It’s a question you’ve probably struggled with for a long time: “Should I cut my hair short?” Hey, it’s scary to take the risk of chopping your locks off and then wind up hating it. Sure, it grows back, but the waiting game is torture!
Luckily, master hairstylist and innovator John Frieda has discovered a magic measurement to determine if short hair will look good on you.
“John studied faces and saw that the angle of the jaw bone determined whether or not someone would look best with short hair or long hair,” Senior Stylist at John Frieda Salons UK and International Training Director of Color Wow Giles Robinson told Cosmo UK.
So what’s the answer? The 2.25″ (5.5cm) rule.
This easy but exact measurement is promised to indicate whether any face is suited to short or long hair.
To try it, position a pencil or pen under your chin horizontally and then place a ruler under your ear, vertically. Take your measurement from the intersection of the pencil and ruler. Less than 2.25″ and you’d look amazing with short hair, and if it’s anything more long locks will be the most flattering choice for you.
Finally, an easy way to tell if long locks like Kim Kardashian to short bob like Camila Belle work for you.