Last Updated on October 13, 2022 by asifa
Have you ever experienced a haircut failure or even hair loss?? Did it ever happen to you? When you go to a salon for a haircut and your stylist, instead of making medium hair length, make it short. Do you know the reason behind this? The reason is you were not able to explain them perfectly.
For a woman, it is very important to understand the hair length chart. Your hair length depends on many factors. Before getting a haircut, one should understand different types of hair lengths which suit different face types. With it, you will be able to explain your stylist properly for avoiding haircut failure.
A human face is categorized into many face types such as round face, oval face, heart shaped, diamond shaped etc. Knowing your face shape will help you in deciding the right haircut that will compliment your face.
Before we start, let’s first understand the face type and shapes which will decide what kind of hair length should be kept.
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Round face shape:
Round face people are known to have their cheeks appear more prominently thereby making it look very small face. Any short or medium hair length hairstyle will look flattering.
Oval face shape:
If your face is longer, you have an oval face shape. Any kind of hair length will look fabulous on oval face shape people.
If your face is narrow at the chin and wide at the forehead, you have a heart-shaped face. Chin length bobs type longer hairstyles are supposed to look great on heart-shaped face people.
If you have wider cheekbones and a narrow forehead then you have a diamond-shaped face. Any kind of hairstyle will look smart on diamond-shaped people but don’t hide your cheekbones with chin-length hair.
So, these are some of the common face shapes found in humans and one should have its knowledge so that by knowing your accurate face shape you can understand your hair length.
So now, we have understood about face shapes and their relation with hair length. Now let’s move towards understanding types of hair. Every human is born with different hair texture. It is equally important to understand what kind of hair you are blessed with. So let’s discuss different types of hair.
- Straight : Straight hairstyle is known to be universally flattering. If you measure your hair length in straight hair you will get accurate results because there is no bending or folding of hair.
- Wavy: Wavy hairstyle is something which is known to be in between straight and curly. Wavy hair also seems to be silky but it forms light S curls. If you measure this wavy hair you will find it a bit shorter than actual length.
- Curly: Curly hairstyle is known to be S shaped or Z shaped. If you wash curly hair it will get straight when wet, but curls back when dry. If you measure this hair type it will appear very short than actual hair because of it’s tighter coils throughout their locks.
- Coily: This hairstyle is also known as kinky hair. They are known to be very curly shaped as S or Z. if you measure this hair type your result will be nearly half then its actual length.
These are 4 different types of hair length found in different kinds of people. Hair
Length chart is determined keeping these hair types in mind.
Now moving towards the hair length chart. Let’s discuss why it is important to understand one’s hair length.
The hair length chart can be explained in two ways. One in the form of inches and secondly it can be categorized as short, medium or long. Straight and silky hair will show actual length compared to curly or coily hair.
It is important for one to understand the hair length chart so that whenever you go for a haircut or to buy a hair extension, you are at least clear what you want.
Many of us, I believe, have gone through this salon problem of being unable to explain to your stylist what level of hair you require. The struggle is real. The best solution to this problem is to show them this hair level chart. This will somehow make your task easy.
So, it is important for one to understand the hair length chart for avoiding the extra length cut which you didn’t wish for.
Here Fashionterest will take you on a brief look of hair length chart:
- Buzz cut ( Short hair) :
It is one of the quiet possible and easiest hairstyles to maintain. Buzz cut falls
under short hair. The ideal hair length of buzz cut is 3/8th inch long on top,
tapering down to ½ inch on sides and back.
Buzz cut is also known as a classic hairstyle that will never go out of fashion.
This haircut ends up in making your head seem fuller and more defined.
- Ear length ( Short hair) :
Also known as a pixie cut, Ear length is generally a short hairstyle that shows
off your ears with longer hair at the top.
This hairstyle makes you look younger thereby bringing out your best facial
features like eyes and cheekbones.
- Chin length ( Short Hair) :
Chin length hair is a hairstyle that is cut at the level of chin. This results in
giving you the illusion of more volume. Nowadays, this hairstyle is super in
This hairstyle is also termed as medium-bob hairstyle as it ends near the chin
and mid-neck and one more inch beyond chin can be called as neck length
- Shoulder length ( Medium hair) :
This haircut ranges from a long bob to just above your collarbones and can be
converted into varieties of hairstyles. This particular hairstyle will suit any kind
of face shape making it look equally flattering.
It is known as to be the perfect not too long, not too short kind of hair. This
hairstyle is being loved by majorly all age groups.
- Armpit length ( Medium hair) :
Also known as medium-long hair, Armpit hair looks equally gorgeous on
If you have hairs that end just on the armpit area, it is termed as armpit length
- Mid-back length ( Long hair) :
If we talk in inches language then, 16 inch length is called as Mid-back length
hair. This hairstyle is always in fashion and looks good on each face shape.
Layered hairstyle will look alluring if you have mid-back length hair.
- Tailbone length ( long hair) :
Between hip and calf-length is known to be Tailbone length. One of the most
desired hair lengths of women. Every woman once in her lifetime wishes for a
super long luscious princess like hair. This length is known as to be tailbone
To summarize it all, a hair length chart plays a key role in one’s life. It is better to understand the whole chart before going for a haircut or buying an extension.