Should You Cut Your Hair Short?
Cosmo had an interesting article on how to know whether short hair would flatter your face or whether you’re better off with long hair. You are supposed to take a ruler and place it under the tip of your ear lobe. Then you are supposed to take a pencil and place it horizontally under your chin. If they intersect at 2 1/4 inches, you’d look great with short hair. But if it’s over 2 1/4 inches, you’re supposed to keep your hair longer.
This sounded easy and scientific.
I went to the bathroom mirror with a ruler. Problem #1: the ruler was clear; a bit of swag from NASA. Hey, NASA, I know you’re focused on outer space and all, but people may need to measure their earlobe to chin distance one day. I had to place a post-it note behind the ruler.
Problem #2: I placed the pencil against my chin bone. Then I moved it back a bit so it was under the chin. Then I moved it forward again. I couldn’t decide where to rest the pencil. We were talking about fractions of an inch so placement of the pencil makes a huge difference.
Problem #3: The pencil and the ruler didn’t intersect. At all. The pencil was a good two inches in front of the ruler since my ear was farther back than my chin. I couldn’t make these two pieces of office equipment align. If I had to guesstimate, I would say that it looked like it might be 2 1/4 inches. But… that isn’t very scientific.
So the short answer is that I have no clue whether or not I would look good with short hair.
How about you? Do you pass the short hair face test?