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2012年5月30日水曜日

Hair Cut! & Tips for Pear Shaped Face

I had my locks snipped away again recently... I cut my hair short before going to Melbourne last year in February and I did it again. 

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Reasons for cutting my hair:
  1.  Humid and hot weather in Singapore.
  2.  Losing hair due to ??? ( lack of nutrients?)
  3. Cumbersome to tie up my hair at work ( which leads to point 4)
  4. Insufficient time to blowdry my hair until completely dry therefore causing me to tie my hair even when it is damp.
  5. Wanted to have a fresh look.

To digress, my favourite past time is to Google  whatever stuff that I want to know. Internet and search engines are one of the most useful inventions ever! So before deciding on the type of hair cut I want to cut, I had to find out what face shape I was in order to determine what kind of haircut would suit my face.


And so I found a few helpful internet pages..... For example:


and 



But I was still confused with all the rules defining what face shape I was. And anyway I did loads of Googling and found out I'm the triangle face shape or also known as the pear face shape. Diamond face shape is the inverted triangle whereby the cheekbone and/or forehead is wide and the jawline is small, which is the exact opposite of the pear shape face which has a wide jawline and narrow forehead/cheekbone. Obviously, a Diamond Shape face would be prettier than a Pear Shape face right?! And so, I'm am quite sad when I found out my face shape, which was a myth to me after so many years of living. T_T """

So I further research (Google~) on what hairstyles should pear shaped face people cut. From all the websites I read and gathered information, pear shaped faces are most suited to cut layer hairstyles, with volume at the top, as stated by this webpage -
The objective of a great pear-shaped face hair cut is to create width at the temples and forehead and an illusion of sleekness along the jaw line and cheeks - essentially, a look of symmetry on the top and bottom is what you're after. The right cut will also suggest the illusion of an oval face shape. "

Not many celebrities that I know of have pear shape faces and the prettiest one that I managed to find was Eva Mendes. (check out this website: http://www.mostchic.com/419/hair/which-hairstyles-suit-a-triangular-faced-shape ) 




But I'm not Caucasian and I don't have those sharp and prominent feature nor attractive big eyes. Luckily I'm not living in Korea nor am I rich nor vain enough to be considering Korean plastic surgery to shave away my wide and prominent jaw! 

I'm getting a bit extreme here ain't I. 

Anyways to be Happy is to be Content. So I have to be content with what I am given and I just have to figure a way out to enhance my features even if with less than perfect ones. :) 

So I researched further to find out the various aspects of enhancing a pear shaped face. My personal summary of what I understand from all the information I've read.

Tips for Pear Shaped Face/Triangle Face

  • Make up should be focused on enhancing eyes distracting the attention away from the jawline. Preferably not to wear strong coloured lipsticks which will only bring focus to the jaws.
  • Contouring around the jawline will be a very good technique to minimize the wide jaw look.
  • Layered haircut giving fullness at the top of the head would give a balanced and more symmetrical look to the face. Remember the aim is always to create a wide forehead to balance out the wide jawline. 
  • Try to avoid haircut that ends longer than the neckline which accentuates the wide jawline. 
  • The same logic goes for choosing the suitable sunglasses for Pear Shaped Faces. Go for Top heavy, bottom light designs, such as Aviators which are wider at the top but narrower at the bottom.
  • Avoid wearing high necklines that would emphasize your jawline, including wearing chocker necklaces.

    Some useful sites on pear shaped faces:

    As much as I would love to have a oval shape face which is deemed the perfect face shape, I shall have to embrace what I have and try to make the best out of it!

    As quoted: 
    “When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make lemonade.”
    ― Andrew Carnegie

    Till next post! 

    XOXO
    Harumi

1 件のコメント:

sirène さんのコメント...

you look good ((: haircut suits you. i've heard of "heart-shaped faces" but never of pear-shaped. lol. guess you learn something new every day. thanks for sharing(!)