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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hairstyles and the Shape of Your Face: Pear/Triangle

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.

Pear/Triangle: Your face is most narrow at the forehead and wider at the jawline.

This shape is best with short hairstyles that have volume at the top, crown, and/or temple areas. 

Curl and wave works well here. Avoid chin-length styles, particularly if the hair is straight. 

For longer styles, use short to medium layers to keep some volume up top that tapers toward the bottom. Also with longer lengths, the jaw will be best balanced with waves or curled-in layers rather than layers that flip outward.

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