(BPT) - A new year marks a unique opportunity for self-improvement — and what better place to start than your hairstyle and haircare routine? Whether you’ve been on top of your hair game or have relaxed your style during stay-home orders, now is the time to make a resolution for healthier, better-looking hair that will help boost your confidence no matter what 2021 has in store.
As you head into the New Year, here are some tips to help you look and feel your best.
1. Don’t let the weather get you down
Whipping winds and cold, dry air can lead to stressed-out strands. Plus, low humidity, central heat and hot showers can strip away natural oils, leaving you with brittle hair and an itchy scalp. To keep your hair looking healthy, try using a glossing cream between trims.
2. Consult an expert
With many gatherings going virtual this year, your hairstyle will be front and center on the computer screen. To freshen up your look or try something new, visit your local Great Clips to work with an expert stylist. You can find the salon closest to you to check in online and learn how Great Clips creates a salon experience that’s as safe and comfortable as possible at GreatClips.com.
3. Embrace your length and keep it clean
In recent months, many men have started growing their hair out. Keeping more length up top provides flexibility during the winter months. If you’re choosing to go longer, remember to keep the sides above your ears and back below your neck tight and clean for an always-fresh look. You might need to get a trim more often than you think!
4. Experiment with your style — try going retro!
Time at home allows the freedom and confidence to try new styles. Treat yourself to a deep conditioning treatment and experiment with your natural textures from air drying. You can also try switching your part to the opposite side to achieve a fresh look in seconds.
And we may be moving into 2021, but hairstyles from the past are making a strong comeback. Curtain or swing bangs are a stylish solution for refreshing your look. Try them with a center part to create an effortless and trendy '70s style.
5. Get picture ready
You’ll want to look your best in photos to kick off the New Year. If you’re preparing for family photos, stick to matte or low-shine hair products to prevent glare. And use them sparingly — just enough to keep your look intact, especially when taking outdoor photos.
If you’re looking to update your hairstyle and haircare routine, embrace these tips to start the year in style. For more information and hair tips, visit GreatClips.com.