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Celebrities typically have a staff of hair stylists that regularly cut and style their hair. If they are having a bad hair day, they probably have expert advice and help right away. So, when you are looking at celebrity hair styles, you should keep this in mind when you are considering a celebrity hair style.
What looks great on a celebrity may not look quite the same for you. You may need to spend extra time to style and get regular trims to keep your celebrity look in shape. See Feature Article below for more help in selecting a hair style.
Celebrity Hair Styles
Before you seriously consider cutting your hair just like one of your favorite celebrities, you will need to start with your own face shape. Just because you find a celebrity hair style that you like does not mean that it will look good on you.
You should put your clothes selection and hair style selection into the same category. They need to be tailored to your look and your likes. Just like someone with a thick waistline should not wear the same clothes as someone with a small waistline, a hair style needs to be designed to best suit your facial features and even your body type.
Many celebrity hair styles today have certain features to them, such as long layers or bangs that can be incorporated into your hair style. So, don’t throw away those celebrity hair style photos because you don’t have the same face shape as the celebrity.
To determine your face shape, pull all of your hair back into a ponytail or clip. Stand in front of a mirror and trace the outline of your face onto the mirror using something removable (i.e. a bar of soap, washable marker, etc.). Next, stand back and look at the shape that you drew. Does it look more oval, round, square, heart shaped or oblong? It could be the combination of any of these shapes.
There are 5 basic face shapes that we will cover, oval, round, square, heart and oblong. Most of us have combinations of these face shapes.
Oval Face Shape: This is the ‘wannabe’ face shape, similar to the hourglass body shape. Oval face shapes are highly desired and envied. All other face shapes attempt to create the illusion of having an oval face. The oval face shape suits any hair style, including long, short, medium, layered, straight or even curly. Bangs can be added to emphasize the eyes or add a little change. Celebrities with oval face shape include: Jessica Alba, Charlize Theron, and Beyonce Knowles.
Round Face Shape: A round face is as wide as it is long with rounded edges. The nose is the center guide. In trying to maintain the appearance of an oval face shape, hair for round face shapes should be kept close to the sides of the face, while the crown will need height and volume.
If you want your face to appear slimmer, make sure hair is showing below the chin. Layers from the lips down remove bulk and weight from the sides. Tapered ends will draw attention away from the roundness by allowing hair to fall close to the head. One length cuts tend to widen the face. Avoid short hair and volume at the sides. Celebrities with round face shapes: Cameron Diaz, Kyra Sedgwick and Penelope Cruz.
Square Face Shape: The square face shape is as wide as it is long and has strong angles. This face shape needs a hair style with softness to lessen the effects of the angles.
Long hair styles should fall past the shoulders, with face-framing layers to soften the jaw line. Shorter styles should be kept round and soft with height in the crown area. Wispy bangs are great, as well as fluffy, wispy curls.
Avoid one-length hair styles; especially chin length and blunt-cut bangs. These styles will accentuate the square-ness of your face shape. Celebrities with square face shapes include: Demi Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow and Geena Davis.
Heart Face Shape: The heart-shaped face is wide in the eye and cheekbone area with a narrow or pointy chin. Many heart-shaped faces also have a high forehead.
For long hair styles, add long, wavy layers around your cheekbones that fall in the neck area. For shorter hair, add top layers that are long and soft. Side-swept bangs are a great technique to lessen the width and height of the forehead area.
Avoid blunt-cut bangs, short hair, ponytails and choppy layers. Subtle layering is much more flattering. Celebrities with Heart Shaped Face include: Brittany Murphy, Reese Witherspoon and Scarlett Johannson.
Long Face Shape: Long faces are described as oblong- long and narrow. The goal with this face shape is to create the illusion of more width by adding fullness at the sides and having a smooth top with bangs of some sort. Curls and waves can also add width to your face and make it appear more oval.
Avoid extremely long, straight styles, one-length cuts, short layers that add volume in the crown area and styles without bangs as these will make your long face much more pronounced. Celebrities with long face shapes include: Hilary Swank and Sarah Jessica Parker.
After you have determined your face shape, you will need to look for celebrity hair styles that are on celebrities with similar face shapes.