A hairstylist with 24 years of experience has revealed her tips for choosing the right style to suit your look.
Jurgita Malakauskaitė, from Lithuania, became a hairdresser at 16 years old and has always had an eye for what would suit her clients best.
Speaking to Bored Panda, she revealed what criteria she abides by to create the perfect style to set off her customers’ features.
Sharing before and after pictures of some of her clients, she explained that she considers not only a person’s face, but their natural features and hair texture as well.
Jurgita Malakauskaitė, from Lithuania, revealed how she decides on the perfect haircuts for her clients. Pictured: a woman completely updated her style thanks to a new colour and shorter crop
From unruly mane to gorgeous curls! Jurgita said she considers not only a person’s hair colour, but also their eye colour, hair texture and face shapes
Jurgita said finding the right haircut for a client is an exact science which she has perfected over her 24 year career.
She takes into consideration the client’s hair and eye colour as well as their complexion, jawline and body shape.
Jurgita then divides her clients into four categories – named after the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn.
Winter people have dark hair colour but light eyes, while a summer person has light eyes and ashy tones in their hair.
She added that eye-colour is very important because it adds a layer of hue variations into the hair.
Cutting this woman’s long locks to just below the shoulder helped to accentuate her neck and cheekbones. The hairdresser said she also took into consideration her complexion and the proportions of her client’s body
From honey blond to platinum: Jurgita said she pays particular attention to a person’s eye colour to make sure their hair pops. This lady’s shorter, slicked back look shaved years off her
Jurgita, who said she thinks of herself as a kind of architect, explained: ‘It’s like creating a painting. You first analyse what colours you’ll “paint” with.
‘And only after you have all of your colours ready, after you know your client’s type and look at the shape of their face and hair texture, only then do you start “painting”.’
The hairdresser said she loves to help her clients find confidence in their looks and remind them they have to love themselves and care for their hair as much as anything else.
‘You help them understand that they have to love and take care of themselves, that hair isn’t separate from their bodies,’ she said, adding that every person’s hair is different.
This client went from straight and tired to shorter, wavy and chic: The hairdresser started cutting hair aged 16 and has 24 years of experience under her belt
Jurgita said cutting hair was not just about trimming, but bringing her client’s personality to the forefront. She transformed this client’s hair from mousy brown to pale pink, and gave her a much shorter crop
Jurgita said cutting and colouring a person’s hair is like choosing the right colours for a canvas. This woman’s jawline appears sharper following her chic bob cut
The hairdresser said she believes it’s her calling to bring out people’s inner beauty and help them feel confident enough to experiment with their looks, enabling them to find what works best for them.
Jurgita told how she’d wanted to be a hairdresser since childhood, and started her career by cutting her parent’s neighbour’s hair in a small salon they set up for her.
She said she’s always had a strong sense of which styles would best suit particular face shapes and eye colours.
Jurgita said that at the core of her job is ‘making people happy’ and helping women feel more feminine.
The hairdresser said she wanted to help women feel more confident in themselves and willing to experiment. This woman went for a new funky hairstyle full of personality
Jurgita divides her clients into four types: winter, spring, summer and autumn, depending on their natural hair and eye colour. This woman’s new ash blonde style accentuates her hazelnut eyes
Making people happy and helping woman connect with their feminity is at the core of what Jurgita does. This woman’s new style and highlights give her a younger, more edgy look
While every person’s hair is different, Jurgita said she always had a knack at seeing which cut would best suit a client. She mellowed this woman’s blonde hue with honey highlights and gave her a chic bob
Jurgita said she likes to see her clients make-up free to see their natural features, so that she knows how best to accentuate them. This woman looks younger thanks to a darker shade of strawberry blonde
Jurgita is not afraid of trying bold styles, like adding these purple highlights for a more fun, individual look
Her haircuts bring structure to the face by faming her client’s features. This woman’s jawline and cheekbones are more accentuated after cutting her hair at the shoulders
Jurgita said she wanted to help women find confidence in their own femininity by picking the right colour for them. She opted for a platinum blonde and a bob for this client which suits her chic look