To determine the shape of your face, pull back all your hair and take a good look in the mirror.
You can draw the outline of your face on the mirror with lipstick (will wipe off with a good window cleaner). Then stand back a take a good look.
1. Run a tape measure across your forehead at the widest point. This is usually halfway between your hairline and your eyebrows. Write this measurement down.
2. Run a tape measure across you jawline from one end to the other at the widest point. Write this measurement down.
3. Run a tape measure across you cheekbones at the widest point. Write this measurement down.
4. Run a tape measure from the start of your hairline to the bottom of your face. Write this measurement down.Celebrity Face Shapes
Now check your measurements to find out which shape your face is.
Square Face: Your measurements are very close in number and your face has a square look to it.
Square Face Shape: A square face has a broader jawline and forehead
Pick a hairstyle that is fuller on the top and sides.
A blunt hair cut, that falls below the chin, with lots of feathery bangs is ideal.
Avoid a super short hair style.
Here are some famous square faces you might know: Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Janet Jackson, Jessica Simpson, Isabella Rosellini, Mandy Moore, Ashley Judd, Hilary Swank, Mena Suvari, Sandra Bullock, Calista Flockhart, and Demi Moore.
Round Face: Your measurements are about the same for the length and the width. Your face has a definite circle look to it.
Round Face Shape: A round face is very full without clearly defined cheekbones.
The perfect hair style has face framing layers with bangs that curve to the side which will help to slim the face.
Length (always below the chin) and fullness at the top with less fullness on the sides of your hair style will make your face appear slimmer and longer.
Short bobs and blunt cuts should be avoided.
Off center parts will make your face appear less round.
Here are some famous round faces you might know: Charlotte Church, Christina Tricia, Ingrid Bergman, Natalie Marchant, Roseanne Barr, Kate Winslet and Drew Barrymore.
Heart Face: Your cheekbones or forehead measurements are wider than your jawline measurement.
Heart Face Shape: This face shape has a narrow chin that leads up to a broad forehead. The cheekbones are very visible.
This great shape lets you choose from shorter cuts, like the pixie, a short layered cut, or a short ear length bob.
A shoulder length layered cut, with the bangs swept to the side flatters the heart shaped face and fills out the chin.
Avoid full straight bangs that spotlight your forehead.
Also avoid a style that takes your hair completeiy off your face if you wish to have your face look less round.
Here are some famous heart faces you might know: Claudia Schiffer, Lucy Lawless, Michelle Pfeifer, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Lisa Kudrow.
Oval Face: The length of your face is longer than the width of your face, usually around one and a half times.
Oval Face Shape: An oval face is a face shape that looks good with almost any hairstyle. So if you have an oval face shape, instead of focusing on which style looks good with your face shape, you should concentrate on which style works the best with your hair type.
Here are some famous oval faces you might know: Cameron Diaz, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox Arquette, Elle MacPherson, Heather Locklear, Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, Uma Thurman, Jessica Alba and Julia Roberts
Triangular Face: Your jawline is your widest measurement, and your cheekbones and forehead get gradually smaller.
This face shape is the opposite of a heart shaped face. Picture a heart upside down. This face shape has a wider jawline and your face gets gradually narrower as you go up. You can wear a shorter hair style to balance this out.
Try styles with more fullness at the forehead that get gradually narrower at the chin.
Try centering your hair off to the side instead of right down the middle for a more slender looking face.
You can also get a wedge or shag haircut. Lots of layers will give you the fullness you need in the top half of your face to create balance.
A great trick to spotlight your eyes is to tuck your hair behind your ears.
Here are some famous triangle shaped faces you might know: Kathy Ireland, Nicole Appleton, Martina McCutcheon, and Victoria Beckham.
Diamond Face: Your forehead and jawline measurements are about the same and your cheekbones have the widest measurement.
Diamond Face Shape: This face shape has a small forehead and chin with very prominent cheekbones.
It lends itself to a variety of hairstyles.
A shoulder length blunt cut with some wispy bangs will disguise the fact that your face is widest in the center.
This hairstyle will even out the proportions
of your face.
You can also wear a short curly layered cut and accomplish the same thing.
Your cheekbones are your best asset, so be sure to give them a little blush.
Here are some famous diamond shaped faces you might know:Katherine Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Linda Evangelista.
Oblong or Long Face The length of your face is your largest measurement.
Oblong or Long Face Shape: This face shape is long and thin with a more pointed chin.
You should pick a hairstyle with width and length. Fluffy bangs with a short layered cut, with fullest at the temples, will make your face look wider.
You can also pick a hair style with a shoulder length layered cut that has lots of waves or curls to add softness and fullness to a long pointed face.
Try to avoid the long, flat, and straight hair style. It only serves to make your face look longer.
Here are some famous oblong shaped faces you might know: Gabrielle Reece, Niki Taylor, Stephanie Seymour, Gwyneth Paltrow and Kirstie Alley.
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