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Get that Hair Off your Face!

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Does this sound familiar? Do you remember hearing those words from a very young age?

I heard it from my mom often when my sisters and I were growing up. About the same time the nuns were measuring our bangs to be sure they were not touching the eyebrows, they were also measuring our skirts to ensure the hem would touch the floor when kneeling. It seemed to me to be too many rules on such minor details.

Who cared if your bangs touched your eyebrows? Was it the end of the world if they were a bit longer and anyway, it was a much cooler look than to wear the high-waters look, and God forbid, show a bit of forehead . . . yikes!

“Get the Hair off of a Round Face Shape”

Well, these words come back to haunt me often these days. Only after years of being a hairdresser and helping women to “find the right hairstyle” have I had to admit that both my mom and the nuns knew something I didn’t. That is, we all look better with a hair style that is off our face shape. (If not the bangs pulled back, then at least some ears showing.) Especially if you have a round face shape.

Just today, I did a makeover on a woman who sent me three pictures of herself. Well, all three pics she sent had hair on her round face shape. They were the same except one she took her glasses off. Go figure! What gives? And she was in a hurry to get her makeover back. After reading the profile she sent me it was evident she was in a bad time in her life; recent divorce, job uncertainty and she mentioned low self-esteem.

It’s hard for a lot of women to pull their hair back and show their forehead. (We can feel so exposed – like everyone can see into our soul or a bit closer than we would like.) In every class I teach, the women need to put a headband on, pull back their bangs and get the hair off their face shape, for me to do take a photo for the makeover. The majority of them cringe when doing it and can’t wait to take off the headband. The irony of this is, a good majority of them look better with a hair style that is off the face shape.

By pulling hair off our face shape, we see more distinction of the person. So I guess it is an unveiling of who we are. You appear more confident and that you have nothing to hide. I think more inner beauty shows through. Check out these celebrity transformations, and see which way you think they look better. Insight magazines celebrity transitions.

  

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5 Comments »

  1. You are very welcome Jillian. Check out this article to find more information about your skin tone and hair color choices.

    Comment by Michelle Skye — February 10, 2012 @ 1:27 pm

  2. Thank you for this article! I have been researching my skin tone, eyes, and face shape for a better understanding of my natural self – this was a very helpful piece of the process – thanks!

    Comment by Jillian — January 26, 2012 @ 5:18 pm

  3. Hi Susan:
    Yes, between Hairstyle-Blog.com and Visual-Makeover.com I post at least 5 articles per week, sometimes twice that if there is a lot of breaking news.

    Comment by Barb Quinn — November 13, 2011 @ 11:42 am

  4. Good day. I really enjoyed your article. I am 56 and want to look pretty but age appropriate. Your thoughts are well taken. Thanks.

    Do you post regularly?

    Comment by Susan Bryant — November 11, 2011 @ 1:12 pm

  5. you know I always thought that having a long forehead was good, supposedly it elongates the face making it well… sexier! If you look at a woman w/ a tall forehead from a side view her eyes and eyebrows look drop dead gorgeous!

    Comment by maurice — April 26, 2008 @ 12:30 pm

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