Have you ever looked in the mirror to evaluate your face shape? There are three main types that most people fall into. Square, oval or round, and heart-shaped. You can enhance your look by sticking to hairstyles and cuts that complement your face shape. Here are some tips on how to achieve the best hairstyle for each face shape.
Best Hairstyles For Square Faces
First the best way to tell if you are a square is to think about fellow square shaped face people. That would include celebrities like Angelina Jolie Pitt, Rihanna, Natalie Portman, and Lady Gaga. The prominent features on this type are a strong jawline, and equal sides to the forehead. If you want to minimize the appearance of an angular jaw, then stick to long graduated layers in your hair style. That will help to offset your jaw and elongate your face a bit to make it look less square.
Another style to try is the “Lob”, or the long bob. It’s such a versatile cut for any face that it’s also really flattering on a square shaped face. It can also help disguise stronger cheekbones if they aren’t your favorite feature.
For a short hairstyle for square faces, a spiked pixie is a strong statement to make. Just be sure that the sides are kept pretty short with some extra length on the top to give you some height.
Best Hairstyles For Oval or Round Faces
The round or oval shaped face is probably the most common type. Kate Middleton, Jessica Alba, and Kate Hudson are a few celebrity examples of this type of face. The best part is that pretty much anything will work on you. If you find that your face is looking too long, you can add some fringe or bangs to break up your look.
A shoulder length cut is also a good spot for your hair to fall if you have this face shape. Or you can even go in the opposite direction and get a straight bob cut. This classic cut is going to highlight your features in the best way.
Best Hairstyles For Heart Shaped Faces
The heart-shaped face is one of the most unusual, but it can be absolutely gorgeous. The chin is tapered usually to a point, with wider set cheekbones, and a smaller forehead. Reese Witherspoon is a great celeb example of this shape.
Longer bangs work well on this type of face because your goal is to balance out a strong chin. Loose waves are also beautiful as well, since you have such a structured face your hair can be a little more wild.
Finally a sleek crop can be stunning if you would like to go short. Just make sure your part is a little offset on the side because that is the most chic way to wear this look.