This New Year, Want to Lose a Few Inches—of Hair?

Transform Your Hair for the New Year: What to Consider Before You Snip

As the New Year rolls in we tend to get a surge of clients requesting a brand new look. It is no surprise. There is no better way to feel refreshed and embrace a fresh start than with fresh hair. But before you pop into Manzer Hair Studio for a drastic change, let's talk about the best steps for a successful new ’do. 

Book a Consultation

The first step? Make an appointment, if only for a quick consult before the big chop. This is your opportunity to discuss your ideas, get professional advice, and assess whether your dream hairstyle is a good fit for your hair type and lifestyle. Having a consultation means that you will have a chance to consider all of the insight your stylist offers before diving in head first. 

Understanding Your Hair Type: The Foundation of Great Hair

The secret to great hair starts with understanding your hair type. Is it poker-straight, elegantly wavy, beautifully curly, or a blend of textures? Before you choose a final look, considering your hair type is the key to ensuring that your style not only looks fabulous but is also a breeze to maintain. You want to enhance the best features of your unique hair rather than battle its natural texture. One of our skilled stylists at Manzer Hair Studio will help you explore the possibilities and embark on a hair transformation journey tailored to your needs. 

Straight Hair


  • Straight hair tends to be low maintenance and dries relatively quickly, making it an excellent canvas for a variety of styles.
  • Consider sleek bobs, blunt cuts, or layered styles for a polished look.
  • Experiment with bold colours or highlights for added dimension.

Do NOTs:

  • Avoid overly complicated styles that may require excessive styling time.
  • Be cautious with extremely short styles, as they may emphasize a lack of volume.

Wavy Hair


  • Embrace the natural wave by opting for layered cuts that enhance movement.
  • Long waves or beachy curls can beautifully showcase the natural texture of wavy hair.
  • Balayage or ombre colour techniques can accentuate the fluidity of waves.

Do NOTs:

  • Avoid styles that might weigh down your waves, making them appear limp.
  • Steer clear of excessive layering that may lead to frizz.

Curly Hair


  • Choose cuts that complement your curl pattern, such as layers that enhance the bounce.
  • Embrace your natural curls with styles that allow for movement and volume.
  • Experiment with vibrant colours to accentuate the texture of your curls.

Do NOTs:

  • Avoid styles that need excessive brushing, as it can disrupt your curl pattern and lead to frizz.
  • Steer clear of styles that require excessive heat styling, as curls are prone to damage.

Take Your Time

Impulse decisions can sometimes lead to regret, especially when it comes to hair transformations. Take the time to mull over your decision. Your initial consultation at Manzer will provide you with ample options and best practices. Once you have seen your stylist, give it a few days, or even a week before committing. If you're contemplating a drastic change, like a significant cut or a bold colour shift, consider making the change gradually. Start with small steps, like experimenting with highlights or a slightly different length. This way, you can ease into the change and ensure it aligns with your vision.

Hair Grows Back

One of the beautiful things about hair is its ability to grow back. If you're itching for a drastic transformation, remember that it's not a permanent decision. Hair is adaptable, and you have the freedom to experiment. However, this doesn't mean you should make impulsive decisions—the key is finding a balance between spontaneity and thoughtful planning.

Whether you're opting for a subtle change or a bold transformation, we are here to support you and your new look for the New Year. As 2024 approaches, take a moment to envision the hairstyle that reflects the new you. Book that consultation, understand your hair type, and take the plunge with confidence. 

Ready to make a change? Consult with our expert stylists at Manzer Hair Studio and enter the New Year with a hairstyle that reflects your unique style and personality.

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