Face contouring is as old as Keeping Up With The Kardashians
. In case you're still trying to get the hang of it, our blog on the same
should put you on the right and less intmidating track. Moving on to the what this blog is about- hair contouring. Yes! It's a thing and its nothing but picking a cut and colour for your hair that brings your best features forward. It works on the same principles as face contouring, that is, the use of colour and light but on your tresses.
The key to getting hair contouring right is knowing your face shape. Darker tones create shadows and can be used to give the illusion of a narrower face while lighter tones because they reflect light, add length to your face.
Simply put , just like the makeup technique, hair contouring uses darker tones to add depth to certain areas in the hair you want to draw in and and lighter shades to enhance the areas you want to make brighter. Hair contouring is best coordinated with face shapes and hairstyle and when done right, can make a huge difference to a person's appearance.
Here's your lowdown on hair contouring according to your face shape.Oval Shape
This shape is easy to work with and almost all cuts suit this face type. It's lends itself well to any kind of hair contouring or even makeup. To further enhance it, look to add depth, thicker texture and more shine to your locks.Square Face
This type of bone structure is wide in appearance. Opt for multi-toned highlights of light and dark that are applied to the corners of your face, jawline and temples to soften appearance.Heart Shape Face
A tapering chin is charateristic of this face type. To soften the lower part of the jawline, add lighter highlights towards the ears and jawline.Round Shape
This type of shape is characterised by a strong jawline and features, so light colour is applied near the ears while darker colours are used at the lower end of the hair. This hair contouring is done to ensure features are elongated and softened.
Now that we have initiated you into the new age of hair contouring, go forth and book your hair appointment, like now!