Long hair can be beautiful, but it can also be a lot to take care of. Keeping it brushed, styled, and clean can start to feel like more work than it's worth. When you start to feel this way, the obvious solution is to have your long hair cut short. However, this is not a step you want to take haphazardly. Follow the tips below when having your long hair cut short.
Spend some time looking at styles.
There are more short haircuts than you might realize. If you want to really love your short hair, then you need to choose a style that you love and that looks good with your face shape. So, before you make that salon appointment, spend plenty of time looking at short haircuts online. Save photos that show cuts you think you'll like. Then, once you have saved plenty of options, go through them and try to narrow your choices down to three or five. Bring these final options with you to your stylist, and ask them to weigh in. They can tell you which one they feel is best suited to your face shape and hair characteristics.
Shop for new products.
The products used to style long hair are different from those that work best to style short hair. If you simply put your long hair products into your new, short haircut, you may not like the results. So, as your stylist is styling your newly cut, short hair, pay attention to what products they use. Ask about the products if your stylist does not automatically tell you what they are. Then, buy either those same products or something comparable to use when styling your new, short 'do.
Take notes in the first few days.
For the first few days that you have your short cut, take notes. Write down what you like about it, what you don't like about it, and any styling challenges you have. Bring these notes with you to your hair stylist or haircut services provider the next time you visit. They can use your feedback to give you a cut that's even more in line with your needs this time around. Over time, you'll arrive at the perfect short hairstyle.
Having your long hair cut short is exciting, but it can also feel like a big deal. If you follow the tips above, you can have a better experience when making the change.