Jennifer Aniston totally rocked the layered look in the 90’s – then someone I know went to the hairdresser, a picture of Jen, clutch to her chest…
After an hour or two of snipping, the result… Not so much Jennifer Aniston as Jenny from the block. Okay, lets be honest, I’m not talking about a dear friend, I’m talking about myself and the truth is I did not look anything like Jennifer. “The Rachel” did not flatter me at all.
Why? The answer: Face shapes! Jen has an oval- and pear face shape and I’m stuck with oblong.
Have I lost you there? Let me explain. Studies have shown that there are 10 different face shapes. Each shape has certain rules or characteristics. Faces usually have features of two of the 10 face shapes, rather than one, but just go with the shape that is most similar to your face.
Determining your face shape can be tricky (that’s why you pay an image consultant, like me) to help you! The easiest way for beginners is to just focus on the 5 main face shapes and follow these easy steps:
- Pull your hair back – standing in front of mirror.
- No smiling!
- Draw the outline of your face with a lip- or eye pencil.
Pick the shape that most closely resembles your drawing.
Ps: As an image consultant I studied a module just about face shapes and I have different ways to determine it based on a million rules, this is just a quick fix.
So why do you need to know your face shape – duh, so you can decide on the best, trendy hairstyle for your face (there’s more reasons, but lets just focus on hairstyles for this blog).
The Top 5 Trendy Hairstyles for 2019
1. Curtain Bangs
- Ideal for square- or oval faces.
You want bangs, but your just not ready for that kind of high maintenance. The answer: Curtain bangs: They are the perfect way of changing the face frame of your haircut, without the high-maintenance that comes with a blunt fringe.
2. The Perm is back
- Ideal for long faces – oblong and rectangle.
Could it be? Yes! The search for that perfect beach waves is still on and ladies are taking a break from their curling iron and trying out the more (perm)anent perming coils. Just add a sea salt spray and ta-da! Goodbye GHD! Finally!!!
3. Blunt bob
- Ideal for heart shaped- and oval faces
If you have fallen into love with the lovely lob from last year, breath a sigh of relief. It’s still going strong in 2019. Update on the lob: Go blunt! This year’s version of the bob is blunt and hits at the jawline, but when tucked behind the ear, you’ll get an A-line effect.
4. Wispy no-fuss layers
- Ideal for square faces
Take that Jennifer! Long wispy layers are back! Why do we love layers so much? It’s perfect for most hair types! This hairstyle makes a soft face frame that will make the hair less heavy around the face and if you create long layers in long hair, you create movement without losing the beautiful, full length.
With no-fuss we mean no fuss, like Jessica Biel in The Sinner.
5. Pixie Cut
- Ideal for oval- or round faces
Step out of your comfort zone and try a new look. Pixie styles are on the rise in 2019. Volume at the top balance out a round face perfectly.
But if this is YOU…
If you are a normal human being also known as a Mom and feels like me: Tired, overwhelmed, overused on dry shampoo and you are still five minutes late every. single. morning then hold onto this (and Tresemme’s dry shampoo):
a Trusted top knot never fails. #momlife