Trying a new hair style can be a little intimidating, especially if you are unsure as to what type of cut will flatter your face shape. At Blossom Beauty, we have a few tricks up our sleeve to enable you to not only find the perfect cut for your new face, but to rock it! But first, let’s determine your face shape.
Find Your Face Shape
The most common face shapes are oval, round, square, heart and diamond. If you are unsure which face category you fall into, let’s break out the tape measure for four essential measurements. Starting at their widest points, measure these key facial features:
- Finally, the “T” zone: measure down the center of your face from hairline to jawline, and across your face just under the eyes from one ear to the other.
Find Your Ideal Cut
The Oval Face
Welcome to the most versatile of face shapes! This face features a length that is 1.5 times the width from your measurements above. If you are blessed with the oval shaped face, there is nothing you can’t pull off! Long hair, short hair, layers or blunt cuts-you can rock any number of styles.
- Try: Highlighting your best facial feature with your cut.
- Avoid: Short layers that makes your face seem long.
The Round Face
Round faces are similar to squares in the fact that the measurements taken from above are all equal, but round faces have softer, more rounded jawlines, and often fuller cheeks. With a round face, the goal for your hairstyle is to add length to the face.
- Try: Bangs and layers will be slimming, but make sure they are longer than chin length.
- Avoid: Feathering around cheek level which adds fullness to the face. Short bobs or blunt cuts also tend to make round faces appear fuller.
The Square Face
Square faces have a few notable features including that the measures taken from above are all equal. Squares main feature is a sharp, angular jawline. The ideal style for this face shape will downplay your angular jawline by using these tricks:
- Try: Using texture to draw attention from the firmness of your jawline. Long bangs or layers that begin at the jawline, long bobs, blunt cuts no shorter than shoulder length, and deep side partings are all great styles for a square face.
- Avoid: Chin length cuts and wide bangs accentuate the wide jawline making it seem more firm.
The Heart Face
Heart shaped faces measure wider at the forehead and feature a jawline that narrows down the length of your face. For your ideal cut, find a style that frames your face, and is careful not to accentuate a thinner chin.
- Try: A pixie cut or shoulder length cut with layers to add volume. Draw attention to the eyes through bangs.
- Avoid: Styles that are large at the top and not face framing, and long hair that does not show face shape.
This shape features the cheek bones as the widest point, with forehead and jawline the same length. To flatter your face, find a hairstyle that does not accentuate the fullness of your face. SInce your face is similar to squares, you can steal some of their tricks, or pull from this list of tips:
- Try: Bangs soften the diamond shape, also face framing layers.
- Avoid: Shorter hair and too many layers will add to the fullness of your face.
Adding these simple tips to your bag of beauty tricks will go a long way for your confidence as you flaunt not only your new body, but also your new ‘do!
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