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Finding The Right Hairstyle To Suit Your Face Shape

Updated on August 7, 2018
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One of the primary factors in determining the features of an attractive face lies in highlighting the best features of picking a hairstyle that enhances your face shape. An experienced hairstylist will know what way will or won't flatter one's face. A dazzling haircut can make a powerful statement — it can compliment your 'active' features and reduce the 'negative' ones. Also, it can help you look and feel your best.

So, while searching for the ideal hairstyle for your face shape, it can be like going on a blind date. For a reason, while seeking a new haircut, but don't know what you are getting, it's like you do not know what to expect or what you will receive. Even if you see a picture of what you are getting; it may also make your heart flutter, but as soon as you receive the style, and it does not flatter your face, you quickly understand why not every hairstyle is suitable for every look.

For a woman who loves being as daring or as classic as she’d like and ready to update her looks. The first rule of discovering a suitable hairstyle for your face shape is never going to the salon for a new 'do’ before establishing the shape of your face. So, before you select a hairstyle, first, venture, then determine your face shape considering an impressive style and face mismatch end in disappointment. It's best to pick a hairstyle that highlights your skin tone, and the style that makes you look gorgeous and right for your face.

It is vital to know your facial shape because face preferences do not only affect hairstyle it has an impact on a unique range of important public outcome. It can affect mate choices, hiring results and determination concerning a friendly relationship. When it comes to a haircut, the facial characteristics influence the appearance and carries a powerful effect on each person because we are all judged by our faces.

The different face shape is oval, round, diamond, square, long or heart. However, no matter what your face shape, there will be a haircut that will fit your personality. The style will make the jaw appear softer; the broad forehead is smaller and even make a double chin seem as if it has disappeared, So when choosing a hairstyle, you do not need the supernatural on your side. Although, it's best to consider what looks best on you, be keen on the hair texture, reflect on your personality, and make sure your hairstyle indicates your lifestyle.

If you are a female, who enjoy changing the look of your hair to match a celebrity photo. Know that the perfect haircut is more than just a few trims. Also, what can make one person face softer and look beautiful may not be the best look for the next. Celebrities like Halle Berry has broad brow and narrow jaw, the length, and width of her oval face go with almost any haircut or style; so everything looks good on her.

Six Steps to Knowing Your Face Shape Before you start changing the length, color, or style of your hair

Step 1: Get a variable measuring tape or a ruler

Step 2: Determine the width of your forehead at its inclusive point.

Step 3: Measure corner to corner from your cheekbones to their broadest point.

Step 4: Measure across your jaw line to its widest point.

Step 5: Measure the width of your face by placing your tape directly underneath your eyes, measuring ear to ear. Make sure you stop measuring where your ears meet each side of your head.

Step 6: Determine the time-span of your face by putting the tape at the top of your temple, beneath your hairline, and establishing the length by measuring from the forehead to the bottom of your chin.

Why to Figure Out Your Face Shape

For most of us, to maintain our lifestyle as well as keep our hair looking healthy, we get a haircut and style as regular as need or at least every four to eight weeks. However, to be able to wear the hairstyle that will bring out our face it is essential to know the shape.

Find the Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Because there are so many different hairstyles to choose from, it's best to look for a style that highlights the many face shapes and make you look fantastic. It is sometimes hard to know where should we begin as there are different types of faces. I suggest you find your face shape by breaking out a variable measuring tape or ruler. Then start measuring the widths of your face starting from the brow, cheekbones, and the jawline, and then the length of the forehead from the face to the chin.

Once you figure out your face shape, you can put together a list of your favorite hairstyles.

If you have a square face, it is best to get a style that brings out your robust and angular jaw. Several styles will bring out a square face person strong jaw. A great hairstyle is consistency, in the shape of curls or wavy finishes, it fit the face brilliantly. A square face person will look gorgeous in shags, a long bob or side swept bangs. Also, long, sleek styles with layers that layers at the jawline and hang beautifully downward are gorgeous to wear.

A square face person face carries a sharp, and angular features. Their jaw, cheekbones, and forehead are also equal in width.

Styles, Square-Shaped Faces Should Avoid

What to avoid: Short hair can be challenging to pull off. Broader, no-nonsense bangs, and blunt bobs are all wrong for a square face. Styles like these will make your facial characteristics appear even sharper, creating a close, distant look.

Styling tips: For a flattering look that adds lift and volume in the uppermost head area go for updos. Also, wear styles with movement in the hair, which softens the edge of the jawline attractively.

If you have heart-shaped faces, your face comes with a spikey chin; this face shape draws attention to the eyes and cheekbones. The hairstyles that are best for a heart-shaped face are side-swept bangs, fringe to the brow line. A heart-shaped face can sport short and long styles. A short hairstyle that's pixie clipped evenly on the sides and layers on top is dynamic. A bold, beautiful style that falls at your jawline is perfect for leaving the face to look terrific.

A long style should be layers combined with sweeping bangs that please the cheekbones to draw the eyes away from the chin area. It will give a heart shape face an elongating effect.

