When it comes time for men to choose a new hairstyle or maybe even update their current hairstyle, they must go through many of the same steps as women. Of course they may not spend as much time agonizing over it as women may, but the decision making steps remain the same to make sure you are choosing the right look not only for your facial shape but for your hair texture as well. Today, compared to the past, men have become more and more concerned with their looks and the men's fashion world is almost equal to that of women's today which means choosing a hairstyle for many men is no simple buzz cut anymore. First, it is important to make yourself familiar with the latest male hairstyle trends and cuts. You can do this by simply watching movies, looking through magazines, commercials and even billboards to see the hottest new styles on the male actors of today. The next step you need to act on in order to choose your new hairstyle is to decide what shape your face is. This may sound like an easy task but it can be quite difficult, you may want to consult a friend to help you make this decision. Once you have decided on this you need to focus in on hairstyles that flatter your face and perhaps even minimize certain features you want minimized and therefore maximize your more preferred features. For example if you have an oval face and long ears you may want to maximize your eyes through long layers and soft bangs such as the famous actor Owen Wilson's hairstyle. What many hairstylists are recommending today is that you keep a picture of your new hairstyle somewhere you can see it everyday, like your bathroom mirror. This way you can look at it everyday for a week or two and each and every time you see it, you need to envision yourself in this new style. This way, you can get a feel for the style and maybe after a few days decide it is not right for you. It is better to decide it is not right for you before you actually get it! For men that normally visit a basic barber for their hair cutting needs, you will want to search out a reliable and well respected hairstylist in your area. It is not likely that your barber can create the new look you are looking for as they are generally used for the simple trimming of the basic crew cut men have been wearing for decades. You do not have to feel self conscious about going to a hairstylist, this is something many men have been doing for years and it does not reflect your manhood by any means! You can be sure that actors like Owen Wilson and George Clooney visit specialized hairstylists to get their hair cut and styled and you can too! Take a leap into something new with a different haircut a different style and an entirely new look for the New Year! It can be so much easier for men to choose a new hairstyle because many times these short hairstyles can grow out so fast you may not even run into anyone you know while sporting an unsuccessful haircut, therefore you can feel free to experiment. The only hard part about this entire process is finding a hairstylist if you currently do not have one. It can take some time and searching but when you find one you can trust, you can try anything with your hair!