Monday, November 5, 2007

How to: Choosing a Haircut for a Round Face

A change in season usually sparks off other changes - haircuts being one of them! I always thought that bangs/fringes weren't for round-faced gals, until I did it a couple of months back and was surprisingly pleased with it. I'm in desperate need of a haircut, which is why I'm writing about this...

So, what's the best way to choose a cut...
Well, celebrities pay stylists thousands of dollars to work wonders so why not take a look at what current famous round-faced gals are doing and learn a few tricks for free? I can appreciate the fact that no one wants to end up looking like a clone of a famous celebrity - (remember the Rachel-phenomenon?) but at the same time, I think we can all learn a thing or two from top stylists who get paid $500 - $1000 a sitting!

Kirsten Dunst, Drew Barrymore, Mandy Moore, Christina Ricci, Kate Winslet and Charlize Theron are few round-faced starlets.

Some things to consider when you have a round face:
- The cut/style should minimize the roundness of your face as much as possible
- Staying below the chin helps elongate the face and again minimizes the roundess.
- Short haircuts are tricky because they have a rounding effect. If you prefer to go short, consider layers because they add height and lengthens your face vs making it look wider. - Styling with a side part will also alleviate the widening effects of a short cut.
- Long hair works well and helps elongates a round face and are much more flattering that short cuts

Check out for more tips and for advice on other face shapes.

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