Hairstylists learn early on in
cosmetology school that there are right and wrong hairstyles for certain people. Based on
certain physical and lifestyle attributes, not every hairstyle can look
good on everyone. However, through various beauty courses, a quality hairstylist
can learn how to help their clients choose a beautiful new hairstyle.
Consider Their Face Shape
A client’s face shape is going to be a big determining factor in
what hairstyle they choose. You need to be knowledgeable in which face
shapes can carry which hairstyles so your client doesn’t walk away
with an unflattering new style. If your client comes in with a hairstyle
that would be unflattering to their face shape, tweak the style—with
their permission, of course—so they can have as close to the style
they want and it will still look flattering.
Consider Their Lifestyle
Some clients may love to style their hair regularly, but others may not
have the time or inclination. Help them choose a style that will conform
to their daily life, as well as their regular hobbies and work life.
Consider Their Hair Growth
Before cutting any hair, look at how their hair grows. Do they have cowlicks
or nape whorls? Which way does their part usually lie? There are ways
to work around some of these features, but their new hairstyle may not
look the way they perceive because of the way their hair grows.
Consider Their Personal Choice
You must take your client’s desires into account, of course. You
can advise them toward certain hairstyles or color choices that you feel
better suit them. However, if they are insistent on a certain hairstyle,
be honest about your concerns. Both you and the client need to be open-minded
when choosing a new hairstyle, and you should both end up satisfied.
Learn several new skills at Long Island Beauty School, from artistry makeup
to hairdressing courses near Long Island. At our cosmetology school, all
services are performed by students under the supervision of licensed instructors.
Call us at (516) 483-6259 to learn more
about our various beauty courses.