Depending on whether you have a round, oval, square, or other face shape, certain hair cuts will look better or worse on you.
Sometimes you walk out of the salon feeling like you hit the jackpot: that new haircut just looks really, really good! But how to replicate it next time? It probably isn’t just the hairdresser; your new haircut choice is likely optimally suited to your face shape. That’s right — the right hairstyle can make any face shape look phenomenal. Once you’ve figured out your face shape, use these tips to properly complement the natural charms of your face’s unique sculpture.
An oval face is expressed by a length that is one and a half times the width. Additionally, the forehead and jaw have the same measurement across. If you have an oval face, congratulations! You can pull off just about anything, no matter how edgy. If your face is long, avoid any hairstyle that piles too high on your head (this makes your face look even longer). Blunt bangs are a great way to visually shorten a long face.
Square faces are identified by an angular jaw and a wide forehead. This face shape has a visible strength to it that you’ll want to show off. The best hairstyles for a square face emphasize the jawline, while softening it at the same time. Consider an updo that pulls your hair from your face, but make sure to soften its angularity by leaving a few framing wisps.
A round face may not seem like it needs much explanation, but the technical definition is that such a face measures the same distance from ear to ear as it does from hairline to chin. Deep side parts are flattering to a round face, or other hairstyles that are somewhat asymmetrical. Accentuate your face shape with contrasts: long layers are helpful in creating the illusion of a longer face. Just be careful not to pull your hair too tightly against your scalp if you’re putting it up. Soft waves look great on a round face and can be easily achieved with a spray like Garnier’s De-Constructed Beach Chic with sea salt.
If your forehead and cheekbones are wide but taper towards your jawline, you probably have a heart-shaped face. Side-swept bangs are a great way to temper the width of your forehead. Textured layers look fantastic on this face shape, but avoid anything too blunt. Use a curling iron and Sky-Hi Volume Mousse to achieve bouncy curls that fall just around your jawline, balancing out your face shape.