When searching for the perfect new hair style to look and feel great in, your face shape is one of the most important things to consider. Choosing your new look or deciding whether or not your current style is right for you really depends on how it fits your face. Does your potential or current hair style work well with your face shape?
You may already know that it works or doesn't when the good people in your life tell you so! Most of the time, even when we get rave reviews about our hair, we still are never really quite sure...that's when science comes in!
...Well, a decent tape measure and a pencil and paper anyway!
There are 6 common face shapes with which most people walk upon this wonderful planet of ours: Oval, Round, Heart, Square, Pear/Triangle, and Diamond!
Below, I will share with you how to measure to find out what face shape you have, and once a week I will also give insight on what kind of styles suit each shape, as well as pictures of celebrity examples.
MEASURING YOUR FACE:(you need a tape measure, pen/pencil and paper)
1. Measure your face from across the top of one cheekbone (the widest points), across your nose
and to the other, and write your measurement down.
2. Measure from the widest point of your jawline over to the other and write down the measurement.
3. Measure across your forehead at the widest points and write the measurement down.
4. Measure from the middle of your hairline to your chin and write that down too.
Your face is as wide as it is long give or take a small amount.
When working with a round face shape, you may want to avoid any hairstyle that's ear-length. (This length gives a wider appearance.)
Also, avoid blunt-cut straight bangs and styles that add volume or curl to the sides without any up on top.
The most balanced and flattering styles on a round face are those that add fullness at the crown or top of the head, as well as longer styles with little width. Wispy bangs or side-swept bangs are best, and very short styles can work as well. (Just not blunt ear-length.)