This clever 3-second trick will determine whether short hair will suit you

Is it time to brave the chop?

12 May 2019

Short hair is the undeniable hair trend of 2019. All our favourite celebrities have been opting for lobs and bobs - and giving us the ultimate hair envy in the process.

And now that Spring is just around the corner, it's the perfect excuse to switch up your style by grabbing some scissors and giving your hair a good trim.

So if a dramatic cut is exactly what you’ve been looking for, you may want to trade your long locks for a something sensationally short. But if pre-hair cut panic sets in and you can't decide whether it'll suit you, Her.ie has discovered a great trick so that you can check whether your short cut will suit you before you even get into the hairdressers chair.

So grab a ruler, pencil and mirror and get ready to find out your fate…

All you need to do is stand in front of the mirror and make sure you can see the side of your face. Then hold the pencil horizontally against your face so that it touches your chin, and position the ruler beneath your ear and intersect it with the pencil. Measure the distance between the bottom of your earlobe to the top of your pencil.

To find out whether you can really rock a bob, your measurement needs to be under 57mm. However, if yours is over this, you might want to reconsider braving the chop, as we’d recommend keeping a bit of length over the shoulder.

Not sure why this works?

According to Giles Robinson from John Frieda, this is because the key factor in whether a short hairstyle will suit you relies on the angle of your jawbone, and not your face shape.

Mind = blown.

Of course, this is only a general rule, and it's your hair so you can do whatever you want with it.

But you've got to admit, this is a pretty good trick of testing the waters before diving in to the ultimate hair transformation.