Beauty Lesson #2: Do you know your face shape?

Do you know what your face shape is? Knowing your face shape will help you find the haircut that works best on you! Here’s a simple trick to figure out what your face shape is. Pull your hair all the way off your face. Stand in front of a mirror. Trace the outline of your face on the mirror with lipstick. If you don’t want a mess to clean up, you can just take a picture of yourself. Print out your “self portrait”. With a marker, draw an outline around your face. Ta da! You’re face shape is now clearly showing for you! Here are some helpful ideas to figuring out what works best for you!

Square: The goal is to soften the corners of your face. Try a curtain like bang that is shorter in the center and gets longer toward the corners.

Round: Your goal is to elongate the face. Wear hair long, adding soft texture around the face.

Triangular: The goal here is to widen the forehead. Try wearing a blunt, straight across bang.

Oblong: Goal is to shorten and widen your face. Keep it above your shoulders, if you’re brave go for a sassy pixie cut!

Oval: You can wear any hairstyle! Yay!

Diamond: Your goal is to reduce the width at your cheek bones and shorten the length of the face. A chin length bob or a shoulder length style will work great!

Heart: The goal is to decrease width of your forehead and increase the width at your chin.  A long, side-swept bang that still shows off some of your forehead will create more length to your face.

I hope this has helped you discover what your face shape is. Keep this as a helpful tool for the next time you visit the salon!

What is your face shape?

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About Bridget Goins

Beauty Blogger / Professional Hair Artist / Hula Hooper / Wannabe Indie Filmmaker
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