 2. I have naturally curly hair that's medium length just below my shoulders. What hair cut would require the least maintenance and look good for me? Thank you.
Hi, the following links will help you to work out your face shape and a suitable haircut based on your features and hair type. 1) Face shape: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. 2) Haircut: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: patricia // Added: 11th March 2013
Hello, for months I have been looking for some hairstyles, but I can't make a decision about what hairstyle is best for me according to my face. Please help me.
Hi, if you're after a hairstyle to suit your face shape then I recommend using our hair consultation (http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultations). It will allow you to select your face shape and other personal attributes such as your hair length, type and texture to find hairstyles that will suit you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: geni // Added: 10th November 2010
Hello, I am still not sure what my face shape is. Can someone help me out?
Hi, if you're confused about your face shape then I recommend taking our easy face shape quiz at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. It will ask the questions about your face that only you can answer to help work out what is the correct shape. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Jonathan // Added: 07th December 2012
Hello, I'd like to know how can I make my hair like this: http://www.vna2z.com/data/media/13/Dan%20Truong%2001.jpg. http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm50/nminhlaidt/2006/IMG_2576.jpg. I am willing to pay too.
Hi, the hairstyle that you want to achieve is known as a wedge cut, where the back is cut short and tapered up to just below the ears. Then it becomes almost all one length from the top. The sides are cut short just above the ears (almost under cut) and then left all one length too. If you were to comb it forward and down you could say it was like a bowl-cut, but with shape and graduated layers. I recommend taking this picture to your hairstylist, and also trying it on using your photo http://www.thehairstyler.com/celebrity-hairstyles/hugh-grant. His hair is wavy, but straight hair will sit the way you want. Also, you will need to have long layers on top to achieve this look. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: duydaniel // Added: 25th August 2009
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Hi Serah, Thanks so much for answering my question so quickly regarding my face shape, though now I'm really lost as I did the measurements after posting the question and from what I read a square is roughly the same each way? My forehead is 12cm, cheeks 13cm, jaw 11cm and length is 19cm.. Is it possible I could be oblong? The photos were quite unclear sorry, but I have uploaded another that I hope is better if there is any chance you'd have a minute to look again! Thanks so much for your help, it's amaxing how hard it is to pick our own face shape! Kindest Regards again, Kae :)
Hi Kae, great to hear from you again. After taking a look at the new photo in your account, I can confirm that I agree that your face shape is oblong. It looked very square in the last photo I saw (the one where your hair is out around your face), but now after seeing the photo where your hair is pulled back and the outline of your face is clearly visible, it definitely looks oblong. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Keira // Added: 26th August 2011
Hi TheHairStyler.com, I just wanted to ask how to upload a photo here.
Hi, to upload your photo simply follow the easy steps outlined in our FAQ: http://www.thehairstyler.com/website-faq-virtual-hairstyler-photo-upload. Kind regards, Katie Summers - THS Customer Support.
Question from: eve_tearm // Added: 04th April 2012
Hi there, it seems to be the million dollar question - what is my face shape?! I thought maybe heart shape, but am really torn after trying to work it out, now totally confused! Any help kindly appreciated :) Kae.
Hi Kae, after looking at all three different photos in your account, I would say your face shape is closer to a square. You have wide cheekbones, like a heart face, but your chin area is more solid and square in shape. It can be difficult when deciding on a face shape, especially when your features match to various different shapes, but the key is to choose the shape that shares the majority of your features. In your case, the wide cheeks and square jawline/chin put you closer to a square shape. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Keira // Added: 22th August 2011
Hi! I have very thin hair and it's about to my shoulders. I want something completely different and I can't decide between cutting it to below my ears or letting it grow out and getting hair extensions to make it thicker. I also wonder about color. My natural hair color is a dirty blonde, but I was thinking about dyeing it darker and getting some blonde and red highlights. What should I do?
Hi. I think you might find some great new hairstyles through our hair consultation: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Also, if you're thinking of changing your hair color to dark check out the tips and advice in "Dark Hair: Six Reasons it'll Knock Their Socks Off." It's a great article and you should find it really helpful. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: bzwhit09 // Added: 17th November 2009
Hi! I'd like my hair to grow a certain length. Is there a way to make it grow faster (without having to get it cut)? Can you help me? Karen
Hi Karen, that's a great question - one that most of us can identify with I'm sure! The best way to encourage your hair to grow is actually by trimming it every 6-8 weeks. This will help your hair to grow longer and healthier. Also, a healthy diet encourages the hair to grow quickly; and most importantly, patience is essential so hang in there! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: karen // Added: 04th August 2009
Hi, can you help me with my face shape and a hairstyle that is appropriate with the following attributes: 1. Over 45 years old. 2. Thick and curly hair. 3. Large frame and weight. Susan
Hi Susan, based on the photo in your account, I would say that your face shape is oval. To find styles that will match an oval face shape, your age, your thick curly hair and your frame and weight, please use our hair consultation - http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Susan // Added: 19th August 2011
Hi, could you tell me my face shape and what cut is good for me? Would anything below the shoulders and feathered be good? I need help.
Hi, if you're confused about your face shape then I recommend taking our easy face shape quiz at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. It will ask the questions about your face that only you can answer to help work out what is the correct shape. After you know what your face shape is, I recommend using our hair consultation at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: nevada // Added: 23th December 2011
Hi, I have curly hair about medium length and have a diamond face shape. I don't like having a lot of width on the sides of my face and would like to blow dry and use a curling iron or flat iron every other day. Would that damage my hair? Thank you. Paige
Hi Paige. Using heat protection products before and after styling your hair with a blow-dryer or curling iron should help reduce damage to your hair. However you should ask your hairstylist to take a look at your hair and offer you some specific advice as the condition of your hair will also affect the rate of damage caused by heat appliances. Kind regards, THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: paigebrown // Added: 23th November 2009
Hi, I recently went from long hair to a very short cut and I have discovered that I have a crown that is both extremely willful as well as off center by 2-3". I can't get any of it to go toward that point for a radius of 3" from the center. I tried the 'glue' the stylist sold me and that just seems to make it worse. Is there anything I can do to try to tame my hair? I feel extremely self conscious and embarrassed about it. Should I just wear a hat until my hair grows out again?
Hi. Unfortunately a crown will always do what it wants to do. The best way to tame it is to style the hair in the direction it grows. The more you try and go against the growth of a crown, the messier and more unsettled your hairstyle will look. You also need to use products that are lightweight like hairspray. These will help prevent the crown sitting too flat- which can make it more obvious. Hope that helps :) Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: Janet // Added: 12th August 2009
Hi, I urgently need help please! My hairdresser straightened (chemically) my very curly hair about 2 years ago. A few months down the line I realized the mistake I had made and desperately wished for my curls to come back. I asked a different hairdresser to cut my long hair into a Chinese bob. The hair in my neck started curling again but for the rest of my hair it was still straight. My hair has grown again to shoulder length and is in a total mess because every second day I blow wave and sometimes hot iron my hair. Is it at all possible that my natural curl will return after a while? And what can I do in the meantime to get my hair in a better state? Can you please advise on a better shampoo and conditioner and something that I can use on my hair to repair all the damage I've caused?
Hi, your hair will take time to grow back into its natural state depending on how quickly it grows. Your best option is to have regular trims every 4-6 weeks, this way the hair that was chemically treated will be trimmed away allowing your natural hair to grow through. Use a deep fortifying treatment to maintain healthy hair as well as a shampoo and conditioner specifically for chemically treated hair. I recommend having your hair assessed in a salon by a hairstylist to find out what is best suited for you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.
Question from: redridinghood // Added: 15th September 2009
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