Why A Good Haircut Matters More Than You Think

Have you considered your hair as a living breathing part of oneself?  Yes, hair can certainly be considered a fashion statement, or an accessory to a stylish outfit.  Yet hair really is so much more!

Think of your hair as a plant.  It needs water and nutrients to stay healthy and alive. Just as a rosebush or a fruit tree needs to be properly pruned, your hair, too, needs this same proper attention.

When defining what a good hair cut is, there are many factors that come into play. Significant attributes to consider include face shape, hair texture, growth patterns, cowlicks and, even more important, lifestyle. While it’s fun to browse through pictures of hairstyles, especially if you are a visual person, it’s also important to be aware if a particular hairstyle would work for you.  Do you have the same face shape and hair texture that is pictured?  Be realistic and consider the fabric or canvas that is currently on your head when you’re considering a new cut and style.

A good haircut starts with a great consultation.

Many times in my experience we are often drawn to what we want and what we don’t have. I had a client with very thick beautiful hair.  She kept being drawn to pictures of women with medium to fine textured hair, which was not at all the canvas we were working with.  What I realized she really wanted was a more layered look with plenty of the bulk removed. I explained to her that the pictures she was showing me didn’t match her hair texture.  I was able to show her realistic pictures of what her hair would look like when cut in a thinner version of what she originally wanted.  As a stylist, I was able to support her in a way of embracing the hair on her head while giving her a clearer picture of what her hair would look like when the new cut and style was complete.

Think of your haircut as the foundation on which your style will stand. Often times I have new guests in my chair and they complain about not having the right styling products because their hair “just doesn’t do what they want it to”.  This conversation can be a sign of the wrong cut for how they desire to style their hair. Usually I find their hair has been overly texturized or the proper shape just isn’t there.

When visualizing a good haircut, I see all the hairs cut in accordance with one another so that each individual strand is working for the common goal of the overall style.  A good haircut should not have to rely on a bunch of styling products to do its job. A good hair cut matters because it is the cut itself that makes our hair an attractive feature for all of us.

–Joanne Starkman, Founder of Innersense Organic Beauty and Stylist



  • Joy Butler says:

    Hi Joanne, I’d like to thank you for your explanation that a good haircut really matters. You’re on the right track in saying that just like plants, our hair also needs to be taken cared of. My brother has just visited a salon and had a haircut that looked cool on him!

  • It was interesting to read that not all hairstyles can fit you. I never considered the fact that the shape of your head also helps. I’ve had the same hairstyle since I was in high school. I will keep these tips in mind and mind a place that could give me some ideas on hairstyles.

  • You made a good point that in order to know what would be a good haircut for me, I should first evaluate certain traits such as the shape of my head and the thickness and volume of my hair. I’m will be going on a date for the first time in two years and I’m feeling quite self-conscious of my appearance. I hope I can find a haircut service that would make me look blooming when the day comes.

    • Innersense Tribe says:

      Hi Alice,

      Best of luck to you on your date! How exciting! If you’re looking to connect with a stylists in a salon near you that also carries Innersense Organic Beauty clean hair care, check out our store locator. Sending you lots of happy, healthy hair love!

      Thank You!

  • joanne says:

    i am a curly girl and i dont use heat so i am going shorter its much to long and no layers need good products since my hair is thinning

    • Innersense Organic Beauty says:

      Hi there Joanne!
      Feel free to chat with one of our certified beauty professionals on our website. You will see a chat bubble on the bottom right of our website where you can explain all of your hair needs. They can assist you in picking out the best products and answer any questions you have. Hope this helps! Sending you lots of hair love!

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