Styles heart-shaped Should Avoid

What to avoid: concise style, everyday bangs. Heart-shaped face people can wear some short and long hair but it best they prevent a lot of glaring layers.

Styling tips: When finalizing the perfect haircut for a heart face shape, think about a high middle, side position styles or a bob that highlight the chin and stops at the jawline for flattering fabulous looks. Also, soft curls that flourish just below the chin are attractive.

People with an oval face tend to look good in every chosen hairstyle and “Anything goes!” as they have the ideal face shape. There is only one downfall, and that is sometimes the faces can appear long. Therefore, it is best not to wear styles that add height on top of the head. Oval-shaped face people can be as daring or as classic as they’d like as they can go flawlessly for shortcuts, wavy, curly to straight lovely long styles. Styles that falls past the shoulders bring out the best facial feature.

Oval faces-shaped Should Avoid

What to avoid: Hairstyle in the shape of a giant donut bun, a trendy, a tantalized updo or a sharp shortcut. However, most important always think through your hair texture. People with curly or thick hair can chance to look like a pyramid.

Styling tips: Go with a high-fashion style, like a sharp bob, super-short crop or a blunt fringe. You are short in height, but what you lack in height makes up in style. A gorgeous shortcut works consistently with an oval face person to make them look much taller.

If you have a long face, you should choose a style trim in extended layers that reach the cheekbones and the chin. Also, the long, straight hair looks nice on long face people because the added width enhances such a face. A long face person tends to think they have an oval face, but in reality, their face is longer. Please know that oval faces can get away with styles than long faces cannot.

The best hairstyle for long face people is bangs as they hide a long forehead and will make a face seem more oval. All kinds of bangs look great on a long face like blunt bangs, side-swept bangs and the type that browse the brows.

Long-Shaped Faces Should Avoid: Very shortcuts and exceptional long style that falls past the shoulders because it will make your face appear longer than is--so keep away from these styles.

Styling tips: A long style is not the best method but If you want to go long, make sure you wear layers. If you keep your hair longer in the back with long layers that fall toward your chin or beautiful bangs, it will make your face appear more oval.

A person who desires to look nice knows when and how often to go for a haircut and style. They mainly focus on styles that can enhance their face shape and aim to get the best haircut and style that helps to build their confidence. Whether you like to wear a charming long style or just fluctuating short hair, know that short hairstyles require more upholding to keep the style. Forer more, I’d like to hear more or less about what works for you! I hope my excellent hairstyle guide will help you build your confidence and show off your best look with confidence!

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Types of Face Shape
Face Shape Ideal Haircut
Face Shape Haircuts to Avoid
Oval: Slightly narrower at the jawline than the temple, oval faces have gently rounded hairlines and an even countenance. Oval faces are enviably easy to shop for, because they can wear almost any style successfully.
Oval: Because of the round nature of the face, anything goes
Oval: Haircuts are a matter of personal preference to an individual with an oval face; there are none that need to be specifically avoided
Round: Round faces tend to be full-looking and have a round chin and a matching round hairline. The widest points of the face are found at the ears and the cheeks.
Round: Round faces benefit from height at the crown, a short and swept back haircut, or a cut longer than chin length. A layered top will add length to a round face.
Round: Round faces are well advised to steer clear of chin length cuts and center partings, both of which will add width to the face.
Heart: Heart-shaped faces are much wider at the temple than the chin, though the hairline is rounded, rather than square. Heart subtypes include the diamond-shaped face, where the chin and the hairline are both narrow and the cheeks are wide.
Heart: Heart-shaped faces can wear chin length or longer hair. Layers add interest to longer hair, while a chin length bob creates facial balance
Heart: Heart-shaped faces are not suited to short, full styles, because they put too much emphasis on the upper face. They should also stay away from tapered necklines
Square: Square faces have a strong, set jawline and a square hairline. The rectangle face shape is a longer subtype of the square. Another subtype is the the inverted triangle face type, which has a small forehead and a large chin,
Square: Square face shapes are softened by short or medium-length hairstyles, with wispy bangs. Layered bobs also look good when they are cut above or below, but not at the jawline
Square: Square faces should avoid any haircut that stops at the jawline, because it will greatly accentuate an already prominent jawbone.
Long: Long faces vary between a long oval shape in which the jaw and the hairline are rounded and approximate each other in width, to a more oblong shape with a square hairline and jaw shape
Long: Long faces are counterbalanced with short to medium length hair, accented with wispy bangs to soften the cut. Fullness and layering can be added at the sides to widen the face.
Long: Long faces need to limit the length of the hair to avoid inadvertently lengthening the face. For this reason, the hair should not grow past the shoulders

Hair styles for different face shapes for women

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      Pam Morris 

      2 months ago from Atlanta Georgia

      Hello Tess, Thank you so much for your response. I am happy to read you think my article is helpful. I try to write articles others would enjoy reading and I hope you read other hubs you think is nice.

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      3 months ago from Hawaii

      Really nice article! I went through quite few hairstyles in the past and it can be challenging if you're not aware of what looks good with your features.


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