Have you been trying to find the right haircut for you for years, but whatever you choose, it doesn’t look flattering? If you’ve been getting hairstyles based on the ones that look fabulous on some of your favourite celebrities, that’s where you may have been wrong. Every face shape requires a certain type of hairstyle to bring out its most prominent features and make you look like you were born to wear that haircut. If you don’t know your face shape, and you don’t know if you should choose a pixie cut, a bob, or a high slick bun, we’re here to make this decision much easier.
Blunt bob for oval face
Is your face longer than it is wider? If you have a jawline narrower than the hairline, then your face shape is oval. Think Bela Hadid, Kelly Rowland, and Jessica Alba – they all look flawless because they know that side-swept bangs, a blunt bob, a haircut past the shoulder with subtle layers and plenty of volume through the roots look the most flattering to their face shape. However, having an oval face comes with a certain advantage because it is the easiest face shape to choose a hairstyle for. Even though it supports a variety of haircuts, an oval face still won’t look as good with heavy bangs and a one-length hairstyle.
Pixie cut to flatter round faces
Do you have the same face shape as Selena Gomez or Kirsten Dunst? The identical face width and length characterize a round face shape, known as “baby face”. A textured lob, slick back ponytail, pixie cut with volume at the top and a deep side part look the most flattering on a round face. If you’re having trouble growing your hair, quality ponytail hair extension can be one of the best solutions for you. Just remember to avoid wide curls and soft bangs because those will only accentuate the widest part of your face.
Straight hair for square faces
Hailey Bieber is the true representative of a celebrity with a square face shape. A strong, angled jawline is one of the main characteristics of a square face. The forehead and cheekbones will be the same width as the jawline, in which case you’ll want to go for straight hair with long layers. Side-swept bangs are also a great option for square-shaped faces.
Heart-shaped faces and a deep side part
A heart-shaped face that Reese Witherspoon and Kourtney Kardashian have, look the best in a shoulder-length bob, and deep side part with loose waves. Considering that the widest part of the face is the hairline and that a chin is narrow while the cheekbones are the most prominent, this face shape should avoid short bangs and middle part and opt for layers that break at the collarbone instead.
Loose curls and flat iron waves for long faces
Long faces are similar to oval ones, with a simple difference that the chin is slightly longer. Sarah Jessica Parker is the true representative of this face shape, and she always looks flawless with a voluminous salon-style blowout. Flat iron waves and loose curls that start at the roots will be your best choices if you have a long face.
Diamond face and long side-swept bangs
The forehead and the jawline of the same width, with cheekbones being the widest part of the face is what characterizes a diamond-shaped face. For those whose faces are similar to Vanessa Hudgens’s and Halle Berry’s, we suggest long side-swept bangs and a short-textured bob. Alternatively, sleek straight hair with a middle part will also look amazing. Avoid straight across bangs and heavy rounded bangs.
Choosing the right haircut for your face can be challenging, but hopefully, we’ve managed to make it a bit easier for you. Be sure you know precisely what your face shape is so you can choose just the right hairstyle for you.