The start of the year is the best time to update one’s look. With the many changes that the New Year brings, having the perfect hairstyle for 2017, matched with a new wardrobe, a new body, and even a new career can really boost one’s confidence levels to face everything that a new phase of life has to offer. Physical transformations can truly bring out the best in most people and your hairstyle can be a great place to start.
However, not all looks are created equal. Some haircuts can be quite disastrous and of course, not all cuts fit the same person. Furthermore, some cuts are also dated and can be unflattering to the person by making them look older than they are.
As a guide for this year, here are some ways to make the trip to the salon a success, with you ending up with the look and feel you want from the get go:
1. Bring a Pinterest Board
Sometimes it’s really hard to put into words what we want when inside the salon. Truthfully, being in the chair can be a nerve-wracking experience and the question “What are we doing today?” can be overwhelming. Most of the time, you may end up simply with a trim to be on the safe side or worse, a radical look that is totally out of your comfort zone. Either way, walking out of the salon with anything other than your ideal hairstyle can be a huge disappointment.
A Pinterest board can be a great tool to prevent this from happening. Prior to actually being inside the salon, prepare some looks that you gravitate towards and are a fit for your lifestyle and personality. Don’t edit yourself! If the salon is reputable and is handled by true professionals, they will tell you if the cut works for you or not and modify it accordingly to suit your needs. Whether it’s a magazine or a screenshot from online sources, feel free to show what look makes you feel alive and beautiful.
2. Choose to be Honest with Your Lifestyle
Can you really blow dry your hair every day? Do you shampoo your hair every day? Are there certain treatments you cannot afford or are allergic to?
Be honest with what you can and cannot do when it comes to maintaining the cut that you are aiming for. No matter how good your stylist is, a realistic assessment of what you can do on a daily basis that ensures your hairstyle’s success in the long run. For example, that bob cannot stand on its own if you keep on tying it up or those long extensions will be for nothing if you cannot heat dry it every day, especially if your hair isn’t naturally straight. When you set realistic expectations for yourself, the stylist can provide you with either the right cut that you can maintain or the proper instructions and process that you can follow to make the cut happen for you as it should.
3. Be Open to Treatments and Suggestions, and Ask Questions!
Stylists always have your best interest in mind, so listen to their suggestions when they advise for or against a certain hairstyle. You should always feel comfortable with your final decision, but consider their advice when making your decision.
Most top salons will never pressure you to commit to a treatment without your consent (if they are pushy, run out of the place!). Your stylist is an expert, so don’t feel bad about asking them to share their insights.Ask questions and inquire about all the things that you need and want to know when it comes to it.
Top Hairstyle Trends for 2017
Now, are you ready to take the plunge when it comes to your hair? Here are the top hairstyle trends for 2017:
1. Get Your Rose and Ash On
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The top two hair colors for the year that were seen on most celebrities are rose gold and ash grey. These colors, although surprisingly severe, can be very forgiving for most people, regardless of cut or skin tone. They bring out the deep undertones for deep skinned, olive skinned women while those in the cooler spectrum enjoy the benefits of these colors for the fun it brings to their skin. More so, these colors also fade out beautifully compared to blondes and even brunettes.
2. Embrace Tight but Big Curls
For 2016, the wavy beach hair was in, but for 2017, let those big curls go loud and proud! With many hair treatments available, more women can now really maintain their curls and most salons are supportive of this, even going as far as going for shorter cuts to really accentuate the curls more.
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3. Make it Long
2016 was about the lob (long bob that grazes just about above the shoulders), which was a real pain to maintain with blow drying and using other heat driven hair paraphernalia.
For 2017, it’s also about embracing length. In fact, even Kim Kardashian is sporting long locks with her high fashion looks as she’s out and about. What’s great about this style is that it is low on maintenance but high on versatility – so whether it’s a high ponytail, long braids, a messy bun, or a middle part with the hair flowing freely – long hair is definitely a good decision for 2017. To be sure, make the cut in a salon with just one length and like Kim, color it in your natural hair color to make things even easier.
4. Bang it Up
This trend has been seen in most years but this year, there is more emphasis on bangs. Bangs frame the face and with most people going for specs, it’s up there in making a bold statement with just a few snips.
Afraid to cut your own bangs? Watch how to trim your bangs with confidence.
Enjoy your new look!
Grand Salon is a full-service beauty salon based in Denver, Colorado. We pride ourselves on outstanding customer service, and offering the most fabulous cuts, color and style services in Denver.