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How to prepare for a short haircut

/ 04.15.2015
Learn how to prepare for a short haircut!
Learn how to prepare for a short haircut!

Getting a short haircut is really exciting, especially when you want a fresh look for a new season. However, before you go ahead and make the cut, there are a few thing you need to do to prepare your hair and your mind for the transition!

Road test the look you want

If you're getting a radically shorter haircut, it's always a good idea to try it out with a cleverly styled updo or even a wig before you get it for real.

Load up on the right products

Short hair has a whole different set of styling techniques to long hair, so make sure you're equipped with the right products and heat tools. To create texture, try Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Deconstructing Gum, and to combat frizz, keep some Advanced Hairstyle SLEEK IT Strand Smoother Serum Spray on hand.

You'll probably also find that a mini straightener is a total lifesaver for keeping short locks flyaway-free and on their best behaviour.

Talk to your stylist

Before your haircut, talk your chosen style through with your stylist. They'll be able to give you a professional insight into how it will work with your hair's natural texture, what kind of styling techniques you'll need to master, and how to maintain it.

If you change your mind based on their advice, your hairdresser will also be able to recommend some alternative styles that will be a better fit for you and your hair.

Collect several photos

To make sure you really get your ideas across, bring several photos of the kind of style you want to your salon appointment. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words!

Work up to it

To reduce the shock factor of getting a radically shorter hairstyle, start with a long bob and see how you feel about it. Then, if you want to, go for a shorter bob or cut straight to a pixie. If you don't love it, however, it'll grow back and you won't be stuck with a hairstyle you really don't like for a few months.

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