A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to the styling of hair, usually on the human scalp. Sometimes, this could also mean an editing of facial or body hair. The fashioning of hair can be considered an aspect of personal grooming, fashion, and cosmetics, although practical, cultural, and popular considerations also influence some hairstyles. The oldest known depiction of hair braiding dates back about 30,000 years. In ancient civilizations, women's hair was often elaborately and carefully dressed in special ways. In Imperial Rome, women wore their hair in complicated styles. From the time of the Roman Empire until the Middle Ages, most women grew their hair as long as it would naturally grow. During the Roman Empire as well as in the 16th century in the western world, women began to wear their hair in extremely ornate styles. In the later half of the 15th century and on into the 16th century a very high hairline on the forehead was considered attractive. During the 15th and 16th centuries, European men wore their hair cropped no longer than shoulder-length. In the early 17th century male hairstyles grew longer, with waves or curls being considered desirable.
No matter your face shape, there will be haircuts that look best on you and a few that aren't as flattering. This may be why you have been less than excited in the past with an otherwise perfect hairstyle.
Hairfinder features hundreds of pages with photos of the latest hairstyles and with information about upcoming trends for hair. Our site provides articles on the basics of hairstyling and hair care and describes hair cutting and styling techniques to create today's most popular hairstyles for short, medium length and long hair. The information and photos are not limited to women's hairstyles. Haircuts for men and children are featured too.