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Salon Confidential: To chop or not to chop that is the question

Look like an A list star with the perfect cut for your face shape

After watching those red carpet girls rocking the cutest pixie crops around (we're talking to you Charlize Theron and Anne Hathaway) our thoughts are turning to going for the chop. But finding the perfect short hair style that suits your face shape isn't as easy as you'd think, and lets admit it, every girl has had at least once instance of leaving the salon in tears after she goes for a new do. Luckily we've interviewed superstar session stylist to the stars, Sascha Breuer for his top tips on which hair styles suit which face shapes. “A short haircut needs to be perfectly tailored to your face shape,” Sascha reveals. “There was a whole bevy of shorthaired beauties at the Oscars, each more stunning and stylish than the next! What’s so great about the short hair trend is that it’s such a fresh and funky take on hairstyling, but it’s so feminine and flirty at the same time!”
However before you hot foot it to the salon with a picture of your favourite A list star, make sure you're realistic. “The shape of your face and the proportions of your features will help tell you what hairstyle is perfect for you,” advises Sascha.

salon confidentialOval-shaped face: Lucky you! Feel free to have fun and experiment, plus play around with textures using great tools like Braun Satin Hair 7 Airstyler to create different looks depending on your mood.
Round face: To create the illusion of a narrower face, try a cut with layers and fullness on top, but keep it close to your face at the sides. Go either short or longer as opposed to chin length, swept back from your forehead, with wispy fringes or parted on the side.
Heart-shaped face: Those with a heart-shaped face know that the jaw and forehead often look wide, and the chin can appear pointy. Short hair usually works well for this face shape; a thick, chopped, layered cut or a pixie cut is a good choice because the hair is full on top, evening out the jaw and chin lines.


Full forehead, long chin: If you have a full forehead and a long chin, it helps to add volume below the chin to balance things out a bit. A medium-length bob or thick, layered cut lends fullness where it's needed. Keep it looking super shiny with Braun's Satin Hair 7 Hairbrush with IONTEC to reduce static.

Large features: If you're supersensitive about the size of your nose or any other part of your face, you can de-emphasise these features with fullness in the hair. Straight hair parted in the middle makes a prominent nose seem even more so - as does a long, heavy fringe - but a fuller style takes off the emphasis and balances out large features. Soft, subtle highlights can also help by drawing the eye away from the face and toward the hair.

Author: Isabel Dexter