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How do I upload my photo to the Virtual Hairstyler?

It's quite easy to upload a photo to the Virtual Hairstyler but to do so you must first be a member.

If you are not already a member then you can register for an account here: https://www.thehairstyler.com/signup

To upload your photo simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Log into your account and visit the Virtual Hairstyler from the menu that runs along any page.
  2. Click on the top menu then click on "Choose Photo".
  3. Click on "Browse Photo", then choose from "Camera' or "Documents".
  4. If you choose to upload a photo from "Camera", take a photo of yourself, then the photo will appear on the website.
  5. If you choose to upload a photo from "Documents", choose a photo of yourself, then the photo will appear on the website.
  6. Click on "Edit Photo" from the top menu, then position your photo correctly.
  7. Click on the "Next" button so you can start viewing hairstyles

If you have any trouble uploading your photo then please send us an email with your username and photo attached and we will happily add your photo to your account.

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I want my photo to stay private. Will anyone else be able to see it if I upload it to my account?


To address privacy concerns, all photos are kept in a secure, password protected area which only the member has access to. 

In regards to the photos that you upload to the Virtual Hairstyler to use while looking for a new hairstyle, these cannot be seen by anyone else.

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I have uploaded my photo but cannot see it. What should I do?


First, please make sure that you have uploaded your photo to the Virtual Hairstyler. You can confirm that your photo is uploaded to the Virtual Hairstyler by clicking on the Choose Photo from the top menu in the Virtual Hairstyler.

 If your photo is not there then please try uploading your photo.

 If you still cannot see your photo after uploading it to the Virtual Hairstyler then please try the following:

  1. Make sure your browser is enabled to accept cookies and sessions. This is a default setting in your browser.
  2. Try deleting the cookies from your computer and clearing your browser's cache. This will make sure your browser is loading the latest page available.
  3. Use one of these browsers: Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Safari.
  4. Ensure your firewall is not preventing you from loading your photo. If it is then you will need to configure your firewall so it will accept cookies and flash/ActiveX downloads from our website address. Please click on your firewall and enable the firewall to allow TheHairStyler.com permission or follow instructions from your firewall's manual.

If you have a Zone Alarm firewall installed please use the following instructions to adjust your settings:

  1. Open Zone Alarm.
  2. Click on Privacy.
  3. In the Main tab, make sure the Cookie Control and Ad Blocking options are set to Med.
  4. Click on the Site List tab.
  5. Add TheHairStyler.com and make sure all of the options have a green tick.
  6. Click on TheHairStyler.com option, right click and select Options.
  7. Make sure that none of the boxes are ticked and press Apply.
  8. Reload your browser.

If you still cannot see your photo in the Virtual Hairstyler after following these steps then please contact us via email.

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Can I upload more than one photo?


With a membership you can upload up to 50 photos to your account. This means that you can switch between photos, for example, one of you with glasses and one without. You can also change your photo at anytime.

Up to 50 photos can be uploaded at a time. When 50 photos have been added simply delete any unwanted photos to make room for more.

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How do I view my photo with the hairstyles?


To view your photo with the hairstyles please follow these easy steps:  

  1. Visit the Virtual Hairstyler.
  2. Click on Choose Photo in the Virtual Hairstyler menu, then click on Use a Previous Photo, and click on the photo you want to use to make it active. Your photo will then load in the middle of the Virtual Hairstyler.
  3. Next, click on the Hairstyles tab in the navigator and use the drop down menus and search button in the Hairstyles box above the navigator to choose all styles or to narrow down your selection to specific styles.
  4. When you see a style you like, click on it to view it with your photo.

Please remember that if some of the individual hairstyles do not fit your face correctly when you are viewing them that you can adjust your photo for each style using the sizing tools in the Transform menu.

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The hairstyles don't sit right on my photo. What can I do?


To ensure that the hairstyles sit well with your photo, we recommend that you upload a photo that closely follows the guidelines on our photo specifications page and that you use our photo editor to make sure your photo is positioned and aligned correctly.

