Q. What TYPES OF HAIRSTYLES
does the Hair Generator offer?
A. Practically every
kind, from conservative to wild, from punk to red carpet! Both Women and Men can select any combination of long, medium or short lengths, in straight, wavy or curly textures. Women can also choose Casual or Formal, plus Updo varieties. Venture to the edge with "Alt" styles (a huge section of emo, scene, goth
and more)! There's plenty of celebrity styles
in every category -- and with 4000+ designs and dozens of colors, the combinations are endless!
Create your new look
Q. Can I set an AUTOMATIC HAIR COLOR for all hairstyles to appear in as I try them on?
A. Yes! Click the "Hair Color" icon in the left control panel to access the color chart (see images at left) and use this time-saving feature (you can have those Scene styles come up purple as soon as you click them). You can also switch colors on the fly or revert back to non-default -- and even change highlight colors with the Highlights Chooser (see right).
Q. Is it possible to SAVE a finished image for retrieval later?
A. Just select "Save to Favs" on the lower left panel. Favorites can be viewed (click the icon on the left panel), added or deleted in seconds, and you can print or share your images as well.
How to Set Automatic Hair Color for 4000+ Styles
feature is easy to use. Just choose a default hairstyle color from the chart, and the catalog gallery instantly updates. It works for all types of styles for both women and men. Reverting to original color for the style you're trying on will also show the original colors of the styles in the gallery. Mouseover any gallery picture to reveal the original photo plus information.
Q. What type PHOTO OF MYSELF
should I use, and how do I upload my picture
to my private gallery?
A. Use a head-and-shoulders photo, looking directly at the camera, with your hair tied back from your face, and ears uncovered -- this way you can try on any type of hairstyle! Make sure your snapshot is focused, clear and well-lit. A plain white background works best. To upload:
Log onto your account and click the "Add Photo" icon in the left panel (jpg format, at least 200 x 250 pixels, and less than 1 Mb). The Hair Generator includes a photo editor
to touch up your picture; the adjustment controls at the bottom lets you fine-tune the positioning if needed.
Q. Under "Makeup,"
how do I get the LIPSTICK and EYE MAKEUP
to fit correctly on my photo?
A. Select the "Align" tab on the Makeup panel and use the tracing tools
(see image at left). Tracing is not required for the Blush
Q. Can I upload MORE THAN ONE VERSION of my photo?
A. Yes! As a member you can upload as many snapshots of yourself as you like, and switch back and forth (i.e., with or without jewelry and glasses, different facial expressions, etc.)
Q. I'm a guy.
How do I see virtual hairstyles for MEN?
A. Click "Change Models," pick "Male," or upload your own picture. Then click the "Hairstyles" icon, choose "Men's Hairstyles,"
then click "Continue," and pick the textures and lengths you want, click "Show Results" (or use the "Try On" icon in the hairstyles information area, outside the Generator). View hundreds
of men's styles, with options for short, medium, long, straight, wavy
combinations. For guys who wonder, "how would I look blonde?" or "what would I look like with bangs in front?", now you can see -- as well as other new possibilities (try fluorescent highlights?).
Q. Will MORE hairstyles
A. Great new styles of all types are added regularly!
Q. What HAIR COLORS
in particular does the Generator offer?
A. The Generator's Hair Color Chart
offers dozens of popular hues that wear many names: Black/Raven, Brunette, Titian, Red (Burgundy, Ginger, Ruby, etc.), Brown (Caramel, Bronze, Chestnut, Mocha, Hazelnut, etc.), Blond/Blonde (Platinum, Sandy, etc.), Gray/Grey, Violet/Purple, Gold/Golden, Auburn, Ash, Autumn, Copper, or White -- in tones ranging from Light to Medium to Dark!
Q. Does the catalog include any RETRO hairstyles
from the past?
A. Yes! You can try retro-vintage hair looks
from The Roaring 20s onward, including rolled bangs, 'pin-up girl' looks, poodle updos, bobs, 1930s bouncy waves, 1940s Hollywood cascades, pixies and so many more. You'll love seeing yourself in these legendary vintage hair designs
(regardless of whether diamonds are your best friend)! There's over 190 unforgettable classic hairstyles in the catalog -- and of course, the color palette includes "platinum blonde"!
Q. Can the Generator AUTOMATICALLY find the best hairstyles for my FACE?
A. Certainly! Access Wizard mode by clicking "Hair Consultations" -- and in moments, try hairstyles & colors based on your face shape, eye color, skin tone, desired length and other specifics you enter. There's also options for updo and formal -- the Wizard even matches styles to the formal dress you'll be wearing (spaghetti straps? lace? asymmetrical?...).
Q. Where do I choose MODELS until I upload my own photo?
A. On the left panel, click "Change Model" and select female or male (see images at right). And when you upload, remember that you can add multiple versions of yourself!
Q. What if I have more QUESTIONS or need HELP?
A. For help anytime, click the blue "Help" button in the left panel -- there's also a customer service department ready to assist you. Most styles also include styling steps for home perms. You'll find that the Hair Generator is a snap to use -- have a blast and get in touch with your inner corporate president (or punk rocker)!
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