Whether you're deciding on a new hairstyle or buying a hat, knowing what shape your face is can help choose you the most flattering style. There are four basic face shapes: oval, round, heart, and square, plus a few sub-shapes such as triangle (or 'pear'), diamond, and rectangle (or 'oblong'). The first step to determining which you are is to get out a tape measure and write down some numbers.
- First, measure across the top of your cheekbones.
- Then measure across your jawbone, from widest point to widest point.
- Third, measure across your forehead at the widest point (somewhere between your eyes and hairline)
- Measure from the top of your face (at the hairline) to the tip of your chin.
Now that you have these four numbers you can determine which face shape you fall into: