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Q: A hairstylist told me that face shape should determine haircut. Is this true? — Libby Neves

A: Time for a new stylist! It’s actually the shape of your wholehead, not just the face, that many seasoned pros say dictates the direction your hair should take. Ishi of Salon Ishi in New York explains that the goal is to create the illusion of a perfect oval, which means balancing out any flat spots on your skull—whether they’re on the sides, top, or back— usually by layering, volumizing, or using rollers. According to Ishi, the biggest no-no is a stylist who “undercuts”—i.e., shears from underneath while your head is bent downward. This will have a flattening—and unflattering— effect. We’ve all been there . . .

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