|Talk To Your Hairstylist, First|
April, 22 2005
There are ways to disguise any feature you dislike. If your planning on a drastic change or want to use your hairstyle to make the most of your features, talk to your hairstylist, first. This will help you understand of what can be achieved.
HIGH OR LOW FOREHEAD: If you have a high, a low or an imbalanced hairline, conceal the fact with fringe. To draw attention away from thinning hair around the hairline, opt for a fringe which is tapered down the temples.
The longer the fringe, the wider the face will appear. A round face needs a short fringe to elongate it. Large, broad fringes can make the eyes appear bigger, but can also make the face look wider. If you have a high forehead, hide it with longer fringe, and if you have a low forehead, choose a style with a wispy instead a full fringe.
ROUND FACE: To flatter a round face, find a style to add height at the crown and retain overall length to elongate the face. Styles that are feathered or razor cut at the side soften and narrow the face. Shorter fringes with a blunt finish look good. Avoid bobs, flat, sleek and curly styles, hair scraped back and center partings, as they accentuate the face’s shape.
SQUARE FACE: Soften an angular face and strong jaw line with a soft feminine cut. With longer styles with casual layers or curls, a fringe which skims the top of the eyebrows to balance the extent of the face, or a side parting. stay away from sharp, jaw-length cuts, square heavy fringes or styles that are cropped into the nape of the neck. Remember that symmetrical and geometric shapes which only call attention to the facial structure.
OVAL FACE: This face shape is easy for hairdressers to work with because almost all hairstyles will look good with it. Oval faces do have a tendency to be wider at the forehead; if you feel this is too apparent, you could always opt for a fringe.
JAW LINE: Hairdressers claim that the distance and angle between your chin and earlobe should determine the length of your hair. If the distance is short and you have a good jaw line, any length of hair will suit your face. If, however, you have a long sloping jaw line, you should certainly avoid short hair styles and scraping the hair severely back from the face.
HEART-SHAPED FACE: Find hairstyles which will add height at the crown and width around the jaw line and chin. Softer hair cuts are always the most flattering option for this shape of face. Avoid parting your hair in the center, as this will put emphasis on the chin. You could try a high, off center parting.
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