Does really Hair Contouring work?

November 8th, 2016

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    If the art of contouring has taught us anything, it is that looks can be deceiving. While the Kardashian-endorsed face-sculpting technique does not promote “real beauty,” it does chisel cheekbones and plump lips at a 10th of the price of a plastic surgeon, so it is no shock that the trend has moved onto our hair.  

  Now we have hair contouring which  is similar in theory to face contouring but with a more natural  result. Bonus: it’s also the easiest way to gain killer cheekbones without picking up a single make-up brush (no YouTube tutorials neccessary).

 So, What is hair contouring?
Hair contouring is designed to complement your face shape. It plays with the placement of dark and light colour to achieve a look that best suits you. Just like the way we contour our bodies using fashion, or faces with make-up; we place darker colours on areas that we want to soften and lighter shades near features we want to enhance.
Is the finish result dramatic or subtle?
The end result can be as dramatic or as subtle as you like and it isn’t limited to particular colours. You can contour hair with browns, blondes, reds and even unnatural colours like pastels. Again, it’s all about the placement of these colours.
How do you figure out what your face shape is?
To find out what your true face shape is, start by pulling all your hair off your face and looking at your hairline. Also, smiling can also help you determine your face shape. 
Who should avoid hair contouring?                                                                                                                      Haircuts with no movement or layers. If the hair is all one length, it is hard to see the color move or take shape.

The chart below will help you to idenify your face shape and know which tones are the best for you, of course, don´t try this at home, trust your professional colourist!


  Si el arte de contouring nos ha enseñado algo, es que las apariencias pueden ser engañosas. Si bien la técnica para esculpir el rostro hecha famosa por las Kardashians no promueve la “belleza real”, si nos ha permitido obtener pómulos y labios a una fracción de lo que nos costaría una visita al cirujano plástico , así que no es sorpresa que la tendencia se haya trasladado a nuestro cabello.   Ahora tenemos el “hair contouring” que es similar en teoría al contouring del rostro, pero con un resultado más natural. Bono: también es la forma más fácil de obtener pómulos  sin coger una sola brocha de maquillaje (y sin tutoriales de YouTube).

 El hair contouring contornea la cara colocando los tonos más claros y los puntos de luz en zonas determinadas que varían en función de la forma de nuestro rostro. Es una técnica capaz de resaltar la mirada y alargar un rostro redondo o estilizar un rostro más cuadrado. 

A continuación verás que tipo de hair contouring le favorece a cada tipo de rostro, obviamente esto no es algo para que lo hagamos por nuestra cuenta en casa, acude a tu colorista de confianza!




Here, you can look at a before/after hair contouring:



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