How do you know what haircut to get?

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:25 AM GMT
    I been looking to get a new haircut, something different. I was thinking perhaps a fauxhawk or something shorter then what I have now. I'm a little scared it won't look right on me. My face isn't as defined as alot of the people that I see with this haircut. I was curious how you figure out what haircut is for you? Can everyone wear short and long hair? I've had longer hair since 9th grade, I cant even remember what I look like with shorter hair.
  • Timbales

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:42 AM GMT
    Honestly? The best thing is to find a good stylist that seems to know what's current. Ask around, especially if you know someone who's hair always looks good.

    A good stylist will spend some time with you, look at how your hair grows and tell you what will look good for the shape of your face and head.

    And if worse comes to worse, it's just hair. It'll grow back.
  • Kevin82

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:56 AM GMT
    Just shave your head.
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    Dec 16, 2007 4:13 AM GMT
    maybe you should just try a few different ones. Your hair does grow back after all. The kind I don't like is the kind that is a part of a fad and everyone gets it because the other person does and it seems cool. But, the best haircut is the one you like .. then again you may not like it after people make fun of it. lol
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    Dec 16, 2007 4:41 AM GMT
    I'm w/ Kevin82. . . . shave it! (or experiment with it)

    If you don't like it you can grow it back out. It's just hair!



    P.S. I look bad bad bad w/ long hair
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    Dec 16, 2007 4:43 AM GMT
    when i was your age i tried every style. It was fun and i took advantage of the opportunity and timing -- knowing the freedom to bleach, grow, shave, cut, dye, etc, wouldn't last. That is: neither from a professional nor follicle standpoint.icon_eek.gif have fun and don't overthink it -- btw, you have great hair. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2007 5:01 AM GMT
    The fauxhawk and/or something spiky will be very edgy and cool looking, so you'd surprise a lot of people in a good way if you chose that style.

    But I'd suggest, first, experimenting with different ways to wear your long hair (ask at the salon) -- and if you don't like that, then yeah, either buzz it super short or shorten it into a faux hawk.

    I recommend a rough paste for the fauxhawk since that's what I use for my hair.
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    Dec 16, 2007 5:51 AM GMT
    What about the Zac Efron look?


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    Dec 16, 2007 6:46 AM GMT
    Avoid the fauxhawk... those are so boring anymore. They've kinda turned into the default style.

    Find a good stylist, and they should be able to help you out.
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    Dec 16, 2007 9:26 AM GMT
    Fauxhawks are SOOOOOOO 5 years ago...

    Find a good stylist, a professionally trained adult with some experience - not some kid straight out of a 12 week trade shool course.

    Good luck, you may have to search around a bit for anyone really good.
  • phunkie

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    Dec 16, 2007 12:12 PM GMT
    I get a short haircut every 6 or 7 months. I let them grow long and whichever way they do. Its interesting to hear people's comments. they go from "cute" to "rugged", from "stylish" to even "sexy". when the hair is short...the first few weeks every one says I look very young. some friends even passed me by, failing to recognize. sometimes you gotta balance it with facial hair.
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    Dec 16, 2007 12:28 PM GMT
    Forget the stylist and get yourself a decent barber.

    Your barber is like your banker or your doctor; someone with whom you should develop a long term relationship.

    Barbershop costs less than a psychologist and delivers better results.

    Every time you go to your barber, for a shave, for a haircut, you feel like you have taken care of yourself and taken care of business.

    Finally, you can go to the barber once a week for a year for what it would cost you to go once every two months to some diva stylist.

    Besides, it isn't likely that you shall find a halfway decent stylist in Allentown anyway, but a barber you will find.

    Cheers,
    Terry

    p.s. I have been going to the barbers three times a week since 1984 when I was a year younger than you.
  • atxclimber

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    Dec 16, 2007 1:59 PM GMT
    I got tired of having helmet hair when I biked, so I started shaving it to 1/4" all over with Oster clippers I got for free from my lesbian friend who no longer wears her hair buzzed.

    Every few months when I get tired of the back being kind of messy I pay a barber $5 to trim up the back.

    It saves me a ton of time in the morning and fussing after biking, doesn't require the commitment of actually shaving my head, and leaves my hair short enough to feel fuzzy, which over the years has led to a lot of guys (especially in and around the Castro) asking me if they can pet my head.

    Hard to complain.

    It also comes in handy every so often when I want to dye in tiger stripes, or racing stripes, or flames, or leopard spots, or whatever. It's the perfect length for hand-painting.
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    Dec 16, 2007 2:18 PM GMT
    "I was curious how you figure out what haircut is for you?"

    Simple: by trying out different hair styles and seeing which ones look good.
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    Dec 16, 2007 2:57 PM GMT
    look for clear pictures in magazines of guys who have the same facial structure to yours. even if the hairdresser doesn't quite get it right, it'll suit your face. and ask after the haircut how they styled your hair and which brand/type of products they used so you can maintain it at home.
    usually they cut it shorter than you think it would be though the longer they leave you hair, it'll look more grown out and you should maintain your haircut every three-four weeks. and if you love the haircut, remember the hairdresser's name and take a photo of it (front, back and side) in case you want it for a while.

    japanese hair magazines are incredibly detailed, almost like an instruction manual usually with many categories (short, medium, long, wild) and even diagram what length the hair will be on which parts of the head. AND generally you get what you pay for (a barber usually doesn't have to much experience in the manner of current style cuts if that's what you want whereas a hair salon will but expect to pay around AU$40 = US$?)
  • Salubrious

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:00 PM GMT


    You should get a haircut like that guy.

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  • GQjock

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    Dec 16, 2007 3:09 PM GMT
    jim e is right...
    if you're looking for the right hair style
    it basically goes with the structure of your face and head
    look at the magazines and maybe some videos of guys you think look good and guys with similar features that you have

    stay away from the faux hawk!!
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    Dec 16, 2007 6:00 PM GMT
    How do you figure out what celebrities have the same face structure as you. My face seems to be wider then most guys I know. I assume my head is oval shape though. If anyone knows any with face similar to mine please post name icon_smile.gif

    Also I am pretty set on going shorter, my hair is starting to get thinner and well its becoming a bitch to maintain.
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:31 PM GMT
    ::shrugs:: Growing mine out to about a foot, then hacking it all off for Locks of Love this year!
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:49 PM GMT
    Just say "No" to the Billy Ray Cyrus' mullet. Experiment..... while you still have hair.icon_wink.gif
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    Dec 19, 2007 2:58 PM GMT
    This link can tell you which celebrities you look like.....

    http://www.myheritage.com/FP/Company/celebrity-collage.php