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  • Writer's pictureChris Maddox

What style is best for me?

We all want to know how we can look our best. Our hair is like an outfit that we wear everyday. That's a pretty big commitment so you better be thrilled with it! Trends are important but suitability is king. The "trend" may not work with your taste or style. Be more concerned with your particular needs. How much time do you want to spend on it when styling? How often do you want to return to your stylist for maintenance? Are you willing to use products to manipulate the look? What is you hair texture actually capable of doing? Are you a brush and blowout girl or an air dryer? Being realistic about what your hair is naturally designed to do in conjunction with the work you're willing to put in to it offers you an insight of the direction to head.

If you want quick and easy, then listen to what your texture is telling you. It may want to be big or curly or frizzy or even just flat so let it happen. Embracing a shape to enhance the existing texture will make your life much happier. It will cut down your time when styling and being frustrated. There can be a learning curve to understanding how to best work with your texture but after a few practice sessions, you'll be a pro. Often when you choose this route, less products are needed to get the results because you'r not fighting the losing battle. You will also walk away with something more unique which is always cool. Who wants to look like every other person anyway! We are all beautiful and unique so our style should reflect just that.

Now if you're ready for the challenge of taming your hair into something other than its natural vibe, you certainly can. Just know that you'll need a more substantial styling regimen and extra time set aside to handle to job. Hot tools, an assortment of brushes and clips, blowdryer and more products will allow you the versatility to wrestle that hair into submission. Be sure you have products to help you achieve your desired results like volume, a smoother texture or high shine. Pay attention to how your stylist does it when you're in the chair. Ask them for tips to make the job easier at home. You can also find tutorials online for another avenue of help. As long as you're happy with the final result, that's all that matters.

I am a proponent of quick and easy for my clients at home because we all have a million things we juggle daily. Time is often more valuable than money. But, if you have the time and the will, then go for it! Just be sure that your "outfit" for the next 4-8 weeks is one that is best suited for your needs and one that you love!

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