Hair Styling Questions and Answers

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Haircut questions Haircuts

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.



General hair Hair

Hi, I have looked at the pictures and have taken the face shape quiz but it tells me different answers so I can't figure out what face shape I have. Can someone please help me out? Thanks.


Hi, if you are answering the face shape quiz honestly and correctly (looking at your face in a mirror etc) then it will provide you with the right face shape. It works by taking into account all of your features and matching them to the most common face shapes. If you are getting multiple answers then it means that you are changing your answers every time you fill in the form. Please fill in the form once and choose the answers that most match or relate to your features and you will receive the right advice. Thank you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

My hair is thin, long and straight. I have a diamond face shape with a short forehead. My complexion is red and I have a large nose. What hairstyle would suit me best? I would like a short style.


Hi, if you're looking for advice regarding hairstyles to suit your features then I recommend using our hair consultation. It will allow you to choose all the options you have listed (and more) to find the right short hairstyle for you. Give it a try here: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Haircut questions Haircuts

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.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi! I've always had long wavy hair. I know it's the sexiest haircut on me but I'm getting bored and want to try a bob haircut, but I'm not sure whether it will suit me because my face is round and wide. I tried the virtual hairstyler but I'm still not sure. Can you please advise? Thanks!


Hi, the great thing about a bob haircut is that it is versatile enough to suit any face shape. For an idea about the type of bob hairstyle to try, take a look at this article: www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/right-bob-hairstyle-for-round-face-shape. I also recommend trying different bobs on in the Virtual Hairstyler again. It's the best way to get an idea about a look without having to cut your hair! Once you narrow down some styles you like on your photo, take them to your hairdresser and discuss what you want before committing to the chop. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



General hair Hair

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: https://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

Hi, I want to dye my hair the same red as Ariana Grande but I do not know if the color would look good on me. Is there away you can help me know if it suits me or not? thanks (:


Hi, I would suggest uploading your photo (if you haven't already done so) and trying the hairstyle on to see how the color looks (http://www.thehairstyler.com/celebrity-hairstyles/ariana-grande). I would also suggest trying our hair consultation so you can get an idea about the types of hair colors that will suit you - http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



General hair Hair

I am working on uploading a better picture, but I need help with figuring out my face shape. All my life I've been told it's round, but now I'm starting to wonder if I'm more Oval or Heart. Can you help? Thanks!


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.



General hair Hair

I am a brunette and have now had my hairdresser to permanently color my hair (brown) to cover the gray. I have also added a few beige blonde highlights. My hair is in good condition and I get it trimmed or cut every 8 weeks. Question: My hairdresser says she cannot perm my hair because of the highlights. What is your opinion? Can I get my hair permed? Thanks, Jeannie Hall


Hi Jeannie, perming solution on top of the highlights and the permanent hair color will damage the hair, especially because the highlights are beige blonde. The peroxide used in them would be at least 40vol which is very high in PH, so then adding perming solution on top of that, which is a PH 15 (the highest), it will definitely break and snap your hair. That means that your hairdresser's advice against perming on top of your highlights and hair color is right. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Haircut questions Haircuts

My daughter's photo is uploaded and she is looking for a shoulder length haircut that will look good on her. Something different and trendy. Have any suggestions?


Hi, if you're after a certain hair length, I suggest giving our hair consultation a try. You can add your daughter's specific features and then the length of cut that she wants and it will recommend styles from our range: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



General hair Hair

Hi, I am a member here. I want virtual hairstyle for men but could not find any. Please help me. Thank you.


Hi, to view our range of men's hairstyles, please visit our FAQ page which has instructions with step-by-step images: http://www.thehairstyler.com/website-faq-view-mens-hairstyles. Thank you. Kind regards, Katie Summers - THS Customer Support.



General hair Hair

Hi, another person confused about face shape. I have assumed round, but my high hairline is throwing me off a bit. Thanks!


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

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.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

It appears that I have and oblong face but I also need to wear glasses - what hairstyles fit best with a 55 year old woman who wears glasses? Thanks Sonja


Hi Sonja, the following article will offer advice about hairstyles, your face shape and glasses - http://www.thehairstyler.com/features/articles/hairstyles/glasses-hairstyle - I also recommend using our hair consultation (look under the makeovers menu) and ticking the option that asks if you wear glasses. All of our hairstyles also list if the style is suitable for glasses in the hairstyle description. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

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



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I'm confused about my face shape. Please help.


Hi, I have taken a look at the two photos in your account and it looks as though your face shape leans towards both a round shape and a triangular shape. When your face shape closely resembles two face shapes, it's best to go with the shape that shares the most characteristics with your own. Because your face looks as if it is slightly longer than it is wider, I believe it to be closest to a triangular shape. I hope I've helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I can't figure out for sure what face shape i am. I think i am oblong? Anyways, can you help? I have a picture of me on the web site. Thanks Sonja




Hair color Hair Color

I am 55 years old and plan to color my hair some kind of a brown tone, not too dark or light. I have always had blonde hair and my last hairstylist made my hair so light my face is now pale in appearance. Is there a safe brown hair coloring that can bring out my facial features and not look so "suprising". Also, what highlights would you use? I thought about a few copper or blonde highlights, that way I still have some blonde in my hair. Thanks.


Hi, anyone can wear any hair color they like, just as long as that hair color is tailored to their skin tone. I suggest that when you visit your hairstylist next that you ask her to confirm your skin tone and let her know that are interested in trying a brown hair color and some complimentary highlights. That way she knows what you want and can make the right suggestions based on your skin tone and needs/wants. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Haircut questions Haircuts

I would like someone to look at my picture and tell me for sure if my face is oblong, oval or round. I think it is oblong but want to make sure. I would like to cut my hair short but I am over 50 and some of the hairdo's that I fit to my face are way too young and punk'd. So I am disappointed in my choices to compare with on this website. Anyways, what short to medium haircuts are best for my face shape, being over 50, straight hair?


Hi, I have taken a look at your photo and believe, due to the length of your face, that the shape is oblong. To find hairstyles that will suit your face shape, age and length etc, please try our hair consultation again using oblong as your face shape, and remember that even though the styles may look like they suit a younger crowd, you can still take them to your hairdresser and ask her to tailor the idea and basic look and structure of the style to suit you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Miscellaneous General Hair Styling

Hi, I'm not sure exactly what shape my face is as a couple seem to fit. And I'm not too sure on colouring. I want to colour my hair but have no idea what hair colour or style will suit me. - Confused.


Hi, based on the two photos in your account, your face shape looks oval (due to the shape and length). Because your hair is not completely pulled off your face so that I can see your entire shape, however, this is just an estimate based on the outline and length of your face that I can see. I noticed you have filled in our hair consultation and recommend that you fill it again using oval as your face shape. This will give you hairstyles that will suit, and will also give you advice on what hair colors will suit your complexion. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.




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