Outdated myths about what you “can” and “can’t” do with your hair can stop you from achieving the look you’ve always dreamed of. So, out with the old – and in with some new, more forward–thinking approaches to getting your best hair yet.
We say “rules are made to be broken”.
Here’s 7 rules to break when you book your next appointment.
1. YOU CAN’T HAVE LONG HAIR PAST A CERTAIN AGE
The likes of Julia Roberts, Julianne Moore, Caroline de Maigret and Sarah Jessica Parker would probably beg to differ. Long hair is a matter of personal style: for some people, it’s their life–long trademark that gives them a sense of identity – and nothing is more important than that. For anyone wanting long hair, it’s less about age, and more about maintaining the condition of your hair. Get a Great Stylist to add face–framing shape, so it doesn’t hang down like heavy curtains, also makes long hair wearable on all hair types, ages and face shapes. This brush is great for adding shine and softness to show off your long hair.
2. SHORT HAIR IS FOR TOMBOYS
Let’s be honest: gendered notions about hairstyles are well and truly outdated. I recently wrote about how Hailey Bieber’s trending bob had (boyish) hints of Kurt Cobain in the 90s. In the same vein, a Pixie Crop can look gloriously feminine and sexy. So, let’s scrap the clichés and focus on what really matters. When it comes to short hair, it’s all about enhancing your natural texture. Air drying your hair with a little Almost Everything Cream is the best way to achieve this. Especially when you rub Zhoosh Foam into any areas that look flat to give them an instant lift and add more shape overall.
3. YOU SHOULD COVER YOUR GREYS
The more we think about this “rule”, the more ridiculous it seems. If you want to cover your greys, balayage, highlights or a tint all work brilliantly, depending on the look you and your colourist want to achieve. If not, we say embrace your grey! British Vogue’s Sarah Harris, Jamie Lee Curtis and Helen Mirren all show us how it’s done. Maintaining the condition and shine of your hair will help here, so book in for a glossing treatment every so often – and try this effortless blow dry when you want a look with a little more polish.
4. DARK ROOTS ARE A NO–NO
Actually, dark roots are kind of a must. In fact, the beauty of balayage is that it adds colour in a seamless, blended way that appears totally natural. Adding blonde “lights” is a great way to enhance the shape and definition of your cut, and lend your look more of a beachy, sun–kissed appeal.
5. GET A FRINGE TO HIDE YOUR WRINKES
No, no and no! When we cut bangs, (and we believe there’s a fringe for everyone), we do so to bring out your eyes, cheekbones and jawline, framing your face, just as you would a picture. We never cut hair in a way that hides who you are. Bonus tip: these clips do the hard work for you, adding shape to your bangs without needing any heat styling at all.
6. CUT YOUR HAIR EVERY SIX WEEKS
Today’s styles aren’t as high maintenance as they were in the past. From bobs to mid–length styles and bouncy curls, effortless, natural–looking hair feels more relevant right now. A Great Stylist will cut your hair in such a way that it looks even better as it grows out. When you come in for a free consultation, you can always tell them how much time you have to come in for trims, and they can adapt your cut to suit you.