There are times when I look in the mirror and think, “Jeez, I am SO bored with the way I look!” If this happens to you, too, then we need to brainstorm about ways to look different – and the majority of them seem to center on our head area. That is, we can change our makeup, eye color (with contacts), colors and so on – but the biggest change can be a new hairstyle. At that point, a virtual hair makeover is a great idea. I remember as a teenager that I yearned for platinum hair. It would have looked AWFUL on me (have you seen Angelina Jolie as a blonde? She’s a gorgeous brunette, but blonde … yuck).
The Old Way To Change Your Hairstyle: (which I’ve done a zillion times) was to stand in the drugstore looking through hair magazines until I found a hairstyle I liked. In my younger days I rarely considered whether or not my hair was suitable for a particular style – I’m curly and I usually wanted straight styles … naturally.
The New Way To Change Your Hairstyle – The Virtual Hair Makeover: With virtual makeovers you can save yourself a lot of grief. I’m sure that if I had seen myself with platinum hair I would have given up that fantasy immediately.
How Does A Virtual Hair Makeover Work?
The first thing you need to do is get a picture of yourself. Make your hair as flat and unobtrusive as possible. Yes, we want gorgeous thick locks – but NOT when we’re trying on hairstyles!
Once we have our picture, then it’s a very simple matter to see how we look in other styles. All we have to do is click on the hair styles of our choice and we can see how we will look. Here are some ideas … which style do you like best?
Why I Chose This Virtual Hair Makeover Site For My Daughter & Her Best Friend
I gave a membership to the site above to my daughter and her best friend. There are several sites to choose from but here is why I chose this one:
They have over 8000 hairstyles to choose from. There’s something for everybody – even the men in our lives.
I prefer an online service to a program that I load on to my computer. There’s enough junk on my hard drive and I don’t want to clog it up with anything more than necessary.
This site is cheap! Yes, there are a few free sites – but they don’t have nearly the large numbers of choices. This site is only $14.95 for a three month membership.
Most importantly for me, I can change the color of the styles! This is VERY important. I often see styles that I like, and that are suitable for my hair – but they’re NEVER in my color. I have silver hair. How many styles do you see in silver? Not many. Most hair places are focused on young women and we older ones are left out. However, these styles go from very black hair to silver. Yippee!
This color freedom is important to everyone. For instance, in the four hair styles above, I really dislike the blonde styles, especially the bottom left. I think that girl’s skin is too tanned for such a light color. It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with me … the point is that you want a hairstyle that will suit YOU. If you’re the girl above and you adore the blondes look, then great. Go for it. At least you will have a good idea of what you will look like.
So if you’re craving a new look, view yourself in over 8,000 hairstyles and please – send us a picture of the New You. And save a picture of your virtual hair makeover. You’ll have an album of yourself as you go through the years.