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How To Identify What Your Face Shape

How To Identify What Your Face Shape

In the hair and beauty world, your face shape can determine many things, from your next haircut to your makeup tactics. Finding the correct hairstyle that suits you is a simple equation of proportions. While the most common shape is oval, others include round, square, triangle, diamond, and heart. Want to find out what category you fall into? Grab a mirror and follow these simple steps to find out:

Step 1: What's the widest part of your face?
• All things equal: If the width of your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are equal, then you could have a square, round, or oval face. Skip to step two to get more insight.
• Forehead: When the forehead is widest and the face gently tapers down to the chin, then your face falls into the heart-shape category. This is also known as the inverted-triangle shape.
• Cheekbones: You have a diamond face shape if your cheekbones are the widest area on your face.
• Jaw: The jaw is the widest part on most triangular (pear) face shapes.
Step 2: What's the shape of your jaw?
• Round: Round and oval face shapes have a slightly rounded jaw.
• Square: If you have a strong jaw, then you could have a square face shape. Your chin may still come to a point, but the angle will be more gradual or flat. But keep in mind: Diamond and triangle face shapes can also appear to have a square jaw.
• Pointy: When the chin comes to a distinct point, you can file your face shape under the heart category.
Step 3: What's the length of your face?
• Average: Most face shapes are a little bit longer than they are wide. For example, draw an imaginary line just below the eyes (horizontally from ear to ear) and another line vertically (through the nose from the top of your forehead down to your chin). You should discover a cross shape with a ratio of about one (width) to one and a half (length). This length coincides with most face shapes.
• Short: If your cross has a one-to-one ratio, then your face has more of a round shape.
• Long: You have an oblong shape if your face has a longer lower half. Note: All face shapes (except for round, oblong's polar opposite) may fall into the oblong category, depending on your measurements. An oblong square face shape, for instance, is considered a rectangle.

Now you know your face shape check out some Do's and Dont's..

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Face contouring with make-up has never been bigger – and now hair contouring is here to help you chisel those cheekbones through the art of colour placement.

What exactly is hair contouring?
Hair contouring is the same principle as contouring with makeup – using light and dark tones to create shadow and depth on the face. Applying colour in specific areas of the hair could completely alter either an entire face shape or specific areas.
It’s a fresh new way of colouring; a technique which completely frames the face and works with choosing the best possible tones of colours to work with your skin tone and face shape
It’s more about the actual shape of your face, so if you have a round or square face you can use colour in specific areas to elongate or create a more oval chin shape. However it can also work to shrink your forehead (with micro-fine highlights) or make your cheekbones pop.

Top tips to ask your Stylist to enhance your face shape/ contour.

Choose the right shade around the face. Look at depth of colour and the tones – cool or warm. Usually contouring is about placement around the face, so encouraging a subtle lightness by illuminating the hair which touches the skin is a great start to contouring.