Rise and Shine ladies
Last week’s recap;
Determining 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.
Graduated Layers – Keeping hair close to your face will soften a strong jawline. This doesn’t mean you should hide behind your hair—the best way to showcase your face without accentuating the square character is by cutting the shortest layer even with your chin. It’s better to have all of the layers turning inward and not outwards so that it narrows the face a bit.
A sheared, short tapered haircut – What makes a hairstyle like this suit a square-shaped face is the height on top which elongates the face to create an oblong shape.
The lob – When you look at the long bob from the from, the two straight side panels of hair that hangs down right beside each cheekbone, slightly marks the width of the forehead, cheekbones and jawline that widen a square face. This is why this is spot-on for square shape.
An off-centre part – A slightly off-centre part, somewhere between a side and middle part, helps to round out a square face. It frames it, cutting off the width of your face and softening the angles.
Rounded fringe – If you want bangs or have them already, make sure that the outside corners of your fringe is an inch to inch and a half longer than the centre of the bangs. This creates a framing effect, drawing attention inward, ultimately softening a wider face.
A low chignon – If you want to wear your hair back, go for a relaxed chignon with a slightly off-centre part and pieces pulled out at the temple area.
A below-the-collarbone cut – this length coupled with layers turning inward frames your face just right. The graduated layers also cut off the broadness of the jawline and wide cheekbones.
Angled bob – A mono-length bob can be a little severe on square face shapes. Ask your stylist for Keira Knightley’s take on the look—an angled cut with long pieces in front that gradually get shorter toward the back. They elongate rather than widen the face.
Asymmetrical layers – They’re not perfectly even on both sides. No one’s face is totally symmetrical, so matching up your layers exactly can actually have a hardening effect.
Long layers – Too-short layers can make a square face shape seem flat or wide. Gwyneth Paltrow’s soft long layers are ideal because they spotlight her face without creating any breaks or distracting section.
Eye skimming bangs – Avoid too-blunt bangs, which accentuate square jaws.These bangs have a softer drape that immediately draws attention to the eye level.
Short fringe – When opting for a short cut, hair should hit just below the chin and should be layered in the front to bring emphasis on cheekbones rather than the jaw.
Bonus: A fringe cut will prevent hair from lying too flat, which is exactly what a square face doesn’t need.
Deep side part – If you have a square face, it’s best to part the hair to the side. It cuts the square shape and creates a beautiful face frame. A deep side part will not only offset severe squareness, but will also de-emphasize any asymmetry within the face — making this a good option for almost every face shape.
Curly and voluminous – Straight hair can be pretty unforgiving on square faces since the features are already so linear. It’s great rocking your natural curls, dragging out a curling iron, or even just adding volume at the root of
Side bangs – People with square faces are often weary of cutting bangs, but I think that it’s important to celebrate the square. Avoid blunt bangs since they can add unwanted structure to an already straight-lined face and even accentuate a wide chin. Try feathered side bangs that fall along the cheekbones instead.
Textured Up-do – No matter what your hair type, an up-do that’s been teased at the root, it will add height and length to your face for a more rectangular shape rather than square. An added perk: It’s perfect for keeping cool in those sweltering summer months.
After all ladies, celebrate the face you have it’s what nature has given you and it’s amazingly perfect for you. Cherish the beauty you have because beauty is not seen and appreciated by everyone. Hope you gained some knowledge on accentuating the best characteristics of your face and being happy with who you are.
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