Have you ever seen a guy who has a super receding hairline and he has long dreads? How about a man with a mohawk but is almost completely bald in the middle of his scalp? I must admit, I tried to hold on to my receding hairline for years until I finally had to let it go. Lol.
Getting a haircut can be a daunting experience especially if it’s your first time in a new barbershop. With so many styles to choose from and so many factors to consider, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. However, with a little bit of knowledge and some careful consideration, you can find the perfect haircut that complements your face shape and enhances your overall appearance.
1. Determine Your Face Shape
The first step to finding the right haircut is to determine your face shape. The most common face shapes are oval, round, square, heart, and diamond. To determine your face shape, pull your hair back and examine your face in the mirror.
* Oval: Oval faces have a balanced proportion, with a slightly wider forehead and a gently rounded chin.
* Round: Round faces are characterized by full cheeks and a rounded jawline.
* Square: Square faces have a strong jawline and a squared-off hairline.
* Heart: Heart-shaped faces have a wider forehead and a pointed chin.
* Diamond: Diamond-shaped faces have a narrow forehead and a pointed chin, with wider cheekbones.
2. Consider Your Hair Type
Once you’ve determined your face shape, consider your hair type. Your hair type can impact the style and length of your haircut. For example, if you have thick, curly hair, you may want to opt for a shorter haircut to avoid excess volume. If you have fine, straight hair, longer layers can add volume and dimension.
3. Look for Inspiration
Before heading to the salon, look for inspiration. Browse magazines, social media, and websites for hairstyle ideas. Consider the celebrities or public figures whose hair you admire and see if their style would work for your face shape and hair type.
4. Consult with Your Barber
When you arrive at the barbershop consult with your barber. They can offer suggestions based on your face shape, hair type, and personal preferences. Be sure to bring pictures or examples of hairstyles you like, as well as any concerns or questions you may have.
5. Maintain Your Haircut
To keep your haircut looking its best, it’s important to maintain it properly. Schedule regular appointments with your barber to keep your hair trimmed and shaped.
In conclusion, finding the right haircut for your face shape and hair type can enhance your overall appearance and boost your confidence. You don’t want to look like this: