If you are blessed with a full head of wavy, run-your-fingers-through-me hair, make the most of your good fortune by taking care of what you've got. Make sure to use high quality products to keep your hair clean and conditioned. And talk to a stylist about cuts that will take advantage of your length and texture. Changing the side on which you part your hair, or using some gel or pomade for a slick backed look can give you different styling options for different events. And don't forget, regular trims to keep your hair under control and looking great will maximize your double take potential. You can never go wrong with the classic hair part and hair that’s swept off to the side with a bit of gel to keep it out of your face. It’s perfect for any occasion and looks classy. Think George Clooney and Chase Crawford.
A buzz cut can be super hot, especially if you have a well shaped head or distinctive facial features. This one always takes some getting used to if you are used to having longer hair—but the more drastic the cut, the hotter it can be! Be warned though - if you have round facial features or an odd shaped head this look won't work for you. And a buzz cut doesn't mean you can make up for the lack of hair on your head by overcompensating with facial hair. Buzz for a reason, and keep everything neat and tidy. David Beckham has the look done perfectly.
If you feel more comfortable with longer hair, go for it, but remember, women like clean and sexy, not greasy and unkempt. For a longer style that is acceptable in most professions, try leaving your hair a bit longer on the top and shorter on the sides. This will give you a few more styling options as well, since you can slick it back or comb the top layers forward for a look with more layers. Long hair, jaw length and longer can work well too, but if you are going for the pony tail look, make sure that your hair is super clean and healthy. Nothing is more of a turn off than a wimpy, greasy pony tail. And if you are trying to pretend that you have luscious locks by wearing a pony tail but your scalp is showing because of thinning or receding hair, bag the length, get a good cut - maybe a buzz cut - and wear it proudly. There's nothing wrong with thinning hair, but trying too hard to cover it up can make you look desperate, and women definitely don't go for that!
The Vinery Hair Salon would like to extend a big thank you to Barb Quinn for her interesting and insightful contribution to both our blog and our website this month!
Guest Author Barb Quinn has been a professional hair stylist for over 30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognised hair designer, educator and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International, the global hair stylist network.
Thousands of women each day follow Barb's hair styling wit and wisdom on her highly successful blogs Hairstyle Blog and Visual Makeover. In 2011 The Hairstyle Blog was selected as Top Beauty Blog by BeautySchool.com.