The Perfect Cut: Rules of Hair to Live By


When it comes to style, there are no hard and fast rules. The same holds true for your hair. While there are specific haircuts that complement particular face shapes, sometimes taking risks and trying something new pay off!

Gad Cohen, who has styled for fashion magazines like Vogue, Marie Claire and Elle, shared a few "Rules of Hair" to live by in an interview at Parents Connect.

* Have a great cut four times a year.

* Curly, wavy, or coarse hair needs more conditioning than other types.

* For curly hair, shampoo less frequently but wet hair daily to rinse and add a leave-on conditioner to maintain control.

* For fine hair, only condition the ends.

* For flat hair, you should use a product that pumps up your hair. I like Prograine (from the makers of Rogaine).

* Let your color enhance, not detract from, your face.

* Color coordinate. When dyeing your hair, don't go too far out of range from your natural hue.

* Always get highlights done at a salon if you can (a professional single process will look better than anything out of a box.)

Model is wearing No Slippy Hair Clippy's Ramie Clip. Photographed by Amanda Elkins.