How to upload your picture and try hairstyles for free

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How to upload your picture and try hairstyles for free
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Everyone has probably had a bad hairstyle experience. You see the pretty pictures of stars in magazines with beautiful hairstyles, but it’s not always easy to tell what that hairstyle or hair colour will look like on you. Fortunately, now there are some a free websites that allow you to upload a front-facing head-shot photo of yourself where you can “try on” many different hairstyles and colours.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Headband
  • Hair elastic
  • Digital camera
  • USB cable

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Instructions

  1. 1

    If your hair is long, pull it away from your face with a headband and hair elastic.

  2. 2

    Have a friend take just a head shot of you with a digital camera. A head shot is a photo taken a relatively close range that shows your head, neck and the upper part of your shoulders. For a free hairstyle website, a photo of yourself looking straight at the camera is the best way to make sure the hairstyles "fit" correctly.

  3. 3

    Attach the digital camera to your computer with a USB cable. Your computer should prompt you to save the photo you just took. Save it and take note of where on your computer you saved it.

  4. 4

    Go to the hairstyle website where you would like to try out styles.

  5. 5

    Click on the “Browse” button to find your photo when you are prompted by the website to add your photo. Then click on “Upload” to bring your picture up onto their website.

  6. 6

    Answer any questions on the website about face shape or hairstyle preferences. Then begin trying on different hairstyles and colours using your mouse. You will be prompted to click on hairstyles you find appealing. After you click on a hairstyle, drag itto the top of your photo so you can see how you would look with the new haircut.

Tips and warnings

  • Make sure you like the photo that you upload. If not, you may not like how any of the hairstyles look on you.
  • Make sure that the photo shows your face, a little space above the top of your head, and your full neck and shoulders.

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