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How to Determine Your Face Shape - Measuring Your Face

Learn how to determine your face shape by measuring your face and comparing your results against the guide.
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Skin Care
Cuisine: Face Shape
Keyword: DIY, face shape, skin care
Cost: $0


  • Tape Measure
  • Pen and Paper
  • Mirror


Measure Your Forehead

  • The best way to figure out the face of your shape, is to measure it! You'll need to figure out which parts are longer and which parts are shorter. Start by measuring the widest part of your forehead. This is usually halfway between your eyebrows and your hairline. Once you've measured the widest part of your face (the forehead), write it down.

Measure Your Cheekbones

  • When it comes to choosing the perfect hairstyle for your face shape, the width of your cheekbones plays a crucial role. To measure your cheekbone width, place the tape measure across the pointiest part of your cheekbones, just below the outer corners of the eyes.

Measure Your Jawline

  • Measure your jawline from the tip of the chin to below the ear at the point where your jaw angles upwards. Once you've measured one side, multiply that by 2 to get the jawline length.

Measure the Length of Your Face

  • Did you know that the difference between a square face and a rectangle face is only about two inches? To measure to length of your face, lay the tape measure from the center of your hairline right down to the tip of your chin.