A fringe is the ideal choice for a simple style update and if you want a new image without losing length then ask your hair stylist about the best style to suit your cut. Look out for artificial fringe pieces that clip into your hair for a no commitment style change. Your hair dresser may even be able to trim a hairpiece to suit your exact requirements. It's a good idea to have your fringe trimmed a little shorter than you normally wear it when you have a cut. Within a week or two it should be just perfect.
Arm yourself with plenty of clips, grips, bands and accessories so that the only limit to your style is your imagination. If you're choosing a style for a special occasion pop into your hairdresser before the big day for a consultation or a trial run. Take some pictures along with you for ideas and inspiration. Keep a handbag sized hairspray with you at home, at work or out on the town so that you can make sure your updo creation stays perfectly in place.
Even while growing your hair it's important to try and enjoy your style. The transition phase between long and short is a great time to experiment with new styling techniques and interesting new hair ideas. Get to know a whole range of products for maximum styling versatility. Anything from gels to waxes, serums to sprays will give you plenty of options when it comes to changing your look. Pay particular attention to the ends of mid length hair. This is often where the focus of your style will be.
Make sure that you discuss all factors including your lifestyle and time you spend on your hair before opting for a new cut. Your hairdresser should take all these things into consideration. If you've had the same style for anything over five years its probably time for a change. Even a small addition, such as a fringe or layers will update your cut. Take inspiration from magazines, celebrities and even people on the street when choosing your new look. If you like someone's hair - tell them - as this is a great way to finding a good hairdresser in your area.
Women in their thirties and forties are looking for ways to alter their hair style without losing length. In this case, layers, are a great option. You can add volume, texture and height without having to compromise your length. All good hairdressers will take the time to discuss the kind of cut your after. It's always useful to take along pictures as a simple way of getting across what you actually do and don't want. Despite certain myths and rumours, the only way to really get rid of split ends is to have them cut off.