How to choose the right parting for your face shape
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Before you make the commitment to go super-short and reach for the clippers to shave most (if not all) of your hair off, there are several considerations you need to mull over. Head shape is one thing – as you ideally want your noggin to be as uniform and symmetrical as possible to rock a shaved cut with maximum visual attractiveness. Face shape, though, factoring in the bone structure below your hairline, is another crucial factor for deliberation if you want to try this statement style.
If you have an oval face – the most sought-after face shape due to its symmetry – the good news is that you can have a shaved hairstyle, no problem. Heart-shaped and inverted triangle face shapes also easily pair with an extremely short cut, even if you might feel more exposed due to the lack of hair framing your features. Without your lovely locks, you have nothing to hide behind, after all, and must face the world 24/7.
When it comes to strong geometric angles, square and rectangular (or long) faces pair surprisingly well with shaved heads. The end result may be more masculine, but it’s also striking and suggests toughness.
The only face shape that is generally considered a no-go as far as uniformly close-cropped hair is concerned is the round face. Without hair, the roundness is emphasised. Then again, a more circular face shape doesn’t mean all shaved cuts are out. A style that has a flattish, blunt-cut top or sides will offset the roundness.
Ultimately, when it comes to ultra-short shaved styles for women, confidence is key. Own the look! That said, if you’ve gone with a buzzcut style and are having a less-than-brave day, consider accessorising your look with something eye-catching, like a trendy pair of glasses, or earrings that you can make your signature.
If you’re still on the fence about getting a shaved cut, your best bet is to visit a professional. Head to your nearest salon for a consultation with a stylist for their personalised expert opinion.
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