Video:Styling Curly Shoulder-Length Hair for Long Faceswith Laura Kiorkis
Styling curly shoulder-length hair for long faces can be a challenge if you don't know what you're doing. Here are some tips for styling shoulder-length hair for long faces, so that your hair frames and shortens your face.See Transcript
Transcript:Styling Curly Shoulder-Length Hair for Long FacesHi, I am Laura Kiorkis, owner of Gemini of Chicago Hair Salon in Peoria, Arizona. Today I am going to talk to you about the do's and don'ts for shoulder-length hair on long face shapes.
Cut Hair at Collarbone for Shoulder-Length Hair for Long FacesTo determine your face shape it's important that you use a tape measure so that you are accurate and you know exactly what face shape category you lie in. Nichole has a long face shape.
For a haircut at shoulder length, we are going to leave the hair just grazing the collarbone a little past the shoulders.
Add Textured Layers to Shorten a Long FaceWe are going to cut even layers throughout the cheekbone area around to the back of the head, and also add a fringe or bang to Nichole's front area to give the illusion of a shorter face shape. 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.
Next 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 are cutting long even-textured layers. You'll want to incorporate the sides by making them travel to the back area behind the ear in the previous cut section.
Point-Cut Bangs Also Shorten a Long FaceYou'll then want to comb all the hair forward and frame the face by point-cutting the hair around it, starting at the part line. When cutting bangs you'll point-cut to create texture and establish hair length right at the eyebrows to give that illusion of a shorter face shape.
Nichole has naturally curly hair, so for styling we'll add a mousse for body and for definition of the curls, and blow dry it with the diffuser on medium heat or low heat at a low speed.
And those are tips on how to achieve the best style for a long-faced shape and a shoulder-length hair-cut.