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Written by Sara Celi   
Thursday, 24 June 2010 08:28

Four Tips to Taking a Beauty Risk 
Changing up your look with a new hairstyle or color often can be the best way to take a risk in life. Read on to learn one local stylist's advice on taking the first steps. 

In 18 years of work, hair stylist Tanya Maisch has seen her share of risk takers sit down in her styling chair. "I had a client recently where we went from four inches [of hair] below the shoulders to a Halle Berry cut," says Maisch, who works at Mitchell's Salon and Day Spa in Kenwood.


She's also had clients who are skittish about changing their look, which has made her tailor her advice before getting out her shears. "I usually lay it out as this is what I would change the next time you come in, and we go from there," she says.


Maisch has four tips for anyone wanting to make a change in appearance. First, find someone's hair you like and ask them where they got their hair done, she says.


Second, consider a new hair color. Coloring your hair color can make a huge difference and create a big change, especially as people get older, she says. "I love it! I like doing big changes," Maisch says. 


And big changes are particularly in fashion for Maisch's younger clients, whom she says are trying bold colors. Recently she's colored hair green, blue and platinum with red highlights. "The new colors are so intense," she says. They can also be hard to get out 061410VALLEYVIEW.GIFof hair if customers are not satisfied, she says.


That's why for her third tip, Maisch recommends clients try bangs. "I think that is a risk because it can change the whole shape of your face, depending on its shape," Maisch says. But she warns risk takers that bangs can take time, commitment and effort for everyday styling.


"You want people to feel good," she says, which brings up her third tip for risk takers: Don't be afraid to go for the style you want. "I think confidence is the most beautiful thing ever, and if you make that change and confidence comes with it, then you stand tall and everyone knows it," she says.


And increased confidence is often the upside of taking a risk.


Photographer: Neysa Ruhl

Model: Tanya Maisch

Location: Lofts@4120

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