Milady Chapter 14 Principles of Hair Design
Defines form and space.
Create width in a hair design. They extend in the same direction and maintain a constant distance apart from the floor or horizon.
Create length and height in hair design. Makes a hair style appear longer and narrower as the eye follows the lines up and down.
Positioned between horizontal and vertical lines.
Lines moving in a circular or semi-circular direction, soften a design.
Repeating lines in a hairstyle, can be straight or curved.
Horizontal and Vertical lines that meet at a 90 degree angle.
Usually curver lines that are used to blend and soften horizontal or vertical lines.
The mass or general outline of a hairstyle. It is three-dimensional and has length, width, and depth.
The area surrounding the form or the area the hairstyle occupies.
An important role in hair design, both visually and psychologically.
The comparative relationship of one thing to another.
Establishing equal or appropriate proportions to create symmetry. Can be either Symmetrical or Asymmetrical.
When an imaginary line is drawn through the center of the face and the two resulting halves form a mirror image of one another.
When the two imaginary halves of a hairstyle have an equal visual weight, but are positioned unevenly.
Regular pulsation or recurrent pattern of movement in a design.
Also known as "focus", what draws the eye first before it travels to the rest of the design. (Wave Patterns, Color, Change in form, Ornamentation)
Creation of unity in a design and is the most important of the art principles.
About one and a half times longer than it's width across the brow. Can wear any hairstyle.
Round hairline, and round chin line, wide face.
Wide at the temples, narrow at the middle third of the face, and squared of at the jaw.
Narrow forehead, wide jaw and chin line.
Long, narrow face with hollow cheeks.
Narrow forehead, extreme width through the cheekbones, and narrow chin.
Wide forehead and narrow chin line.
The outline of the face, head or figure seen in a side view.
Considered the ideal profile.
Receding forehead and chin.
Prominent forehead and chin, with other features receded inward.
Begins at the Apex and ends at the front corners.
Basic parting for bang sections.
Gives height to a round or square face and width to a long thin face.
Used for receding hairline or high forehead.
Used for oval face, but can also give an oval illusion to wide and round faces.
Used to direct hair across the top of the head. They help develop height on top and make thin hair appear fuller.
Used to create the illusion of width or height in a hairstyle.
Creates a dramatic effect.