HOW TO DETERMINE MY FACE SHAPE

I remember being in High school, going to the Library ( yes, those days there were no Google, Pinterest or Smartphones) to get as much information on different body shapes and face shapes.  Back then, I was a bit more rounded in my face and having a pointy chin, I believed for a lot of years that I had a Heart shaped face. 

Until I dived deeper into the different shapes and realized that I was wrong all along.  I’m actually a Rectangle.  And according to the guidelines for a Rectangle, I’m not supposed to have volume on my head and my hairline must not be shorter that my jawline. But, if you look at my hairstyle, I broke both of those rules. 

So, YES, its nice to know what dominant Face shape you have more or less ( I say more or less, because you can not be boxed. Some of us have a combination of two face shapes). The bottom line is:  know the guidelines, but don’t loose yourself within that.  If you have an adventurous personality and love short, funky hair.  Cut your hair, but do keep in mind the fact that you create balance with your hairstyle. 

With all that said, I know you clicked on this page because you’re dying to know your closest face-shape match, and who am I to stop you?! So if you would like to know your face shape,

keep reading …

ANGULAR FACE SHAPESROUNDED FACE SHAPES
DiamondOval
RectangleOblong
TrianglePear
SquareRound
Inverted TriangleHeart
Currently there are 10 categories for all the face shapes

Before you start, tie your hair back, and pull your hair off your forehead so you can see your entire face. Ask yourself the following questions:

QUESTION 1: LENGTH of face vs WIDTH of face

Is my face A LOT LONGER than it is wide?

Is my face A BIT LONGER than it is wide?

Is my face JUST AS LONG AS IT IS WIDE?

QUESTION 2: Look at the SIDES of your face

Is it STRAIGHT?

Is the widest part my CHEEKBONES?

Is the widest part my FOREHEAD?

Is the widest part my JAW LINE?

QUESTION 3: What shape is my JAWLINE

Is it ANGULAR?

Is it PIONTY?

Is it ROUNDED?

Look at the different answers from each question to find your dominant shape:

RECTANGLE FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is a lot longer than it is wide

SIDE: your face is straight at the sides

JAWLINE: your jawline is angular

OBLONG FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is al lot longer than it is wide

SIDE: your face is straight at the sides

JAWLINE: your jawline is rounded

DIAMOND FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is a bit longer than it is wide

SIDE: your cheekbones are the widest part

JAWLINE: your jawline is pointy

TRIANGLE FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is a bit longer than it is wide

SIDE: your face is the widest at your jawline

JAWLINE: your jawline is angular

PEAR FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is a bit longer than it is wide

SIDE: your face is the widest at your jawline

JAWLINE: your jawline is rounded

INVERTED TRIANGLE FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is a bit longer than it is wide

SIDE: your face is the widest at your forehead

JAWLINE: your jawline is pointy

HEART FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face a bit longer than it is wide

SIDE: your face the widest at your forehead

FOREHEAD: You have a widow’s peak

JAWLINE: your jawline is pointy

SQUARE FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is just as long as it is wide

SIDE: your face is straight

JAWLINE: your jawline is angular

ROUND FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is just as long as it is wide

SIDE: your face is straight

JAWLINE: your jawline is rounded

OVAL FACE SHAPE

LENGTH: your face is a bit longer than it is wide

SIDE: your cheekbones are the widest

JAWLINE: your jawline is pointy

You have a well balanced face when you look at all your features

Knowing what your face shape is, go look on my Pinterest boards for your next haircut inspiration

Remember what I said about not everyone falling into a singular face shape. Know the guidelines, but there is no one else that knows you better than yourself.  Make sure that the hairstyle and accessories you choose, not only suites your face shape, but your personality as well.

“No amount of physical beauty will ever be as valuable as a beautiful heart “

For me, rather look at your face and facial features.  To what area would you like to draw attention to? From what area would you like to draw attention from? With this and knowing the guidelines for your face shape, make a decision with your personality and lifestyle in mind.

If you are totally confused and would like to get some personal guidance from my side, book a Mini Consultation.  I would love to help you to determine what hairstyle and accessories you are going to get to enhance your beauty.

Published by NICQIE

I am a Image Consultant and Identity Stylist that firmly believe every body has their own kind of BEAUTIFUL. I help you find that beauty

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