Face Shape Hairstyle

A face shape hairstyle is a unique look that’s perfect to suit the shape of one’s face.

Whether your face is square, round, oval, oblong, or heart shaped, you can make the most out of a new cut or style, by choosing a look that enhances your best features.

The whole idea is to play down or accentuate the undesired features of one’s face.  

This could be anything from softening the appearance of a strong jaw-line, to opening up the eyes, or even shortening a long chin. The ability to do this will allow you to display liveliness and heartiness making you even more beautiful because of it.

The following identifies the different kinds of face shapes and the recommended styles to make the best out of its figure.



Square

The shape of a square face has a broad forehead, and a cubed jaw-line.

Style Smart: Opt for a hair style with either soft long layered waves or even curls. This will create softness and subtract from the hard lines. Avoid bangs, and choose your part to be placed off to the side with loose curls or a graduated cut.


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Stylist Note! Consider only the style of each model for your face shape not their face itself



Round

A circular face will have the appearance of the forehead and chin being equal to the distance between your cheeks.

Style Smart: Go for a feathered shaped cut, leaving the hair to lean forward as it slims down the face. Incorporate a short fringe (bang), to extend the face, and give the impression of lengthening.  Styling an edgy short cut can be just as flattering as a long one.

Stylist Note! Consider only the style of each model for your face shape not their face itself



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Heart

The widest peak of this shape is most broad at the level of your eye, and tapers down to a very pointed chin shape.

Style Smart: Consider a face shape hairstyle with volume or width around the chin. For example, a Bob with the ends flipped out right below the ears will be an option as well as curls, or even layers.  Whichever you choose, the idea is to level it at the chin.

Stylist Note! Consider only the style of each model for your face shape not their face itself



Oblong

The shape of this face is considered to be long with a high forehead, and long chin.

Style Smart: Balance this shape by choosing a face shape hairstyle, which provides the look of width. You can add short layers, or even a short bob with a fringe (bang), to produce lines that are horizontal. Styling your bob with curls, or scrunching it for a wet look will help a long face as well.

Stylist Note! Consider only the style of each model for your face shape not their face itself



Oval

The silhouette of this face has a broad set of cheekbones that narrows down into a sharp chin, and up into a narrow forehead.  This shape is considered to be the most favored of them all as it is known to suit just about any hairstyle.

Style Smarts: Consider which part of your features you like to emphasize whether it be your eyes, mouth, cheekbones, or nose. Any face shape hairstyle will work with an egg-shaped face.

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