Hairstyle Advice for Teenagers
Teenagers and their imperative pursuit to have fashionable hair, that will help increase their popularity stakes and improve their chances of finding a ‘hot date’ for the impending prom, are often forgotten about in the abundance of hairdressing literature and advertising, which is usually aimed at adults.
Because of teenagers’ youthful faces, buoyant personalities and ‘uncontaminated’ locks, there are some fundamental differences between hairstyles which suit adults and ones for teenagers.
Celebrities as Hair Style Icons for Teenagers
Whilst teenagers may have an uncanny ability, which is not impeded by inhibitions, to experiment with their hair, they are extremely impressionable and influenced tremendously by television personalities and celebrities, who ooze presence, popularity and pizzazz, everything a teenager aspires to possess. Whilst there is a profusion of magazines dedicated to inspiring adults into finding a stunning hairstyle, a similar devotion to teenage hair is virtually none-existent.
A useful tip is to scrutinize the ‘teeny’ magazines, which are bursting with images of boy bands, pop stars, gorgeous actors and celebrities and of course their hair. Take the picture to a hairdresser and you will walk out of the salon looking like your idol.
However, if you do not want to ‘follow the crowd’ and have the ‘pob’ Victoria Beckham caused an entourage of eager teenagers race to their nearest salon and scissor happy stylists excitingly recreating the fashion icon’s look, teeny magazines can be a great sources to find new and exciting hairstyles. But why not modify them slightly to make them more different and unique or experiment with a new color? Regard your hair as a form of self expression rather than a tool to mimic celebrities.
The Young and Carefree versus the Old and Cumbersome!
Ever heard of the saying “mutton dressed as lamb?” There is no ‘fashion faux’ quite as sickening as a lady obviously of maturing years, donning a micro mini skirt Bridget Bardot could only just get away with in the 60s, killer heels, and hair so bright and daring that even a teenager might think twice about.
Whilst many adults may be ‘young at heart’, their hair can rarely follow suit. Your hair, like the clothes you wear and the amount of makeup on your face, is a true representation of your age and should not be used as a visor to try to shed a few years from your age.
Teenagers, and their youthful vibrancy, can get away with dyeing their hair various shades of red and pink, or a full head of blonde, or styling their hair with ‘younger’ techniques such as crimping, braiding and curling. Pigtails and high ponytails may look great on a 16-year-old cheer girl, a compliment which could not be reciprocated on a lady approaching 50. Before you hit the grind of a life full of responsibilities, now is the time to experiment, as this unique opportunity dramatically decreases with each passing decade.
Choose a Hairstyle to Suit your Hair Texture and Face Shape
Whilst it is all very well bleating on about teenagers having an exclusive opportunity to experiment with hair their older years forbid, there are certain ‘rules’ in play to what haircuts, colors and styles will and will not suit each individual teenager. Face shapes are arguably the biggest ‘rule of thumb’ when considering a new hair cut regardless of whether you are 15 or 51.
Face shapes are essentially placed into three categories, long, square a round. Determining what category your face shape falls into is essential if you want to wear a delicious new haircut that will guarantee glances of jealousy and a date with the high school heartthrob. In short, longer faces suit soft and shorter haircuts, which involve plenty of layers. Straight hair which is past the shoulders and parted in the center will not flatter a long face.