Many men make common mistakes when updating a hairstyle. Several factors come into play when making this decision, and not all guys take these key things into account. To avoid making a mistake, read the following questions and the go to town with your stylist:

Is this hairstyle age appropriate for me?

Many men will choose a style that does not translate well for their age. Picking a young hairstyle does not make you look younger if anything it makes you look older and like you’re trying too hard.

Does the hairstyle fit your lifestyle?

If you’re a low maintenance type or an out door person, picking a hairstyle that requires a lot of up keep or tons of product probably isn’t your best choice. You should always ask yourself if you’re willing to put in the time to achieve the look. Similarly, if you’re a wake up and go person a high maintenance hairstyle isn’t for you. Choose one that you can get the look you want with the least amount of fuss.

Do you have the right texture or thickness of hair for this particular hairstyle?

This is very important. If you don’t have the right hair type to support the style it will never come out the way you expect. You will end up disappointed in your choice, and also in your stylist for not warning you that your hair can’t do what you want it to do.

Do you like using hair product?

If you don’t like using hair products, choosing a style that requires using them won’t be a great choice, as you’ll end up hating the way you look. Know what you want your hair to do and what it will take to keep it that way.

Is your hair thinning?

If so, choose a short style closer to the scalp. Trying to keep it longer and conceal the fact your losing it won’t fool anyone. Embrace what you have and your inability to change it, then, choose a style that doesn’t accentuate the fact it’s thinning. If chosen well, people will not notice what you lack; rather they will notice what you have.

Is the hairstyle dated or dead?

If the hairstyle you’re sporting topped the trend charts during the 80s or 90s and has yet to make its comeback, it’s better to leave that style in the past. Nobody will admire you’re nod to the mullet, flattop, or frat boy fade.

How does your man/woman like your hair?

If you’re someone who doesn’t care what anyone thinks, more power to you. However, if you are one to please, ask what style they would like to see on you. They might not be your ultimate solution, but if anything they will appreciate that you care enough to take their opinion into consideration.

Keep in mind that if you have any concerns with what you have chosen, ask your stylist any or all of these questions and get their input – it could mean the difference between a symphony and a train wreck.

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