Hair Styling Questions and Answers

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Haircut questions Haircuts

I have a normal face but a slightly pointy chin, and big eyes. I don't have a high forehead though. My hair is wavy and it looks horrible short, I'm trying to grow it out again. Should I get bangs? The kind I want are longish ones (google "fauxlivia").


Hi, the type of bangs that you want will require you to straighten your wavy hair everyday, so you must keep that in mind when considering bangs. To know if the bangs will suit you, I suggest trying on a hairstyle that features similar bangs to see if you like how they look on you. Hannah Simone has long full bangs: http://www.thehairstyler.com/celebrity-hairstyles/hannah-simone, as do many of our other celebrity hairstyle options. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

My hair line is bald and l need a hairstyle that will cover the baldness and l don't want a hairstyle that will make me feel hot in the head because I am planning to go to a very hot place. My face is oblong shaped and I am dark in color. What type of hairstyle can l try?


Hi, if you're unsure about the 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.



General hair Hair

Hi, how do I define what is the hair color which is best suitable for me?


Hi, if you're unsure about what hair color will suit you 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 color for you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



General hair Hair

Hi, I don't really know which shape suits me and I can't make up my mind on which hairstyle suits me. Could you please help me? I like spiky casual hairstyles. I'm totally lost as there is a lot.


Hi, it's looks like you have an oval face shape so quite a lot of styles will suit you. I recommend using our hair consultation again, this time entering oval as your face shape, and then trying on the recommendations given. The only true way to know if you'll like a style is to try it on your photo to see how it looks against your face. Good luck and have fun! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hair color Hair Color

What is the best way to go from blonde highlighted hair back to my natural brunette? Thanks!


Hi, thank you for your question. If you'd like to go back to your natural brunette color after being a blonde then you can either have your hair colored, or allow the blonde highlights to grow out. Growing out a color can be a long process and you will have to put up with re-growth and a hair color that looks uneven for quite a few months. If you choose to color your hair back to brunette, then we recommend seeing a hairstylist, (at least for the first color job) who can take a look at the condition of your hair and recommend the right process and hair color that will cover up the blonde and achieve the level of brunette hair color that you want. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Haircut questions Haircuts

I really like this hairstyle that I found. You used to give the cutting instructions, but I don't see them listed anywhere now. Can you give me the details of how to achieve this cut. I have it saved as a favorite so you will know what cut I'm referring to. Thanks, Christina.


Hi Christina, all of our styles come with styling steps and a hairstyle description which lets you know info about the particular cut. We've always provided this type of information (sorry, we have never provided actual cutting instructions as haircuts should always be performed by a professional), and you will be able to find this information in the Virtual Hairstyler. Just simply load the hairstyle that you like and then move your mouse over your photo. The control panel will then appear below your photo and you can click on the "Style Guide" to get the styling steps and the hair icon to get the hairstyle information. Kind regards, Katie Summers - THS Customer Support.







Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi, I have a horrible crown at the back right side of my head. I have had many wild styles throughout my life. At the moment I have short spiky top with slightly longer back and sides hoping that it would hide my crown between the transition from short to long hair. This hasn't really worked though. I have straight black hair. Would textured layer, choppy layer or something else work for me please? Thank you.


Hi, with stubborn crowns you can either have a very short hairstyle to blend in with the "whirl", or long hair with enough length to hold it down flat to the head. During the transition of growing it from short to long, you will go through a stage where it will be hard to manage, but you will have to make do and remember that this will only be temporary until your hair has enough length to weigh the crown down. Style your hair in the same direction that the crown grows to avoid the out-of-control look until it has enough length for the crown to sit flat, and avoid textured layers through the crown area as this will make it worse and harder to control. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



General hair Hair

I am completely lost and confused now from looking at all hairstyles. My hair is fine, takes products to give it volume and lift. I'm not sure what shape my face is? I would like a shorter style with layers to give my hair lift. I also would like some highlights to compliment my complexion. I would say it's a light olive complexion? I like the blonde highlights but know the damage it can do. I like the tousled, messy, sexy look which can be scrunched, straight or curled. I usually just blow-dry my hair and go. I also would like some bangs because I have a widows peak. I cant seem to find the right hairstyle any suggestions?


