One of the techniques I’ve learned to looking younger is through hair style. I chose the use of layers that added more life to my hair and my whole look. When heavy hair falls close to face, it generates shade that can make our skin look faded and lifeless. Layers shows off our skin and allow a bouncy, flirty movement, emancipating youthful activeness and aura. I also made my hair shorter. Shorter hair can be very flattering especially if tailored-fit to the frame of the face.
It gives this rejuvenating youthful facade as it adds body to the hair and enhances cheekbones. I would like to caution though that having shorter hair isn’t exactly applicable to look younger – the most essential factor to consider is having the style of the cut complementing the frame of the face. In assuring that this is attained, always take into account your nose, cheekbones and jaw line – which of them is your best feature? The real trick is enhancing your best asset while hiding your flaws I know what you’re thinking. You want to know what’s the cut that matches that pretty face of yours. Again, thank goodness for technology. Websites are nowadays readily available to help you test and see the best hair style and cut for your face shape – the Online Face Shape Wizard is just one of them. Now to give you a feel on the best cut and style that will give you a youthful radiance, here are some tips for you. Diamond Face: Narrow forehead, small pointy chin, and wide cheeks.
Haircut & Style: To create a balance shape look for styles that are narrow at the cheekbones and wider at the forehead. Add a little more fullness at the crown if required.
Heart face: Wide, short forehead, and small pointy chin.
Haircut & Style: Suited styles are like layered bob with extra volume and outward flicks at chin level. Asymmetric cuts are also flattering heart-shaped faces.
Oval face: High forehead and narrow, slightly rounded chin.
Haircut & Style: This is the most balanced face shape and almost perfect for any type of hair style.
Rectangle face: Long face with high forehead and long jaw and chin. Also known as long face shape.
Haircut & Style: Suited styles are like chin or shoulder-length cuts with a fringe that can disguises the long forehead.
Round face: Wide, short forehead, full jaw and chin.
Haircut & Style: The round shape normally makes the cheeks appear wider . Most short hair cuts works well for round face as long as there is some height at the crown area and little fullness above the ears to slim down the round face. Soft cuts with sophisticated layers coming forward onto the face look stylish and is an ideal hair style for round face shape. Soft curls will also flatter the frame of a round face. For straight hair asymmetric cuts can also be an option.
Square face: A wide, short forehead and square jaw.
Haircut & Style: Square edges should be soften by breaking the symmetry.
Graduated layers with some volume at crown and soft curls looks stylish on this type of face shape.
Triangular face: Narrow at the temples, slightly wider at the cheeks and widest at the jaw line.
Haircut & Style: Most short hair cuts works for this type of face. Avoid styles with volume at the top. Also do take note that hair becomes thinner as we mature and so we have to take some steps to revive the life and volume. I’ve achieved this by using volumizing shampoo to my hair . I’ve read that lightweight conditioner should be paired with it but you have to make sure it is only applied to the ends and not to the crown. At times, conditioning the hair up to the crown translates to limpness, which is not very attractive. To add more volume, blow-dry the hair. You’ll have a better effect if you rub a small amount of mousse to the roots. Even if you’re older, the classic upside-down move can still make things happen: so go ahead, flip your head and shake hair with fingertips up to the roots.