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Face Shapes and Styles that Suits Best

Posted by Angelica on December - 2 - 2011

Quotes of the Day

“Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.” ~Martin Buxbaum
“Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies for instance.”– John Ruskin

There are 8 major face shapes that are most common in this world. Have you ever thought of which category you might fall into? Knowing your face shape and finding the most complimenting style is essential for every men and women. The worst kind of fashion blunder is trying to impersonate someone who has the total opposite features as you do and looking extremely weird in it. Read further to determine your face type and the styles that suits you best!

 

Common face shapes

  • Oblong face – is longer than it is wide with a rounded jaw-line. May have high cheekbone, long nose & tall forehead. The key to dealing with the oblong face is to introduce a style with added width and emphasize horizontal lines. For the angular version smooth curves should be included to create contours. Celebrities that match this face type include, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ben Affleck, Collin Farrell & Liv Tyler.

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • Bangs, fringe, horizontal volume, waves, & curls
  • Soft natural looking layers
  • Off centre parting
  • Medium short to medium long length
  • Tall or broad frames with top rims & decorative temples

  • Make up should make the cheekbone appear wider & shorten the face accordingly with the proper blusher techniques
  • Earrings or necklace with more width than length

 

  • Oval face – is known as the ideal face type. The main characteristic of an oval face is that the length will be equal to one and a half times of the width with forehead & jaw having the same width. Think of it as a perfect egg shape. Celebrities that match this face type include, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Julia Roberts, Halle Berry & Zac Efron

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • Get hair away from your face with pony tails or buns to show off your perfect structure
  • Boy crop it with mini flips & sexy layers
  • Centre parting works great for this face
  • Any glasses will suit this face type but proportionate it with the size of your head. Smaller frames for small foreheads and vice versa

  • All jewelries’ should be proportionate to the face and head size
  • Make up can be simple and enhance the best feature of the face Get creative with hats or scarf’s to heighten your look

 

  • Round face – is almost same in width & length and has full rounded jaw line. Hairline might also be rounded. The key to enhance the round face is by giving it a longer and slimmer illusion. Celebrities that match this face type include, Drew Barrymore, Selena Gomez, Evan Handler, and Kelly Clarkson

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • Try hairstyles that add height to the top of your head to make the face appear longer
  • Layers, soft waves & wispy ends go great for round faces
  • Go for short hairs that end just below the chin

  • Opt for angle frames rather than curves
  • Frames that are longer than width will make the face look longer

  • Apply blush just under the apple (ball) of your cheeks and extend to your temples to give the face a slimmer look
  • Wear earrings or necklaces that are longer than wide to heighten the look

 

  • Rectangular face – has definite length more than width with broad and square jaw. The sides of the face are straight and forehead is squarish inline with the jaw shape. The styling aims are to shorten the face and create a broader face and softer jaw line. Celebrities that match this face type include, Sandra Bullock, Ted Danson & Katrina Kaif.

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • Try hairstyles that add width at the temple, cheekbone & neckline area to give a non square face look
  • Off centre parting works best with natural styles
  • Go for medium to long look and avoid angular cuts

  • Opt for frames with curves to soften the angular look
  • Try wider frames to make the face look less long

  • Apply blush under the cheekbone and blend towards the ear to give the jaw a fuller less angular look
  • Button, tear drop or oval earrings work great to cut off some angularity
  • Avoid hair accessories that add length to the face

 

  • Square face – has characteristics of width & length almost equal with big forehead and jaw line. Most likely for the hairline to also appear square. The aim is to create a longer look and soften angular. Celebrities that match this face type include, Eva Mendes, Keira Knightly, Megan Fox, Calista Flockhart & Ryan Seacrest.

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • Add length to the forehead or crown to heighten the face
  • Avoid centre parting.
  • Work the hair with soft curls, waves & wisps
  • Get hair close to ears to emphasize cheekbones.
  • Avoid very straight or angular hairstyles

  • Opt for frames pointed upwards and curved to the bottom to minimize squareness of the face
  • Avoid frames that are wider than your face

  • Soften forehead and jaw line by applying darker shades of foundation at temples and jaw
  • Apply blusher at apple of cheekbone to give the cheek a rounder and fuller look
  • Opt for long rounded and circular earring and necklace to soften the squares and lengthen the face

 

  • Triangular face – has characteristics of a smaller forehead and larger jaw representing a triangle pattern. The main aim of styling is to minimize the jaw broadness and adding width to the forehead or temples. Celebrities that match this face type include, Minnie Driver, Fantasia Barrino, Billie Piper & Johnny Depp.

