What Hairstyle Suits My Face Shape?

Like dressing our bodies, it is important to consider balance and proportion when it comes to choosing a haircut or style that will suit our face shape.

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OVAL FACE

  • Features:  Perfectly symmetrical , gently rounded hairline, slightly wider at the temples than at the jaw.
  • Objective:  Show off your perfect proportions!
  • Choose:  Most hairstyles and lengths suit an oval face.
  • Avoid:  Ensure that your cut doesn’t hide your facial features.
  • Celebrity examples:  Cindy Crawford, Jessica Alba and Julia Roberts.

 

OBLONG (LONG) FACE

  •  Features:  Face is quite long, with similar with at temples, cheekbones and jaw.
  • Objective:  Your haircut should create the illusion of a wider and shorter face.
  • Choose:  Short-to-medium length (above the shoulder), layers (fullness at sides of face), volume/body, side parting, wispy fringe.
  • Avoid:  Long hair, straight styles, centre partings, no fringe.
  • Celebrity examples:  Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Hilary Swank.

 

HEART FACE

  • Features:  The face is widest at temples, narrowest at chin.
  • Objective:  Balance out the wider forehead/temples area by adding visual interest or volume around the jaw/chin area.
  • Choose:  Chin-length, fullness at jaw-line, soft or curly styles, side parting, wispy fringe.
  • Avoid:  Short or pixie crops, volume at the crown / upper half of face, severe cuts.
  • Celebrity examples:  Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Charlize Theron.

 

ROUND FACE

  • Features:  Rounded hairline and chin.  Face is widest at cheekbones.
  • Objective:  Lengthen the face for a slimming effect.
  • Choose:  Longer than chin-length, height at crown, sleek cut that is close to the face, side parting.
  • Avoid:  Very short or very long styles, straight fringe, middle parting.
  • Celebrity examples:  Cameron Diaz, Kate Bosworth, Drew Barrymore, Mandy Moore.

 

SQUARE FACE

  • Features:  Strong square jaw and hairline.
  • Objective:  Soften the hard angles of the face.
  • Choose:  At or below shoulder length, layers, waves or curls, side parting, side-swept fringe.
  • Avoid:  Square or geometric cuts (e.g. bob), very long styles, middle parting, straight or heavy fringe.
  • Celebrity examples:  Demi Moore, Sandra Bullock, Calista Flockhart.

 

DIAMOND FACE

  • Features:  The face is widest at the cheekbones.
  • Objective:  This is a particularly attractive face-shape so your objective should be not to hide your great features.
  • Choose:  Any length (a graduated bob looks especially good), nearly all styles, volume around the neck area.
  • Avoid:  Bare neck, hiding facial features.
  • Celebrity examples:  Linda Evangelista, Sophia Loren.

 

 


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