Sideburns are often cut to reflect a man's personality or personal style, but current trends and face shape play a role in determining the best cut for the side hair. Regardless of the sideburn style, it should be consistent with the man's haircut.
Not all sideburn styles are appropriate for all hair types. Some men have less growth than others, so a tapered style is most likely the best choice. The face shapes below offer the best sideburn style options.
Longer sideburns that are slimming break up the roundness to the face. Avoid bushy sideburns to reduce the appearance of a full face.
A longer sideburn that reaches the ear helps break up and narrow the jawline.
Avoid longer sideburns that only elongate an already pointy chin. Sideburns should be worn about mid-length to help shape the face.
An oblong face that is long and narrow does well with long thick sideburns; otherwise the shorter the sideburns, the more it reduces the elongated face shape.
Long, thick sideburns help offset the narrow part of the face by adding width toward the bottom and draw the eye to a sometimes very narrow jawline. This face shape is often best suited with a full beard.
Sideburns worn just above the mid-ear mark work best for this face shape. Avoid bushy sideburns that can make the face appear wider than desired.
To cut hair with thinning shears, separate the hair into sections, point the scissors' tip towards the ceiling and cut the hair halfway up each section. Thinning shears are used to give thick hair more of a defined shape. This is done by removing some of the bulk without compromising the style.Full Answer >
The hair shaft is the part of the hair that sticks out of the skin. The hair shaft is connected to the follicle.Full Answer >
Synthetic hair can be curled by using old brush type curlers and wig pins or long sewing pins. Synthetic hair is most commonly used in wigs, but can also be used in the making of hair extensions.Full Answer >
The simplest option for toning down overly darkened hair is to wash the area with a clarifying shampoo that has a drying effect. This method would strip away some of the color, leaving behind a lighter shade. Another alternative is to create a homemade solution by mixing 1 teaspoon of baking soda into an everyday shampoo. Lather it in, then wait 15 minutes before rinsing.Full Answer >