One of the aspects that makes us look unique from the crowd is the facial shape. All of us differ from each other in terms of face shape, body attributes, and personality. If you are new to styling yourself and want to look like a PRO, these styling tips are meant for each face shape and to give you a better outlook.
Hair & Attire Styling Tips For Each Fashion Shape
An oval face shape is considered to be the most balanced and symmetrical, so most hairstyles will suit this shape. However, to keep the natural balance, it’s best to avoid extreme changes in length or width on the top or sides of the head.
Now that you know the perfect hairstyle, what about attire? It’s best to avoid clothing that is too tight or too loose around the face.
A round face shape has fullness around the cheekbones and a rounded chin. There’s also this need to look better by taking advantage of the round face shape. But what if you would like to give an oval face shape-like look?
To create the illusion of a more oval face, styles with height on the top and length around the face are ideal. Avoid styles that are too short, as they will make the face appear rounder. Clothing with a V-neck or a collar that opens up the neck and vertical lines is ideal. Avoid clothing that is too tight or too short, as they will make the face appear rounder.
A square face shape has a strong jawline and forehead, and a square chin. To soften the angles and create a more rounded look, styles with soft, rounded edges and volume on the top are ideal. Avoid styles that are too short or too sharp, as they will accentuate the angles of the face.
If you are feeling uncomfortable with the existing collection, you should probably conduct a redo. Clothing with soft, rounded edges and vertical lines is ideal. Avoid clothing that is too tight or too short. Chic clothing with vertical lines can highlight your shape to a better extent.
A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and cheekbones, and a narrow jaw and chin. To create balance, styles that add volume to the lower half of the face are ideal. Avoid styles that are too short or too long, as they will accentuate the narrowness of the jaw and chin.
Let me tell you that this shape is less noticed. It isn’t rare but isn’t widely known because we have always been talking about other shapes. Clothing that adds volume to the lower half of the face is ideal. Avoid clothing that is too tight or too short. You may not want to showcase your jawline or chin as your weakness.
A long face shape has a narrow forehead and jaw, and a longer chin. To create the illusion of a more oval face, styles with volume around the sides and short, choppy layers are ideal. Avoid styles that are too long or too straight, as they will accentuate the length of the face. Clothing with volume around the sides and horizontal lines is ideal.
What Is Your Face Shape?
There are a few different ways to determine your face shape. Here are a few methods you can try:
Look in the mirror: Stand in front of a mirror and pull your hair back from your face. Look at the overall shape and proportion of your face, and compare it to the common face shapes (oval, round, square, heart, and long).
Measure your face: Use a measuring tape or ruler to measure the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jawline. Then measure the length of your face from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin. Compare these measurements to the proportions of the common face shapes.
Take a photo: Take a photo of yourself straight on and pull your hair back from your face. Print out the photo and use a pencil to trace around the outline of your face. Compare the traced outline to the common face shapes.
Ask a professional: A hairstylist, barber, or makeup artist will help you to figure out your face shape based on their experience.
It’s important to note that many people have a face shape that is a combination of two or more shapes, and that the shape of your face can also change as you age or gain/lose weight. So, it’s a good idea to re-evaluate your face shape every now and then.