Haircare experts reveal their best-kept secrets to finding the right cut and color that flatters both your skin tone and face shape, so you can always keep the salon happy.
Professional hairstylist Daniela Maleli, and celebrity colorist Abby Haliti, who founded an eponymous color studio in New York, detail how to make sure your next appointment goes flawlessly.
From uneven bobs to chunky highlights and bleach-induced breakage, when a haircut and color go wrong, it’s hard to go back.
But when they’re done right, they can compliment your face, features and even your outfit.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, hairstyling and coloring veterans revealed what you need to know before your next salon visit.
Haircare experts reveal their best-kept secrets for finding the right cut and color that flatters both your skin tone and face shape, so you’ll always be happy at the salon.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, Abby Haliti, a colorist, detailed how to pick a shade that flatters your skin tone and features.
Whether you’re ready for your six-month cut, or want to experiment, Daniela shares the dos and don’ts for getting everything — and more — you could ever want from your appointment.
Daniela said the biggest mistake she sees in haircuts is when someone with a certain head shape gets the wrong hairstyle.
Professional hairstylist Daniela Maleli shares which haircut will work best for you
To make sure this doesn’t happen to you on your next salon visit, the stylist gives her tips on choosing the most flattering cut.
The hairstylist – who cuts her clients’ hair at Bella Salon and Spa in Denton, Texas – told DailyMail.com that people with round faces should always choose a specific haircut to give the illusion of a longer face.
She said that while she wouldn’t recommend cutting their hair short to someone with a round face shape, Daniela points out the right cut that will keep you looking glamorous all year round.
‘An angled blunt bob with side bangs will create the illusion of a longer face,’ the stylist told DailyMail.com.
When finding the right cut for you, Daniela reveals that you should always do your research, don’t be afraid to bring in a few photos and ask your hairstylist for their opinion so they can work their magic.
‘Always look for styles that suit your hair type, texture, thickness and face shape,’ she said.
Daniela told DailyMail.com that those with round faces should always opt for an angled bob haircut to give the illusion of a longer face (Selena Gomez is pictured with an angled bob in 2017).
Meanwhile, the colorist says you should opt for darker shades in the winter, especially on pale skin, as it will look ‘dramatic’ (as shown on Kristen Wiig in 2016).
Daniela points out that you should always go for a consultation before getting a cut.
‘Advice always helps to understand what the person is looking for,’ he told DailyMail.com.
Meanwhile, Abby gives her thoughts on which color will work best for those with a round face.
‘Adding a pop of color to your hair after a haircut can improve its overall look,’ she told DailyMail.com.
‘For example, face-framing highlights can help soften the edges of the cut and create a flattering look, especially for people with rounder face shapes.
‘Whether you’re blonde, brunette, or redhead, a touch of color can add a nice contrast to your hair and accentuate your features.’
Abby then gave a tip to those still on the fence about whether they should dye their hair.
When it comes to a universal color that can work for everyone, Abby has revealed a very simple solution to finding your match.
‘Hair color is a personal choice that depends on a person’s unique characteristics and preferences,’ she told DailyMail.com.
When it comes to a universal color that can work for everyone, Abby reveals a very simple solution – match your favorite shade to your features (Lucy Hale as shown in 2016)
Abby told DailyMail.com: ‘Adding a pop of color to your hair after a haircut can enhance its overall look’
‘While there is no one-size-fits-all solution, some shades tend to be universally flattering than others. I think people’s natural colors are good for them too.’
And as the temperature rises, Abby shares her top tips for how to accentuate your sun-kissed skin.
‘During the summer months, people want to lighten their hair to match their sun-kissed skin,’ she revealed to DailyMail.com.
‘However, if you have a dark tan, going too light can sometimes wash you out. In that case, a warmer, richer shade might be more flattering.’
When the cold winds arrive, Abby says you should lean towards darker shades as they look more ‘striking’.
‘During the winter months, darker hair colors can be more attractive against pale skin. However, it’s important to keep in mind your personal skin tone and the undertones of your hair color when choosing a shade,’ she added.
‘Overall, it’s best to consult a professional colorist, who can help you choose the perfect hair color that compliments your skin tone and enhances your features.’
Abby also shares who should get all-color highlights.
‘When it comes to hair colour, there are a few things to consider, including skin tone and natural hair type,’ she said.
If you’re trying to find your perfect shade, Abby recommends going for a consultation
Celebrity colorist reveals that pale-skinned people should choose all colors and stick to lighter shades (photo by Jennifer Lawrence in 2016)
‘Yes, there are certain skin tones and natural hair types that work best with all colors. Generally, lighter skin tones and hair colors (such as blonde, light brown, and red) work best with overall color, as they can be dyed in a variety of shades and tones.
‘People with extra, naturally curly or textured hair may find that all color works better than highlights, as color may be a better option for them than highlights. ‘
And the celebrity colorist revealed that those with ‘fine’ hair should avoid coloring their locks as it can cause damage.
Abby also talked about the biggest mistakes she’s seen as a colorist.
She told DailyMail.com: ‘One of the biggest mistakes people make when coloring their hair is trying to do it at home instead of consulting a professional colorist.
‘Another mistake is not committing to one person and developing a relationship with someone of color. It’s important to remember that hair color changes with the seasons and with age, so having a relationship with your color is crucial.
‘Honesty is also important when it comes to hair coloring as it is an instant gratification process that can have an emotional impact if something goes wrong. Trusting and communicating with your colorist is essential to ensure the best results for your hair color.’
If you’re trying to find your perfect shade, Abby recommends going for a consultation.
And with the temperature rising, Daniela reveals that protecting your hair is just as important as using sunscreen
Both Abby and Danielle recommend using a ‘sulfate-free shampoo’ and avoiding over-washing your hair.
‘My advice would be to seek professional advice from a hair colourist,’ she said.
Abby adds that you should take ‘baby steps’ when it comes to coloring your hair.
‘With so many choices available, it’s important to take baby steps when it comes to hair colour. A thorough consultation with your colorist is crucial, and bringing visual photos of your desired color can be helpful,’ she said.
‘Remember, the expert will give you the right advice, even if it doesn’t correspond to your desired outcome.’
Abby revealed that one of her best tips is to go to a wig store so you can get an idea of what the color will look like.
Both Abby and Danielle advise people to use a ‘sulfate-free shampoo’ and avoid over-washing your hair.
And with the temperature rising, Daniela reveals that protecting your hair is just as important as using sunscreen.
‘Sulfate-free shampoo, at least two minutes of conditioning, lukewarm water and no overwashing. A UV protection spray for hair helps a lot during summer,’ she said.