We happen to have a strong jaw + strong chin, as you can see from any photo snapped of us.
So, we know right away that SHORT hair will NOT do us favors, such as a cute bob.
But what if you're NOT sure and wonder if you can pull off LONG or SHORT hair, and which one is BEST suited for your personal bone structure?
Is there a fool-proof method that can show you the answer?
Well, famous stylist John Frieda devised a simple test to show you how. We took the quick test, and as predicted....FLUNKED for short hair. LOL
We stumbled upon this from a John Frieda hair care website, so we want to give credit where credit is due. This wonderful website is ALL about color-treated hair. Check it out here at ColorWowHair.com.
All you need is a pencil + ruler. And to LOOK into a mirror.
It's called the 2.25" Test.
1, Place the pencil under your chin horizontally.
2. Then place the ruler under your ear, vertically.
3. The intersection of the pencil and ruler meet indicates a measurement.
See what your measurement is, and compare it to the John Frieda 2.25 inch standard.
Since my strong jaw and chin are GREATER than 2.25 inches, then LONGER locks look better on me.
If your measurement came out LESS than the 2.25 inches, then SHORTER hair is better for you.
So, the question begs, Why the 2.25 inch standard?
John Frieda has CUT lots + lots of hair in his time and has looked at many faces and bone structures and he explains it like this, according to John Frieda Salons UK Giles Robinson:
"It's all about angles", he said, referring to the measurement. "
"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."
We are FASCINATED by this theory.
But then again, maybe you think it's silly and that you look great in BOTH short + long hair.
Tell us what you think?