The basic rule of finding a great hairstyle for your face shape is to not highlight your shortcomings. The benefits of the right hairstyle should never be underestimated as it can shave pounds off your face and years off your age.
To keep up with the trends, hairdressers often take their cue from celebrities’ hairstyles. Here are some smashing, hot looks from Hollywood:
When you’ve got a heart-shaped face, the goal is to minimize the width of your face. We recommend long hair past the shoulders with bangs or bobbed hair below the chin with bangs. Either one of these hairstyles works great.
A center parting is usually never a good idea as it makes a forehead look wider than it is. To help draw attention away from prominent jawlines, you can benefit from volume at the roots and side-swept bangs. Jessica Stroup (above picture) demonstrates how it’s done, perfectly.
Long locks add length to the face and this is key for round faces. Boy-short hairstyles can be quite unflattering for a round face. Our advice is to think of angles when it comes to choosing a cut for round faces, as what is needed is structure. This means, if you have a round face, you might want to stay away from short curly hair, which will make your round face appear rounder.
If you have a square face, you might want to play down your strong, angular jaw. Texture, in the form of curls or choppy ends, does this exceptionally. When it comes to this face shape, you definitely want the edges of the cut to be softly rounded. Shorter angles around the face will lift and frame nicely.
Long, blunt bangs however, emphasize the squareness of your jaw. Do avoid them as they will only create more angles on your already angular face. If you want to rock a fringe, opt for a side-swept one to add softness.
Great news! Almost any desired haircut is suitable with oval-shaped faces. A middle parting is ideal for small oval faces because it creates an illusion of more width. What should be avoided though? If you have an oval face shape, the one hairstyle to be wary of is heavy, thick bangs as this could muffle your petite face. We recommend that you try the fall trend – half-up, half-down hairstyle for a face-flattering look.
Do not be mistaken, we think wide foreheads and pointy chins are beautiful, but just in case you ever need an excuse to get a new hairstyle… ;-)