Face Shape

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The shape of your client’s face and head are unique. Use your observation skills to identify their individual features.

Your haircut should enhance their good features, eg their eyes and cheek bones and disguise their less attractive features, eg a heavy jaw or big nose.

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The shape of your client’s face and head are unique. Use your observation skills to identify their individual features.

Your haircut should enhance their good features, eg their eyes and cheek bones and disguise their less attractive features, eg a heavy jaw or big nose.

Many people’s ears are not evenly balanced. They can be very large, very small or even different sizes. And some stick out at an angle from the head.

You need to watch for all these characteristics, particularly when you are cutting shorter hairstyles.

You also need to know if your client wears glasses or a hearing aid. Both these will affect the finished look of your cut.

You should be aware of these factors when you are helping a client choose a hairstyle. Here are some examples of how you can use particular cuts to disguise facial features:

cut hair long behind the ears to soften a heavy jaw line  cut hair long to cover protruding ears 
use a fringe to disguise a high forehead or deep frown lines. There are many other techniques you can use to make your cut right for your client’s face. And when a client thinks the cut you have given them is flattering, you will win their confidence.

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Jordan Burr
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Mimas
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Jisc
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Hairdressing
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Lessons
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