Hairstylists universally say that they love it when you bring them pictures for inspiration. Even if the hairstyle of the woman in the photo isn't realistic for your hair texture, the image gives them a sense of the overall aesthetic that appeals to you. Sexy or classic? Elegant or beachy? Geometric or free form? So flip through magazines, or your own photo albums, and show your stylist the looks that you love most.
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