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Grooming · March 30, 2015

How to Determine Your Face Shape

First, take the following measurements (in inches or centimeters):

1. Forehead: Pull the tape measure from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the opposite arch. Record that number.

2. Cheekbones: Measure across your upper cheeks, starting and ending at the sharp bump below the outer corner of each eye.

3. Jawline: Measure your jaw across your face at its widest point (about an inch down from your ears).
4. Face length: Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.

Write down these four measurements. Note which is the largest, and use the information below to determine your face shape.

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Round: Cheekbones and face length have a similar measurement. They are larger than forehead and jawline, which also have a similar measurement. The angle of the jaw is soft.

Square: All measurements are fairly similar. The angle of the jaw is sharp.

Oblong: Face length is largest. Forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are similar in size.

Diamond:Face length is largest. Then, in descending order: cheekbones, forehead, and smallest is jawline. The chin is pointed.

Triangular: Large jawline, smaller cheekbones, and smallest forehead. Face can be any length.

Oval: Face length is larger than the width of the cheekbones, and forehead is larger than the jawline. The angle of the jaw is rounded.

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Once youve got your shape figured out, a new era of informed style will begin. Start by discovering the best hairstyle for your face shape, then follow with a lesson in beard styling and picking sunglasses.

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Author

Adam Hurly