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Contour Cutting for Hair Enhances Facial Features

Contour cutting is a relatively new technique in the hairstyling world inspired by the rise of contouring makeup on the face to highlight some features while letting others recede into the background.

In the cosmetics world, this is done by deciding where you want the focus to be and using lighter and darker shades to accomplish that, while with hair the goal is framing the face to accentuate the most attractive elements.

It can be used with different haircut styles, such as pixie cuts, bobs or long layers. When you ask your hair care pro for a contour cut you’re not going to get a specific look, so communicating your expectations can be especially important before the scissors are whipped out.

Hair contouring is a different technique that uses color to accomplish the same goal and can be used separately or in tandem with contour cutting.

Put your best face forward

Contour cutting begins with the hairstylist analyzing your face shape, hair type and features to determine which ones should be heightened or softened. This requires some level of trust, so you’ll probably want to go to a stylist who’s done your hair in the past with good results.

It’s all about balancing and harmonizing facial features. It can involve softening sharp angles or accentuating certain features, such as cheekbones or jawlines.

Different lengths and layers are strategically incorporated to create dimension and balance.

Longer layers may be used to elongate the face, while shorter layers can add volume and movement. This allows for a personalized haircut that enhances your natural beauty.

Living the contoured life

Since your haircut is going to be tailored to you, another aspect the hairstylist should take into consideration is your lifestyle including how much time you have for daily styling and upkeep and appointments for touchups so your hair will keep framing your face the way you want it to.

Your hairstylist should know how to make the necessary adjustments to accommodate your needs.

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