How your haircut can get you more right swipes

As much as we may not like to admit, in the world of dating, looks mean a lot.

This has always been somewhat true, but with the introduction and raging popularity of dating apps within the last few years, appearances are increasingly important.

If someone doesn’t like what they see within the first few seconds of looking at a dating profile, chances are they will give the giant left swipe of rejection, and move onto the next person.

Ouch.

Yes, the reality of that hurts. And yes, it isn’t fair. No one likes to be judged that quickly -- especially because we all know there is more to a person than their appearance. However, whether you like it or not, there is no denying the importance of a first impression, so you might as well jump on the bandwagon and make sure your profile is in tip-top shape.

What people fail to realize is that while the face and the body are key factors in your profile, hair is crucial as well. Think about it -- would you be into dating a guy who has a ponytail? Some girls may, some girls may not. But that ponytail could make or break your interest right away.

So, regardless of what hairstyle you’re currently rocking, here are some tips to harness the power of your hair to get those highly desired right swipes, and get yourself out there on more dates.

1. Put some effort in to your hairstyle

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Sometimes the effortless look is in. However, the key to that effortless look is that it is not actually free of effort.

Think about the “no makeup” makeup movement. These girls are actually wearing quite a bit of makeup to make it look as if they’re not wearing any makeup.

Think the same for your hair. The effortless look does require you to try a bit, but that doesn’t mean you’ll need to spend hours in front of the mirror perfecting your coif.

Work to find a style that works for you, and that shows off your best features. Remember -- you get one shot at impressing someone out there, so put some effort in to make that first impression a great one.

Do your research and find the perfect hairstyle for you! Check this post out for some ideas.

2. Show versatility with your look

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This is especially aimed at you girls. Most of you have hair that allows you to do a lot of different things with it, so show it off!

Don’t choose pictures that have your hair looking the same in every single photo. One of the best ways to show the different sides of you is to switch up your hairstyle and show your versatility.

Again, it doesn’t have to be anything fancy. All you need is one picture where you have your hair up, and another one where your hair is down. Simple as that. Have fun with it!

 

3. Find a haircut that matches your personality

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Your hair says a lot about who you are. If you wear your hair naturally, people tend to think that you are a bit more carefree and confident. If you spend a great deal of time curling or blow drying your hair, you are giving off a different signal of high maintenance or that you put more effort into your appearance.

Neither one of those is bad, it’s just a matter of what sort of vibe you want to give off to those that will be swiping one way or the other on you.

How do you want to be perceived?

If you’re cool, calm and carefree, then a natural hairstyle will show that. And if you’re not, then find the look that matches your personality spot on. Play to your strengths!

4. Make sure your hair is trimmed and neat

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Few things can make you look disheveled as quickly as a messy hairdo.

The best way to avoid having your look be the reason you miss the cut is to keep your hair fresh and trimmed. Even the “casual” look should not mean that you are not trimmed or appear scruffy. Nobody likes someone who looks like a slob and the more trimmed your hair is the easier it will be to style for those all important photos.

Head over to your stylist or barber to trim your hair before you post any pictures, and have them help you find a couple different styles that you can confidently rock to make your profile look great.

And you’ll be happy to know that finding and scheduling your next head turning style is super easy, thanks to the Klipped app.

Klipped lets you read reviews and find top-rated stylists in your area to give you the look that will get you all the right swipes you can handle. You can book an appointment, upload photos of what style you want and pay all in one place.

Now if only dating was this easy . . .

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