The First Step to Styling Hair for Round Face

Determining if your face is round is the very first step when styling hair for round face. There are various ways to check if your face is round yourself and they are easy enough to do from the comfort of your home. The shape of your face is broken down into three parts, the forehead, cheekbone width and face length that is from the tip of the forehead to chin.

Take measurements

This is a method that involves taking measurements of your face. This simply uses a ruler or a tape measure. To get the forehead measured, place the end of the tape measure at the peak of one eyebrow and stretch it to the peak of the other eyebrow and record.

The cheekbones are measured across by holding the tape measure at the sharp bump below the outer corner of each eye. While the jawline you measure where it is widest that is about an inch below the ears. When measuring the face length, start from the center of the hairline to the tip of your chin.

When your face is round-shaped, the results of your measurements should be as follows:

  • Cheekbones measurement should be similar to face length measurement;
  • The forehead measurement should be similar to the jawline measurement;
  • The angle of the jaw should be soft rather than angular.

Mirror Effect

Another way of determining your face shape is the mirror effect. This is simple and fast but for best results, you may need a second opinion. Stand in front of your mirror and using a whiteboard marker pen or lipstick, draw the outline of your face on the mirror to the best of your accuracy. Check if the resultant shape looks round and for reassurance, seek a second opinion from a friend or family. When using this method, remember the round shape cannot be a perfect circle and watch for a soft jawline which is a marker of a round face.

Go Digital

The next method will only require you to have your phone ready. There are several applications available for your phone that can assist determine your face shape. There are many such apps and all you have to do is find one that is compatible and works best with your phone or tablet. Most will require you to take a photo of your face and they will show you the shape of your face and even go further to suggest great hairstyles for you.

This being the first step will ensure you learn which facial features to enhance and which you will need to draw attention from when choosing the best hairstyle.