Considered a pioneer of the super hot and "hair contouring" trend that's been sweeping the red carpet, UK based hair stylist and art director at Charles Worthington, Marc Trinder tells Marie Claire just what the deal is with this flattering look...
"By using light and dark tones to create shadow and depth on the face, as well as applying colour in specific areas of the hair, you can completely alter either an entire face shape or specific areas.
"It is completely bespoke to each individual. We experiment with a different colour for different face shapes to see what tones might elongate or create a more oval shape on the chin, for example."
Above, Scarlett Johanssen and Chrissy Teigen rock fully skilfully contoured locks as they pose on the red carpet. If you're curious to give hair contouring a go, shop below for what you'll need and refer to our handy DIY hair contouring cheat sheet:
- Round Shaped Face: Apply light tones ear to ear around the hairline and darker tones on the lower ends of the hair.
- Oval Shaped Face: Lucky you! You'll suit hair contouring of any kind.
- Heart Shaped Face: Use lighter tones around the jawline and ears!
- Square Shaped Face: Add both light and dark tones around the corners of your face including your temples and jawline.
- Oblong Shaped Face: Apply darker tones along the roots of your parting
Photo Credit: Harper's Bazaar, Pinterest
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