We get it, you are ready for a change, right? You’ve been perusing Instagram and Pinterest for weeks, but you’re still not sure. How difficult is it to maintain blunt ends? What styling tools are required for shaggy layers? And will a long bob really work with your face shape and hair type?
We are right there with you. As cut and style experts in Louisville, KY we are always on top of the latest trends in haircuts to get a beautiful new do that is 100% totally YOU. With Alter’d Culture on your side, you get stylish, trendy, and easy-care hair that’s customized just for you.
Choosing the Best Cut for your Hair Type
Finding a style that works with your lifestyle is essential. In order to do that, you’ve got to work with the hair you already have. Start by determining your hair type, and consider the following best haircuts based on hair type.
Thin Hair: We are talking about how much hair you have on your head, not the diameter of your actual hair strands. Take a front section of your hair and pull it to the side. If you can visibly see your scalp, you have thin hair.
Best cut and style for Thin Hair: Thin hair should be kept together, not layered out. Layers will always make thin hair look more thin, so consider a blunt edge cut. A long bob or angled bob can also be a beautiful look for fine hair. Keep the texture to a minimum to maintain and strengthen your length as much as possible.
Medium Hair: If you pull your hair to the side and you can see some of your scalp, but it’s not completely visible, you have medium hair. You can also try the ponytail test – put your hair in a ponytail and measure the circumference. Less than two inches is on the thinner side, more than 2 inches is on the thicker side.
Best cut and style for Medium Hair: The world is truly your oyster here. You can pull off a variety of lengths and options. A straight cut can add volume to your hair if you’re on the thin side, while adding layers will add movement and reduce weight. The type and volume of layers and texture should be determined by a professional hairstylist who can customize your cut to your hair needs.
Thick Hair: If you can pull your hair to the side and still see nothing but hair, you’ve got a thick head of hair.
Best cut and style for Thick Hair: Chances are, you will need some sort of layering, long layers tend to work better because they’ll help with weight removal. You can also pull off a short do with graduated layers, but it will require more upkeep and regular cuts. Blunt cuts are doable but may require your stylist to remove bulk within the interior of your hair through various options. The main goal is to debulk the density in your hair and give you a style you can manage day-to-day without spending hours working through your luscious locks.
Haircut Services That We Provide
Relaxing Shampoo Treatment
Who doesn’t like to sit back, relax and have someone massage your scalp and shampoo your hair. At Alter’d Culture, haircuts and style appointments come with a relaxing shampoo treatment. This is done for the enjoyment of the guest and to get your scalp and hair a good cleaning before your style.
Your haircut should be as unique as your fingerprint. After all, it’s what makes you an individual. Great haircuts compliments your personality and your lifestyle. Because everyone has a unique face shape and hair type, having a professional to combine your shape, style, and texture into a customized haircut is the best way to get a cut you love. Our haircut stylists in Louisville, KY are experts at creating a balance between the texture of your hair, the shape of your face or features, the time and energy you have for day-to-day styling, and the look you love.
Blow Dry & Style
After haircuts are complete, we provide a full blow dry and style in our Louisville, KY salon. The blow dry is an important step to the hair cutting process because it allows us to add in finishing touches, clean up the cut, and perfect the final shape. Having a haircut without a blow dry is like driving a car in the dark without headlights – you’re not seeing as much as you need to see. This is where the customization really comes in and this part can only be done after a proper blow dry. Your personal haircut stylist can also identify and correct any styling challenges you face to turn a decent haircut into a great style.
Inversion Cutting Technique
Also known as Sakasama, inversion cutting is all about working with your natural shape to create customized layers and textures where you need them most. The idea is to release weight, maintain length, and create movement. This technique has been used for years, but not everyone knows how to customize it correctly. Simply using traditional cutting techniques can often result in less than perfect shape, we follow a variety of techniques like inversion or over direction to create a professional look.
FAQs on Haircuts