How to know when it's time to change your signature hairstyle

/ 11.20.2014
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Sometimes, it's easy to get a haircut, fall in love with it, and keep it for so long that you forget what it's like to wear your locks any other way. This can be a great thing when it creates a signature style that's all yours - think Anna Wintour, Blake Lively and Kate Middleton - but every now and then, it's good to shake things up a little.

So, how can you tell if it's time for a new 'do?

The shape

A lot of the time, skipping regular trims can throw your style off-balance and leave you wondering why your tried and true look isn't behaving itself anymore. The hair grows out further than the original cut allowed for which can cause bulky ends and flatness on top.

You can amp up the volume with Advanced Hairstyle BOOST IT High Lift Creation Spray when styling, but head to the salon for a more long-term fix! Ask your stylist about cuts that will grow out better if you don't keep to a regular haircut schedule.

The color

If your mane seems a little two-dimensional, it could be because the color has faded or isn't a great match for your skin tone. Consult with a colorist about what kind of lowlights and highlights you need to elevate your tresses for a more vibrant finish.

The cut

When you go to the salon and your stylist doesn't even ask you what you want, it could be that both of your are stuck in a habitual rut. Try asking them about other cuts and styles that would work for your face shape and hair texture - who knows, they might suggest your next trademark look!

The feedback

Much as you should only choose any hairstyle because YOU want it, it can be helpful to ask a trusted friend for an honest second opinion. They'll be able to tell you when you have too many split ends or that your style isn't as on-trend as you think, and they'll be great company when looking for a new style to try.

Motto of the day: Change is good.

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