Face Time and no we are not talking about Apple phones here but about knowing your face shape. Face time know the best hairstyle is the follow up to my earlier post find your best hairstyle which was published last week. There are seven common face shapes two of which the oval and heart shape I have covered so let’s move on to the other five.
One thing before we move on. Note that it is important to remember that your face shape will change if you put on or loose a lot of weight. Also as age creeps in things like double chins and sagging around the cheeks and eyes come into the equation. Making adjustments to your hair look such as moving to a softer haircut or adding movement to your present style will help you to keep you a very flattering hairdo.
There are seven common face shapes two of which being the oval and heart shape I have discussed on a previous post.
Face Time The Next Five Shapes.
The Round Face Shape.
Think Adele. Drew Barrymore. Kelly Clarkson.
Your face tends to be rounded and full cheeked with the width of your forehead cheekbones and jaw being approximately equal.
Face time. When thinking of a hairstyle a long layered look starting just below the chin will open up the face and give the illusion that your face is longer. If it’s a fringe you hanker after try a long one. Just below the eyebrows as this will make the eyes stand out whilst also complimenting your round face.
Adding height to the top of your head in the form of height at the roots. Will also make the overall look of the face appear longer.
Avoid hairstyles that are very close to the scalp on the sides of your head as this will only emphasis the roundness. So if you have long hair and pull it back into a ponytail let some hair fall out around the front so as to create softness around the face.
The Triangular Face Shape.
Think Kelly Osborne. Billie Piper.
If you have what is known as a triangular or pear face shape. You will find that your forehead and cheekbones are narrower than the widest part of the jaw. You may have an angular or round jawline.
Face time. One of the most flattering looks is a bob the shape. Which can be straight or angled with a wavy, curly or straight finish. This tends to disguise the width of a wide jaw. Short haircuts can look great when the sides are left slightly longer as this can help balance the narrowness of the upper part of the head.
Looks that take the attention away from the jaw. Such as layers moving towards the face or longer layers that start from below the chin work well for this. Draw attention to the eyes adding a fringe can work well. Or think about adding some color such as hi lights at the temple areas.
The Square Face Shape.
Think Katie Holmes. Lucy Liu. Rihanna.
If this is your face shape you will have a very strong angular bone structure with your jawline appearing angular and your forehead strong and broad.
Face time. Work with a free flowing feminine feel to your hairstyle. Such as volume or soft layers with a textured fell as these will tend to soften the sharpe angles of your face. Most lengths of hair can suite you but do work with a side parting. Look at maybe a graduated bob shape with a beach vibe for a soft finish as this type of look will narrow your face shape.
Avoid fringes and centre partings as well as hard angles to your hair cut as any of these will emphasize the angles in your face.
The Diamond Face Shape.
Think Ashley Green. Reese Witherspoon. Halle Berry.
The diamond face shape differs from an oval or round face due to the fact that the cheekbones are high and tend to be wider than your forehead and jawline.
Face time. Should this be your face shape for your hair cut think lots of layers as they will open up the face shape. Curtain fringes can also work well. Show off your great jawline by pushing one side of your hair back or tucking it behind your ear.
Avoid a very heavy straight fringe as this closes the face making it appear smaller. Also a style that pushes a lot of hair around your face can have a tendency to make it look narrow.
The Long Face Shape.
Think Alexa Chung. Liv Tyler. Sarah Jessica Parker.
Your face will be longer than it is wide the forehead will be high and your bone structure long and narrow with a well-defined chin.
Face time. To shorten your face shape think of adding a feathered or blunt look fringe to your hairstyle as your main objective is to emphasize and flatter your key facial features. Which are your cheek bones and jaw line. If you have long hair think in terms of layers and add waves either when you blow-dry your hair. Or more permanently through a soft perm as this will create movement and volume. A longish bob with gentle waves is a great way to frame the face.
Avoid bob lengths and long straight hair with centre partings but no fringe as these looks will only lengthen the overall look of your face.