Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Face Shapes

Hey dolls! So a video tutorial is in the making, still trying to figure out how to make it not fuzzy! In the mean time I really wanted to discuss face shapes and great hairstyles for YOUR face shape! Here is a picture of the nine basic face shapes.

Can you find yours? Mine is a mix of two, yes you can be more then just one, which makes it even more fun haha! I am oblong/oval. Oval is the ideal face shape because people with oval face shapes can wear most any hairstyles and look great! So because I doubt all of you have oval face shapes we are going to discuss great hairstyles that will work with your face shape to make it appear more like an oval one!

Oblong Face shape:
Our aim: To make the face appear shorter and wider
Styling choices: Add volume on the sides to create the illusion of width. So lots of layers works great, or curling the hair adds that volume to the sides. Long, all one length hair should be avoided. Chin length is the most effective and looks great on this face shape. Bangs help a ton. I'm oblong especially right where my temples are so I need the most volume there, I have sides-swept bangs which help disguise, and add volume.

Rectangle Face shape:
Basically the same as oblong (I'm not sure why they even include this one since it's SO similar)
Refer to oblong, and remember not a ton of volume on the top of head only, but also volume on the sides.

Aim: To create the illusion of length to the face, this will make the face appear slimmer.
Styling Choices: A hairstyle that has height or volume on top and little or no volume on the sides. Long hairstyles look beautiful on this face shape. Try to avoid short bobs that hit right at your jaw line. Short hair CAN be worn though, with long very angled side-swept bangs and layers that add volume on top.

Aim: To offset or round out the square features.
Styling Choices: Once again side swept bangs work great and will create a diagonal movement to help minimize those square features. Rounded hair shapes work great. Avoid straight across bangs or one length bobs that hit right at your chin. Bobs that are soft and layered would work. So think soft, and wispy! Some face framing, and longer hair close to the face look great.

Inverted triangle and heart: (the only difference is if you have a widows peak you are heart shaped)
Aim: To decrease the width of the forehead and increase the width in the lower part of the face.
Styling Choices: Side swept-bangs or fringe is recommended. Chin length hair is a great look to add volume and make the jaw line appear wider. Face framing, and long chunky layers are a fun style for this shape.

Aim: To reduce the width across the cheekbone line.
Styling Choices: Styles that increase the fullness across the jaw line and forehead while keeping the hair close to the head at the cheekbone line helps create and oval appearance. Avoid hairstyle that lift away from the cheeks or move back from the hairline on the sides near the ear area. Straight across bangs help increase the fullness on the forehead. Middle parts should be avoided because it makes the face look longer.

Aim: To create the illusion of width in the forehead.
Styling Choices: A hairstyle that has volume at the temples and some height at the top. You can disguise the narrowness of the forehead with a soft bang or fringe.

Oval can pull of most hairstyles! Lucky you : ]

I hope this was helpful and made sense! Any questions be free to ask!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! I'm most definitely a round face! haha! I'm growing out my hair for sure:)!! Love your updates!!