Video:Do's and Don'ts of Shoulder-Length Hair and Heart Faceswith Laura Kiorkis
Learn helpful information about shoulder-length hair and heart faces before you head to the salon. Here, see tips for styling shoulder-length hair and heart faces.See Transcript
Transcript:Do's and Don'ts of Shoulder-Length Hair and Heart FacesHi! I am Laura Kiorkis, Owner of Gemini of Chicago Hair Salon in Peoria, Arizona. Today I'm going to talk to you about do's and don't's for shoulder length hair for heart-shaped faces.
Tips for Styling Shoulder-Length Hair and Heart FacesTo determine your face shape it's important that you use a tape measure, so that you're accurate and you know exactly what face shape category you lie in. When determining your face shape if your measurements at the forehead and the cheek bones are wider than the measurements at the chin, you definitely have a heart-shaped face.
Helpful Information About Pairing Shoulder-Length Hair and Heart FacesCertain styles to avoid when having a heart-shaped face are creating an even narrower shape at the chin, so you won't want to pull the hair back, tight and away from the neck area. You want to keep it fuller and widening at the face where the cheek bones and chin meets.
Things to Consider When Pairing Shoulder-Length Hair and Heart FacesWhen considering bangs for heart-shaped face you'll definitely want to keep them off center or parted to the side in a sweptback motion within angle or as long as the cheek bone area to not create an enhancing effect on the narrow chin.
Brooke's hair in its natural state has a definite wave pattern to it. We're going to play with that and make her hair a little bit trendier. To make it trendier we're going to cut it with a slight angle forward to not enhance the pointyness of the chin and create fullness at the sides and slight fullness at the top with layering. We're going to keep those layer past the jaw-bone area so that we have that fullness maintained throughout the sides.We're going to stay away from framing too short around the face so is not to enhance the heart shape even further. This will help us create a balance and give it a more oval appearance, which is what we're always aiming for. Section the hair and establish your length making sure that your client is looking down. After you've established your length make sure to check that both sides are symmetrical in length.
Cutting Shoulder-Length Hair to Pair With Heart FacesNext you'll want to cut medium to long length layers, you'll pick up a section in the middle of the crown area and bring it up to 90 degrees making sure that you're cutting long even textured layers. You'll add textures throughout to ensure blending and softness.After you've cut the layers in the back crown area, you'll want to incorporate the sides by making them travel to the back area behind the ear in the previous cut section. You'll then want to comb all the hair forward and frame the face by point-cutting the hair around this starting at the part line.
Styling Shoulder-Length Hair With Heart FacesTo style wavy hair that shoulder length on a heart-shaped face, you'll want to use a couple of things. First you'll want to use a texture spray, such as a sea-salt spray or something that's going to add a law of body and hold to that curl, because at the wavy stage it needs a little bit of a kick to make it really enhance the curl.You'll also need a volumizing product such as root lifter to give hold and height at the roots or a mousse for all over body and volume.You'll want to start by springing a texture product to enhance the curl while scrunching it with your hand, you'll want to diffuse the hair on a medium or low heat setting at a low speed while scrunching the hair with your hand making sure to enhance those curls as you go along. You'll the use a curling iron to enhance any waves around the face. And those are your top tips for shoulder length hair on a heart-shaped face.
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