Hair Styling Questions and Answers

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Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi, I'm a man with hair below shoulders. I now would like to have it styled in a very feminine curly style. I do not mind to change color or make extensions. Do you have any suggestions?


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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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.



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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.



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I have dark blonde hair and I get blonde highlights, then she uses an ash blonde toner. The toner washes out long before my hair needs to be highlighted again. My question is- is there a way to tone my hair at home between highlights? I found a product at Sally's by Wella that is labeled as a "toner" but the lady at Sally's told me it wasn't the type of toner I was looking for and that it would change the color of my non-highlighted hair. Is there a toner that I could buy for at home use that is similar to what they use in the salons?


Hi, there are some toner shampoos that can be bought from hair supply stores that will help to tone highlighted hair at home, but they work in the same way as the product you have described that you found at Sally's. The advice you were given that using at home toners could change your non- highlighted hair is correct, so it's likely any products you use at home could damage the non-highlighted parts of your hair. If you are finding that your toner is washing out too quickly, I recommend that you instead ensure you are using a shampoo and conditioner that is designed for color treated hair (specifically blonde treated hair) and that you try to limit how often you wash your hair so the toner doesn't fade as quickly. If these options do not help then you may need to consider having your highlights touched up more regularly. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



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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.



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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.







Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I have been unable to determine my "face shape" and therefore can't find an option for hair styles. I have added in my information that I have medium length hair, fine , thin and straight (all a girl could wish for ) (not) but as I said I am baffled regarding my face shape. My photo is in my details and I wonder if you could give me a clue to what I should be looking at when I go to look for hairstyles. Thanks in anticipation, Ruby.


Hi Ruby, based on the photo in your account, I would say that you have a heart face shape. The widest part of your face is your forehead, while the narrowest part is your jawline/chin area, giving you a classic heart shape. I hope I've helped! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Miscellaneous General Hair Styling

I can't seem to figure out my face shape. I've gone between round, oval, and heart. my pics can be found at: http://www.thehairstyler.com/optimizer/galleries/4039/photos.


Hi, it can be confusing choosing a face shape, especially if you do find that your face shape matches numerous different shapes. One tip to remember is to choose the face shape that has the higher number of characteristics that are most similar to your face. As requested, I've looked at your photos and I believe that your face shape is oval. This is because your face is slightly longer than it is wider and it is oval/round in appearance. If your face was round then it would be of equal width and length and a lot shorter in appearance. And if it was heart then your chin would be pointer. I hope I've helped. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I am not sure about my face shape. Hence I often get confused when I use the virtual hairstyler. Could you please have a look at my photos and let me know my face shape?


Hi, I've taken a look at your photos and believe that your face shape is oval. This is great news as you should find that most hairstyles will suit you. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



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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.



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Please look at the hairstyle & color I selected. Is it correct for my skin color? The tips said: "A little moulding cream..." What is moulding cream?


Hi, I have taken a look at your photo as requested and believe you have a ruddy complexion and suggest trying our hair consultation with ruddy selected (you have previously selected fair-cool) to see which hair colors are best for you. The haircut/style you have selected is suitable for your face shape (which is oblong) and I recommend searching for more oblong styles using the hair consultation. In regards to your question about moulding cream, moulding cream can be used an alternative to wax and has less of a glossy finish. It is perfect for creating soft curls, flicks, waves and soft up-styles without weighing the hair down and can be found where all good styling products are sold. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi! I have an oval shaped face and I wanted to know if a short spiked girl's haircut would look good on me. I was specifically looking at the "CJ Baran" and "casual short straight hairstyles" and was wondering if you could tell me if they would be good hairstyles with my face shape. Thanks!


Hi, it's great to hear that you've found a style that you like. The CJ Baran hairstyle is suitable for oval face shapes so it will suit you. As for knowing which other casual short straight hairstyles will be good, just click on the hairstyle info icon with each hairstyle and you'll see information that lets you know what type of face the hairstyle suits. You could also try our hair consultation which will give you all the styles that will suit an oval face shape and other features about your hair, such as your hair texture and length etc. http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



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Hi, I have dry wavy hair so to improve the texture I have been getting them rebonded every 6 months for past 2 years. However now I want to outgrow that and return to my original hair texture. However my hair at hairline tends to be very dry and frizzy. I use conditioner after washing hair and also Loreal's leave in conditioner. But that does not help much. Any advice? Also based on my face shape, could you tell me what would be a good haircut for me?


