Monday, November 22, 2010

How to Pick a Flattering Haircut

The key to having a flattering haircut is to create harmony between your hairstyle and facial structure.

There are several basic facial shapes, the most common are: Oval, round, square, triangle, oblong/rectangular, and heart.

To determine your face shape pull all your hair back completely off the face, get a tape measure, and take the following measurements-

1. Measure your face across the top of your cheek
bones. Write down the measurement on a piece of paper.
2. Measure across your jaw line from the widest point to the widest point. Write down the measurement.
3. Measure across your forehead at the widest point. Generally the widest point will be somewhere about halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline. Write down the measurement.
4. Measure from the tip of your hairline to the bottom of your chin

  • Oval Face - Length equal to one and a half times width
  • Round Face - Your face is as wide as it is long. This may vary a little but generally the measurement is close.
  • Oblong - Longer than it is wide.
  • Heart - Narrow at jaw line, wide at cheekbones/and or forehead.
  • Square - your face is about as wide as it is long.
  • Diamond - Widest at cheekbones, narrow forehead and jaw line of approximately equal widths.
Generally the goal is to create the illusion of an oval-shape face which can be accomplished with the right hair style.

In the next few post I will feature one of the main face shapes and explain what styling choices to choose and which ones to avoid.

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