How to Choose the Best Hairstyle for Your Face Shape
by SHOPIFY API / FEB 28, 2020
A hairstyle or haircut can transform your face to a completely different look, for example some hairstyles can transform a wide, round face to appear longer, a long face to seem wider and so on. The aim is to frame and balance your face to show off your best features for a flattering appearance.
Whether your face is oval shaped, triangular, or heart shaped, the right hairstyle will transform your look. So today, we are going to delve deeper and find the best hairstyles for your face shape.
Firstly, it is important to determine the shape of your face. You can do this by tying your hair back and looking at your face closely in the mirror. Determine the shape of your face before you go ahead to choose the hairstyle.
OvalAn oval face shape is well- balanced and evenly proportioned, where the overall length of the face is longer than the width, and the jawline is narrow but not much narrower than the hairline.
If you have an oval face, you’re very lucky, as you can pull off most hairstyles. This will allow you to experiment different and try all sorts of daring new looks. The best tip for this face shape is to settle for on a haircut that gives a lot of volume to the hair, movement created with layers will also help to flatter your cheekbones. Quad weft extensions are a perfect choice for instant volume.
Blunt bobs and lobs are a great choice for a chic, sophisticated look, while longer, layered hair such as waves and curls will complement your facial features without overshadowing or dragging your face down.
If you have a round face you need to be extra careful with your selection of hairstyle. You need to focus on the hairstyles which elongate your face. Keep away from geometric and blunt hairstyles hairstyles, and centre partings.
A side parting can be really flattering for round face shapes. You should wear your hair below your chin as this will help to lengthen your face and give you a feminine look.
Short and bobbed hairstyles are a no-no for the round faces as they can make the face appear broader. You can create volume and fullness to the crown of your head by choosing a layered hair style and backcombing. This also makes your face appear narrower. Short and straight blunt fringes are also to be avoided. They draw attention to the widest parts of your face. If you do want to have a fringe, opt for a sweeping side fringe.
TriangleIf you have a triangle shaped face (eyes and forehead narrower than your jaw), aim to get some fullness around your forehead and eyes, using longer fringes and layers. With triangular face shapes, the jawline is the widest part of your face, and measures greater than cheekbones, and an even narrower forehead, so if you have narrow jaw lines, opt for bobs, or mid-length styles.
The aim, with a triangular face shape, is to narrow your chin and widen your forehead. A hairstyle with volume is perfect for this face shape as it helps balance and soften a sharp jaw line. You can always add in hair extensions to achieve more volume. You want to balance your face with fullness around the narrowest bit so either a fringe, or a chin-length or mid-length bob or layers that finish at the eyes or cheekbones. Other hairstyles that are perfect for this shape include pixie cuts and short side sweeps.
HeartIf you have a wide forehead, a narrow jawline and pointed chin, then your face shape is considered a heart shape. With heart shaped faces, the aim is to soften your features and make them appear rounder and well-balanced, while taking attention away from the forehead. Therefore, hairstyles that frame the face, such as long bobs and hairstyles with fringes will work perfectly. A bob or lob will create the illusion of a wider, fuller jawline, while side fringes will disguise part of your forehead while narrowing down your cheekbones.
Other hairstyles that can suit heart shaped face, which does that opposite of previously mentioned hairstyles, but still flattering is high-updos. Opt for top knots and sleek-high ponytails (or clip on ponytails) for a sharp look that accentuates the shape of your face.
RectangularA rectangular face has a sharp jaw and forehead which makes the face appear longer. With this face shape, the aim is to enhance cheekbones while softening the sharp corners of the face.
If you have a long face, it is best to avoid long hair as it will make your face appear even longer. To bring out your best features, go for shorter hairstyles or use hair extensions to achieve lots of volume. Short to medium hairstyles will work best. Go for a hairstyle that has a side parting rather than centre as a centre parting may amplify the length of your face and can be very unforgiving. Very short cuts or very long cuts are better avoided.
If you have a wide forehead, wide cheekbones and a wide jawline, your face shape is considered square. The aim with this shape is to soften all these features for a symmetrical appearance.
Go for long layered hairstyles to add length to your face, or side partings to soften the sharp angles and even out the squareness. Side fringes are also a good choice for drawing attention to the middle of your face (cheekbones), away from the jawline.
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