Find Out If Short Hair Will Look Good On You With This Simple Test

Find Out If Short Hair Will Look Good on You with This Simple Test

If you've never had short hair, you might wonder whether it would would look good on you. Here's an easy way to figure it out: the 2.25 inch rule.

According to Elle, this measurement was discovered by hair expert John Frieda, who studied faces and found that the angle of the jawbone determines if someone would look better with short or long hair.

To take the test, hold a pencil horizontally under your chin and a ruler under your ear vertically. Measure the distance from your ear to the pencil. If it's less than 2.25 inches (5.7cm), short hair should look great on you. Over 2.25 inches, a longer cut might be more flattering.

Face shape plays into this too and the type of hairstyle that would be most flattering, but the ruler test is a quick and easy way to stop wondering about short locks.

This Test Tells You If Short Hair Looks Good on You [Elle]


    Find Out If Short Hair Will Look Good On You With This Simple Test

    Do you want short hair? Yes/No
    Yes: What you want will look good on you.
    No: What you want will look good on you.


      This whole "wear whatever you want because you'll rock it" movement is getting tiresome. Newsflash: not everything looks good on everyone.

        What looks good is subjective, so rather than worrying about external influences worry about what you like. You're the only person you have any control over.

          Unfortunately (or rather fortunately) we are social creatures, and we don't live in a bubble of our own individuality. Feel free to look odd or even ridiculous if you want, and feel free to be treated accordingly. Also, what looks good isn't as subjective as you think. Symmetry and features which tend towards the average (i.e. nothing out of proportion, which is what this article is alluding to) are key drivers on what human beings find attractive.

            I don't disagree with you entirely

            I was going to say more, but let's just leave it at that. It's a complex and touchy issue. :)

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