For us women, our hair is very important and precious. We like experimenting and having changes in them but also have the fear of the change will suit us. So today I will be talking about how you can know if short hair will suit you without having the cut. So let me first tell you about my hair, I have been maintaining long hair for years now. I tried different colors on my hair, highlighted them for a while, and gave them different shapes. So then after trying all of these I was like ‘why not short hair this time?’
There are plenty of apps that will help you visualize how you will look in short hair. But there is an even easier and low-tech way to figure it out by following the 2.25-inch rule.
This measurement was discovered by a hair expert, who studied faces and found that the angle of the jawbone determines if someone would look better with short hair or long hair. So let me now tell you how to measure.
You are going to need a mirror, a pencil, and a ruler. To take the test, stand in front of the mirror so you can see the side of your face, and hold the pencil horizontally under your chin and a ruler under your ear vertically. Now, measure the distance from your ear to the pencil, if it is less than 2.25 inches, short hair like a chin-length bob should look great on you. If it measures over 2.25 inches, a longer cut might be a better option.
It’s less about your face shape and more about the angle of your jawbone. There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but this is a good test if you are toying with the idea of short hair. I tried this test and my measurement was more than 2.25 inches so I went for a longer cut and I am happy with the look.