There is no right or wrong when it comes to getting a haircut, it is simply a matter of choosing the style that suits the shape of your facial structure and most importantly reflects your personality and fits into your lifestyle.
We had the opportunity to review YOON Salon and were impressed by the comprehensive consultation, whilst enjoying their first time trial promotion for $28!
YOON SALON REVIEW: Personalised Hair Styling Services
Bone structure is one of the key factors to consider when choosing a haircut and it was refreshing to recap on some basics learnt during our childhood about the shape of your face, and if this has changed during our parental years.
During our review at the salon, they assessed our foreheads, cheekbones, jawlines, and facial lengths to determine what our facial structure was. Most individuals can fall under any one of these shape categories: oval, round, diamond, oblong, square or heart-shaped.
After speaking to the experts and looking through the free tips provided by their website, here are their tips for cutting your locks:
This is known as the most versatile shape, meaning you can pull off most styles. It is recommended that you try minimal layers for the beach waves effect, to provide volume, and avoid lengthening your face. You can also pull off a shaggy fringe if environmental factors allow for it or if you’re feeling bold, they think you’d love a blunt bob or a pixie cut.
For those with round faces, try to create dimension or length. For example a side fringe and a medium-length cut. If you prefer to keep your length, they recommend long layers that begin around your jawline with a middle part to create length in your face. The experts also advise avoiding short bobs but you can still try a pixie cut!
Most people with diamond shaped faces tend to have narrow jaws, so those who have this can experimentwith a jaw brushing bob or a pixie cut which can help to create an illusion of a wider or thicker jaw. Other tricks to soften the edges include curly and wavy layers around your face or side-swept bangs.
This usually means you have a narrow shaped face. The professional recommendation is for you to try a cut that will increase the width of your face. This can be achieved with long layers, centre parting and by adding volume with wavy or texture locks. A chin-length bob is also recommended for an oblong shaped face. That being said, you should avoid single-layered style as it does not add body or fullness to your appearance.
If you find that you have a strong jaw, it’s highly likely you have a square face. Consider styles that will soften your jaw, for example, long and textured styles, or a side-swept fringe to elongate your features by drawing attention to your cheekbones. A word of caution from the stylists: avoid straight bangs, chin-length bobs and centre partings, as these styles can make your face appear more square.
Most people with a heart shaped face tend to have a broad forehead and narrow cheeks, and a tapered jaw. The recommendation is to balance out this appearance with a timeless lob, to help to provide volume for the lower half of your face. The stylists also mentioned that long side bangs can shrink your foreheads but you might want to pass on straight bangs or a centre parting as this will add too much fullness and volume to the top of your head.
PICKING A HAIRCUT AT YOON THAT SUITS YOUR LIFESTYLE
External elements such as the humidity can play a huge role in the behaviour of your tresses and the type of hairstyle that’s right for you. You may have fine strands, medium strands or coarse strands, and this will play a different role in many lifestyle factors, whether you’re a globetrotter, business professional, creative professional, working mum or gym goer.
Fine hair does not mean a thin crowning glory. Your individual strands are fine but you could have a densely populated scalp with many fine strands. These types of locks tend to get oily fast but also dries quickly. Styling can be tricky but professionals at the salon recommend a classic short bob or a mid-length textured bob, or if you prefer longer tresses, choose layers or a side swept fringe to add volume.
Next, coarse hair doesn’t not necessarily equate to thick and lustrous locks. It’s possible to have either thick or thin tresses that are made up of coarse strands. According to their website, it states that a coarse maneusually holds a style very well and the increased volume makes it easy for a pixie cut or thick bob, or soft layers in longer locks.
This is the most easily managed strand type to have for most styles, so you’re very lucky if this is the texture of your locks as you have the flexibility to choose from a wide range of cuts! If you’re fortunate enough to fall under this category, you can easily choose a cut that fits either your personality, lifestyle, or the environment you live in!
YOON SALON SINGAPORE
With three salons located in Singapore at Midpoint Orchard, Havelock II and Queensway, they specialise in helping their clients reach their desired hair goals.
This salon also offers a range of hairstyling services including its premium cut and blow-dry, colouring and highlighting, rebonding, perming and specialised scalp treatments. While it can be daunting to try out a new look especially since quality styling and cutting can be costly, take comfort in knowing that they are offering a first time trial for any treatment for only $28!
220 Orchard Road, #01-02
Midpoint Orchard, Singapore 238852
2 Havelock Rd, #01-04
Havelock II, Singapore 059763
Queensway Shopping Centre
1 Queensway, #02-29 Queensway
Shopping Centre, Singapore 149053
For more information or to book an appointment visit their website.