or How to Pick a Good Hair Inspiration Photo
Note: The following advice does not pertain to anyone with a daily hair/makeup team or unlimited access to wigs. For everyone else, we thought we'd help you find the best visual aids for your indescribable dream hair.
1. Avoid Filtered/Photoshopped Images
Obviously, our first priority is making your every wish come true. If you're happy, we're happy. But every once in awhile, we encounter a photo of a hair color that is only achieved by a computer. This happens most often when searching for rainbow colors or a good ashy gray. Keep an eye out for photos with an unnaturally warm or cool hint to them or too much saturation.
2. Find Images with Your Texture + Density
It's true that hair can have a mind of its own, but we can work with that. If you're looking for color, pay more attention to the texture of your hair (coarse hair is generally harder to lighten). A haircut, however, is determined more by the density of your hair (thick vs. thin). There's a reason why your bangs don't look like Alexa Chung's. If you do find a celebrity that shares your hair type, take a look at all the variations they've tested as potential options for yourself.
3. Red Carpet vs. Everyday
Fact: People look damn good on the red carpet. It's a great source for styling ideas, but not so much for cuts and color. With the makeup, ballgowns, and a fresh gloss on their hair, it's just not how most people spend their days (if it is, more power to ya). When you see a photo from a major event, try to find that celebrity on their day off. The paparazzi will tell you the truth, at least when it comes to hair.
And as always, our favorite thing to do is just talk it out (seriously, we really love to talk about hair). If you have your mind set on a style, we want to make it happen in a way that works best for you. In the meantime, check out our Pinterest for ideas if you're in the mood for a change.
That's all for now. Cheers!
- The First Ward Brain Trust