It is surprising how much better you can feel about yourself if you are happy with your hair. There are two main aspects to good hair – good condition, which you can read about here, and a good style.
Find a hairstyle that suits you
- Try to find a simple hairstyle that works for your face shape and can look good every day without needing too much attention
- A number of hairdressers feature this guide to face shapes and hair styles
- Most styles can be adapted for different occasions and you will find no shortage of inspiration in the real world and online. Try:
Sort out hairdressers
Regular trips to the hairdresser will keep your hair in good condition and avoid split ends in long hair. You can save costs by:
- booking a ‘wet cut’ rather than a ‘cut and blow dry’
- asking if there are special rates for under 18s
- getting cuts from student hairdressers. These are much cheaper and sometimes even free. They are supervised by the students’ tutors so you shouldn’t end up with a disaster. You will normally have to allow more time and appointments may be more limited. Try your local further education college or a specialist hairdressing school such as Toni and Guy or Vidal Sassoon.
Don’t let your hair take over your life
Many girls spend a lot of time on styling their hair – straightening curly hair, waving straight hair, pinning it up into elaborate styles. If this makes you happy, that is great, but:
- make sure you have time for other things in your life
- don’t feel pressured into looking a certain way – style or colour your hair because you want to, not because you feel you have to
- remember that too much styling can damage your hair.
You can perhaps find a simple hairstyle for every day, and then have fun with more elaborate creations at weekends or for special occasions.