Simon Cowell’s iconic barnet: How to achieve the right look for your face shape
Does it suit his face shape?
What face shape does Simon Cowell have?
Can we improve the look?
We can indeed
Why does it not suit Simon? In all of my previous celebrity hair articles I not only value a good haircut on how well you actually cut the hair BUT how well the haircut itself suits your face shape. I find myself asking why has Simon had the same haircut for the past decade which has never really suited. I realise that it’s just my humble opinion although I will now back up my statement.
Simon has a square shape face so the first rule especially for a guy is not to have a square shape haircut.
The sides of Simon’s hair have been cut fairly short and continue in a straight square line into the top, which then slightly sticks up making the shape look very square. I agree it’s neat and tidy but SHAPE is so important to consider when choosing a new haircut.
My suggested haircut for Simon The first thing to consider is to soften Simon’s face, to do this he would need to grow out the sides roughly 1cm in the layers and 1-2 cm down touching the top part of his ears.
At the back of Simon’s head I would cut more of a head shape and to do this he would have to grow the area just below his crown about 1 cm longer and would then cut the back at an angle.
This means the longest part would start just under the crown and would gradually get shorter and shorter until you reached the nape of the neck.
Simon could still keep a similar length at the nape but at least this way it would have more shape at the back, taking away the flat bullet shape look.
On the top I would recommend growing it a little longer, this wouldn’t mean it would stick up higher but slightly flatter working some of the hair onto his face. This would break up the hard square hairline by softening but also look more interesting.
How about some texture? Absolutely, would look so much better. The layering and shaping is the first step, then we come to the fun part which is texturing the hair.
I would cut into the hair or referred to as chopping into the hair, this will make the overall effect look way better especially after using a matte wax.
What to ask for, or keep away from if you have an oval shape face…
Perfect face shape for my suggested haircut – a heart shape face
It would work, although a lot of this depends on the hair growth at the front, meaning if the direction of the hair naturally grows forward so we can style it slightly in that direction and then to one side. I would only want a tiny amount of hair styled to one side and this would be achieved by using a small amount of matte wax, then roughing the hair up with your fingers. This would help shorten the wide part of the forehead.
– a square shape face As Simon has the same face shape I would recommend my suggested haircut.
– a round shape face If you have a round shape face I would recommend just layering the hair with square layers, in fact Simons haircut would work well for a round shape face.
– a long rectangular face
For this face shape I would recommend a longer version of my suggested haircut, around 2-3 cm longer. For this face shape you cannot wear your hair too long or short as this would make your face appear longer.