Asymmetrical face: remedies of image consulting

Asymmetrical face: remedies of image consulting

The asymmetrical face is much more common that you think: all of us, more or less, have some slight differences between the right and left side.

To verify it, just stand in front of a mirror and divide you face in two parts with a pencil along the nose. Where are the differences in an asymmetrical face?


It will be easy to notice that one eye is slightly bigger than the other one or the eyebrows have a different shape.


It’s frequent that the nose isn’t straight or that the nostrils and the part of the cartilage have different shapes and sizes, even slightly.


Other times it may happen that the chin points slightly to one side, for a particular mandibular shape.


The asymmetry of the smile is very common: the dental arch isn’t symmetrical in shape or the size of the teeth.

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Asymmetries may be subtle or very pronounced; it may be congenital or appear because of incidents or disease.

In severe cases surgery can be used, but in simple cases we can easily harmonize an asymmetrical face with image consulting. Here is how to do it:

Hair can help a lot: side bang should always go on the opposite side of the asymmetry. Is your chin more on the right side? So the side bang will be on the left. Does your nose tend to go on the left side? So the side bang will be on the right!

Similarly, the side bang will cover the smaller area of the face. Is the right eye smaller? So the bang side will be on the right side. Are the teeth on the left higher?Then the bang side will be on the left!

If the face is particularly asymmetrical, to confuse the eye of the observer, play with the asymmetries: for example, use mono shoulder clothes (always on the side opposite to the asymmetry) or round necklines.

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BE CAREFUL not to highlight vertical and net lines on the face: hair line in the middle, but also lacing, stitching, rows of buttons, twin pockets, etc. Why? Simply because they would “guide” the eye, that would notice more easily the details of an asymmetrical face.

Basically, it would work like the grid of a camera: for example we need to take very clear photos, such as a sunset or the sea. Have you noticed that with the grid it’s easier to notice a diagonal horizon that is not perfectly straight? Well, the same thing happens when we use stripes, squares, and twin details next an asymmetrical face: the defect is immediately evident!

Rossella Migliaccio
Image Consultant