How To Find Out The Appropriate Hair Length For You
Do you feel as though you’re in need of a hair change? Do you have long hair, and are wondering if you should make the switch to a shorter style? Are you worried that if you go short, it won’t suit you? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, you’re in luck. Because we’re about to reveal the easiest, most fool-proof way to determine what length of hair looks best on you.
Senior Hairstylist at John Frieda Salons UK, Giles Robinson, explains that the secret in finding your perfect hair length lies in something called the 2.25″ Rule. The rule was created by John Frieda in order to help hairstylists make the length of their individual clients’ hair as flattering to their face shapes as possible.
Here’s what you need to do. Get out a ruler and a pencil. Place the pencil under your chin horizontally. Then, place the ruler under your ear vertically. If the intersection of the pencil and ruler is less than 2.25″, your face is well suited for short hair. If that measurement is greater than 2.25″, longer hair is probably the more flattering choice for you.
“John [Frieda] studied faces and saw that the angle of the jaw bone determined whether or not someone would look best with short hair or long hair,” explained Robinson. “He figured out an exact, easy-to-understand measurement that clearly indicates whether a face is suited to long or short hair.” So, the next time you’re contemplating making a hair change, consult the 2.25″ Rule to ensure you’re making the most flattering choice!