If you've ever built a Pinterest board, you know that you can really fall down a rabbit hole, finding everything from one-pot dinner recipes to fun nail art ideas. Given the visual nature of Pinterest, it's a great place to discover, source, and save haircut inspiration, too. The only drawback is that the search for 'cute haircuts' brings up a grid of a million people, who might not look anything like you.
Today, Pinterest changed that. Now, there's a Hair Pattern search function, which allows you to filter your results across six different hair types — protective, straight, wavy, curly, coily, bald/shaved — so you only see the inspo images specific to your personal texture or curl pattern.
According to LaFond, the novel Hair-Pattern search function is a huge step forward in the platform's goal of making tech and social media more visually inclusive. "This new tool will mark a much-needed milestone for racial equity in the world of coding," LaFond explains. "Just the simple idea that I don’t have to work twice as hard to find a hairstyle because of my hair type is a game-changer."
Plus, the function is super user-friendly, whether you're using a laptop or the Pinterest app on your iPhone. Simply enter your desired search term — like 'haircuts or 'autumn hairstyles' — into the search bar. Then, right below it, select your personal hair type. Et voilá: Your dream hair board just built itself.