Let’s face it – while a standard ponytail is quick, easy and convenient, it can also be a little boring.
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Real Versus Fake
Let’s start with the two primary categories: natural human hair versus synthetic hair. Human hair is undoubtedly more expensive for obvious reasons, but this is definitely a case where “you get what you pay for” rings very true. That being said, there are some very good quality synthetics on the market, and the good ones do have some benefits. One of the benefits is that synthetic extensions can be used right out of the box without much styling needed. For wavy or curly styles, these synthetic extensions hold their shape easier than human hair which needs to be styled and re-styled. Synthetic hair won’t get frizzy or droopy, even in humid weather. This can also be a negative however, because while the synthetic extensions can come pre-styled, most of them cannot be re-styled. So if you get curly extensions, chances are you will not be able to straighten it.
Human hair’s main benefit is that it looks, and feels, like real hair, because it is! It has that natural shine, bounce, and look of real hair, whereas some synthetic hair might have a plastic-like quality. Human hair can also be more easily styled to your preference, cut, shaped, curled, straightened, etc… Another benefit is that human hair will last 2-3 times longer than synthetic.
The Ease of Extensions
One of the best things about extensions is that they are temporary and easy to add or remove. If you choose to go to a stylist they will help you match the hair’s color and texture to your own, and they will be able to blend it in with your hair to make it seem natural and unnoticeable. If you purchase human hair, you can always attach the extensions and dye them with your hair so that they match perfectly. Of course some people prefer to get colored extensions to add a bit of flair to their look, and extensions can be found in every color imaginable from fire-engine red to platinum blonde. The key is to pick something that you think looks great and have fun with your look. When you’re ready for a change, you can always just take them out!
These days, clip in extensions are another temporary, less expensive way to change up your look, add a little more volume or just have fun! From bangs to ponytails, these easy style changers don’t always match up perfectly, but get pretty close. This is also a great way to determine if you even LIKE have extensions before deciding to get the more pricey version.
Even the ugliest of haircuts can be made to look somewhat presentable when incorporating some cute accessories into your hair. You can opt for headbands of all different types, bobby pins with jewels adorning the tops, clips, or barrettes. The possibilities are endless in terms of accessorizing – and who knows? Maybe you might even like the end result.
Wear a Hat
If your hair is so bad that you just can’t stand the thought of leaving the house and people seeing it, opt for wearing a hat. This works especially well for very short styles. Choose a beautiful floppy hat if you are able, as it brings the attention to the piece rather than what’s going on underneath it. Plus – they look awesome for summer.
If you really need to cover that hair up, using a cute and stylish bandana to tie around your head might just do the trick. This will minimize the amount of hair that you have exposed, and you can generally hide a very short style well with a bandana.
Wear a Ponytail
Ponytails, if you are capable of putting the hair up, are a great way to hide what’s really going on on top of your head. If your hair is long enough for the style, even if it’s a super short one – opt for a pony.
Schedule a Consultation with another Stylist
If all else fails and you just can’t wait to get your hair fixed, the best thing you can do is schedule a consultation with another stylist. Try opting for a master stylist as they have the most experience in working with hair – and chances are, there is something they can do to help you look beautiful again.
Try to Love Your Style
Even if you leave the salon and absolutely despise your hair, remember one helpful fact: hair will always grow back. No matter how short you go, or how desperately short the stylist took the layers you said you wanted, don’t fret over the fact that your hair is gone – although it may take some time, it will eventually grow out again. Try to love your new style, no matter how bad, until a solution can be reached. And if you can’t, well, you can always hide it – see the tips above.
Getting a bad haircut is one of the worst things that can happen to a woman. As a woman, we want to look beautiful all the time. When heading to a new salon for the first time, always be sure to read reviews online to see what other customer’s experiences are like at that salon, and try to get stylist recommendations from friends and others online who have been to your salon of choice. Choose experience over value every time, and chances are, you won’t walk away disappointed.