Ideas for hairstyles can be found in places like books, magazines and websites. Some magazines and websites are created specifically for the purpose of choosing a new haircut or hairstyle.
Hair salons often provide books and magazines featuring hairstyle ideas in their lobby or waiting area for customers to browse. Magazines such as Hairstyle or Sophisticate's Hairstyle Guide are available in print form, making it easier to give photos to a hairstylist so that they may replicate a cut or style. Ideas for hairstyles can also be found on websites like FashionBeans. Many of these magazines and websites will sort styles into categories according to various characteristics of hair. For example, a magazine may be dedicated entirely to styles for long hair or short hair. A website may sort styles by those that are best for curly hair, fine hair, or thick hair.
Popular fashion magazines, such as Cosmopolitan and Glamour regularly feature articles, both print and digital, with ideas for new hairstyles. Often included in these articles are photos of various hairstyles and tips on finding a cut or style that works best with certain face shapes. When it comes to finding a particular style for a special event, such as a prom or wedding, tutorials can be found on the Internet. YouTube and Pinterest are both well-known resources for how-to guides and tutorial videos for updos and other styles.