Would a Short Hair Cut Look Good On You? Try This Easy Trick to Know!

Every woman (and some men) go through this at one point or another. They ask that question, “Should I cut my hair”? Short hair or long? It’s a bit of a scary change, because if you have long hair and decide to go short, it’s a done deal. At least for a few months, anyway. But the most popular haircuts right now are the Bob and the Lob, two sister cuts that are flattering on nearly everyone. But when you are trying to make the jump to a short hair cut, you may want a little scientific reassurance, right?




John Frieda himself came up with this little trick that is based on the angle of the face. And it’s so easy, a first grader could do it!


Would I Look Good with Short Hair?

This hair hack is called the 2.25 inch method. All you need is a small ruler and a pencil. Place the ruler vertically under your earlobe, with “0” inches at the top. Place the pencil horizontally under your chin, as in the photo and diagram. Where the two intersect, take down the measurement. The theory goes like this… If the measurement from the bottom of your ear to your jaw (pencil) is less than 2.25 inches, then schedule that hair cut! If it’s more than 2.25 inches, than maybe you should think about it just a little bit more. Remember, the Lob is a longer version of the Bob, and most experts agree it is a universally flattering shorter hair cut. You can always start there, and then decide how much you like a short hair cut. Remember, you can always tell your stylist to cut a little  more, but he/she cannot paste it back on!


Would a Short Hair Cut Look Good On You? Try This Easy Trick to Know!

So short hair or long? What’s it gonna be for you? Would a short hair cut look good on you?

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Kathy Bates

Kathy Bates & Steve Bates (co-owners) – Woodard Bates Media LLC consisting of three blogs: TheBudgetDecorator.com, OhMeOhMyBlog.com and TheGardenGlove.com.

Kathy Bates’ previous writing credits include:

Former home decorating expert for Lifetime TV, Galtime and Country Woman Magazine.

Her book spent time at #1 on Amazon’s Home & Garden Topseller List in 2002.

Published or featured in numerous national publications, including:

Country Sampler’s Decorating Ideas magazine, Woman’s Day magazine, HGTV, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch, Decorating Solutions magazine, Decorating Ideas magazine, The Seattle Times, Chicago Tribune, Kansas City News, The Oklahoman, Akron Beacon Journal, Pensacola News Journal and The Telegraph.

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