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • hairstyles that add height & width at the temple area
  • hair covers the ears and is close to jawline
  • Side parting works best for this face type
  • Bangs, layers, & wisps work great to compliment this face type

  • frames with cat eye or oval shapes work best for this face type as it adds height to the top of the face
  • choose frames with heavy designs or colors at the top of the frame and slightly wider than the temple area

  • apply darker foundation at jaw area to give a smaller effect and add lighter foundation cheekbone and forehead area to enhance the top of your face
  • apply blusher at apple cheekbone area right up to the temple in a V shape
  • choose hats that add width to the top of the head
  • wear earrings that are longer

 

  • Diamond face – is slightly longer than wider and narrow and both chin & forehead. The aim is to create a broader look at the chin & forehead to enhance this look. Celebrities that match this face type include, Scarlett Johansson, Elizabeth Hurley, Katherine Hepburn & Jake Gyllenhaal

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • hairstyles that are full at temple and chin area
  • Fringe or layered bangs that sweeps to the side
  • medium length style with off centre partings
  • styles that are swept into an up-do bun
  • avoid styles that add fullness to the cheek area
  • frames with oval shapes work best for this face type but make sure it’s not wider than the cheekbone area
  • choose style that add width to the brow and has colorful or heavy design at the top frame

  • apply blusher at apple cheekbone and blend towards the centre of the ear
  • apply lighter foundation at chin & temple area to widen the lookchoose earrings that are narrow at the top and wider at the bottom such as triangles, tear drops & pear shapes

 

  • Inverted Triangle or Heart Shaped Face – has a wide forehead and high cheekbone and a narrow chin. The difference between inverted triangle and heart shape is the hair line in where the heart shaped hairline has a widow’s peak. The aim to get a best look for this shape is to make the forehead appear narrower & add width to the chin area. Celebrities that match the inverted triangle look include Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Christina Ricci

Best Hairstyle for your Face Shape

Best Glasses for your Face Shape

Best Enhancements for your Face Shape

  • try styles that add volume at the jaw line
  • bravely opt for centre parting to boast your fine forehead
  • try light bangs or fringe that close your face above the ears
  • avoid straight bangs or fringe, or pulling up your hair in a tight pony tail

  • Round or oval frames that are wide below the eye line works best for this face
  • shape.
  • opt for medium colored or rimless frames.

 

  • apply darker foundation at temple to make the forehead appear narrower
  • apply light foundation at jaw line to make it appear wider
  • choose earring that will add width to your jaw lines such as drops, rectangles & ovals
  • looks for a hat with a prominent crown to make your forehead look narrower

 

Caring for your Hair

Posted by Angelica on September - 11 - 2011

Quote of the day

I don’t think I could live without hair, makeup and styling, let alone be the performer I am. I am a glamour girl through and through –Lady Gaga

As part of human evolutions, having hair on the head was for the purpose of keeping the head warm, and protecting the scalp. As we evolved further to a modernized society, hair plays a significant role to determine personality, youthfulness, health & masculinity in men. Hair defines your facial appearance and can greatly accentuate your style.

 

Hottest Hair Looks 2011-2012

For Men

The fringe

Men's hair style

For Women

The Medium Bob

Women's hair style

General Hair Care

Below are some of the guidelines which can be followed in order to have a healthy & desired hair:

Don’ts

  • Smoke or drink excessively
  • Crash diets until it strains essential hair vitamins
  • Constantly expose yourself to stressful environment
  • Use products with alcohol in it as it dries out your hair
  • Apply products directly into the scalp which would result in pores clogging
  • Wash hair with hot water as it damages your hair
  • Blow-dry on hot heat at one spot for more than 3 seconds
  • Repeatedly brush your hair as it can cause breakage and thinning
  • Tie hair back on a tight ponytail
  • Work on the hair too hard when its wet as it is easily damaged
  • Color, perm or go for many styling that involves harsh chemicals