Hi, it's sounds like you already have a pretty good idea about what you want so I would suggest that you give our Find My Perfect Hairstyle consultation a go. It can be found at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation and will allow you to enter your skin tone, face shape, widows peak information (and lots more) and specify the texture and hair length etc that you are looking for. To narrow down your face shape, we have a great face shape quiz which is very easy to use - http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/face-shape-quiz. After giving the consultation a try (you can use it as many times as you like), use the Virtual Hairstyler to try the results given on your own photo so that you can see firsthand what will and won't suit you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I am looking to change my hairstyle. I think my face shape is square, is this correct? Are there any short hairstyles that take 20 minutes or less for my face shape? I have straight, fine limp hair but high density. I uploaded a picture. If I don't like that one can I upload another?


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. Once you have confirmed your face shape then you can look for styles on our site that will suit that face shape. All of the styles on our site come with hair information (just look for the hair info icon) that will tell you what face shape the style suits (or you can do our search and type your face shape as the keyword - http://www.thehairstyler.com/hairstyles/search). For styles that take 20 minutes or less, I recommend looking in our Easy Hairstyles category - http://www.thehairstyler.com/hairstyles/easy-hairstyles. As for your photo, you can add up to 50 photos at a time, so if you don't like your current one, you can change your photo until you add one that you do like. Kind regards, Katie Summers - THS Customer Support.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi, I'm a male aged 24 and I am looking to get a new hairstyle. I have a longish face, I'd say it's oblong with a protruding nose and somewhat large ears. I have tried your virtual makeover section and like the Chace Crawford style it picked and also the Ricky Martin fauxhawk style. My main question is would a fauxhawk really suit a long face as I like the style but I'm not sure if I could pull it off. Could you please confirm my face shape and tell me what would suit me the best? Thank you.


Hi, to answer your questions, your face is oblong (based on the images you provided) and the fauxhawk hairstyle will suit an oblong face shape. To help our members find the right look for them, all of our styles come with hairstyle info that lists which face shapes the hairstyle will work for. I recommend using this information when you're looking through our range of styles to choose the right option for you, and then trying the hairstyle on your photo as the final confirmation you need to know if the look is what you want. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hair color Hair Color

Hi, I am a 30 year old male with short length hair (usually keep it at 2-3 inches). I am probably about 75% white and my natural color is medium brown. Now here is my problem. For many years I have been crew cutting my hair and dying it black. Since growing it a bit (the last 5 months) I have colored the white regrowth a mixture of natural medium brown with a dash of dark ash blonde (was told the ash would prevent any golden/red tones). My hair was still black. Then I increased the dark ash blonde to a 75/25 ration. Still black. Tried just the medium brown. Still black. I am now onto light brown with a dash of dark ash blonde (all the above has been the suggestion of the salon colorist) and it seems like it is still too dark. What's wrong? I develop the color properly as per the instruction, leave it on for longer than the 30 minutes to 100% cover the grey and it is coloring over white hair. I'm at a loss really. I've read everywhere that for my hair to look natural I should not go too dark but I can't seem to go lighter. Cheers.


Hi, if your hair was black from root to tip (artificial black) to begin with, you will not be able to achieve a lighter result by coloring over it as artificial color will NOT lighten another artificial color. That may be why that no matter what mixture you use, it always remains black. You would have to either grow out the black and cut it off or have a chemical processes done to remove it. You may also find that, after going over your hair with so many colors and mixtures, you are creating a build up of artificial color therefore always ending up with a dark/black result. The filler you will need to use (e.g the dash of dark blonde you have been using), will depend on the medium brown you are trying to achieve. In this case, I think the best way to get the color you want is to have your color done in a salon. That way a professional can assess your hair's condition and color and provide the right color and technique to achieve the medium brown that you want. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hey, I was just wondering if you could help me with my face shape, and any clues on hairstyles to suit me? I think it's an oblong, but I have prominent cheekbones. I've already had a fringe with long sides and it's starting to bore me, so I'm looking for something a bit shorter as I get older. Thanks.


