Fresh New Style Alert: Hair Sculpturing

There is a hot new procedure out there called hair sculpturing (contouring) which, essentially, shapes the face by using highlights and lowlights. Just as women use make-up to lighten and darken facial tones, a creative stylist can combine hues to the hair to help alter and enhance certain areas of the face. Gals who do not have the patience to sculpt their faces with makeup everyday, instead, may want to opt for a saloon hair-shaping to boost their daily profile.

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Foto por Hernan Piñera

Hair sculpturing is essentially giving shape to an area of the face and enhancing its overall structure. It’s is a technique that relies upon a general set of fashion rules where success will depend on whether the stylist correctly identifies the face shape beforehand.

A client can expect their stylist to pull the hair back behind the ears while looking straight into the mirror to determine the correct facial contour. Afterwards, he or she will perform a strategic molding by using deliberate tones to successfully sculpt the contour.

Let’s take a look at a few strategies.

Square Model

Women with square-shaped faces are lucky because the shape boasts awesome bone structure. Unfortunately, this can sometimes come across as harsh; therefore, applying multi-hue layers of light and dark shades around the jaw area and the temples will help to soften the shape while adding depth to it at the same time.

Heart Model

Heart-shaped faces hold prominent chins, which is its main feature. As a result, the hair shaping goal, here, would be to soften the chin. Lighter strands of hair tones woven around the jaw and over the ears will help to soften the bottom half of a heart-shaped face because the contour will make it appear more oval.

Round Model

Women with round faces sometimes feel that their countenance lacks definition. Shaping hair for round-face models involves using lighter tones where the stylist will lay a light color around the hairline, circling from ear to ear. Darker tones then are placed underneath the ears and at the lower ends of the hair. Molding hair in this form helps open up the profile, and it will also elongate the face to offset the globular shape as well.

Oblong Model

Similar to round, Oblong faces can also lack definition. It’s important for a stylist to build angles when contouring hair to oval models, which is accomplished by placing deeper tones at the roots and along the natural part. The stylist should follow up by adding micro-highlights above the ears to the ends of the hair.

Will you experimenting with a hair sculpturing system?


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