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Choose the right hairstyle for your face shape

Written by Lexie Murphy on . Posted in Hairstyle


Even though there are only a few people who take this aspect into consideration, it is true that you should choose your hairstyle according to your face shape. Usually, when getting a new haircut, people tend to follow the trend and forget about the most important thing there is – the wrong hairstyle for the wrong face shape is simply a disaster. Of course, a good hairstylist can work wonders but there will still be that disaccord between the shape of your face and your new hairstyle. You may think that this is not that big of a deal but hairstyles are usually about geometry and shape and also, this is not a written rule but the shape of the hairstyle must compliment positive attributes and minimize the non-pleasing ones. If you are still in doubt about the hairstyle that you think would suit your face shape, do not worry too much for a good hairstylist will know by instinct what hairstyle shape will be the right one for you.

Oval-shaped face and round face shape

If your forehead and jaw are rounded and of the same width, then you probably have an oval face shape. This means that your face resembles the shape of an egg and the sides of your face are quite curved with no sharp angles. If this sounds familiar to you, then opt for a medium casual bob with side swept bangs, a long wavy casual hairstyle or simply a short casual pixie with side bangs. Moreover, if you want to try a short pixie and you struggle with hair loss, you should know that this problem can now be solved with the help of scalp micropigmentation – a great hair loss solution. Anyway, back to the shapes of the face, if you think that your face shape is round, then you probably have soft features, with your forehead, jaw and cheekbones being of the same width. A great thing that you can do is to opt for shoulder-length hairstyle and if you fancy having bangs, keep them side swept or long.

Square face shape and heart-shaped face

A square face shape gets noticed by having strong and broad forehead as well as an angular jaw. It is to say that square faces are the best face shapes to photograph and also, women with the features of a square face tend to age well. So if your face is square-shaped, consider yourself lucky because you can opt for different hairstyle such as long bobs, short and edgy cuts as well as side swept bangs. Anyway, let’s not forget about heart-shaped faces, which are wider at the forehead. This face shape is also called the inverted-triangle and is sometimes conspicuous for it has a pointy chin. If you think your face resembles the shape of a heart, then choose short or long hairstyles with side swept bangs or brow-grazing fringe.

Oblong-shaped face and diamond face shape

Oblong face shapes are long and they go well with bangs because they hide your forehead. So go for side swept bangs, blunt bangs or brow-skimming bangs as well as a long bob hairstyle. Last but not least, a diamond face shape has wide cheekbones and narrow forehead and jawline. Finally, concerning the right hairstyles for this face shape, long bobs and side swept bangs are the way to go.