Your calendar tells you that you’ve got a major event on the horizon – it might be a big date, a wedding reception, class reunion, something work-related or a get-together with family and friends.
Suffice it to say, everything has to be as close to perfect as possible, including your appearance – because you especially want to put your best foot forward.
Your nattiest suit is pressed and your shoes are shined, so you’ve got that part of the equation covered. Next up is the personal-appearance item that folks are bound to notice first and is likely to leave the biggest impression.
Since this is a big occasion, you definitely want your hair to look sharp. And in most instances, that calls for a trim. But when is the optimum time to get that pre-event haircut?
SuperCuts, the hair salon specialists with more than 2,000 locations throughout the country, suggest that you get that haircut three to five days before your special event. That recommendation is backed up by the adage – borrowed here from the New York Times – that says “the only difference between a good haircut and a bad haircut is three days.”
Getting a trim as far as a week away is also acceptable, but unless it’s your only option, don’t get your coif on the big day, because you will look exactly like someone who just had their hair cut.
The experts at SuperCuts say that getting a cut a few days prior to an event allows your new cut to settle in and fall more naturally. And, having a few days of cushion allows you to revisit your stylist before the big day to make any corrections to your cut if it doesn’t totally suit your fancy.
And while on the subject of haircuts, if you’re going to be part of an event that is heavily documented (and with the advent of iPhones, what event isn’t heavily documented these days?), you might consider going with the tried-and-true classic cut.
As anybody who winces in anguish when they consider the hairstyle they favored and sported for their senior yearbook photo can tell you, “trendy” has a shelf life and it won’t outlive digital photographs. SuperCuts recommend a style with a clean-cut neckline and sideburns, with an inch or two on top and tapering on the sides. The word you’re thinking of is timeless.
And when it comes to looking your best at the big events in life, don’t take chances when it comes to your hair. The stylists at SuperCuts will make sure you get the just-right cut, whether it’s for a wedding or a day at the ballpark.
There’s a SuperCuts on Epps Bridge Road in Athens (706-425-0999) and one at Butler’s Crossing in Watkinsville (706-769-8701) and stylist at both salons look forward to working with you for the best haircut you’ve ever had. For more tips, visit www.supercuts.com.
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