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Jessica Offenbaker

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Is Your Hair Wrong for you?

Posted by jessica offenbaker on August 2, 2010 at 4:44 PM

Take these quizes to see what your hair really says about you; maybe it's time for a whole new look?

Like it or not, your hairstyle and color tell people a whole lot about you before you even open your mouth (or in my case, trip as I walk over to shake hands, but I digress ...). So you should really have a look that sends the message you want. How do you do that?

With these quizes, of course. Answer a few questions and you'll be matched up with a hairstyle and color that speaks perfectly to your personality -- not just what your hairdresser was feeling the day of your appointment.

You might get lucky and find out that your current color and 'do were meant for you (hey, that rhymed), or you might discover you're in need of a major hair overhaul. If that's the case, no worries, this will point you in the right direction. -Beauty Riot

Is Your Hair the Wrong Style?

Who else is curious about what their hair says about them? I've worn mine in the same style for the past two years (long and wavy, just like Kate Hudson's), because I thought it made me look a certain way. Boy, was I wrong.

I was shocked to see what my hairstyle actually said about my personality. And I bet you would be too, if someone told you what your hair really says about you. I mean, if yours gave off some crazy old lady vibe when you're anything but, you would want to be the first to know, right? Or if it's screaming, "I hate everybody!" when you're actually one of the nicest people in the world? Not the easiest way to make friends.

I was way interested to see what hairstyle would match my personality, so I spoke to celebrity hairstylist Ange Grmolyes from the Frederic Fekkai Salon in Los Angeles, whose clients include Kristen Bell and Molly Sims. She helped me analyze the different kinds of hairstyles out there, and she shared her expert advice on what vibes they give off.

If you're as curious as I was, you can finally find out if your hairstyle is totally wrong for you, or if your hair is in fact a perfect match for your personality. From wild and messy to sweet and sassy, every personality has a rockin' hairstyle to match, so take this quiz to find yours. It's fun, quick and so worth it to find a look that's totally and fabulously "you." -Beauty Riot

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So what about your color?

Ever wondered why your hair is mousy brown when you're anything but? Seriously, what if our strands could take a cue from our personality and auto-dye to a matching shade? What color would yours be?

Before you take a guess and head to the sink with a box of hot pink hair color or to the salon for some major dyeing, maybe you should find out which hair color shade is really right for you. Not only will you save yourself some time and cash, but you also won't have to deal with totally fried hair. Too many boxes of hair color or bottles of bleach and you're hair will look more Courtney Love or Lindsay Lohan than Kate Hudson or Ashlee Simpson. Trust us, rehab-chic is not a trend you want to be starting.

So take this quiz to see whether your hair color is doing your persona any favors or if you should get your butt into a stylist's chair, pronto. And once you do take the dye plunge, make sure you follow up with products made for color-treated hair, OK? Like we said, you don't want to try and rock the frizzy straw look, we don't even want to know what personality that matches up with (pretty sure it rhymes with dazy or minsane though).- Beauty Riot

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Here are some tips for choosing a color that's right for you:

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Best Hair for Your Lifestyle?

The best advice I've ever gotten from someone was to change my hairstyle.

Why? Because I was totally oblivious to the fact that my hair was ruining my life. And I'm not exaggerating or being a drama queen (at least not right now, ha). The hairstyle I've had for years was seriously getting in the way of how I lived my life. If you're not really sure what that feels like, I came up with a few scenarios to illustrate what I'm talking about:

Scenario 1: You're zooming down the highway on your "bad girl" motorcycle wearing a tight leather jumpsuit ... swatting aside your bouncy, perfectly coifed curls.

Scenario 2: You're at the country club's monthly gathering, trying to delicately toss your hair over your shoulder while drinking tea -- not so easy when you're sporting a spiked pixie.

OK, so I don't own a motorcycle and I've never been to a tea party. But I totally know the feeling of getting a haircut and then realizing later on that it's just not working for my lifestyle. Ever feel that way before? Yeah, it sucks.

But I always say, there's no point in making a mistake if you don't learn from it. Right? So I tracked down Cutler Redken Stylist Dean Holcombe to see what I could do to fix my life's biggest mistake. (OK, OK, I'll tone down the drama.)

I asked him why it's so important to pick the right hairstyle for your lifestyle, and he said, "The way you wear your hair reflects the way you want to be perceived in life." Not only that, you'll be more comfortable in your looks, which means you'll be more confident in the way you live your life. Perfect.

So answer some fun, simple questions about your lifestyle to get matched with your best haircut. And the next time your man/best friend/mom tells you to change your hairstyle, don't ignore them. It just might be the best advice you'll ever get. -Beauty Riot

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