If the image you originally saw isn’t the result of an internet search, you can usually still find it by simply searching exactly what the picture is. For instance, “Halle Berry Oscars red carpet hairstyle.”
If you’re searching for additional images to use, you can sometimes dig deeper into the internet and add the words “back” or “sides” to your search. This will bring up pictures that may not appear on the first few pages of a typical image search.
Searching for multiple pictures and angles isn’t just for the sake of your stylist’s sanity. It is also for your use. When looking at the hairstyle or haircut, take the time to be realistic about what all comes with the style you’ve decided on.
Look at the physical features of the person you saw rocking the style. Examine their face shape and facial features. Things like cheekbones, forehead, and chin are go-to’s in terms of what determines if a style will work on you as it has on the model wearing it in the photograph.
If you notice any differences that stand out to you, make note of those differences. When you consult with your stylist, point out those differences so that the two of you can come up with alternatives that better suit your features, but that are also still in line with the style you’re going for.
Along with all the practical tips, we’ve covered, please also be realistic. Hair type, hair texture, hair length, and hair health all play a part in whether a particular style will work for you. Certain cuts just cannot be achieved on certain types of hair. Other cuts may give you the same look, but maybe with a bit of a tweak.
If you have thin, curly hair, trying to get your hair to perform in the way that a head of thick, bone straight hair performs is a waste of time for both you and your stylist. The same goes for a style that is achieved on ahead of relaxed hair. If you’re natural and unwilling to relax your hair, that may mean that some styles are not going to be within the realm of what your stylist can do. No matter how many pictures you bring to your appointment.
The takeaway is that visual representations will always go over better than a verbal recounting of a style will. Unless the style is something you have imagined in your mind, take the time and make the extra effort to find and bring multiple photos of the style you are asking your stylist to recreate for you.