The Celeb Cut I'm Craving

Posted 04/24/12 at 06:25AM by Rebekah George

I've had very long hair for quite some time, so when I saw Jennifer Aniston's new shorter 'do -- she just got a "lob" -- I started thinking hmmm ... would it be weird if I copied her cut again? (Yes, I was one of those girls who got the "Rachel" when it was all the rave.) What is it about Aniston and her hair anyway?

Here's the thing: We all have a celeb cut we covet. And, why not? Celebs look great, they have access to top stylists and -- reality check -- are most likely blown out and styled by a pro when you see them photographed in mags or walking the red carpet. So yeah, who wouldn't want to copy that? But, your cut has to work for you, in your real life, too. So here are a few questions I've learned to ask myself before letting scissors get close to my head:

Will the cut flatter my face shape? Your haircut should work with your face shape. For instance, Jennifer Aniston has a strong jawline. I have a softer one. That doesn't mean I can't handle the lob myself, I just need to customize it so it works with my face shape -- softer layers will flatter me more.

Will my texture work with the cut? Certain hairstyles flatter certain hair textures. For instance, if you have super curly hair, chances are a short pixie on you isn't going to look the same way it does on Michelle Williams, who has a straighter hair texture. So make sure you try a style that's worn by a celeb with similar hair texture as yours.

How much maintenance (and money) am I committing to? Before you make the cut, consult your stylist to check how often you'll have to maintain it (cuts can get costly), types of products you'll need (too many can break the bank), and how easily (for real!) it will be to style yourself.

Stay tuned -- if I do decide to go for this "new" Rachel or Jen or whatever style, I'll post a photo here soon!
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