Considering a haircut? Here's a trick to deciding the right length for you

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As more and more celebs are hacking off their long locks and sporting cute summery crops, chops and lobs, the rest of us are obsessively contemplating whether or not we should follow suit. The problem is that it's extremely difficult to determine whether or not we'd look good with short hair.

Sure, in our minds we're basically identical to Taylor Swift or Kristen Stewart and therefore could totally pull off the #shorthairdontcare as naturally as they do. However, our eager hopes sometimes trick our minds into deceiving us. The reality is that not everyone looks better with short hair.

Thanks to the wonderful trendy hairstylist and product innovator John Frieda, determining whether or not short hair would flatter our faces is easier than every before. Introducing the 2.25-inch rule. Frieda came up with an exact measurement that indicates whether our faces are suited to long or short hair. Senior stylist at John Frieda Salons UK and international training director of Color Wow Giles Robinson said:

"John 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."


To take the measurement test, place a pen or pencil horizontally under your chin. Place a rule under your ear vertically. Take the measurement of the intersection of the pencil and ruler. If the pencil hits at less than 2.25 inches, you can totally work the short do. If the pencil reaches anything higher than 2.25 inches, long locks are just right for you.

To take the test, hold a pencil horizontally under your chin and a ruler under your ear vertically. Measure the distance...

Posted by Kat's Korner on Wednesday, May 20, 2015


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