How to Style Your Hairstyle According to Face Shape

How to style your hairstyle according to your face shape? Whether you are choosing your clothing items and accessories, or contouring your face and deciding upon a specific haircut, getting to know your face shape will help you highlight our best features and look fabulous. Learning how to complement our face shape.

What Shape is Your Face?

1) Measure from your hairline on your forehead to your chin, this result we will name it as “A”.

2) Divide result “A “ by 3 and you will get result “ B”.

3) Measure from the bottom of your nose to the bottom of your chin and this result we will call it

Check the results

1) If B is greater than C chances are you either have a long or a square face.

Long faces are characterized by the elongated and long appearance, the length of the face can be balanced thus the forehead, cheekbones and jawline are usually about the same width. Long faces usually tend to have a prominent chin.

Square faces are easily identified by the squared jawline with the forehead, cheekbones and jawline also about the same width and the forehead and be longer.

2) If B is less than C, then chances are your face is either round or diamond.

A round face has a fuller appearance and the length of the face can be balanced.   The length of the face has a length very similar to the width and the widest part is at the cheeks.

A diamond face on the other hand is highly angular; it is widest at the temples while the forehead is a bit short.

3) If measurements B and C are equal or at least pretty close, it is an indicator that you either have a heart shape face or an oval face. Heart-shape faces have a pointy chin and many times widow’s peak will differentiate this face shape from the inverted triangle. If your chin is more rounded then you the shape of your face is oval.

How to Style Your Hairstyle According to Your Face Shape

How to Style Your Hairstyle According to Your Face Shape

There are six common types of face shapes: round, square, diamond, heart, long or oblong and heart. I am very sure that you have seen diagrams before, however you might have wondered about the accuracy of your own face shape diagnosis. After all, our faces are not exactly a diamond or heart shape as they are shown on paper and many times they fall in-between shapes.

In order to make it easier for you we have found a mathematical way to calculate accurately your face type. There are a couple of points however we would like to mention first.

1) Make sure you do not use a soft ruler, any stationary 12 inch ruler will do.

2) Use the ruler parallel to your face. Do not lean the ruler on your cheeks, forehead, chin or any surface of your face as this will skew the results.

3) Don’t worry if the results are not accurate to the millimeter, just chill, this exercise will give you a pretty good idea about your face shape so you can make intelligent decisions when styling. It is not necessary to make your calculations exact.

4) The first part will include the calculation process we will mention but there is also a part where you will exercise your observation.

5) Your weight can affect your face shape especially if it is oval in shape, when you gain weight chances are it will be more rounded and the width of the cheeks will increase.

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