What is it about teen hairstyles that make them so different from any other styles? Nothing is the answer to this question. There is no difference, in fact there is no such thing as a teen hairstyle. When have you ever heard a young girl/boy going into a hair salon and asking the hair stylist to give them a teen hairstyle? A teen hairstyle is simply a particular style that young teenagers sport because it is the latest trendy hairstyle. So the next time you hear a youngster asking for a teen hairstyle you will know they are asking for a particular style that other teens are raving over.
Nonetheless girls and boys if you want to call a particular hairstyle a "teen" one, then so be it. The bob haircut, layers, ringlets, bangs, pony tail even braids are all styles deemed fitting for a teenager as long as they are in fashion.
Teens are always on the lookout for the latest cool trendy teen hairstyle to match their desired fashion, and a fabulous way of finding what's hot on the scene is to browse magazines or to go online. Everything you could possibly want to know about hair is there.
If anyone knows about what a fad is, it's the teen; however we have them just branching out and unaware. A fad is something that comes and goes (here today gone tomorrow.) The best sort of hairstyle to choose is one that doesn't restrict styling options too much. Remember, what was the craze yesterday might change tomorrow so make sure your hair is flexible to be able to adjust to the next all the rage hip hop teen hairstyle.
The good thing about haircuts these days is that there individualized. Hair today is styled around face shapes. This is to assure that your specific desire will suit and flatter. Unfortunately in the case of most teens face shape is not taken into consideration, which is a bad move. The average teen tends to look more to following suit of their friends or favorite celebrity before that of what suits their face.
Funky teen styles can include all sorts of styles but if money is tight then remember curls never go out of fashion. If you have straight hair then you should consider having a perm for longer lasting curls. This option sure beats sitting for hours with your hair in curlers with no guarantee of the desired size of curl happening if the curlers are not left in long enough. It also has you avoid the wrist ache from holding curling tongs. Get advice on perms first because healthy hair can suffer damage from perm solutions. Avoid hairstyles that might involve high maintenance. After all you're a teen and you haven't the time "right." Go for spiral curls on long hair.
The way the hair is worn can change your appearance dramatically, now wouldn't it be nice for any change to be one of dramatically beautiful. Proper styling can add the right angles to your face and tone down any hardness your face might otherwise express. There are countless different teen hairstyles to choose from that can do this. There are short, long, straight, medium and curly hairstyles, but for them to work with facial features your face shape has to be considered.
Before making a decision on a style or cut you must pre-consider some things. Things like the lifestyle you lead. Your hairstyle needs to be compatible with this regardless of age. For instance: if you are an active person and enjoy sports then opt for a short hairstyle, it makes sense.
Back again to that all important issue - the shape of your face. Once this is established your hairdresser will highlight the most essential features while emphasizing on how the hairstyle will make your face pretty. The right hairstyle will minimize problem features you're not comfortable with. The three kinds of face shapes - round, long and square and teen hairstyles vary according to these face cuts. Keep hair to shoulder length without any parting if your face is round. This will lengthen your face. While this may be a good thing it can also give a show of hardness. To beat this, choose a soft hairstyle that impels gentleness. If short hair is not for you and you have a square face then straight shoulder length hair flicking towards the ends will suit.
Most favored teen hairstyles are the ones the teenager doesn't have to spend too much time on. Teenagers are busy people and need a style they can manage quickly. Youngsters need to pick a hairstyle that reflects "their" personality and not the personality of their favorite film or TV star. Just because the way they wear their hair makes them look fabulous is no guarantee that you will look this way too.
The pony tail has been in fashion since I can remember and still going strong. It's an easy style to manage
The angled bob hairstyle is hugely craved over. The hair is kept longer in the front to frame the shape of the face. It is a hairstyle easily angled so it allows freedom for you to change the style when you want.
Blunt bangs hairstyle is suitable for the round/square face. If you want to highlight the cheekbones while giving them a toned down look then blunt bangs is the style for you.
The razor cut bob is a style where hair rests on the shoulders. Side parts and zigzag effects make this style very alluring.
Consider the soft wedge haircut for the youthful look. It is a popular style as it suits most face shapes. It's a style that is soft and smooth because of layering and texture. The soft wedge cut adds volume so more ideal for the person with fine hair.
Bangs are all the rage and fashionable so why not go for the dimensional shag. The hair is cut and styled with fringes and bangs. It's a versatile cut layered with long hair on top and short hair underneath.
Male hairstyles include - Buzz Cut, Faux-Hawk, Classic Hairstyle, Crew Cut, Clipper Cut and Fade Cut. Faux-hawk is also called the Mohawk. The cut includes the side's shaven and hair left longer in the middle. This style was popular in the 80s however still a haircut styled today.
Particular hairstyles supposedly give off a certain look. Long hair is perceived as being feminine and sexy whereas short hair is seen as being sporty and/or business like. But rarely seen as sexy, I am afraid I disagree. Sexiness has nothing to do with the hair. It is you the individual responsible for this. Hair is only part of the sexy package trailing behind "pouted painted lips and the way you wiggle that butt." Between both the lips and butt I don't think an amorous admirer will even care how you're hair is styled.
A good hair stylist is one that understands what you want, but more importantly can give you what you want.
Teen hairstyles and other advice
The Bob haircut is widely popular just like the buzz cut, however not quite as much.
Short curly hairstyles: forever fashionable
Color: Stay with natural highlights
Blond streaks: a thing of the past.
Have split ends trimmed every 4 weeks.
Use shampoo according to your hair type and not because the packaging is attractive.
Brush hair before bedtime.
Only blow-dry hair if you must because it takes natural oils from your hair
Drink a glass of milk daily
Protect hair when out in the heat by wearing a sun hat.
Massage your head with an oil containing vitamin E to stimulate blood circulation. The result is soft silky hair.
Over the years I can't see any change in hairstyles, only the actual names of the style. Don't be duped into paying double the price for a style that only cost pennies years ago?
A few names to mention
The Pigtail - plait - braid
The Bun - bobtail - chignon
Ringlets - curls
Fringes - bangs
Crew cut - spiked
Parting - over to the side
Next time you visit your hairdresser ask for a teen hairstyle using the first name the style was ever known as, and who knows you may get it done for yesterday's price.