Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Hairstyles are difficult to determine sometimes.  When it comes to getting great hair, don’t look any further than your own mirror.  Whether you’re a “heart,” “round,” or “oval,” your best cut is determined by your face.  Every face is different and it’s important to understand that every hairstyle is not for every face shape. To accentuate balance and beauty, strive for a hairstyle that works with your particular face shape. That strategy will not only give you your best
look, but also emphasize your best features. Be sure to bring this up with your stylist and make it an important determination in your new look.

Start with Sorting Shapes for Best Hairstyles

Figure out your face shape by pulling hair back into a tight, structure-revealing ponytail.  Look at the outline of your face — the size and shape of your forehead as it compares to  your cheeks and chin determines its shape.

  • ROUND Face Shape — full with round chin and hairline
    Do: Add volume to the top of head to slim.
    Don’t: Stay away from a spiky and short topside. Avoid width or volume on sides.
  • SQUARE Face Shape– with strong jawline and hairline
    Do: Take the edge off with a softening style featuring a side part and length at nape of neck.
    Don’t: Don’t center-part hair or cut square, straight bangs. Avoid geometric lines.
  • OVAL Face Shape– jawline narrower than temples, rounded hairline
    Do: Add volume to the top of head to slim.
    Don’t: Stay away from a spiky and short topside. Avoid width or volume on sides.
  • LONG Face Shape — narrow jawline and hairline
    Do: Layer it on for fullness on sides.
    Don’t: Skip short cuts, jaw-length bobs, or styles that add height on top.
  • HEART Face Shape — wide temples and hairline, narrowing at chin
    Do: Try bangs and a length that frames the jawline.
    Don’t: Don’t go too short at the nape of the neck.

Don’t get distracted by all the trendy hairstyles out there.  Before you go to the stylist, make sure you know your do’s and don’ts for a great hairstyle and you’re sure to look great in your next cut!

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