Have you been thinking about changing your hair? Dreaming about the feeling of liberation as you take a few inches off? Cutting your hair may sound scary, but the change is easier than you think. Cutting your hair and changing up your style is exciting and liberating, and opens up a whole new world of styling possibilities.
ELEVEN Australia Co-Creative Director Joey Scandizzo has some expert tips on how to work a new cut:
Break your old habits – With a fresh new cut, it's important to change up the way hair is styled - don’t try to style it the same way as you did pre-chop. You'll also need to change your styling products to suit the new look. If you have gone from long one length hair to a textured lob, play around with texture and make the most of the subtle layers. Try using ELEVEN Australia Sea Salt Texture Spray and Matte Texture Styling Paste for a lived-in beach texture.
Embrace the change – Why stop at just a new cut? Jump right in and play around with colour as well! The best way to show off the detail in your new cut is to complement it with a new colour. Highlight shorter pieces around the front to show variation and create depth. Ensure you keep coloured hair in great condition by using ELEVEN Australia Miracle Hair Treatment, which protects hair from the sun and heat styling, while also providing moisture and strength.
Complete the look – Your whole look and the way you carry yourself changes when you chop your hair off, so be brave and try different makeup looks as well. If you have a fringe cut for the first time, this can really show off your eyes so play around with eye makeup to make the most of your new look. Smooth your fringe out with ELEVEN Australia Smooth & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum or ELEVEN Australia Frizz Control Shaping Cream.
Big isn’t bad – When you go the chop, hair has the tendency to bounce up of a lot of weight has been removed. Don’t try flatten it, just go with it! Volume and texture can look amazing when its styled right. Use ELEVEN Australia I Want Body Volume Spray to enhance the texture and add a great lived-in feel to your new short hair.
Embrace the change and have fun with your new style! & as always, be sure to check out ELEVEN Australia for all the latest styling tips and tricks!