4 tips for finding your perfect hairstyle

Let these celebs inspire your next hairstyle.

Let these celebs inspire your next hairstyle.

Joanne Richard, Special to QMI Agency
 

, Last Updated: 12:40 PM ET

 

To do or not to do? Seems many choose to do nothing at all!

Half of women never change their hair style, reports a new survey. Think Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer’s long, luxurious locks… signature cuts that have never been messed with.

Letting their hair down is also predictable for Kate Middleton, along with Jennifer Lopez, Megan Fox and Blake Lively.

While some won’t stray from their go-to style, others change hairstyles like a shirt – think Rihanna. Other hair adventurers include Demi Lovato and Lady Gaga.

John Francis, stylist to the stars, says that most women who visit his salon in Beverly Hills are looking for some change, even very subtle, while 20% go all out. Small changes can include layering or adding a fringe or bangs.

John Francis, who has styled the likes of Paris Hilton, Blake Lively and Ellen Degeneres, says a good cut is life changing – “it’s transformative; it changes someone on the outside and inside.”

He charges $250 a cut and likens a great style to a safety blanket – “it’s what is comforting to us.”

The UK study reveals 65% say their hair style is central to their sense of identity and style. Also, 83% of women and 52% of men admit their confidence and mood takes a beating if they’re having a bad hair day.

Celeb hairstyle that might suit you

Pantene Pro-V consulting stylist Justin Germans acknowledges clients like to stick with what they think works for them. “It’s not to say they’re wrong, but style evolves and newer, updated hair looks may suit them better now.”

Germans, of Shagg salon in Toronto, adds that “a trendier type of girl who always wants to be of the moment is most likely to change their hair. A women with a more classic style, is more likely to stick with a style they are comfortable with and they know works.”

Meanwhile, if you fear the shears, break out of your cut rut and tame your mane dread with these tips:

• Find a hairstylist you trust implicitly, stresses John Francis. Make sure your hairdresser is willing to work within your comfort zone. If you ask for an inch, and they take three, find another stylist.

• Undertake small changes at a time; baby steps such as a trim, bangs and then moving onto layers, can help calm hair fears and lead to bigger changes, says John Francis.

• Bring in pictures, says Justin Germans. “It helps me understand your personality, especially when it’s a new client, and get a sense of what styles you gravitate towards.” Choose something that has a similar-looking texture.

• If you’re going for broke and leaving it up to your stylist, make sure to tell them if you’re looking for a wash-and-wear style, or something that you have to blow dry and maintain each day, stresses Germans. “There are no magic cutting techniques that will completely change the texture of your hair, so your stylist needs to know how much time you’re willing to spend each morning so they can tailor it to how you will style it at home.”


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