New Year is always full of promises, dreams, and hopes. As one year has passed, another one has arrived to give people another chance to improve themselves and make better things. For many, getting a makeover at the beginning of the year is a good starting point to improving themselves – and that includes making drastic hair changes. While change is generally good, there will always be exemptions to the rule. That is why if you’re one of those who plan to make a drastic hair change this year, you might want to check out these few pointers before you jump in.
There’s nothing more frustrating than scouring Pinterest for the perfect cut, only to find out that the end result does not come any close to the gorgeous picture you printed for your stylist. All too often, this style-to-face mismatch is brought by different face shapes. One cardinal rule in choosing a new haircut is to first determine the face shape. A nice cut on a heart-shaped face may look totally different on a square-shaped face. An experienced stylist can easily figure out the best cut for you, but in case you are wondering which is best for which, check out the list below: These are some of the things you can suggest to your husband or your friends for special occasions, or when they are about to deliver their best man speech.
Oval – This shape is the most forgiving of them all. Oval face shapes can go extreme, from long locks to pixie short cuts. A lot of stylists would agree that a person who has this face shape can practically wear any style. Lucky women!
Round – People with round faces must stay away from bobs or any cut that has one length. The goal is to elongate the face, hence long hair with soft textured bits around the face can do the trick.
Square – For square-shaped women, the idea is to get a softer look and you can achieve that by avoiding cuts that end at the jawline. Also, you may try to soften the corners of your face with a curtain-like fringe that is shorter in the middle and gets longer toward the corners.
Oblong – Oblong-shaped faces want cuts that add volume and some interest at the jawline. A layered cut that can frame the face in good proportion is a good choice.
Heart – For this face shape, the goal is to decrease the width of the forehead and increase the width of the lower part of the face. A long, side-swept fringe that shows off the forehead or layers around the cheekbones will provide length to the face. Keeping the length of the hair above the shoulders is also recommended so that the hair is full around the jaw.
Diamond – This face shape is the best candidate to get a bob. A chin-length bob or shoulder-length style with wispy edges are two of the best options out there if you carry this face shape.
Now that you know the cut, the next question is – what color? Deciding between blonde, brown, and red is tough enough, what more considering the different tones that exist within those hues. Mind-boggling, indeed. But what most people don’t realize is, skin color plays a HUGE role in determining the best color for anyone. Again a great stylist knows by heart the best color for his/her clients, but for your information as well, you may refer to the list below:
Ash Blonde – Ash blonde shades like platinum, ice, silver, and champagne look great on those who have cool skin with reddish undertones. The slightly blue cast in these blonde shades will counteract redness in the skin.
Warm Blonde – If you have fair, cool skin with blue undertones, go slightly warmer with your blonde by choosing gold, caramel, honey, or butterscotch for your shade.
Cool Brown – Cool brown shades like chestnut, mocha, dark chocolate, and dark auburn go great with those who have skin with warm undertones. From fair to deep skin, if you’ve got yellow undertones, consider using a cool brown hair color to brighten up your complexion.
Warm Brown – Choose a warm brown shade like golden brown, honey, amber, mahogany, or cinnamon if you have medium skin with warm undertones.
Cool Red – Cool reds including auburn, burgundy, and true red will look great on those with fair cool skin with reddish undertones. The bluish cast of your hair will make your skin pop instead of it looking flushed.
Warm Red – If you have neutral skin undertones or bluish undertones in fair skin, then warm red is for you. Pick your favorite from strawberry blonde, amber, copper, or rust shades.