For step-by-step instructions for using our photo editor please see this FAQ.

We also provide sizing tools directly below your photo in the Virtual Hairstyler so that you can easily make adjustments to the position and size of your photo as you look at different hairstyles.

If you still find that you cannot get the hairstyles to sit correctly after trying these suggestions then please send an email with your email to our friendly customer service department and we will happily help you make any adjustments to your photo so that you can receive the benefits of your membership.

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What are the photo specifications?


For the best results, we recommend that you make sure you upload a head and shoulders high quality photo of yourself, similar to the picture below, that also meets the following guidelines:

 

Photo specification example

For more examples of what makes a great photo, visit our photo specifications page.

  • You should be looking directly at the camera against a plain white background without tilting your head.
  • Your hair should be tied back and behind your ears so your face and ears are well exposed.
  • Your photo should be of normal size, clear, focused and well lit.

To be able to upload your photo it needs to be in a JPG format and the size should be less than 1 MB.

If your photo is too big please try taking it or scanning it at a lower setting, adjusting the size in a photo edit program, or using one of these free online image resizing tools.

Please remember that the better quality photo you upload, the better you will look with the different hair styles and colors.

If you have any trouble uploading your photo or reducing the size then please email our friendly customer service department and we will happily assist you.

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How do I delete/remove my photo?


To delete any photo uploaded to the Virtual Hairstyler please use these easy steps:  

  1. Go to the Virtual Hairstyler and select the Choose Photo tab in the Virtual Hairstyler menu.
  2. Click on "Use A Previous Photo", select the photo you would like to delete, then click on delete.

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I've uploaded my photo but it won't load. What do I do?


If you're having trouble loading your uploaded photo can you please make sure that you have done the following:  

  1. Your photo is in a valid JPG photo format.
  2. The name of your photo does not have any unusual characters, i.e. <, ', /, * etc.
  3. That your photo is no bigger than 1Mb.
  4. That you have cleared your cache and reloaded the page before attempting to load your photo.

Most loading issues are caused by the size of the photo being uploaded. To correct the problem we recommend making sure that your photo is as small as possible. This will allow your photo to load more quickly and make it easier for you to view the hairstyles with your photo.

If your photo is over 1 MB then we kindly ask that you please use these tools to make your photo smaller: 

If at anytime you have trouble resizing your photo then you can email us at info@thehairstyler.com and we will be more than happy to assist you.

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How do I use my uploaded photo instead of the model?


To use your uploaded photo to view the hairstyles instead of the virtual model please follow these easy steps:  

  1. Go to the Virtual Hairstyler.
  2. Click on the Choose Photo tab in the navigator in the Virtual Hairstyler.
  3. Click on "Use A Previous Photo", then select a photo to make it active.
  4. Click on the Hairstyles tab to try the hairstyles on your photo.

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I have uploaded my picture. How do I edit/align/make changes to it?


If your photo is too large then you can use our photo editor to shrink down your photo and align it correctly so it is the right size to view with the hairstyles. 

To adjust your photo using our photo editor please use these instructions:

  1. Click on the Choose Photo tab in the navigator in the Virtual Hairstyler.
  2. Click on "Use A Previous Photo", then select a photo to make it active.
  3. Click on Edit and modify your photo with the bottom editing tools.

As well as being able to use the photo editor at anytime to adjust your photo, you can also use the sizing tools under the Transform menu in the Virtual Hairstyler to adjust the position or size of your photo when looking at any hairstyle. 

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How do I choose/change the virtual model?


To switch to viewing the hairstyles with the model please follow these easy steps:  

  1. Go to the Virtual Hairstyler.
  2. Click on the Choose Photo tab in the navigator in the Virtual Hairstyler.
  3. Click on "Choose A Model", then select a photo to make it active.
  4. Click on Edit and modify your photo with the bottom editing tools.
  5. Click on next to start viewing the hairstyles.

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If your question or problem is not listed here then please feel free to contact us at: info@thehairstyler.com with your registered email address so that we can assist you.






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