Wisps soften the look while flattering the face. These silhouettes accent and outline all the right features of the jaw line upper cheekbones and beautifully frame the eyes. Especially pretty on dark hair as it accentuates the wisps effecting a dramatic look.
Straight, fine hair needs a bit of razor cutting or texturizing to achieve contour and body. Hairdresser Diane Jeep Ries shows you how to combine technique with free-form artistry.
This haircut will be based on a bob, but then updated using a technique called destructuring.
TOOLS – I’ll be using a thinning blade, texturizing or chunking shears, and a razor with a guard. The razor is only good for two haircuts. If used more, the hair may be damaged.
The key to this style is to have shoulder length hair or longer, the style gets it pizzazz from length and color. Hair is cut to show off the cheekbones with layers focused around the sides of the head. The hair is also colored a shade of cherry brown with copper and medium red highlights all over; this adds dimension and depth to the hairstyle. Roll hair on large velcro rollers while wet to bring in volume, loosen curls and spray on some root volumizer to the hair. Comb ends with paddle brush and separate with fingers to finish style.
Your stylist can help you determine which of these six common face shapesmatch your features. Or, slick back your hair, and use a bar of soap to trace your face on the bathroom mirror. Either way, remember that the following style hints are suggestions foreach face shape – not rules!
Slightly narrower at the jawline than at the temples, with a gently rounded hairline. Try a variety of styles. Most any style looks great on you! Avoid covering up your “perfect” features with heavy bangs, or too much forward directed hair.
Face shape determines what styles will look great on you. To help you discover which cuts work best with your face shape, we turned to Martyn Duff, creative director of Vidal Sassoon in Toronto, for some expert advice.
ROUND (full cheeks, widest at the ears)
- This shape requires elongating cuts with high definition and sharp angles. A shoulder length A-line style with a side fringe is perfect for you.
TRIANGLE/PEAR (narrow forehead and wide jaw line)
- Adding width to your forehead and cheekbone area will reduce the width of your jaw line. Try a graduated style with a low side part and a side fringe, which removes weight from the jaw line and builds width around your eyes and cheekbones.
HEART (widest at the temple and narrow at the chin)
Personal Hair Advisor:
Haircut for Your Face Shape
Personal Hair Advisor:There are four main face shape categories: round, oval, long and square. Whichever one you fall into, there is a hairstyle that will work for you. Whether your hair is curly, straight or somewhere in between, the right cut and volumizing techniques will complement your face and features.
Round: Although many women describe their faces as round, this is in fact the rarest face shape. It is often just your hairstyle that makes your face appear round. The key to de-emphasizing roundness is to keep your hair off your face. This will open your cheekbones, jaw and eyes. You can wear your hair either long or short, just be sure to have a few layers that you can use to create some volume on top of your head. This will make your face appear longer and slimmer. Try using a round brush and blow-drying your hair on a low speed so you can build body slowly as you dry. Blow-drying with your head upside down is also a great way to create volume. Make sure your hair isn’t too full on the sides though. This will only accentuate the round shape you’re trying to downplay.
Personal Hair Advisor: If you want a longer look, but your hair isn’t growing fast enough to suit you, you can fake it with hair extensions. These clever swatches of hair were once the secret of the rich and famous, but salons across the country are now making them available to everyone.
The best extensions, made from human hair, can run you close to $1,000, but there are cheaper options. The swatch of hair is either stitched onto or woven into your own hair and can last for months with regular adjustments. As a more temporary and affordable alternative, some companies offer a do-it-yourself version that attaches with clips.
Personal Hair Advisor:
Slimming a Full Face
Personal Hair Advisor: The first rule for slimming down a fuller face is to style the hair away from the face. This will open up your face, cheekbones and eyes, and will expose the jawline instead of hiding it (as hair hanging down at the sides might do). For example, if you have bangs, break them up in pieces or strands rather than wearing them straight across.
British-born Kate Winslet began acting as a child, but it wasn’t until her appearance in the blockbuster Titanic that her down-to-earth beauty became famous. With her large eyes and full lips, Kate is a makeup artists dream — you can’t go wrong with this kind of symmetry. Here, Kate accentuates her lovely eyes and allows her radiant skin to shine. To get Kate’s look, follow the expert advice of New York City makeup artist Deborah Grayson
Considerations of your hair type and your style preferences are important when choosing a haircut. However, without doubt the most crucial determining factor in deciding whether or not a haircut will suit you is your face shape.
Determining your face shape is not as easy as it seems as many of us have incorrect preconceived notions about our face shapes. To guide you in determining your face shape use the Stellure Face Shape Wizard. Then you need to consider which style will be most flattering for you.
For the first year of child rearing, it’s important to create a soft and simple hairstyle that will allow you to spend more time with your baby and less time styling your hair. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you must chop off your long locks. There are many easy ways that you can keep hair that is shoulder length or longer off your face — and away from baby’s eager fingers!
A Mother, student and employee — bravo! You are busy, so I’ll make this quick. For an easy do, leave a hydrating conditioner such as Stephen Knoll’s Healthy in the hair and pull back into a low ponytail. In place of a concealer, use a foundation around the nose and mouth and under the eyes to even the complexion.