Hi, the majority of your features actually lean more towards an oval face shape, which means that you have the potential to suit a lot of great hairstyles. To find out more about an oval face shape, take a look at the following link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/oval-face-shape-characteristics. To then find styles that will suit you, I recommend using our hair consultation: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



General hair Hair

Hi, would you please help me to determine my face shape? I'd really like to cut my hair short in a pixie cut. I'm wondering if I could still wear glasses with that 'do. I'm 18 with nearly baby-fine hair, thin and fair-skinned. I'm also wondering if I could go copper or any shade of red. Or if it would look better short in a different color than my natural, which is a light brown. - Sherry


Hi Sherry, 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. In regards to whether a pixie cut will suit you, it all depends on your face shape. As for hair colors, the best way to see if you'd look good in a certain color before dying your hair is to use our virtual hairstyler to try on red hair colors or whatever hair colors you think will look nice. If you haven't done so already, I also suggest that you try our Find My Perfect Hairstyle consultation. It can be found at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation and will allow you to select your personal attributes, such as your skin tone, face shape and whether or not you wear glasses and recommend hairstyles and hair colors that will suit you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hair product Hair Products

If I wanted to make a hairstyle and keep it for the duration of a day, what kind of products can I use if I have medium to long length hair (8cm long)?


Hi, any strong hold products such as hairspray, mousse or gel will keep a medium to long hair length style in place all day. The product that you need to use all depends on the specific type of hairstyle you are trying to create and keep. If the style that you want is a hairstyle from our site, then we provide product and styling information with each look. Just click on the "How to Style" icon provided. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi - I have a very oblong face with a long chin (a little too wide to be called "pointy" though). With such an angular face, I've struggled to find the right hairstyle to off-set or play down my long chin. I've seen the general advice about width in your hairstyle and avoiding volume on top, but do you have any suggestions for downplaying a long/prominent chin? Jeanne


Hi, the following article outlines some ideas for short, mid-length and long hairstyles that will flatter a long face shape: http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/hairstyles-oblong-face-shape-short-medium-long. As well as avoiding volume at the top of your head and adding width through the chin area, hairstyles that involve bangs can also help. If you haven't already done so, I also recommend using our hair consultation to find looks that match your facial characteristics (http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation) or typing the word "oblong" into our search feature to see just the hairstyles in our range that are suited to your face shape (http://www.thehairstyler.com/hairstyles/search). I hope I've helped! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Miscellaneous General Hair Styling

I want to know my face shape- what do you think?


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.



Hair color Hair Color

I am 57 years old, lighter skin with a slender build and weight. I have a small face. I have been coloring my hair for many years a blondy tone. I am wondering when a person should consider going grey as I am all grey and how to go about it without feeling depressed? Also what would be the best haircut style? My hair is super straight.


Hi, the decision to go grey can be a tough one and there are no set rules. As long as you are still comfortable with the way that you look with colored hair, then you can keep dying your hair at any age. Just ensure the color is flattering for your skin tone. In regards to finding the right cut for you, I recommend trying our hair consultation (http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation). It will allow you to select all of your personal features (age, face shape, hair type etc) and receive styles from range to suit you. I would also recommend taking a trip to your salon and having a chat with a hairdresser who can see your skin tone, current hair color, condition and style in person. This way, they will be able to take everything into account and discuss with you in detail your grey hair and the type of cut that will suit your lifestyle so you can find the right look for you, and get advice on how you can go grey gracefully. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Miscellaneous General Hair Styling

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.



Miscellaneous General Hair Styling

I think I have a triangular face. I couldn't decide so I tried on hairstyles in all categories. Oblong and Triangular hairstyles seemed to work best on my face. Since my face is so angular I thought I might be a square. However the hairstyles for the square face didn't work out as well. What do you think my face shape is?


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.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I'm having trouble finding the right hairstyle. I've always worn my hair long and I'm a little afraid of change. Also, I'm short (5'0''), but have broad shoulders. Can you look at my pic and recommend something for me? Thanks in advance.


Hi, if you're unsure about the 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.




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