Gone are the times when haircuts meant just sitting on the barber’s chair and letting him do the work. Today, to ace the game of style we need to understand the shape of our skull and how it affects the way we pull of a look. Questions like ' Do I have a round face?' or 'Is my face of a diamond cut?' make a lot of sense. Read out our 5-step guide to determine the shape of your face and make your styling on point. 

Step 1

Find yourself the right tools to measure the shape of your skull. Get a flexible tape measure, one used by the tailors. 

Step 2 

Start by measuring your forehead. Take the tape and measure the length of the area halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline.

Step 3

Place the tape across the part below the outer corner of each eye and measure the width of your cheekbones. 

Step 4

Everyone has a jawline, even if it is not that clearly visible. Measure your jawline from the tip of your chin to below your ear at the point at which your jaw angles upwards. 

Step 5

Lastly, try finding out the length of your face. Run the flexible tape from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin. 

Note down the above-mentioned measurements and find out below which measurement combinations form which facial shape. 

1. Do you have a round face?

The shape of your face is more likely to be round if - 

a) Your forehead is rounded at the hairline

b) The width of your face is essentially the same as the length

c) Your jawline have rounded versus sharper edges

2. Do you have a square face?

The shape of your face is more likely to be square if -

a) Your forehead is essentially the same width as your jaw

b) The width of your cheekbones about the same as the width of your forehead and jaw

c) The sides of your face follow a straight line from your jaw to your forehead

d) Your face is about as long as it is wide

3. Do you have a rectangle face?

The shape of your face is more likely to be a rectangle if - 

a) Your forehead is essentially the same width as your jaw

b)  The width of your cheekbones is about the same as the width of your forehead and jaw

c) The sides of your face follow a straight line from your jaw to your forehead

d) Your face is twice as long as it is wide

4. Do you have a diamond face?

The shape of your face is more likely to be diamond if -

a) The width of your forehead is smaller than the width of your cheekbones

b) Your cheekbones are wider than your jawline

c)  You have a narrow chin area

 5. Do you have an oval face?

The shape of your face is more likely to be oval if - 

a) The width of your forehead is smaller than the width of your cheekbones

b)Your cheekbones are the widest part of your face

c) You have no sharp angles on your jaw or chin

d) Your face is longer than it is wide

6. Do you have a heart face?

The shape of your face is more likely to be heart if - 

a) Your forehead is wider than your jawline

b) Your cheekbone width is about the same as your forehead width

c) You have a narrow jawline