10 questions to ask yourself before going for the chop

Trading in your long hair for a short cut is a big decision and it’s not to be taken lightly. To help you make up your mind, here are 10 questions to ask yourself before succumbing to the sound of the scissors.

1- Why do I want to have such a drastic change in hairstyle?

From break ups, pregnancy, the grieving process to a change of career, when you go through major turning points in your life, it is not uncommon to feel a need to change your look. Being aware of this allows you to pinpoint the reason behind why you want such a drastic change, thus preventing you from having any regrets.

2- Is a short cut suited to me?

Contrary to preconceived ideas, short haircuts suit everyone. Provided that the haircut you choose takes into account your hair type and the shape of your face. Feel free to seek advice from your hairdresser.

3- Will I be able to cope with all the attention?

A short haircut is a strong statement style which gives off the image of an independent, confident woman. With this kind of hairstyle, it is out of the question hiding behind your locks. If you like blending in to the crowd, it is best you give this kind of style a miss.

4- Am I prepared to have regular appointments at the salon?

A short cut entails regular touch-ups, otherwise it is sure to lose its splendour. Prepare to book monthly appointments at the salon and make sure you factor in the cost of regular trims before you get your hair cut.

5- How will my hair regime change?

Your hair routine will not drastically change. Therefore, you can keep your usual products which are targeted to the nature of your hair. The only difference? You will use less product.

6- Which short haircut should I go for?

From boyish styles, bowl cuts, short bobs to pixie crops…there are many different short cuts to choose from. To make the right choice, do not solely focus on the latest trends, but consider whether your new cut will suit your face shape and the nature of your hair.

7 – Will I not get bored of my short cut?

Although you will no longer be able to play with as many different hairstyles, that does not mean you are limited to the same old look every day. Thanks to hair accessories, such as headbands and scarfs, you can pimp up your short haircut as much as you like.

8- Which hair stylist should I get to do the job?

Going from long locks to a short cut is a big step to take. Therefore, it is best to turn to a stylist you trust who will listen to your needs and will best advise you.

9 – Am I prepared to face the growing out period?

The day you decide to let your hair grow back, you will go through the much-dreaded, yet inevitable, transition period. Varying lengths, unruly locks, a mullet cut…you must be patient before you will get anything that resembles a decent hairstyle. You have been warned…

10 – Have I thought about it long enough?

With a short haircut, you cannot go back, at least not for quite a while. As a result, you should avoid making a snap decision at the salon when it comes to going for the chop, at the risk of seriously regretting it.

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