Virtual hairstyles are a great way to try a new look without commitment. Most people are reluctant to make drastic changes such as cutting off six inches of hair or going from auburn to platinum blonde, but with virtual hairstyles you can tell not only if a style is good for you in theory, but see more or less exactly how it will look on your face. There are numerous virtual hairstyle sites on the web offering unlimited access to registered members for less than $5.00 a month.
Virtual Hairstyles: Instant Makeover
These sites require uploading a head and shoulders photo in which you are facing the camera straight on in order for the hairstyle to sit on the head properly. Your own hair should be pulled back into a tight ponytail or bun, or slicked down if it is short, so that it does not interfere with the hairstyle shot. Photos should have a plain background and be large enough to show your features clearly. Each site has its own requirements for the formats of the photo, but jpg is accepted by all of them.
Virtual hairstyle and haircut sites organize the hairstyles in different categories, allowing you to browse the most popular hairstyles or search by length, texture, or occasion. When you have found a hairstyle you wish to “try on”, the site will superimpose it on your photo and give you some options, such as changing the hair color. Most virtual hairstyle sites let you save the different styles in a gallery so you can compare and contrast and pick the right look for you.