Short hair cut suits to anyone depending on the style.To make sure it doesn’t look too masculine in general, keep it shorter at the sides and avoid anything too short at the back. Stay soft and feminine with plenty of layering, especially around the ears and nape of the neck.
However, there are a few basic rules to follow when choosing :
Oval faces can get away with anything. Natalie Portmann, Demi Moore and Kylie are the living proof – even short crops don’t detract from their features.
Heart-shaped faces need more volume in the nape of the neck and less on top.
Round faces need plenty of height to lengthen the face, finer at the sides and length in the neck.
Square faces need movement to soften the features. Avoid structured cuts which can make a square face look hard.
The shape of the head is very important too, especially for crops. Ask yourself how far you’re prepared to go. Good communication with your stylist is essential, especially when going for a short cut – there are endless possibilities, so you need to be specific. Make the time to talk about exactly what you want before taking your seat. So, below is a basic guide on how to find out what face shape you have, and tips on what compliment these shapes.You need tape measure, paper and something to write with.
*Hold the tape measure on the top of one of your cheekbones, and measure across to the other cheekbone, and write that number down.
*Run the tape measure across your face to measure, horizontally, the widest part of your jaw line, and write that number down.
*Measure across the widest part of your forehead, generally just above your brow line and below your hair line, and write that number down.
*Finally, run the tape measure from the tip of your hair line to the bottom tip of your chin, and write that number down.
Face Shape Results:
Oblong Face:Your face is longer than wide.
*Going short to medium on your face is key.
*Do soft, wispy bangs, and fullness at the sides of your face.
*Don’t have too much hair length as it will elongate your face. So, when it hits your shoulders, bring it back up to chin level or just below.
Oval Face: Your face length is almost exactly 1 1/2 times longer than the width of your face.
*Most any hairstyle will look great on you, as your face is considered the “perfect” shape.
*Do mix up your looks with any length hair, but also try “slicked-back” styles for evening.
*Don’t clutter your face with heavy bangs, or blow forward shags, otherwise your face will loose it’s shape, and will add weight to it.
Round Face:Your face is just about as wide as it is long.
*Little angel face, your needs are fullness and height at the crown.
*Do layer your crown hair and keep the sides close to your face and slightly longer than chin length as in the popular “flip” style, or go for a short, sassy, swept-back styles.
*Don’t wear chin length hair that is rounded like your face, since the more weight put around your ears will give your face that “full moon” look and make your face appear wider.
Heart Shape Face: You have wide cheekbones and/or forehead and narrow jaw.
Square Face: Your forehead and jaw line widths are close to equal.
*Sweetheart and side-parted hairstyles or chin-length and longer haircuts are for you!
*Do incorporate swept-forward layers with wispy bangs or go for the classic chin-length bob, which you wear so well – remember, with your face, your cheekbones are an asset.
*Don’t go short and emphasize your upper face since it will make you look top-heavy, with a pointy chin.
Diamond Face: Your face is widest at the cheekbones, and your forehead and jaw line are about equal in width.Dramatic and delicate, your face can wear any haircut or hairstyle, except having too much hair on it!
*Do try everything, from curly to straight, with straight bangs above the brow, and swept-back styles and be sure, when going short, to leave weight in the nape area of your neck.
*Don’t wear brushed forward styles or a lot of hair on your face, you’re perfect shape will get lost.
Knowing all that you can be specific when you ask your stylist for a hairstyle. But we all know, true beauty is a combination of looking your best on the outside and feeling your best on the inside. Let your beauty shine through, from the inside out!
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