Have you ever heard of the hairdresser 5.7 cm (2.25″) rule? It was conceived by the British hair stylist John Frieda from the “Color Wow ” company, who claims that this measurement plays the key role when choosing between a shorter and a longer haircut. Definitely worth a try!
There’s no need to consult your hairdresser or spend hours on the Internet looking up hairdresser sites if you want to cut your hair. Just grab a pencil and a ruler.
Put the ruler in parallel with your neck under the ear and put the pencil horizontally under the chin. If the distance between the ear and the chin is larger than 5.7 cm(2.25 inches) your face is made for long hair. If the distance between these two facial points is 5.7 cm (2.25 inches) or less, then short hair will be the most desirable choice for you.
The angles, the most important for the perfect haircut
“It’s all about the angles. The rule was created by John Frieda after thoroughly studying the faces of his famous clients. It’s the best guide for hairdressers to make the ideal haircut as flattering as possible to their clients face shape, “says Giles Robinson from the “Color Wow “company specialized in hair products.
The 5.7cm (2.25″) rule can be checked best on the public life celebrities.
Halle Berry and Audrey Hepburn for example, are in the club of those whose distance between the chin and the neck is less than 5.7 cm (2.25″), while Kim Kardashian and Sarah Jessica Parker are in the opposite club.
So, the next time you’re admiring someone’s short crop, or longing after their long hair, just remember The 2.25′ Rule… if the distance from the bottom of your ear to your chin is greater than 2.25′, you might want to stick with longer haircuts. If that distance is less than 2.25′, you have a face suited to short hair, even a super-short pixie cut.
This story first appeared on dailymail.co.uk