Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Right Hairstyle for your Face Shape

The purpose of a haircut, is to choose a hairstyle that compliments your face. We all want to look good, that is a given. We choose our clothes, makeup & hair products to look good based on our individual style. But how to choose the right haircut? long? short? curly? straight? We all ask ourselves these questions when we are getting or contemplating a new hairstyle. For me, personally, I tend to stick with what I know, I'm not very adventurous when it comes to change, since I fear being stuck with a hairstyle that looks bad. so while craving a change, I never actually go through with it. some of you may also be having this problem out there, and I've written today's blog to help find the right look based on the shape of your face. Why is this so important? Simply put, if the wrong hairstyle is created for the wrong face shape, the result is a disaster. In fact, even if a well executed, well cut hairstyle is performed on the wrong face shape, the result is still a disaster. It's all about putting the perfect frame around a person's face to balance and bring perspective to the overall shape.

Oval Face Shape

  • Curvilinear shape.

  • Length is equal to one and a half times width.

  • The forehead and jaw are the same width.

  • If you are blessed with an oval shape face, then you are definately in luck! Having an Oval Face Shape means almost all hairstyles will work for you. What you need to worry about is avoiding hairstlyes that hang in your face or eyes. Long, Short, Curly or Straight all these looks will look great on you, as long as you don't hide your beautiful bone structure!

    Round Face Shape
    • Circular shaped.
    • Length is approximately equal to width.
    With this face shape, you have to be very careful, the wrong hair cut can make your hair seem even more round, if that's possible. The goal is to create more length and less width to your face. Some good tips to try is to add height and fullness at the crown to give an illusion of a narrower face shape, particularly those short in length. No bangs are ideal for this face shape, but you choose to have bangs they should be swept across. This Face Shape should avoid side parts in the hair, and heavy straight across bangs.

    Square Face Shape
    • Strong and broad forehead.
    • Angular jaw.

    With a Square Face Shape, you more than likely have a very strong jaw line, and you want to choose a hairstyle that softens it.Short to medium length hair will suite you with this face shape, with wispy hair falling into your face to minimize square shapes. Avoid blunt bobs, and striaght parts with bangs they work against you.

    Heart Face Shape
    • Wide at the forehead and cheekbones.
    • Narrow at the jawline.

    For people with Heart Shape Faces, you want to add length to your face, and create width for your narrow chin. Textured chin-length hairstyles suit this face shape the best. side-swept bangs can be used, as long as they are not straight across, which would make face appear shirter and wider. avoid straight across bangs, and short full hairstyles.

    Diamond Face Shape
    • Forehead and jawline are narrow.
    • Cheekbones are wide and high.
    Diamond face shapes need to balance a narrow chin, minimize wider cheek bones and shorten the overall length. Hairstyles that add width at the chin area such as chin length bob cuts or shoulder length wispy kicked out looks. Hairstyles with straight across bangs will also work to shorten long faces, as will side parts. Try and avoid short hairstyles with height on top, particularly ones without bangs. Avoid styles that leave no hair on the neck area or the chin area.

    Triangle Face Shape
    • Forehead and cheekbones are narrow.
    • Jawline is wide.
    With a triangular face shape the object is to narrow your chin and widen your forehead. Layered hairstyles will help balance and soften your prominent jaw line. Styles with layers that taper at the jaw line can also be flattering. Avoid any hairstyle which will draw too much attention to your chin area such as straight solid bob cuts.

    Oblong Face Shapes
    • Face is longer than it is wide.
    • Long, straight cheek line.
    The object is to add width to minimize vertical length. Styles that are short to medium in length with longer top layers without height are best suited such as wedge and graduated bob cuts. Chin and shoulder length looks that turn under or kick out also work very well to add width. Avoid Hairstyles that add height at the crown or on top will only lengthen your face. Wispy chin length styles that have no body or that don't add width through the sides should also be avoided.

    Now that you've found out what your face shape is, and what styles work best for you, you can change your look up. And if you want some new styling products to go with your new hairdo check at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa and see what we have to offer for your haircare needs!


    No comments:

    Post a Comment