We know that no girl can remember more than just a single time she was happy when she came back home after a haircut. That is the misery of being a girl. To keep it long or to style it short, is the unanswerable question. Getting a haircut is a nerve rattling experience indeed. Especially when you are a new bee (all alone) in this world of glamour. But there is nothing, and we mean literally nothing that the Internet cannot teach you! That just means it’s up to you to do the research and figure out exactly what will look best on your face cut. So we did exactly that, fire up our google chrome. Fortunately for you, we are here to save your day and pull you out of this never ending vicious cycle of “to cut or not.”
Choosing a haircut is a long tedious process but the end results can make or break your whole personality. A haircut must be selected keeping in mind the shape of your face. There are so many face shapes in this world. It seems like every time we read an article about finding “the right haircut” there are only 4 or 5 face shapes to choose from – but not everyone can be squeezed into those little boxes.
So the first step is to find your correct face geometry. There are many ways to classify face shapes but the one we found to be most workable for everyone is this chart from the beauty department.
It is very simple to follow. Let’s take an example. So if your face is no longer than its width that is, they are of almost the same dimensions, then follow the chart from No onwards. If your jawline is circular so go down from that. Find out if you hair line looks wide or narrow when you pull you hair back. If so, then your face shape is ROUND.
So now that we have found our correct face shape, the search begins. For girls with round face geometry, the struggle is just even more. So this one is for them.
If you have a round face, it will be about as wide as it is long. This may vary a little where your face is not quite as wide as it is long, but it’s usually pretty close.
You will have fullness at and below your cheekbones. People with round faces also tend to have wide hairlines, less-pronounced chins, and their necks often seem short.
There really is no one perfect hairstyle for a round-shaped face; or as matter of fact, for any face. Many things factor into the total equation. For example, the length of your hair, its texture and weight, your age and lifestyle requirements all play a part in what would ultimately be the best choice for you.
There are some general guidelines that girls with round face should keep in mind. To go wrong with them would mean messing with the very basics and that would only put more attention to your circularity. So read and memorize.
The Do’s & Don’ts
Always keep a little hair out in front of the ear and not to tuck it back. The reason is, it helps a round face by visually stopping the width of your face. It cuts off round shape and tricks the eye into thinking that the width of the face stops there.
A deep side part is wonderful for a round face because it changes the focal point of the length of your face. People can’t see if your face is the same in length and width. Keep it on your dominating side for a slender look or your non dominating side for an oval look. Either way a deep side part with some wave is perfect for a round face.
Round face cuts are the absolute best face shapes for going super short with the hair length. If you are not a length freak, and have good texture, chop them off for a glamorous pixie. But hold onto the texture. Sleek short haircuts on a round face can make it appear more round.
If you cannot let go off the length then remember that long hair with a round face needs some texture and the only way to get that is by adding layers. Girls often make this mistake of having really long hair with no layers and all that does is draw more attention to their cheeks.
If you are not in for a bob, and like only a medium bit of length, make sure you get your layers above the occipital bone. That usually leaves a nice weight to the ends and plenty of layers to play with.
If you have a short forehead and a round face, skip the bangs. If you have an average sized forehead or a larger forehead, go for ahead with them. Just make sure there are longer pieces on the side to give an illusion of less pounds on your cheek.
If the above basics sounded gibberish to your tomboy mind, like it once was for yours truly, don’t worry. We have a list just for you that can help you visualize your final look and help you with your decision for the perfect haircut.
In the end, we would just like to emphasize on comfort. Your personal satisfaction is very necessary so that you can confidently rock any look. Even if it’s not what the trend for today tells you, have fun with your hair and always go with your own instincts. Because if YOU are happy with it, nothing will come in between you and your stylish look. So don’t be afraid if you fall out of the box, because individuality is the new sexy!