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Know Your Face Shape – Know Possible Hair Styles

Face shape, who would have thought?! Welcome to another article at The Barber… we say you need to “Know Your Face Shape to Know Your Possible Hair Styles”.

Face Shape is important

Yes, in choosing a hairstyle that will fit you, you have to know your face shape. Basically, just like choosing a good pair of sun shades, eyeglasses, or other face and head wears, the shape of your face is very important in the equation.

Do you know your face shape

Looking for solutions online, I came across different articles that guide you to finding the shape of one’s face, so that once you are aware, you will notice the styles worn by others with similar face shapes to yours. If it looks good on them, it will look good on you too.

how do you find your face shape?

Finding one shape of the face is indeed an interesting quest. However, this video from DLM Men’s Life Style (on YouTube) explains just that! After reading a few comments, I realized that for some it may not be as straightforward as it seems. When you watch it and try to take measurements, take measurements 3 different times, possibly 3 different days too. And pay attention to the video where it says if you are overweight, it is hard to determine your actual face shape because your face becomes round!

Face It

So now you have an idea about what your face looks like. Obviously, we are in Oman, and in a generation where the beard has returned and is fashionable again. So looking at the available resources is a little hard to determine your face shape. If you have not suddenly gained weight, however, you should still be able to refer to a chart like this below to get an idea.

Know your face shape
Face shape chart, Triangle, Oval, Round, Oblong, Diamond, Square, and Heart, image from (https://manofmany.com/fashion/mens-hairstyles/choose-hairstyle-face-shape)

Don’t Try to Reinvent The Wheel

So in short, once you know your face type, make your life easy. Companies have pumped up billions of dollars in their advertising. They have chosen men with different facial shapes. So you do not have to try 100 different hairstyles before you find one that will look good on you, no need to reinvent the wheel!

Now that you know what your face shape is, all you need to do is, identify with a few models who have a face shape similar to yours. If you like their hairstyle, take a screenshot and show it to your barber! You can be sure, if it looks good on them, it will look good on you.

Granted that sometimes, the color of the hair, eyes, and shape of your ears, nose, and eyes all make a difference too…

So at the end of the day, you have to trust your barber. You only see your face, but he sees hundreds if not thousands of faces. It is easier for him to advise on a hairstyle that will match your face and occasion.

But removing one of the biggest variables which is finding your face shape should make your life easy.

We hope you have found this article insightful.

Article by Sam Al-Busaidy

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