What Haircuts You Should Avoid Based On Your Face Shape?
When a new season begins, we always think of some refreshment in our style that usually starts with a new haircut. “What haircut should I get?”, you are asking yourself. That’s an interesting question, indeed. What should you be guided with, choosing a new haircut? Current trends? Considerations of practicality? Yes, in a way, but today we first of all go for what really flatters us and enhances our natural beauty. Your face shape is something you are supposed to take into account, when considering to try this or other haircut that’s currently on trend.
What Shape Is My Face?
Determine your face shape, read this article to the end, and you will realize how to choose a haircut that brings out your best features. We do not encourage you to resort to complicated measurements to determine what face shape you’ve got. A simple photo of your face, looking straight into the camera will be enough. Ask someone to take a photo of you, and remember to keep your hair off the face at the moment.
6 Different Face Shapes – Which One Is Yours?
Examine the shape of your face on the photo. First notice the ratio of length to width. Is the length equals about 1 ½ times the width or are they practically the same? Pay attention to your jawline. Is it round, rounded, strong and square or quite narrow? Check your hairline. Is it narrowed, rounded or wide and square? What geometrical figure does the shape of your face resemble? There’s a nice infographic below to help you to determine your face shape. We are going to talk about six main face shapes – oval, round, square, long, heart/inverted triangle and diamond.
What Kind Of Haircut Should I Get?
Oval is the perfect face shape in women. With an oval face you can afford any haircut you like. Other shapes are beautiful too, but each of them has a couple of no-no options which may enhance the peculiarities, you would rather conceal, for example, a wide forehead, a strong angular jawline, extreme fullness or length of the face. Everything which is not forbidden is allowed. So, what is there to avoid?
What Cuts To Avoid For A Round Face?
Basically medium and long haircuts work much better for a round face than short cuts, such as pixies. If you are still an ardent round-faced fan of a pixie like Ginnifer Goodwin, choose an edgy pixie cut with an elongated top and style it with a nice lift on the crown. Another thing in haircuts to shy away from for a round-faced girl is layers throughout, especially if they start as high as your cheekbones. Such layers add volume on the sides of your face which is undesired for a round face. And certainly forget of heavy horizontal bangs. Any horizontal line in your haircut will make your face appear even wider.
What Cuts To Avoid For A Square Face?
A jaw-length bob paired with blunt bangs is probably the worst haircut for a square face ever. The ends hitting at the jaw corners will draw attention to the angular jawline and the eye-brow grazing bangs will make it appear heavier than it actually is. A square face and a short pixie are not the best couple either – chances are high you will look like a guy.
What Cuts To Avoid For A Long Face?
Any long haircut without layers drags your face down, and for a long face it’s a disaster! When they say “This girl looks like a horse”, we imagine a long face framed with long straight tresses. Long side bangs will aggravate the situation. These are two main things to avoid with a long face. A short pixie with a long face will look unflattering too in most cases.
What Cuts To Avoid For A Heart/Inverted Triangle Face?
Short tapered haircuts widen the forehead of a heart/triangular face unflatteringly. Straight blunt bangs have the same effect, especially if you pair them with a hairstyle that has no volume on the sides. Therefore, extra short bobs and pixies with an elongated textured top should better be avoided, as well as all haircuts you would part in the middle.
What Cuts To Avoid For A Diamond Face?
Since diamonds have a narrowed hairline, they commonly prefer not to draw attention to this feature. Extra short bangs are not the best idea for a diamond face. Being longer than they are wide, diamond faces won’t benefit from haircuts that provide added volume on top. Generally speaking, medium-length haircuts flatter diamonds more than the short ones, because they soften the prominent features of diamonds, but a lot also depends on how you style your haircut.
Well, these are general recommendations which give you an idea of what haircut looks best on you. Check the infographic below for more details. It will help you to define your face shape and chose a new cute haircut. Stay beautiful, dear!
Courtesy of: TheRightHairStyles.com
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