Now that fall is here, you’ve been feeling tempted to chop off your sun-worn strands. Before you do, you might want to try this nifty trick to determine exactly how you’d look with a significantly shorter 'do.
What you need: A ruler, a pencil and a mirror.
What you do: Stand in front of the mirror with the side of your face in view. Hold the pencil horizontally so that it’s touching your chin, and then position the ruler vertically beneath your ear so that the pencil and ruler intersect. Next, measure the distance from the bottom of your earlobe to the top of the pencil.
What you’re looking for: If it’s less than two and a quarter inches from your ear to the pencil, green light—short hair (like a chin-length bob) will look great on you. If it’s more than two and a quarter inches, you may want to consider keeping a bit of length (think: a shoulder-grazing lob or longer).
OK, but why is this true? Apparently, it’s less about face shape and more about the angle of your jawbone (says John Frieda stylist Giles Robinson). There are exceptions to the rule, of course, but this is a good test if you’re toying with the idea of shorter hair.
Time to call your hairstylist. For once, you know the exact cut you want.
How to vote
Vote-by-mail ballot request deadline: Varies by state
For the Nov 3 election: States are making it easier for citizens to vote absentee by mail this year due to the coronavirus. Each state has its own rules for mail-in absentee voting. Visit your state election office website to find out if you can vote by mail.Get more information
In-person early voting dates: Varies by state
Sometimes circumstances make it hard or impossible for you to vote on Election Day. But your state may let you vote during a designated early voting period. You don't need an excuse to vote early. Visit your state election office website to find out whether they offer early voting.My Election Office
General Election: Nov 3, 2020
Polling hours on Election Day: Varies by state/localityMy Polling Place