Monday, January 19, 2009

Spring Hair For Every Face

Our favorite hair stylist, the fabulous Jen Atkin, offered these great tips on how to revamp your mane for Spring all while suiting your shaped face (complete with styling suggestions AND products!)

Here it is:

"I'm all about the 90s!! My perfect Spring cut would be more full, blunt, lots of texture and I'd suggest growing out your bangs ASAP!


Round: Try staying away from short cuts or lots of volume on the sides. I'd suggest face-framing layers and looks that fall to your chin or longer. If you like short hair, I'd suggest something edgy with a razor that will add angles to your face. Think Natalie Imbruglia's cut from the 90's. Osmo Clay Way No-shine is great for adding a piecey look.


Heart: Katie Holmes haircut with bangs is a great cut for Heart shaped faces. As long as the bob is angled, it won't make your face look to boxed in. I love Leanor Greyl Palme Oil Drops to add a little shine before blow drying.


Oval:
Oval shaped faces are lucky because anything goes. I'm obsessed with Eva Mendes and Drew Barrymore's new cut. It's all about the grown out bangs and cutting off your layered ends for a more 90's blunt look. It works best with your natural texture and doesn't need to be worked at so much. If your hair is on the stick straight side, I'd use Joico's texture spray to add a bit of texture once your hair is dried. If you feel like your Oval shape is on the long side, i'd suggest cutting long bangs about cheek length.


Square: I'm loving the grown out bob. Like Gywenth Paltrow and Anne Hathaway. If it hits just above the collarbone, it can help to soften a square jaw. I'd put a loose wave just in the front using a flat iron so it doesn't curl up too much for a more casual, fun look. You can also mess it up a bit with Magic Move Pomade. Avoid cuts with blunt-bangs as it can emphasize a broad forehead or chin.


Oblong: They're usually long and slender. You want to try to add width to the face so i would stay away from long hair. Medium length with fullness and curls are usually best. I'd do long layers and love the Vidal Sasson Tourmaline Waving Iron to add beachy full waves, like Erin Wasson. Sunsilk Daring Volume Mousse is great for adding volume before you scrunch at the hair and diffuse. Another great trick is to dry your roots and braid the rest of you hair while it's damp and sleep in it to create loose wave.


For women with small features, I'd suggest Victoria Beckham's pixie cut. It's cute and flirty and is the best way to rock your bedhead. You can always add a Jennifer Behr headband to dress it up."

Dare to try a new Spring do!

3 comments:

Amanda said...

Wow! I loved this article, this is by far one of the best articles I have ever come across related to hair styles, thank you very much for posting such a stylish article, I appreciate it.

Sally So said...

I've got an oval face and I'm loving Eva's look but my hair is quite thin so I don't think I can pull it off.

californiameaghan said...

how about us curly headed floks that don't want to spend everyday under the blowdryer and straightener? these haircuts are all too cute but not a one would ever work for me... :(

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