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Monday, August 26, 2013

Hairstyles and the Shape of Your Face: Square

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 about as wide as it is long, and the jawline is sharper than what would be on a round face. Stay away from blunt bangs, center parts, and blunt, jaw-length bobs. Try side-swept bangs, curl or waviness, and layers to bring softness to the angles of this face. Also, part your hair on the side, and if you pull your hair back, leave some wispy pieces hanging around your face. Short to medium length hairstyles suits the square face shape, because of the strong jaw.

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