Wednesday, 31 August 2011
How to choose a flattering hairdo
My trusty book, Alla kvinnors bok has opinions on everything, so of course it gives advice on how to choose the perfect hairdo. It start out by saying that Swedish hair colours are usually quite boringly mousy, but if your hair is on the blonder side then you can bleach the top hair around your face. A darker blond will benefit from using henna shampoo to give the colour depth. When choosing your new hairdo, take the advice from a good hairdresser, but never from a man. The Swedish man, according to my book, are extremely conservative when it comes to female hair and don’t want flowers or any other kind of jewelry in it. It shouldn’t be too curly or too straight or too much in any way. So don’t even ask him.
What you should consider though, are how much time you are prepared to give your hair. Also consider your clothes and what kind of hat you will wear. Most important, consider yourself, your looks and personality. And remember, you may change over time and then your hair may need change too.
If you have a large nose; Balance it with a bouffant neckline, using curls, a chignon or a large roll. (Example, bild 1)
Thin hair; Use fake hair, braids or chignons. (Example, bild 2)
Close between the eyes; Keep the hair wide around the temples. (Example, bild 3)
The evenings give greater freedom and variations. But take care of the style your evening dress are in. An 1880’s inspired gown can’t be worn with loose hanging hair and if the dress is in a Regency style, then the chignon wouldn’t do.
A rococo-inspired hairdo. (Example, bild 4)
1880’s style of hair. (Example, bild 5)
Modern hair for a young girl. (Example, bild 6)
An exotic look will do well with a hair that underlines that. (Example, bild 7.
An American hairdo looks much better on a blond beauty. (Example, bild 8)
And a Slavic look with broad cheekbones needs another kind of hairdo. (Example, bild 9)
A woman who enjoys her sports looks very nice in short hair. Cut it as short as possible while still being able to get permed. Only remember that you need to perm your hair a bit more often, every third month. (Example, bild 10)