Posted by Vice News on Monday, January 29, 2018 07:12:53What if you’ve just got a really good haircut?
Well, you might have just found out.
A study by a group of leading hairstylists has found that while it might seem like hair styles that look good on the outside can look good to the untrained eye, on the inside, they can look like they were designed for the hairdresses by someone with a deep knowledge of styling and styling technology.
“It’s really hard to tell the difference between a hairstylist and an expert in a particular hairstyle,” said Dr Sarah MacLeod, head of the hair treatment research group at the Royal Australasian College of Dermatologists.
Dr MacLeod said there was a wide range of hair styles available and different styles could be very different from one person to another.””
It can be quite a challenge for the uninitiated to distinguish between an expert and a beginner when it comes to hair styling.”
Dr MacLeod said there was a wide range of hair styles available and different styles could be very different from one person to another.
“For example, a woman with an extremely long head of hair, who likes a very bold hairstyle, may want to use a more natural style that’s a little more modern.
That may also be the case for a woman who likes to have her hair styled and styled a little bit longer than you would normally.
Or a man who likes an elongated look, and has longer hair, may like to use more of a natural, straight-back style, where it’s not too long or too straight.
But there are many styles that are very similar.”
Dr James Watson, a professor of cosmetic surgery at the University of Melbourne, said the study was important because it provided a unique view into the way people perceive hairstyles.
“This is really exciting because the more you know about what people think of hair styling, the more people you can learn about what is and is not considered acceptable hair styling,” he said.
“The more you can compare styles, the better your hair will look.”
Dr Watson said that when people see a hairstyle on a TV show or film, it’s usually that it’s a natural looking hairstyle.
“So you think, ‘Oh, this is the one,’ but you don’t actually know exactly what it is because they haven’t seen it, but you’re getting the impression that it looks like it’s natural, it doesn’t look like it has been designed by a professional, and it doesn’ look like a bad one at that,” he explained.
“That is not what really makes hair look good.”
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Dr Watson explained that hair styles could look “bad” if the person trying to get a good look at it didn’t know how to apply it properly.
“There is no one standard hair style, but the best way to tell if a style is acceptable is to compare it to another style that might be used,” he noted.
“Hair that looks good to a casual observer but looks bad to a professional is probably not going to be accepted.
A woman with long hair, for example, would not be able to apply a straight or a straight-cut style, because they would not know how, and so it would look unnatural.
An expert would be able apply it with precision and care and then it would still look good, but it would be unnatural.”
Dr McLeod said people who wanted to look good could look to different styles that might look “better than the original”, which might include a natural hairstyle or an elongation style.
“We’re seeing a lot of hair trends that are ‘look good to good’, but are actually actually bad,” she said.
“That’s because they’re not a real stylist’s style, they’re a stylist-approved style that is really not designed to be used by a real hairderer.”
Dr McKenzie said the survey results showed that there was more to hair styles than just a simple look.
“If you want to look a certain way and feel good about your hair, then you need to look at other styles, and if you don’ think that you have that, then it’s time to get out of the salon,” she added.
Dr Watson agrees that there are people who may have a different view of what looks good on TV or film.
“But people do look to others, and people are very good at judging how others are presenting themselves and doing what they do.
So, you can’t really blame people for wanting to look that way,” he added.
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