Hi, as I cannot see your hair in real life, it is hard to assess the level of damage and dryness you've been experiencing, so I would recommend that you have a chat to your hairstylist the next time you're at the salon about some in salon treatments that will improve the condition of your hair, and what you might also be able to do at home. As for haircuts that will suit your face shape, I suggest trying our hair consultation. It will allow you to specify your face shape and other features about your hair and then give you recommended styles and cuts to try. http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hair color Hair Color

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.



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Hi, I'm just wondering what blonde would suit me. I'm quite pale-ivory and I have hazel eyes so I know I have a warm undertone, but I'm just so pale and I don't really like golden blonde all that much and I want to go really light but am worried I will look washed out. I get highlights and lowlights put in atm. Pls help! Thanks :)


Hi, blonde colors (other than Golden Blonde) that will match a warm skin tone are Beige Blonde or Light Titian. If you really want to know what light blonde will suit you most, however, I recommend visiting a hairstylist in person who can assess and confirm your skin tone and recommend which blonde will suit you most and how light you will be able to go without looking too pale. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



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What face shape am I? How can I tell? Can you can look at my photos :), I think I'm square? Please link to tell me where I can learn what shape I am.


Hi, our hair consultation lists the characteristics of the different face shapes and will also allow you to search for styles based on your face shape so I recommend giving it a try from this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. As for your face shape, I've checked the photo in your account, and based on the photo, it looks as though you have an oval face shape. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hair color Hair Color

I wanted to do highlights and washed my hair with water and not shampoo. The result was that my hair was weakened and destroyed with a lot of breakage (I tried to cut as much hair off as I could). After that the first color I did was good from the roots to the ear level, but not through the ends. The 3rd time I colored my hair it was kind of good, but after the second wash, the color in the ends faded. Is the only way to fix it by cutting my ends or by getting a hairdresser's help to make the color stay?


Hi, I would recommend that you do see a hairdresser in person as they will be able to assess the actual damage to your hair, suggest a hair color that will hold, and give you salon quality highlights which will make a big difference to the fading you've been experiencing. Good luck! Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



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Hi, I have a lot of grey coming in and am getting tired of getting my roots done as it grows out too fast. What do you recommend for this? Should I get grey highlights through my hair? My hair length is below my shoulders with long layers and no bangs.


Hi, if you want to keep covering your grey hair then unfortunately dying your roots is going to be part of your hair color upkeep. In regards to highlights, they will grow out just as quickly as your roots do so they are not an ideal solution. I recommend having a chat with a hairstylist in person who can see the level of grey and the condition of your hair up close and can then advise which hair colors you can try that will help to camouflage your grey, even as your roots and color grow out. If you're willing to let the grey take over then they can also advise you on the best way to do this and what color tones you can try to compliment a full grey hair color. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

I am 59 years old and have always had very fine hair. Over the course of the years due to health related issues my hair is now also very thin. My mother's hair is the same, so I'm sure there's an hereditary situation as well. I'm very careful with my hair. I don't use any products to weight it down and have it trimmed every 6 weeks. Right now it is about shoulder length with some long layers in. I'm looking for a new hairstyle to "mask" the thin-ness, particularly on top. Is there any style that will help?


Hi, I would recommend that you try our hair consultation (http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation). It will allow you to choose your fine hair texture and age plus other features and receive hairstyles that will suit. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.



Hairstyle questions Hairstyles

Hi, I have been struggling with my hair for years. I am 29 years old, I have thick, long and straight dark hair. My problem is my low forehead, no hair style seems to suit! I also have a double crown. Please can you recommend some hairstyles/cuts? Thanks.


Hi, I would recommend that you try our hair consultation as it will allow you to choose your personal features, such as your forehead and double crown and find hairstyles that will suit. The consultation can be found at this link: http://www.thehairstyler.com/hair-consultation. Kind regards, Serah Schuster - THS Hair Consultant.




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