If you are having second thoughts about what kind of hair-style to choose, the rule of 5, 7 centimeters will help you resolve the problem.
Only by using a pencil and a ruler you can determine whether long or short hair suits your face better.
If the distance between the chin and the ear is larger than 5, 7 centimeters, you are better off with long hair. If the distance between these two spots of the face is 5, 7 centimeters or smaller, you will not be wrong if you cut your hair short.
It’s a question hairstylists and reliable friends are often asked, “do you think short hair will suit me?” and thanks to the legion of celebs recently liberating their locks with crops, bobs, and lobs, we’ve never meant it more.
Well, the question of flattery has a short answer: The 2.25″ (5.5cm) rule.
The magic measurement was discovered by hairstyle trendsetter and product innovator, John Frieda and “it’s all about the angles” says Senior Stylist at John Frieda Salons UK and International Training Director of Color Wow, Giles Robinson.
“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”. They say the result is a trusted, easy but exact, measurement that indicates whether a face (any face) is suited to short or long hair.
To try it, position a pencil or pen under your chin horizontally and then place a ruler under your ear, vertically. Take your measurement from the intersection of the pencil and ruler. Less than 2.25″ and you’d look amazing with short hair, and if it’s anything longer locks will be the most flattering choice for you.
It works well with Michelle Williams and Kim Kardashian (pictured), and when you think of other obvious examples such as Audrey Hepburn next to Sarah Jessica Parker it becomes crystal clear. Those faux bob hair-tuck selfies are a think of the past…