Rise and shine ladies! Here’s last week’s recap Determine your face shape –
In order to determine your face shape, pull your hair back in a headband or ponytail and analyse what you see in the mirror. Your pretty face should fall within one of six categories.
Oval: Forehead may be slightly wider than the chin and the length of the face is about one and a half times the width.
Round: Prominent, rounded cheeks with equal width and length of the face.
Square: Prominent jaw and square chin, with forehead and jawline roughly the same width.
Oblong: Often confused for the oval face, though an oblong face will have a longer shape that is not as wide as oval — often with a narrow chin. Also known as rectangle face shape.
Heart: Wider forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin.
Diamond: Narrow forehead and jawline with cheekbones at the widest point of the face.
We’ve discussed about the hairstyling options for the oval face last week; today let’s check out the
Shaping – One thing I always tell girls with a round face is to keep a little hair out in front of the ear and not to tuck it back. The reason this helps a round face is because it visually stops the width of your face. It cuts off “the circle” and tricks the eye into thinking that the width of the face stops there.
Don’t overdo it – Those of us with round faces tend to want to hide behind lots of hair. Problem is, we’re not fooling anyone. I’ve learned over the years that doing so often just frames your cheeks and can make them look fuller. I’ve also learned that it doesn’t take a lot of hair being pushed forward to minimize the roundness of the face– instead try the tip above. Let that beautiful face come out from behind the
Deep part – A deep part is amazing for a round face because it changes the focal point of the length of your face. People can’t see if your face is the same in length and width. A deep side part with some wave is perfect for a round face.
Chop Chop – Girls with round faces do not like to hear this 90% of the time, but I’m going to say it for the other 10%– if you’re comfortable in your own skin and not insecure about the way you look, don’t be afraid to just chop that hair right off! Round and oval faces are the absolute best face shapes for going super short and no one works a better pixie than Ginnifer Goodwin. If you google “Ginnifer Goodwin short hair” you’ll see– this girl knows how to do it. She also had a lot of beautiful ‘dos when her hair was long so she’s a great one to look up when searching for round face hair style ideas.
KEEP THE PIECE – Really important!; beg your hairstylist to leave that little section that falls in front of your ear on the long side. No longer than the rest necessarily, but as long as the length of your hair. Round-faced girls usually want the opposite of opening your face. You want that particular section to stay long and you want it to always run right along the side of your face. That will be your key piece in minimizing roundness. Doesn’t matter if you have a bob, a pixie, or hair down to your waist with lots of layers. Don’t layer or cut that little section shorter than you have to.
Short haircuts – Keep some texture in short hair. Sleek short haircuts on a round face can make it appear more round. I’m not saying it’s not cute to have a sleek bob on a round face. But, for an everyday short cut, meaning a bob or pixie, texture will diffuse the roundness. If your hair is naturally straight, put some weightless mousse in the roots and then give it some quick curl with curling wand.
Mid-length haircuts – Layers in medium-length hair are great for round faces as long as “The Piece” mentioned above remains intact. When I wear medium-length hair, I always ask whoever is cutting it for me to only give me above that bone you feel in the back of your head. That usually leaves a nice weight to the ends and then plenty of layers to play with.
Long haircuts – I find that the best way to wear long or super-long hair with a round face is to add layers and a long bang. Long hair with a round face needs some texture and the only way to get that is by adding layers. You can put the entire texturizing product in the world in long heavy hair but you won’t get any long term lift and movement without some layering. I think the biggest mistake a girl with a round face can make is having really long hair with no layers because all that will do is draw attention to your cheeks. Again, ask to keep “The Piece” mentioned above.
Bangs – The talk is that girls with round faces shouldn’t have bangs. That couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s more than fine to cut bangs and have a round face as long as they’re the right kind of bang. If you have a short forehead and a round face, skip the bangs. If you have an average sized forehead or a larger forehead, go for it. Just make sure there are longer pieces on the side.
High Pony – Round-faced girls don’t always love pulling all of the hair off of the face but sometimes a high pony can help elongate a round face. The volume on top can extend the silhouette of the head tricking the eye into thinking you have more of an oval face. Try wearing it with some loose natural pieces falling out in front of the ear and alongside your face
That’s what is up girls, and this is what I know about the round face, inspired by the beauty department company advice too. Just remember confidence is what makes you look beautiful so keep that personality working!
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