Are you thinking of a new hair look for 2019? It’s a time when lots of people do and Martinez Hair Salon based in the heart of East Sussex looks at things you should consider before you take the plunge. You may actually feel quite nervous about changing the style of your hair and/or the colour, so it is vital that you have confidence in your hairdresser and the salon that you are going to. A good hairdresser will be happy to discuss the pros and cons of a new haircut and new colour, so that you avoid a hair disaster and come away with a style and colour that you are absolutely delighted with.

Face Shape

The shape of your face is really important when deciding your new look. Here, it’s important to know your face shape and if you are not sure, your hairdresser will be able to help to decide whether you have an oblong, square, round, oval, heart, diamond or triangular face. If you have an oblong shaped face, it is best to avoid a style that will make your face appear even longer and a medium length cut will be more suitable and the same is true for a round face. Avoid square bobs, square fringes and square layers if your face is this shape as a softer style and rounded layers will be more flattering.

Personality And Other Factors

Bone structure is key and factors to consider are the shape of your nose and whether it is crooked and the shape of your ears and if you are self-conscious about the latter, a longer style may be more appropriate. Personality plays an important role, as you will need to be comfortable with your new style particularly if it is quite radical.

Colour Changes

Your hair and its colour should definitely compliment your features and you and your hairdresser should consider the following before embarking on a new colour.

  • Eye colour
  • Skin complexion/tone
  • Personality
  • Make-up
  • Fashion and wardrobe
  • Hair health
  • Maintenance
  • Age

Maintaining Your New Colour


Important considerations are the number of appointments that will be required to achieve the colour you want. Will it need to be toned and if so, how often? Will conditioning treatments and masques be required to keep your hair looking healthy and shiny? Also, how often will you need to visit your salon to maintain the colour?


Here’s to a “Great Hair Day” at Martinez Hair Salon.

What To Do Next

It’s important that your hair looks great, so for that change of style or colour or both, come along to Martinez Hair Salon located in the pretty village of Blackboys near to Heathfield and Uckfield where you will find experienced stylists who can make that transformation that you are looking for. Call us on 01825 891008 to book your appointment and create the style you have always dreamed about.