How to Find Hairstyles That Would Suit Me

Updated April 17, 2017

Your hairstyle says a lot about you. Making sure it says the right things is very important. Choosing a hairstyle can be difficult, as there are thousands of options. Many men and women are swayed by celebrity and trendy styles that may not necessarily suit them. Finding a hairstyle that suits you requires research and analysing your physical attributes, lifestyle and hair type. Take all these things into consideration, narrow down your choices and consult with your hair professional.

Identify your type of hair. Identifying the texture, density and elasticity can help you narrow down your hairstyle choices. Some hairstyles can only be achieved with certain types of hair.

Pull your hair away from your face, look in a mirror and determine your face shape. Different face shapes are complemented by different styles. You can search online for examples of the different face shapes.

Choose what length you would like your hair to be. You may want to cut it shorter or you can leave it at the existing length.

Consider your lifestyle and how that affects your hairstyle. Some people don't have enough time to style their hair and may prefer a more low-maintenance style.

Look through hairstyle magazines for style options. These magazines are found in stores and salons. They're usually sectioned off by hair length or type so readers can quickly flip to the type of style they seek.

Search online for hairstyles that fit your attributes and choices. Go online to sites like or that offer "virtual hairstyler" programs. Upload your photo to the site and you'll be able to "try on" thousands of different hairstyles. You can view and evaluate whether or not each hairstyle suits you without actually having to touch your hair.


Ask your stylist to show you how to style your hair. Learning how to fix your new hairstyle is an important part of maintaining the look.

Things You'll Need

  • Mirror
  • Computer with an Internet connection
  • Hairstyle magazines
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About the Author

Caroline Baldwin, a corporate communications director located in South Carolina, began writing in 1998. Her work has been published in publications across the United States and Canada including Rolling Stone, Boating Life, Waterski and Wakeboarding magazines. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from The College of Charleston.