The perfect hairstyle takes more than taking a few snips! So, before you rush to book a salon appointment, it is vital to determine the shape of your face. This will help you know what to expect from your hairdresser. To know the shape of your face, break out a ruler and measure your brow, cheekbones plus jawline’s width. Measure the length of your face starting from the chin to the forehead.
If your face is oval, you’ll notice that the brow, cheekbones and jaw’s widths are almost equal. However, if it is round, the face is nearly equal in terms of width and length, with the forehead plus jaw curving at their corners. Those with heart-shaped faces possess a wide brow & narrow jaw. However, if your face’s length and width are equal, you face must be squared.
Below, we have sampled a list of hairstyles for different face shapes to help you get inspired. (ideas for a haircut)
Round face, short
if your face is round but short, go for a gamine featuring spiky layers that have been sliced all around your face’s crown.
Why it works
If you want to go short, be real. Just go short completely. This petite pixie, unlike the jaw-hugging bob, is likely to downplay roundness in a great way. The choppy pieces will add height, prolong the face and emphasize the beauty of your eyes.
This style is a cinch that can perfectly compliment straight, wavy as well as fine hair. But you are reminded to steer clear of this style especially if yours is a curls-like poodle.
Round but medium-length face
If your face is round but of medium length, you’re better off with a long and collarbone-skimming bob featuring wispy pieces around your neck (black hair bob haircuts).
Why it works
Hair which tends to hit your shoulders or collarbone is likely to have a face-slimming effect (face slimming haircuts). So, loose curls will only end up adding the angles, breaking up the chin area and are unlikely to curve in under the jaw. The result? You’ll end up counterbalancing your circular shape and structure.
Try going some inches (a few) longer than normal so that you can add weight to your cut, which will help balance your face’s roundness.
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