Before you choose which cut and style you want to go with, take your facial shape into consideration. A hairstyle that you saw on a model may not look as well on you as you thought.
There are hairstyles that accentuate different facial shapes better than others. It’s important to know your face shape because you want your hair to work for you. For help determining your face structure please check out our What Shape is My Face page.
Everyone’s face is different, but most everyone’s face falls within one of these five common shapes:
Info You Should Know: Find styles that elongate and slim your face. Stay away from styles that make your face look fuller. Don’t have length or layers beginning at chin level and go for less volume.
Celebrities With Round Faces: Emma Stone, Cameron Diaz, Christina Ricci, Ginnifer Goodwin
Info You Should Know: Find styles that play down your angled jaw. Avoid chin-length styles and heavy bangs. Go for textured layers or waves to soften your features.
Celebrities With Square Faces: Angelina Jolie, Sandra Bullock, Olivia Wilde
Best Hairstyles: layers beginning at the feature you would like to accent, pixie cuts, straight styles with lift, A-line bobs, curved bangs, shoulder length styles
Info You Should Know: Oval faces can wear pretty much any hairstyle. Stay away from styles that cover the faces shape.
Celebrities With Oval Faces: Jessica Alba, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Aniston and Kate Middleton
Heart Shaped Face
Info You Should Know: You should avoid styles that make your face appear shorter and wider. Find styles that add length to your face and create width to a narrow chin.
Celebrities With Heart Shaped Faces: Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna, and Zooey Deschanel
Oblong Shaped Face (also called Diamond Shape)
Info You Should Know: Avoid styles that make your face look longer such as too long or too short styles and styles with height at the crown.
Celebrities With Oblong Faces: Kate Beckinsale, Sarah Jessica Parker, Janet Jackson, Liv Tyler and Halle BerryHalle Berry
Always try to play up your best feature when choosing your style, no matter what shape you have. It’s much easier to style a cut that flatters your face shape. It will keep your face looking balanced and you can be your most beautiful self.
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