Choosing a Hairstyle – Maintenance and Lifestyle
A nice hairstyle makes you look nice, but you’re going to take forever each morning nail it, should you keep it? A high-maintenance hairdo is interesting, but if’s becoming a daily pain, you might as well go for something simpler.
The idea is to pick something you’ll feel comfortable wearing on an ordinary day, like going to the bank or running some errands. You need not go all out in such situations. You just need your hair to look decent, and of course, it should suit your features too. Then when you attend special occasions, you can always have your dream do for everyone to appreciate.
Why do you need that kind of distinction? Because whether you like it or not, your hairstyle affects your everyday life. And keeping it good has much to do with your current lifestyle and personality, two factors that usually get ignored, consciously or unconsciously, when people choose a hairstyle.
The point is that people will be judging you and forming opinions about you on the virtue of your hairstyle. No matter how unfair that sounds, that is reality.
So the question is, what is your hair saying about you? At such a point, lifestyle and personality enter the picture.
Lifestyle is a practicality issue. It it warm where you live? Do you normally sweat a lot? Maybe you like to just ponytail your hair. Your hair obviously needs to have the right length to do that.
Do you have to wear a formal attire to your office? If so, pick a more traditional hairstyle instead of an artsier do that a musician or creative director might wear.
How about the subcultures you may be a part of? Punk or goth? Each has specific hairstyles that they’re known for.
Maybe you don’t really belong to any group but you’re just naturally edgier than the regular guy or gal. If you’re more of an outgoing one-of-the-boys type than a sweet girly girl, a pixie cut or any shorter hairstyle will convey trait of yours just perfectly. You may even consider coloring those strands. If that’s what your heart is telling you, listen to it.
There are people who can pull off short hair better than others (usually depends on facial shape). Most people think longer and natural-color hair is best, but it’s really a matter of preference. Of course, in every decision we make, it is important to remain reasonable.
The final point is that your personality should be considered when you decide on a particular hairstyle. And don’t hesitate to experiment! There are few things better than being comfy in your own skin – and hair.