     

Do’s

  • Have a healthy & balanced lifestyle
  • Get enough sleep at night
  • Eat lots of vegetables and a balanced meal
  • Blow-dry on cool setting
  • Use swimming cap to protect your hair when in chlorinated water
  • Use conditioner or apply oil on your head when you find hair to be dry or damaged
  • Wash your hair frequently with a good mild shampoo if you are prone to have oily scalp. Always opt for “Sulfate free”

  • Get a haircut or trim every two months once to encourage repair of split ends and promote growth
  • Use elastic & soft ponytail holders if you need to tie your hair. Tie lightly towards the end of your end/ neckline to avoid strain on your crown area which could cause breakage & hair loss

  • Stimulate follicle repair & hair growth by massaging your scalp for about 5-10mins when applying moisturizer or shampoo

Massaging your scalp

 

Top 5 Hair Care for Men

  1. Wash out gels or other hair products as soon as you get home
  2. Avoid using hot shower for your hair, try lukewarm or cold water
  3. Don’t brush on wet hair as its most fragile when wet. If needed, use a wide toothed comb
  4. Do not towel dry excessively when out of shower, instead shake off excess water
  5. Avoid frequently wearing a cap or ponytail which could lead to hair loss in the long-run

 

Essential Vitamins for Hair

Vitamin B – all Vitamin B & especially Biotin that is essential for hair, skin & nails. It helps in the breakdown of fats and carbohydrates and enables the body to effectively manage blood sugar and contributed to energy metabolism. Lack of this vitamin causes anemia which will result in hair loss. Biotin is a major component to aid the natural hair growth and development process and is commonly prescribed with major hair loss medications. Food high in vitamin B includes fish, shellfish, meat, liver, poultry, dairy, and eggs, nuts, brown rice, grains, and yeast extract (malt). Recommended dosage daily for vitamin B-complex is less than 500mg, and Biotin is less than 3000mcg.

 

L-lysine – an essential amino acid/ protein that is essential for hair. It helps in the absorption of calcium. This supplement is vital for the body but is not produced naturally. It has to come from foods(to be taken in fairly large quantity daily) like red meat, pork, and poultry, cheese cod & sardine fish, legumes, beans, nuts, eggs, & soybeans. Recommended dosage is 500mg per day taken in capsule form.

 

Omega 3 oils – is important for a healthy scalp & to make the hair stronger & shinier. Omega 3 intake promotes the production of natural oils to prevent dryness & dullness. It’s also a supplement that decreases the release of stress related hormones which can lead to unhealthy hair or hair loss. Food rich in Omega 3 includes tuna, salmon, mackerel, eggs, walnuts, spinach, flaxseed oil/grounded. Recommended dose for capsule is less than 1000mg, twice a week.

 

Vitamin E – keeps hair strong, hydrated & healthy and enhances blood circulation in the scalp. Food sources of vitamin E are vegetable oil, soybean, wheat germ, seeds, nuts, beans, avocado, and green vegetables. Recommended dosage is 400 IU 3 times a week.

*tip: break up the soft gels & extract the oil to be applied on the hair overnight for immense shine

 

Vitamin C – essential antioxidant that reduces the damage caused by the body’s free radicals(in this case free radicals that affect the hair) and helps with the absorption of iron, collagen, glucosamine & other essential nutrients that promote healthy hair. Foods that are high in Vitamin C include lemon, oranges, dark leafy vegetables, yellow bell pepper, parsley, guava, broccoli, kiwi fruit, papaya & strawberries. You need to supplement your intake if you’re not getting it from the foods mentioned above. The recommended dosage of Vitamin C daily is 500mg that is best taken throughout the day for optimal absorption.

 

Vitamin A/Retinol – produces a healthy sebum for the scalp & contains beta-carotene; a nutrient essential for the hair. Vitamin A is found in dark green and yellow vegetables/fruits, such as broccoli spinach, carrots, squash, sweet potatoes, pumpkin, cantaloupe, and apricots, and in animal sources such as liver, milk, butter, cheese, and whole eggs. Recommended dosage is 10000IU taken once a week.

 

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