Hair is something women think about all the time (as women ourselves, we can attest). But does the same hold true for the men who “recently viewed” our dating profiles? Not necessarily. Our experts say that, when it comes to online dating hair, the most important thing is that it represents the true you–only better.
Spira suggests that, if long, straight hair is your thing, “go to a blow-dry bar and get your hair blown out nice and silky before your photo shoot.” But don’t let the pros get carried away, warns Steinberg: “Don’t go for a crazy updo–and don’t take it too seriously… show who you are.”
Hair chameleons, beware: Spira says that having too many different hair colors and styles could be off-putting to men who view your profile–something we, ourselves, are guilty of. “It can be confusing to [them]. Most men want truth-in-advertising, so they hope you’ll look like your online dating profile photos.”
As for the curly vs. straight debate (Carrie vs. Natasha, if you will), Steinberg says simply, “Men aren’t so detail-oriented. Salma Hayek is Salma Hayek whether her hair is curly or straight.” We hear you loud and clear, lady.
• Get a blow out
• Find a flattering style to your face
• Use recent, true to life photos
• Wear an updo
• Straighten your hair if it’s usually curly
• Over think your online dating profile hair!