The blacker the berry……………..

Black Hair styles

Posted on: March 12, 2009

I have never been one to say that you shouldn’t have a certain hairstyle, because it would look terrible on you. I may say it of myself, I personally like to have some bangs or something in front to disguise the forehead a bit but thats just me.

I came across this article that suggests certain hairstyle based on the shape of your face. Now Im sure that many of you have seen magazine spreads about this for those with straight hair, but have you  ever seen one for kinky curly hair? No, me neither.  Now these are just suggestions from one person, it doesnt mean that you can’t do a certain hair style because its not recommended. On the contrary, I think you should experiment and try different things regardless of some “hair rules”.

 When choosing the right black hair style for you, it is important to pay special attention to your facial features and bone structure. The right black hair style can take the most beautiful facial features you have and make them absolutely stunning. The wrong black hair style, on the other hand, can completely mask those features and may even highlight features you would rather hide.

When choosing the perfect black hair style for your unique look, stylists should take into account your build. For example, close cropped black hair styles would not suit a person with a large frame, nor would a full-bodied black hair style compliment a person with a small frame. Making sure that your style and frame balance is the key here.

Stylists also should look at your face shape when choosing the best black hair style for you. There are five basic face shapes: oval, heart, round, square and triangular. All of these shapes can be beautiful, but one is ideal: oval. No matter what shaped face you have, achieving the perfect look involves picking the right black hair style that will make your face appear more oval.

* Oval face shapes are identified by the perfect symmetry of certain facial features, such as the distance from the hairline to the bridge of the nose (between the eyes), from the bridge of the nose to the lips, and from the lips to the bottom of the chin. If your face is oval shaped, you will have a host of options when it comes to choosing your black hair style. This shape is the only one that is complimented by almost every black hair style imaginable. The oval shape is perfect for corn rows, braids and all other popular black hair styles.

* Heart shaped faces are usually broader through the forehead and taper to a point at the chin. You can make this shaped face appear more oval by positioning the weight of the black hair style at chin level, or by wearing bangs in shorter black hair styles. Keep in mind that the goal is to minimize the forehead and to bring prominence to the chin.

* Round faces are just that: round. They have wide cheekbones and are usually smaller through the forehead and chin. The goal here is to minimize the cheekbones. Black hair styles with height in the bang and sides cut toward the face usually work best.

* Square faces have a bold forehead and an angular jaw line. Black hair styles with soft edges, and a great deal of texture directed toward the face really suit this shape. The length should be kept longer than jaw length to draw attention away from the jaw, but, at the same time, that length should be layered. A straight, sleek black hair style would only serve to accent the angular lines of the face.

* Triangular shaped faces are angular at the jaw line, but narrow through the forehead. They can be treated much the same way that square faces are treated, with one exception; more height and fullness is needed throughout the crown and bang areas of the black hair style to make this section of the face appear larger.

taken from great-hairstyles.com

I personally think that I’ve got a square face, and my temples are very prominent, which Im not too fond of.

I will do some scouting and search for hairstyle suggestions and  pictures for each categorie.

*Edit* Since I have added the above photo I have reassessed my face shape, I am now have a “heart” shaped face. (Widows peak and all) 🙂

Yes I know that there are more face shapes in the photo.

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