Shorty 'Do Wop

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I fluctuate between long and short hair. But as much as I like long hair, I have a soft spot for the short. I think it takes a certain kind of woman to rock a short 'do. If you want to be a little adventurous for the spring and want to try a short cut, go for it! Before anyone gets near your hair with scissors, take a long hard look in the mirror. Not all hair cuts are created equal. Some can detract or enhance depending on the shape of your face, which vary.

Before you cut your hair short, you need to determine the shape of your face in order to see if your face can carry the cut. Many of friends have cut their hair shorter and seem to hate it since it didnt favor their facial features. To avoid tears and the agonizing wait for your hair to grow out, analyze your facial features and see if you can truly carry the look.
Also invest in a good stylist. A good stylist won't give you a cut that doesn't suit you just to make you happy. He or she will give you the honest truth (i.e. You ain't Halle Berry, honey). Lets analyze each of these shapes, shall we?

(Only slightly narrower at the jaw line than at the temples, with a gently rounded hairline.)

The short hair is ideally suited for this face shape. There are a variety of short hairstyles that can be sported by an oval face like buzzed or spiky hair or an assymetrical cut like that of Kate Bosworth or the updated wavy bouffant of Eva "Da Diva" Marcille.


(Full-looking face with a round chin and hairline. Widest point is at the cheeks and ears.)

Bobs with that soften around the perimeter of the face like that or Mandy Moore and Eva Langoria suit a round face. By layering the top to achieve fullness and keeping the rest of the cut relatively close to the face, your round face shape will appear longer and narrower.


(A strong, square jaw line and usually an equally square hairline.)
Hair styles with some weight on top and movement cupping either sides suit this face very well. Off centered parts work really well, like in the case of Ellen Barkin and Jada Pinkett Smith.

(Face is wide at the temples and hairline, narrowing to a small delicate chin.)

Chin-length or longer hair cut styles work well with a heart shaped face. Wispy and soft bangs add demention and balances the weight of the entire look. Naomi Campbell is the perfect example.

(A cross between heart and an oval. Widest at the cheekbones, and narrow equally at the forehead and jaw line)

Like the rules that apply for oval shaped faces, the sky is the limit for those with a true diamond face. Short pixie cuts, side parts, assymetrical cuts work for this face as well. One of the most famous hair icons of our time has a diamond shape face. Known as the woman who can wear any hair color, Linda Evangelista is a true diamond. See pictures of her below.

Temporary Change

Dont feel like chopping it all off? Get a human hair wig! They come in a variety of different shapes and colors.

Rachel Welch Hair Collection

Tip: Ever buy a wig and find the "scalp" is way too light and makes the wig look..well...wiggy? My secret trick is to take a lip or eye dark pencil in dark brown or soft black and warm it under a lamp or run it over lighter to get the tip a little softer. Color in the lighter "scalp" areas with the pencil and rub it in to blend into the hair. I promise you no will know, unless they read this blog!!

Gotta run but until then...

Go forth and put your fab face foward!

Mrs. Makeup:)

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