The shape of your face determines what hair style will look good on you. From oval, diamond, round and square to triangular, heart shaped and oblong – find out which hairstyle will suit your face.
Make-up, clothes and shoes are in order – though if you are going through a bad hair day, nothing will seem to count. It just goes to show how integral a resplendent mane of hair is to one’s appearance. Although, you may have your heart set on this one celebrity hair style, you may be completely off track – for the way you wear your hair is accentuated by the shape of your face. Imagine chin length rounded hair on a round face – if you can picture the round face being exaggerated by that style, you can understand the importance of suitable hair styles!
At the outset, if you want the glamorous look of celebrities or models – it would be very unwise to just copy their style without first considering how it would sit with the shape of your face. So, the first step would be to figure out what shape your face resembles to the closest degree.
And this can be done in a very scientific way – measuring it! Take stock of what measure your face is from temple to chin and from cheek to cheek. Oval shaped faces will have the length one and half times the width. If they are almost equal, your face is round.
Wide chins and narrow foreheads are characteristic of triangular shaped faces, and narrow chins and wide foreheads that of heart shaped faces. Faces with the jaw line, cheekbone and forehead of equal width are square shaped faces.
A cross between heart and a dramatic oval is the diamond shape. It is widest at the cheekbones, and narrow at the forehead as well as jaw line equally. A rectangular or oblong face is long and slender, about the same width at forehead and just below cheekbones. Such faces may have a very narrow chin or a very high forehead.
Now that we’ve determined what shape your face is, the next step is to figure out what hair style will complement your features which is dependent on your face shape.
Oval faces – If you have an oval face, consider yourself luckier than the rest of them – as almost any hair style will suit you – as will any hair length, whether long, short or medium! If you too believe that keeping it simple is keeping it chic – you can try letting your hair fall to your shoulders, with middle or side parting.
Celebrities with oval faces – Mariah Carey, Uma Thurman and Julia Roberts
Celebrities with round faces – Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore and Christina Ricci
Celebrities with triangular faces – Kathy Ireland
Celebrities with heart shaped faces – Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell and Lisa Kudrow
Celebrities with square faces - Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore and Isabella Rosellini
Whether you want the hairstyle of a celebrity, or just a nice one – it is important to remember that any suitable style for you would be one which accentuates your best features and hides the other ones; thus giving you a whole new look, literally! So, just take time out to figure out your face shape, consult your hairdresser – and trim those tresses accordingly!
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