The hair is one of the most noticeable features of a person. People will immediately observe when you get a new haircut or wear a different hairstyle. That is why it is important to ponder about your hairstyle before going to a grooming salon. Trust us, you don't want to hide your hair under a cap all the time until it grows back. Plus, the hairstyle is the final touch for an amazing look. In this article, we will help you avoid having to deal with a bad haircut by showing you the best options for you!
There are numerous cuts you can choose from. Consider your style and personality when you pick. That way, you will feel comfortable and confident. However, these are not the only factors you must take into account. Your face shape is also an essential consideration. Even the trendiest hairstyle will look unflattering if it doesn't suit your face shape.
There are two main categories of face shapes: round and structured. Under these two are more variations of face shapes. Round faces are either oval or round. Structured, in contrast, includes square, triangle, diamond, and heart face shapes.
Now, go to the nearest mirror, follow the succeeding simple steps to measure and identify under what category your face falls.
1. Stand or sit in front of a mirror so you can see your entire face - from the hairline to below the chin. Pull back all your hair to expose your hairline.
2. Start by getting your face length. Place the edge of your measuring tape (or paper or string) on the top of the forehead, directly in the middle of the face. Run the measuring tape down your face, over your nose, to the tip of your chin.
3. Record this measurement on the scrap paper. Read the number at the end of the measuring tape or just mark it on the string or paper as "Face Length".
4. Look again in the mirror and find the widest point of your face. Depending on your face shape, this could be at your cheeks, forehead, or jaw.
5. Measure the width of your face by running the measuring tape across the widest point of your face, until you come to the same point on the opposite side of your head.
6. Record this measurement on the scrap paper. Read the number at the end of the measuring tape or just mark it on the string or paper as "Face Width".
7.Compare the two measurements and answer the question below.
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1.Is your length measurement more than a third longer than the width?
Yes -The length is significantly longer than width
No -The length is not a third longer than the width
2.Examine your jawline in the mirror. Is your jaw more straight or rounded?
2.Is the length of your face about the same as it's width(within a half inch)? Or is the length longer?
Length is about the same as the width
Length is longer than the width
3.Examine your jawline in the mirror. Is your jaw more straight or rounded?
3.Examine your face in the mirror. Is your jaw line the widest part of your face?
Yes - My jaw is the widest part of my face
No - My jaw is not the widest part of my face
4.Examine your jawline in the mirror. Is your jaw line gently rounded or have more of a point (tapered)?
My jaw line is gently rounded
My jaw line has more of a point
5.Look in the mirror. Is your forehead either the widest part of your face, or the same width as your cheekbones?
Yes - My forehead is either the widest part of my face, or the same width as my cheekbones.
No - My forehead is not the widest part of my face, my cheeks are.
Your jaw line is slightly rounded and your face has no unusual characteristics. While your face resembles the egg shape, it is commonly referred to as the ideal face shape as it features balance between roundness and structure.
You are fortunate if you have an oval face because most styles will work on you. Don’t be afraid to experiment with any hairstyles. Thanks to your face’s ideal symmetry, you have at your option hairstyles that suit the two face shape categories. But avoid long fringes and bangs that will emphasise the roundness of your face.
Your face is almost as wide as it is tall, your jaw line is round, and you have round cheekbones.
To offset the roundness of your face, you need to create height and angle illusion. You can achieve this by sporting square hairstyles. Just keep your hair on the sides and at the back short while the top part longer to elongate your face. Go for hairstyles with more texture and volume on top as they will add structure to your face.
Balance and contrast are important for round faces. Cutting your sides too short will accentuate the roundness of your face while leaving it too long may result to a flat hairstyle.
A square face is considered by many as a strong and masculine feature. The width and length of your face are almost equal. You have square jaw line, the sides of your face are straight, and your jaw and cheekbones are of the same width.
Although square face makes a person appear masculine, it doesn't mean that any hairstyle will look good with it. Keep away from square hairstyles and short hair sides as they will only highlight the shape of your face. Instead, select long hair on the sides and at the back of your head to add some roundness to your otherwise square face.
Volume on top will give your hair a stylish flow. Pull it off with bangs or longer hair on the top, but don’t part it at the centre.
We place these three face shapes in one subcategory because they are essentially similar. Diamond and heart face shapes are actually just a variation of triangle face. Men, like you, who have these face shapes have wide cheekbones and forehead, and a pointed chin.
Just like men with oval face, a lot of hairstyles will look great on you. For starters, you can choose layered hairstyles to soften your prominent jaw line and balance your face shape. For a classic look, you can wear an undercut, square cut, or any style with really short sides. Just remember that your face will look longer as you cut your sides shorter. But never lift your hair off your face entirely because it will make your face appear tiny.
Hairstyles with more volume on top are also at your disposal. Bangs or a side swept hairstyle can help narrow your forehead and add the illusion of width to your chin. Such a style will not only cover your forehead, it will also draw attention to your eyes, nose, and mouth.
With over 15 years' of experience as a senior stylist in one of the most prestigious salon in Melbourne, he is no stranger within the Australian beauty industry. Now Raymond managing 2 hair salons, both located in Melbourne CBD.