How To Find Your Best Hair Length (2)

Square or rectangular face shape
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Super Long
Keep in mind that there is such a thing as your hair being TOO LONG. Long, split hair is never attractive. Keep up with regular haircut appointments to keep your strands looking healthy and happy. Always remind yourself that you want healthy looking hair instead of looking like a ragged Rapunzal.
There is also a point where hair can become too long to hold any sort of style. Gravity pulls super long hair down and completely eliminates any curl, wave, or volume you have. Consider cutting a couple of inches off and you will notice how your hair has more bounce and suppleness.
Face Shapes
There is a whole article that could be written on the concept of face shapes, but here is a simple list of face shapes and their ideal hair lengths. Round and heart-shaped faces look great with pixie haircuts and bobs. Oval-shaped faces look great with bobs and shoulder-length styles. Square-shaped faces are flattered by hair lengths past the shoulders.
With all of these suggestions, there are always exceptions to the rule. Sometimes it is more important to think about the layering and techniques used to cut into the shape of the haircut than just the overall length. These are just a few good tips to keep in mind when choosing a good length for you.
Woman who is happy with her new short hair
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Hopefully you have already experimented with different hair lengths over the years and can reflect on which ones worked best for you. Go back and look at pictures of yourself and find photos where you had a flattering hairstyle and felt good about it.
Always talk to your hair stylist and get professional input before you get your haircut. Be honest and share your hair dreams with them, but be prepared to face some realistic facts that some things may not work with your hair type. If you are nervous about making a big change, consider taking it up slowly. Go one step at a time and enjoy the journey.
So what are you waiting for? Take your hair to new lengths! Make your appointment and have fun trying something new.
See also:
The long hair trap
How to describe hair lengths
Look younger with short hair
Hairstyle lengths that will work with your features