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Trying virtual hairstyles is a great, painless and cheap way to find a new hairstyle or your next haircut and hair color. It can be a challenge to work out if the hairstyles you like on others will suit you. Will a style flatter your face shape and work with your type of hair?
If you go ahead and try a cut or a color that doesn't work for you it could take a while for the cut to grow out enough to do anything about it. And you'd need to spend more money to get the color changed straight away. Far better to try a virtual color and style first.
That's where TheHairStyler.com comes in. This website helps you take the guess work out of choosing your next hairstyle. Membership of the website allows you to upload a photo of your face and try on hairstyles from the thousands in their database.
You can choose styles from different categories including...
An important aspect for a hairstyle makeover is to know what your face shape is and to understand same simple guidelines for what styles will suit that shape.
An oval face shape is what we perceive as the "perfect" face shape. It is an inverted egg shape. However, it's not just the shape that defines this shape. It's also the facial features.
To be classified as having an oval face your features will be evenly spaced both vertically and horizontally. And your eyes, nose and mouth will be of pleasing proportions. Read more about this face shape here.
If you have an oval face shape you are fortunate in that pretty much any hairstyle will suit you.
All hairstyle recommendations for other face shapes are to create the illusion of a more oval shape or "egg-shape-like face". This can be achieved by adding or reducing volume to "correct" the proportions of your face.
For example, if your face is oblong make it more "egg-shape-like" on top by adding some height (not too much because you don't want your face to look even longer) and width across the temples.
If your face is definately longer than wide your hairstyles should also appear to shorten your face shape
If your face is about the same in length and width your hairstyles should also appear to lengthen your face