Knowing the shape of your particular face is essential for selecting hairstyles that flatter your individual faces. The right hairstyle sets off features nicely. Faces usually fall into a number of easily identifiable shapes.
Once you determine your face shape click here to find the best hairstyles for your face shape.
Determining Your Face Shape
From the descriptions below, see which face shape most closely matches your own face.
A round face has a fuller appearance in the cheeks, along with a rounded forehead and chin. Celebrities with round faces include Christina Ricci, Cameron Diaz, Gennifer Goodwin and Kate Winslet.
Styling recommendations: Avoid chin-length bob haircuts. Opt for either short hairstyles with volume at the top, or long hair falling below the chin.
An oval face is narrow at the forehead and the chin, and the cheekbones give width to the face. Celebrities with oval faces include Jennifer Aniston, Jessica Alba and Kate Middleton.
Styling recommendations: Any style works, but bangs should be light or wispy.
The jaw line, cheekbone and forehead are of equal width on a square face. Celebrities with square faces include Demi Moore and Sandra Bullock.
Styling recommendations: Wavy or curly styles will soften the angularity of a square face.
Oblong Face (also called Diamond Shape)
A long face has a narrow, high-set forehead and cheek area, and a narrow chin. Celebrities with oblong faces include Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Janet Jackson.
Styling recommendations: Layered, medium-length styles work best. A short hairstyle with volume at the ears/cheeks will create the illusion of a shorter face.
A heart-shaped face has a wide forehead and a narrow jaw. Celebrities with heart-shaped faces include Claudia Schiffer, Reese Witherspoon, Rihanna and Michelle Pfeiffer.
Styling recommendations: Long hairstyles or chin-length bobs flatter this shape.
Occasionally, a face will combine elements of different shapes. However, by following the styling recommendations for the different face shapes, you can create the perfect hairstyle for your face.