Not happy with your hair? Feel like a new look? For maximum benefit, it’s always good to pick a haircut that works for your face shape. So, how do you know what your face shape is? Once you’ve got your perfect cut, add some new clothes to feel like a new man. For Ralph Lauren Menswear, visit EJ Menswear

 

To calculate your face length, measure from the tip of your chin up to the centre of your hairline. Measure the point between the tip of the chin and the bottom of your ear, going up along the jaw bone. Multiply this by two and you have your jaw length. To measure your forehead, pick the arch of one brow and measure to the arch of the other brow. Make a note of which of these measurements is the biggest.

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An oval face will have a face length and forehead length greater than the other two measurements. A rectangle shaped face will have face length as the largest measurement with the other measurements roughly the same. Triangular shapes will have a jawline measurement greater than cheekbones but cheekbones longer than forehead. A rounded face will have a face length and cheek measurement that are roughly the same and square shapes will find all measurements are fairly equal.

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Once you have determined your face shape, you can now find out which hairstyles would suit you best. A few tips include avoiding beards for those with a round face and neat, classic styles work well for the square shaped face which is considered the classic masculine face shape.