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FORMS THE FACIAL PROFILE
These profiles denote the relationship of the forehead to the upper lip and chin.
The forehead is described by its direction from the eyebrow upward.
The chin is described by its relationship to the upper lip.
The nose is not included in the description.
The vertical profile can also be described as a balanced or straight profile
Forehead, upper lip and chin each form an imaginary straight line
This is the most common of all profiles.
The forehead and chin both recede.
(aka “Dish Face”)
This is the least common of all profiles
The forehead and chin both protrude
The fore head recedes and the chin protrudes.
The forehead protrudes and the chin recedes.
The forehead is vertical and the chin recedes.
The forehead is vertical and the chin protrudes
The forehead recedes and the chin is vertical
The forehead protrudes and the chin is vertical.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
- 1. There are 3 basic forms of facial profile.
- 2. There a 6 variations of the 3 basic forms.
- 3. There are 9 total facial profiles.
- 4. The term convex refers to a receding feature
- 5. The tem concave refers to a protruding feature.
FORMS OF THE FRONT VIEW OF THE HEAD
There are 7 types of head shapes form the front view, each suggesting a definite geometric shape.
- There are 3 factors which influence the type of head shape.
- 1. Length
- 2. Width
- 3. Degree of Curvature
OVAL OR “EGG SHAPED” FORM
This is the most common head shape from the front view.
The shape is visible from the front, profile, and bilateral view.
The cranium is slightly wider than the jaws
ROUND OR “INFANTINE” FORM
The jaw line, cranium, and hairline often repeat a curvature.
This shape is sometimes described as spherical.
SQUARE OR “STRONG” FORM
The length and width appear to be similar.
The face is broad, with very little curvature to the sides.
The head is described a s long and noticeable narrow.
This form is almost always accompanied by hollow or sunken cheeks.
This is the least common form of head shape from the front view.
This form is wider between the angles of the jaw than across the forehead.
The sides are relatively straight as they taper toward the top of the head.
INVERTED TRIANGLE FORM
This form is wider across the forehead than between the angles of the jaw.
The sides are relatively straight as they taper toward the chin.
This form is widest across the cheekbones.
The forehead and jaw line taper medially.