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How can I decide what type of haircut and color would look best on me?

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Deciding what haircut and color looks best is made simpler by using online quizzes and virtual makeovers that place various looks on a person's own photos. In addition, advice from online experts or personal hairstylists can help steer someone in the right direction when she is choosing a new hair look.

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It is important to consider face shape when choosing a new hairstyle or cut. The standard face shapes are oval, round, oblong, square, heart-shaped, diamond or triangular. A good haircut accentuates the positives of each face shape and minimizes the negatives. A good hair color is one that complements the person's skin tone and picks up the warm or cool shades in the skin color. Narrowing down choices and asking one's own hairstylist for advice helps make the final decision easier.

TheHairStyler.com offers an online quiz that takes face shape and skin tone into consideration. The quiz asks for information on the user's complexion, face shape, eye color, age, height, build, hairline, neck length and current hair color. It also asks about the hair's elasticity, length, texture, current condition and chemical treatments. With that information, the website then offers the user a selection of hair styles and colors to consider.

Online virtual makeover websites allow users to upload photos and try on different hairstyles and colors to see how they look. Some virtual makeovers also allow the user to try on makeup and clothing online.

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