Hairstyle Advice for Teenagers

Teenage boy and girl
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Teenagers and their imperative pursuit to have fashionable hair, which can help increase their popularity, 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 that suit adults and ones for teenagers.
Styling teenagers' hair can be flexible and fun, cool and funky, and extremely versatile, as one gift adolescents are blessed with is their willingness to experiment. Below is some scarce and therefore precious advice for teenagers, desperately wanting to know what hairstyle will help them achieve "hair harmony" and lessen the inexhaustible anguishes only teenagers are subjected to.
Celebrities as Hair Style Icons for Teenagers
While teenagers may have an uncanny ability, unimpeded by inhibitions, to experiment with their hair, they are extremely impressionable and influenced greatly by television personalities and celebrities, who exude presence, popularity, and pizzazz, everything a teenager aspires to possess. While there is a plethora of magazines dedicated to inspiring adults to find a stunning hairstyle, a similar devotion to teenage hair is virtually nonexistent.
A useful tip is to scrutinize the ‘teeny’ magazines, which are filled with images of boy bands, pop stars, attractive 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 to race to their nearest salon and scissor-happy stylists excitedly recreating the fashion icon's look, teen 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 hair color? Consider your hair as a form of self expression rather than a tool to mimic celebrities.
Teenage girl who is wearing her hair in a bob
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The Young and Carefree versus the Old and Cumbersome!
Have you ever heard the saying "mutton dressed as lamb?" There is no fashion faux pas quite as sickening as a woman obviously of mature years, wearing a micro mini skirt that Bridget Bardot could only just get away with in the 1960s, killer heels, and hair so bright and daring that even a teenager might think twice about.
While 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 reflection of your age and should not be used as a way to try to appear younger than you are.
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 "youthful" techniques such as crimping, braiding, and curling. Pigtails and high ponytails may look great on a sixteen-year-old cheer girl, a compliment which could not be reciprocated on a woman approaching fifty. 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
While it is all very well complaining about teenagers having an exclusive opportunity to experiment with hair that their older years forbid, there are certain "rules" in play as 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 haircut regardless of whether you are 15 or 51.
Face shapes are essentially placed into three categories: long, square, and round. Determining what category your face shape falls into is essential if you want to wear a stylish new haircut that will guarantee looks of envy and a date with the high school heartthrob. In short, longer faces suit soft and shorter haircuts, which involve plenty of layers. Straight hair that is past the shoulders and parted in the center will not flatter a long face.
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