Avoiding Haircut Nightmares

Hey Cats,

I have been thinking of getting a hair cut and thought I would share a bit of the advice I have been given. Changing your hairstyle can be scary. You don’t know if it’ll work or not. There’s always the chance that you’ll get home and look in the mirror, only to find that you hate it, then you’re going to be stuck with it for months until you can grow it out again. We’ve all had disasters in the past, and it’s probably because most of us aren’t sure how to choose a style that suits us. It’s all about the shape of your face. Choosing a style that fits your face shape is the key to making it look good, if you pick something that doesn’t fit, then it will end up looking out of place. These guidelines should help you to avoid any bad decisions in the future.

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How Do I Know What Shape My Face Is?

Most people haven’t really considered the shape of their own face at length. It’s hard to know which category you fall into a lot of the time. It’s going to feel a bit stupid, but the only way to find out for sure what shape you are is to break out a ruler and take some measurements in the mirror. You need to measure your brow, cheekbones, jawline and the length from forehead to chin. Write down all of the measurements and compare them, the various combinations will give you a good idea of what shape your face is.

Round Face: If your face is about the same width and length, and curves at the chin and the forehead, then you have a round face.

Oval Face: If the width of your brow, cheekbones, and your jaw are all pretty much the same, you have an oval shaped face.

Heart Shaped Face: If your brow is quite wide, but your jawline is narrow, you are likely to have a heart shaped face.

Square Face: Lastly, if all of the measurements are very similar then you have a square shaped face.

Each of these different face shapes suits separate hairstyles and any crossover could end up looking wrong. If you want to look good on a night out, you need to get it right. So, now you’ve worked out what category you fit into, which hairstyles are best for you?


Round Face

For anybody that has a round face and wants a shorter hairstyle, go for a Gamine with spikes. It’s fairly easy to maintain and looks great on anybody with a round face as it adds length to your face. Having said that, anybody with curly hair should probably steer clear. Having such a short style with curly hair can leave you looking a bit like a poodle.


If you prefer something a bit longer, then look at having a bob. Don’t go for the traditional short bob, try a slightly longer one that hits the shoulders slightly. It’ll break up the chin area and avoid curling under your jaw, which can accent the round look of your face.
Any longer styles on people with a rounder face can be risky. It might be worth trying some Brazilian hair extensions to get an idea of what it will look like before you decide to grow it out. If you are going to go for it, you need to make use of fairly thin layers. This will add volume to the hair without making your head look large. If the layers are too thick, hair will bunch around your cheeks and add volume in all the wrong places.

Heart Shaped Face

Short styles that fit a heart shaped face are similar to a rounder face. The short pixie cut works here as well, but it needs to be thinner on the top or it can look top heavy.

A crop that falls around the collarbone is the perfect choice for a medium length style to fit a heart shaped face. It adds balance around the chin area without adding too much weight to the top of the head. It works well for hair with medium volume but if you have particularly big or curly hair then maybe give it a miss otherwise you’ll have too much weight on top.


Oval Face

The oval face is perfect for a classic bob that hugs your chin tightly. It’s a tried and tested style that you can’t really go wrong with. If you have springy curls, add a few extra inches of length so they hang at the right height.

A blowdry that sits at around shoulder height is great for a medium length cut. If you have very fine hair, layer it unevenly to make it look a little bit fuller.


Square Face

The bob works well with a square face as well, but it needs to be paired with a subtle fringe to give more shape to the face. Any frizzy bits need to be straightened, otherwise, they’ll puff right out and it won’t look great.

Light layers all round, coupled with a sweeping fringe look great for a medium length cut to suit a square shaped face. The layers will work to add volume to any hair type.    

You can go for whatever style you want and makes you feel good at the end of the day because you're awesome but I hope these tips helped a little. 

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Glam Time: Tips For Planning The Ultimate Girl's Night Out

Hey Cats

There is nothing as fun as planning a big night out with the girls. However, you’ll want to make some arrangements in advance to ensure you have the best time possible. With that in mind, I’ve listed some simple tips on this page that should point you in the right direction. If you follow this advice, you’re going to have a memorable experience with your friends. It doesn’t matter if you’re traveling far from home or partying in your local city. The same rules should apply regardless of the situation.

Make sure you discuss outfits

The last thing you want is to go out and discover you all bought the same party dresses. So, it’s worth giving all the girls a call in advance to ensure your outfits aren’t too similar. You’ll want to match, but you don’t want to wear exactly the same dresses. Being as most people shop at the same high street stores these days, that could happen. An excellent way to avoid the issue is to go shopping together. That means you get to enjoy a day out with the girls as well as your planned night on the town. With a bit of luck, you will all look fantastic if you just discuss your outfits before the big night.

Book your taxis in advance

You won’t want to hit the bars late, and you won’t want to struggle to get a lift home. For that reason, you should always book your taxis in advance. That way, you can relax. You won’t need to stress about saving money because you can ask for a quote at the time of booking. So, you will know how much the taxi is going to cost each person. You could even make the payment in advance with most taxi companies. Uber is a popular app these days. Maybe you could download that to your smartphones? Lots of people manage to make huge savings using that tool.

Arrange a meal before you start drinking

If you’re planning to drink a lot and stay out late, it makes sense to ensure you’ve all had a decent meal. With that in mind, you should think about booking a table at a restaurant first. That will give you some quiet time to catch up with the girls before you paint the town red. It will also decrease the chances of anyone getting too drunk or feeling ill. Just discuss the idea with your group as soon as possible and make your booking. Friday and Saturday nights are often the busiest at restaurants. So, don’t think you’ll get a table if you just turn up at the door.

I hope those three simple tips will help all of you to have a better experience when you plan a night out. At the end of the day, you just need to think ahead and ensure you leave no stone unturned. Remember, failure to plan is planning to fail. If you don’t consider the points made on this page, you might not have the best night. So, put this advice into action.

What are your top tips for a night out?

Win A fidget Spinner!!

Hey Cats,

Everyone is spinning and fidgeting all over the place and it is down to a new craze that has taken everyone by storm! Fidget toys are suddenly everywhere. You can get cubes with buttons to click but the most popular seems to be the finger fidget spinners. Cute little handheld toys that are so simple yet so much fun.

These toys have actually been around since 1990s and a lot of people don't actually know the history. They were originally invented to aid people who have trouble focusing or with fidgeting and have been used to help support people with ADHD and anxiety. Having something like a small toy to focus on can actually help focus in other areas, Fidget spinners have also been used in therapy to help distract and detach from harmful things someone is dealing with so they are more than just a silly little phase.

Now the toys have been picked up by the mainstream and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and have a go myself. The three bearing has been the most popular as there is more to spin. I can see how they have become a must have in every household. They are really fun to play with and I think could be really handy for car journeys or even flights to help keep boredom at bay or even give you something to focus on other than the journey. I may have to put this to the test on the next train trip I take.

Do you want one of your own? Win this fidget spinner by just clicking the image and going over to Simply E liquids to enter the competition as there are lots on offer and you could get your hands on one of your very own.

What do you think of fidget spinners?