Great hair starts with a great haircut
However, determining what makes a great haircut can be surprisingly controversial. That is because whether or not you love your haircut is very personal. Finding a stylist that listens to you and helps you bring your vision to life is crucial.
At Sanke Hairdressers, in Kingwood, TX, we know that a great haircut has to accomplish multiple things.
If your haircut fails to meet any of those standards, you will not love it, even if everyone else does.
First, what are your hair goals?
Do you want a trim?
Are you growing your hair?
Are you looking for a significant change?
Those may seem like silly questions, but they are essential things for your stylist to know before starting to cut your hair.
If you love your current style and just want to trim the ends, you want to make that clear to your stylist. It would help if you discussed beforehand how much length you want them to remove. If you have damaged or split ends, you need to clarify whether you want them all removed. Sometimes, if hair is extensively damaged, it may need a substantial amount removed to keep it looking healthy. You and your stylist need to be on the same page before the haircut begins.
If you are growing out your hair, you may think that you just want your stylist to trim the minimum amount each time to keep your length. However, even if you are growing your hair, you want it to have shape and style. Your stylist can shape your hair and keep it looking fresh and intentional, even during the growing out process.
If you want a significant change, your stylist will want to make sure your chosen look is going to work with your face shape, body shape, and lifestyle. We love the big reveal of a major makeover. However, we will probably ask you some questions that seem unrelated to your hair. Like, what is going on in your life?
Many people want to make major changes to their appearance when major changes are happening in their lives. The results can be excellent. They can also be a little scary. If your desire for a big difference is motivated by something traumatic, we may discuss some other options with you. Bangs and Bobs are great…when you’re ready for them.
What is your face shape?
Your face shape helps determine which haircuts will be the most flattering on you. A flattering haircut highlights your best features and detracts from the elements you like the least.
As stylists, we make some assumptions about what our clients will find flattering. Most women want haircuts that make their faces look slimmer, highlight their eyes, and make the most of their cheekbones. If they have square jaws, they want them to appear rounder. If they carry weight in their face, they want to look slimmer. Likewise, most of our male clients want haircuts that highlight their eyes and help give their faces a chiseled look.
However, when you are in the chair, what most of our clients find flattering is unimportant. What do you find positive? Maybe you are a woman who loves her square jaw. Perhaps you are a man who wants a haircut that highlights your cheekbones. We never want to substitute our judgment for what is flattering for your judgment of what you like.
In a consultation, we will share which haircuts we think would be the most flattering on you. We can also tell you why we would choose those haircuts. If you come in with the desired style, we can tell you whether it would work with your face shape and, if not, why we believe that. We can also discuss how to create a style you like that works with your face shape.
In addition to your face shape, we also look at your body shape. Some antiquated rules will tell you that overweight people should not have short hair. That is ridiculous. However, you do want hair that looks proportionate to your body.
What is your hair type?
Not all haircuts work with all hair types. A cut that makes the most of naturally thin, straight hair will not work well with thick, curly hair. That said, one of the most amazing things about being a stylist in the modern era is that we can help almost anyone achieve almost any hair look.
If your hair is naturally thin and looks stringy when you grow it long, we can add extensions. If your hair is thick and curly, but you want a short, sleek pixie, we can chemically straighten it. We can give you a look that you want. However, if you go against your natural hair type and texture, maintaining that look will require more work.
What is your lifestyle?
That may be one of the most critical questions your stylist can ask you. How do you live? What type of morning routine do you have? What are you willing to do to keep your hairstyle?
Lifestyle incorporates several factors that impact your hair.
Having a hairstyles that you love, but is not realistic for our lifestyle, just leads to frustration. Letting your stylist know how you live helps you get a cut that you not only love, but can easily maintain
We love it when people bring us pictures for hair inspiration. However, we also want to make sure people are realistic about their photographs. Does the person in the photo have a similar face shape to yours? Does the person in the picture have their natural hair or extensions? Will your look require color or just a cut?
As we have said, we can create almost any look on practically any person. However, there is a massive difference in how much work those looks take and their costs. Does your vision match the reality of your lifestyle, your hair type, your face shape, and your budget?
If not, that is okay. Our stylists are professionals with the training to help you achieve a look you will love. We can still use those photos to understand your goals and help you reach them.
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Ready for your change? Schedule an appointment to achieve the results you want. Come and let us turn you into a work of art.