Like your clothes, haircuts are not one size. But unlike your clothes, after a day of abuse by your colleagues, you can no longer take a manure haircut off.
Therefore, before you go under the hairdresser's scissors, you should know which styles best suit your face. After all, an extra inch here or a few facial hairs can make the difference.
What face shape am I?
But how can you actually determine the shape of your face? It's easy. First arm yourself with a flexible tape measure. Then take and record the following measurements.
- Forehead: Measure across your face from the tip of an eyebrow arch to the tip of the opposite arch.
- Cheekbones: Measure across your cheekbones and begin and end at the sharpest point under the outer corner of your eye.
- Jaw line: Measure from the tip of your chin to under your ear at the point where your jaw tilts up. Multiply this number by two to get your jaw line measurement.
- Face Length: Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.
Once you've made these measurements, write down which is the largest of the four, and then compare them to the seven main profiles to find out where your face falls.
- Oval: The length of the face is larger than the width of the cheekbones and the forehead is larger than the jaw. The angle of the jaw is rounded rather than sharp.
- Rectangle: The length of the face is the greatest measure. Forehead, cheekbones and jaws are similar in size.
- Triangular: The jaw line is larger than the cheekbones, which are larger than the forehead.
- Cheekbones and face length have a similar dimension. They are larger than the forehead and jaw, which are also similar in size. The angle of the jaw is soft and much less defined.
- Heart: The forehead measures larger than the cheekbones and jaw. The chin is pointed.
- Square: All measurements are quite similar. The angle of the jaw is more sharp than rounded.
- Diamant: The length of the face measures the greatest. Then in descending order: cheekbones, forehead and the smallest is jaw. The chin is pointed.
How to choose the right haircut for your face shape
Quick Jump: Oval | Square | Rectangle | Round | Diamond | Heart | Triangle
haircuts for oval faces
There are, however, a few minor restrictions to ensure that you optimize your ovality. ”The trick with an oval face shape is to have your hair off your forehead in order to to create some volume and angle at the top, "says Aveda hairdresser Stelios Nicolaou." The most suitable style is a classic short back and sides and a little longer up with a side-swept part. "
You should too avoid a front edge. "Too much heaviness on the forehead softens the facial features and increases the roundness of the face," says Cel Ebrity hairdresser Jamie Stevens.
And don't hesitate to drop the beard, says Ruffian's creative director Denis Robinson. “In this case, you don't need facial hair to fill disproportionate gaps. So you can shave smoothly. ”