Say you wanted a new look. How would you go about finding one? Rather than looking someone who looks good and thinking “I should try to emulate that” you should say “That person looks similar to me”, and if they have a good sense of style, you should go ahead and take inspiration from it.
If the person does not look like you, as in you don’t share the same features, then chances are their style won’t look good on you.
The best way to learn this skill is with hair. You have to learn different face shapes and figure out what kind of hairstyle best suits them.
These faces can just appear to be faces at first, but as you keep looking you’ll begin to see patterns that you can pick and apply to a multitude of people. You will realize some faces are rounder than others, and some are more angular.
Some people have wider faces and others have broader faces. Wonderful, you’re beginning to figure it all out. Things like short hairstyles for round faces begin to stand out to you.
List of face shapes
Now that you have the what, you will be taught the how. The how meaning, finding out what hair suits what kind of face.
To find out which face shape you have, tie your hair up above your head and look into the mirror. You should have one of these following shapes.
- Oval: Forehead may be slightly wider than the chin, and the length of the face is about one and a half times the width.
- Round: Prominent, rounded cheeks with equal width and length of the face.
- Square: Prominent jaw and square chin, with forehead and jawline roughly the same width.
- Oblong: Often confused for the oval face, though an oblong face will have a longer shape that is not as wide as oval — often with a narrow chin.
- Heart: Wider forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin.
- Diamond: Narrow forehead and jawline with cheekbones at the widest point of the face.
Styles based off shape
For oval faces, hair should either be really long or really short. In between brings out the asymmetrical features that you’d rather hide. For round faces, the trick to get hair perfect is by not sticking to a single length.
Have your hair cut in several layers, and it will add a lot more structure around your face. Short hairstyles for round faces can work, if done correctly. The trick for women with square faces is to not have any haircut that ends along the jawline, and instead doing what you can to make your face seem softer.
Oblong faces are greatly complimented when they add a bit of volume, and a little highlight around their jawline to have some structure. For heart shaped faces, the goal is simply to lessen the width of the forehead and increase the width of the lower part of your face.
Making the length stays above the shoulders also helps increase the width of the lower part of your face. Finally, for diamond shaped faces you can go with a bob or a straight across cut. If you want to go with layers, make sure to have the proportions right.
Conclusion and rule breaking
Now you have all the knowledge on how to have your hair cut and styled, regardless of face shape. The only thing left to discuss is when to break the rules, and that simply depends on you.
Even though having short hairstyles for round faces is inadvisable, you can do as you wish. If you’re not feeling your look anymore, then you can go about it by changing your hair colour, texture, or length. Remember, the best hairstyle is the one that makes you feel beautiful, and that is all that matters