We all know the benefits of getting a haircut for maintaining strong and healthy hair. But we also like to go a step further here at The Salon Edit as we want you leaving our premises with a cut that enhances your beauty and boosts your confidence.
Our understanding of a good cut means more than just damage control. It is one that properly frames the structure of your face to bring out your best features and give you a bit of a bounce in your step.
It can be tempting to want to adapt other’s haircuts on our own heads especially as we are bombarded with so many images of beauty icons with the perfect cut. I mean, how many screenshots do you have of others with the perfect cut that you plan to show your hairdresser as ideas of what you’d like?
But you know what we’re going to say now. Don’t do it. You need to cut your hair in a way that compliments your face shape, just as you dress your body to suit your individual shape. Everyone is different and that diversity should be celebrated.
So, this is what you need to do.
1. Identify your face shape
Is it oval, long, round, square, diamond, heart. diamond or something else?
Take celebrity Selena Gomez for example. She has a round face and often opts for wavy textured lob haircuts with a deep side part. Although it is often said that people with rounder faces should not wear their hair short because it is thought to make it wider, with the right cut and style for your face shape, you can pull it off and the effect can be face slimming.
Now that you’ve identified your face shape, it’s time to choose the best hairstyles for you. Here are some of our suggestions.
Oval - Keep your hair short and the cut either blunt or with subtle layers. Side swept bangs are highly recommended.
Long - Layers, waves and a blowout with volume are highly recommended if you have a long face. Be sure to avoid sleek hairstyles and very long one length hair.
Round - A textured lob with a deep side part is a great choice for people with a round shape face.
Square - Straight hair with long layers is great for people with a square face. You’d want to avoid slick back looks.
Heart - We recommend keeping your hair at shoulder length if you have a heart shaped face. We think it’s best to avoid a middle part.
Diamond - If you have a diamond face, a short-textured lob would suit. You can style it with long side-swept bangs.
2. Talk to your hairdresser
We’re here to help you get the best most enhancing haircut style for your face and therefore your overall look.
In our line of work, we encounter many different face shapes. We’re trained to be able to identify face and head shapes and then create a personalised hairstyle that suits your face and frames it perfectly. We have a range of tools and techniques at our disposal and we love using it to bring out your best features and make you happy.
Don’t be closed off in your mind of what your potential hairstyles can be. Let us help you make the best decision.
3. Don’t forget your personality
At the risk of making everything we’ve just said obsolete, your personality can make all the difference.
You can be quirky enough to pull off very short baby bangs regardless of your face shape if you’re able to own it in the same way plus size models pull of looks typically seen on your average size six runway model.
It’s all about balance. We get that.
Come on in. We’re waiting for you.