It's not easy, the 28 years of experience in this sector helps me and always have the best choice to make a radical change, but in this article I will still try to give you some advice to get you to the salon with clearer ideas.
Let's proceed in order, sharpening our eyesight and ingenuity!
How to understand what is the shape of your face
The operation is very simple!
- Pull your hair back into a ponytail so your face is clearly visible
- stand in front of your mirror to look at it very carefully
- armed with lipstick in hand
- trace the contours of the face with lipstick on the mirror
- reconnect the shape you see in the mirror to one of the basic images that I have listed below.
There are also some little tricks to keep in mind: if your ears distract you from the correct perception of your face, for example, cover them with your hands and get a friend to help you trace the profile of your face.
The hairstyle for the square face
If you have one a broad forehead and an important jaw , your face tends to be square.
You will then need to find the specific cut capable of soften the whole, creating volume at the roots, visually "raising" the top of the head and sliding the contours of the face , returning to the height of the jaw and, in general, producing movement thanks to curly, wavy, layered or with messy and light tufts.
The right way to go, therefore, could be that of long, wavy and paraded cuts .
It is also possible to combine a fringe , but not too long and full: better to stick to something soft and layered or choose the side tuft, which makes the forehead less extended and "shortens" the jaw.
In reverse, short, smooth, symmetrical and geometric cuts are to be avoided , which would focus the gaze on the already important jaw, risking making it appear even more pronounced.
Banned the central line.
The same principle applies to the hairstyles, which must come alive with waves and always soft crops that let some tufts escape here and there that exceed the jaw and dampen its hardness. So, no pulled-in crops.
The haircut for the round face
To rebalance a round face and make it more like an oval shape, you need to think about how to make it appear narrower and longer , perhaps smoothing out the round effect of chubby cheeks.
Again, adding volume to the roots is the only way to achieve this effect: green light, therefore, to short cuts, bobs, which make the eyes appear larger and the cheeks stand out, or long, over the shoulders , as long as both choices are slim or asymmetrical, never even, to create verticality.
The parting in the middle helps this optical illusion, as does the side tuft, while the fringe is not recommended, unless it is very short and absolutely not full.
The fold that most will help you to remove the features of the face is certainly that move : So NO to super straight or super curly or curly hair, while the hairstyles will have to come alive with rebellious and messy tufts and never lock yourself in a chignon or collected too severe and too tight .
The triangular face haircut
Do you have a broad forehead and a long, pointed chin?
Then your face is triangular or heart shaped!
But, while this definition may seem delicious to you, you will need to know how to balance the measurements and compensate for the lower width of the lower part of the face compared to the upper part.
Also in this case, the scaling of the cut will be combined with a medium cut , stopping the line of the cut just below the chin and filling the tips with volume, you will highlight the lower part of your face.
The helmet, therefore, is perfect.
You can make various types of yoke, such as the asymmetrical one which, from the tightest nape, gradually softens, going towards the face.
If you choose the short cut, instead, opt for one that knows how to cover the forehead and cheekbones with softness, enriched perhaps by a tufted bangs, never straight, or a light side tuft , able to minimize the forehead and focus everything on the gaze.
The most suitable fold is the wavy one, full and voluminous , with waves capable of filling in the "empty" areas and harmonizing the edges.
Be careful, however, not to overdo it, because too much volume risks making the chin appear even more pointed.
The most suitable collected hairstyle? A messy and slightly rebellious semi-updo without taut or too tight lines, better soft to soften the edges of the face.
The haircut for the oval face
An oval shaped face is kind of pass for any denomination you have in mind to accomplish, so it's lucky and you have to thank mother nature for this gift she has given you.
If your face has this shape, stop repeating yourself "neverjoy" when something is wrong...
You have one and it's not bad, huh?!
Long, short, classic or trendy: it's only up to your taste and your character to choose, since Mother Nature has already made things a lot easier for you, giving you really regular contours and, for this very reason, versatile.
However, there are limits for you too (yes, as in everything, here too there is a trick.
The secret lies in not giving in to excesses : hair that is too long, because it overshadows your perfect features, or, on the contrary, too short, because it doesn't flatter you, optically enlarging the proportions of the jaw.
In fact, it is precisely the medium-length cuts , possibly wavy, pulled out and hairline permitting, embellished with a possible fringe, the most suitable ones for you .
You will be able to with little effort highlight your gaze, cheekbones and lips , all strengths of feminine charm, and also soften the shape of the chin.
Finally, just you who can, do not be intimidated by cuts that favor the volume of the hair, because that's where the key to enhancing the image of an oval face is found.
The haircut to camouflage small facial defects
No one is perfect and this is known, but it doesn't mean that you can't look at your particularities with a pinch of imagination and remedy them, appearing equally splendid!
For example, if you have the double chin , don't make a drama out of it and be smart choose a long and scaled cut, which lengthens and slims it.
Conversely, if your face And thin and elongated, you will have to highlight the features by creating volume on the sides: a bob or a bob will help you in this sense, perhaps accompanied by a wavy or curly movement of the hair, which softens angular features, and the fringe, full and long up to the eyebrows, it will balance the complex of your image, giving the illusion of oval shape.
A a long face , on the other hand, can be visually shortened using a fringe, full and long, or a side tuft, without any limitation on the choice of length, even if a cut that is too short, such as a bob, is inadvisable, because it would risk "lengthening" further the face.
The crease, however, will give you more if lively, rather than smooth.
The volume on the sides of the face, in fact, will fill it, managing to enhance it in the most suitable way.
And if instead you should have a nose prominent, aquiline or irregular ?
First of all, no to long straight hair or fringes which would only emphasize this facial feature.
Yes, however, to intermediate lengths, enlivened by regular or messy waves: once again, volume turns out to be a perfect expedient to draw attention to the hair.
Long hair is allowed only if swept back, letting it settle to the sides, highlighting the latter and overall softening the features.
The helmets, straight or layered, will be able to give you liveliness and dampen a nose with a very marked line.
You can then frame the face with a not too prominent tuft, a choice to be preferred to the fringe, unless it is short.
The right haircut for you
As you may have noticed, figuring out which cut is right for your face is a very delicate matter, linked to the ability to observe and be able to see beyond the image reflected in the mirror.
What can you see?
How can you imagine yourself?
How willing are you to get involved?
These are questions that seem to go far beyond the length of the hair and that's why, to find the right answers, it's essential to have personalized advice for you.
In our salon we don't just stop at the length of the hair, but we go far beyond, to bring out, enhance and revolutionize if necessary.