How to Cut Face Framing Layers for Your Face Shape | The experts at Milabu show you how to cut face framing layers for your face shape.
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Determine your face shape
Before you can cut face-framing layers into your hair, you need to know what shape your face is. This will help you determine where to place the layers and how they should fall. There are six main face shapes: oval, round, square, oblong, base-down triangle, and base-up triangle.
To determine your face shape, pull all your hair back into a tight ponytail. Then, look at yourself in the mirror and trace the outline of your face with lipstick or eyeliner. Once you’ve done that, step back and take a look at the overall shape. If your face is approximately equally long and wide, with few angles, you have an oval face shape. If your jawline is wider than your cheekbones and your face is as long as it is wide, you have a square face shape. If your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are all about the same width and your face is somewhat long, you have an oblong face shape. If your chin is rounded and your cheeks are fuller than your forehead or jawline, you have a round face shape. If your chin comes to a point and your jawline is widest at the bottom of your chin with Cheekbones being the narrowest part of
yourface ,You have a base-down triangle shaped face. Lastly ,if Your forehead is widest point of
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Once you’ve determined your face shape, you can start thinking about where to place the layers in order to best flatter it.
Find the right length for your face
Before you cut your face framing layers, you’ll need to determine the right length for your face shape. This is key to ensuring that the style looks flattering on you and accentuates your best features. If you have a long face, you’ll want to avoid cutting the layers too short as this will make your face look even longer. Instead, opt for longer layers that fall just below your chin or even longer. If you have a round face, shorter layers will help to create the illusion of a more oval-shaped face. Avoid cutting the layers too long as this will only add width to your already round face. Chin-length or shorter layers are ideal for a round face. If you have an oval-shaped face, count yourself lucky as this is the ideal shape and almost any length of layer will look good on you. Just be sure not to cut them too short as this will make your head look out of proportion with the rest of your body. If you have a square-shaped face, slightly longer layers that fall below your chin are best as they help to soften the angles of your jawline.
Consider your hair texture
Before you start cutting any face-framing layers, it’s important to consider your hair texture. If you have naturally straight hair, you’ll want to avoid cutting too many layers into your hair, as this will only serve to add frizz and volume that you may not be looking for. If you have naturally curly hair, on the other hand, adding some face-framing layers can help to soften your overall look.
Go for face-framing layers
Layers can help give your haircut dimension and style, but not every layering technique works for every face shape. If you have an oval face shape, for example, you can pretty much get away with any layering technique, but if you have a round face shape, you’ll want to avoid layers that add width to your face.
The best way to determine which layering technique is right for you is to consult with a professional stylist. But if you’re looking to do a little research on your own, here are some general guidelines on how to cut face-framing layers for your face shape.
If you have a round face shape, chances are you’re looking for a way to make your face appear thinner and less wide. The best way to do this is to avoid layers that add width to your face, like heavy bangs or choppy layers. Instead, go for lighter layers that hit at or below the chin. You can also try long, blunt-cut layers that hit at the cheekbones.
Oval faces are considered the “ideal” face shape because they are symmetrical and tend to be well-proportioned. If you have an oval face shape, you can pretty much get away with any layering technique. But if you want to add a little extra dimension to your haircut, try Long Layers that hit at or below the chin.
If you have a square face shape, your goal is probably to soften the angles of your jawline. The best way to do this is with soft, feathery layers that start around eye level and get progressively shorter as they reach your jawline. You can also try side-swept bangs to help create the illusion of a narrower jawline.