Try out different hairstyles
Now, you may not think that this makes sense, but I like to try different outfits to make sure that the one I am wearing fits me well.
So, the same logic is for doing hair. You can go to the salon or do it yourself, but either way, you can try on different hairstyles and see which one looks best on you.
For example, if you may want to get dreads soon then look into faux locs to see how it would, with little to no risk you can feel a hairstyle out to see if it is right for you.
Your natural head shape
This hint goes without saying, but this is very noticeable. Your signature hairstyle should make you look and feel good, so if the chop does not fit your head shape it would be wise not to choose it as a signature look.
Your hairstyle should complement your hair and it should not cover up your good features, but it can also aim to promote positive features and minimize features that you do not want attention given to, like scars.
There are many ways you can find out your head shape: looking into the mirror and examining yourself is the easiest way, you can take a face shape quiz, but quizzes are not 100% accurate, keep that in mind.
You can compare your picture to celebrities’ pictures and see which head shape you have and just do the same hairstyles that celebrity has done and the last thing you can do is ask your hairstylist what head shape you have and which hairstyles usually look good on that head shape.
There are a few head shapes to keep in mind: oval, round, heart, diamond, oblong, and square. So compare your head and see what hairstyles fit that particular one.
If you would like to try a hairstyle that is not necessarily in your head’s range, then you still can at your own risk. I’m an oval shape, so I can try a mohawk but I could also try a wavy long weave* until my hair grows to the length I want it to.
What length do you like your hair
If you are going for a signature look, you would probably need a signature length first. I personally would like my hair to be longer than my shoulders and since my strands are medium then I would be able to do that with no problem.
If you love the short look and you want to do that, decide that before you cut off all your strands and realize that you did not actually want to be a woman with short hair.
Your signature hairstyle needs to be something that you can afford to take care of whether it is long or short so trying out a lot of different hairstyles before finding your signature is perfectly fine.
Do what works for you and your personality; if that means that you go bold with a green mohawk then do it, keeping it simple with a sleeked back bun or ponytail is also an option, braiding is always an option, but my heart is always with my updos.
What is your signature hairstyle?