The Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

If you want to bag that right hairstyle that works for you, you have to know what shape your face is first. By knowing your face shape, you will know what hairstyles will be best for you. There are hairstyles that can enhance your face and its shape or de-emphasize it. Whichever one you want to go for depends on what you feel will work for you. Generally, there are four types of face shape: oval, round, square, and heart-shaped. You can determine your face shape by standing in front of a mirror and pulling your hair back.

If you find that you have an oval-shaped face, you are lucky because you can have any type of hairstyle under the sun. However, if you have a long oval face, you might want to steer away from very short and very long hairstyles because this can accentuate the length of your face.

If you have a round face-shape, the right hairstyle for you would be one that creates additional length to your face. You can do this by sporting a short do, one that hangs just below your chin. Do not be fooled that this can make your face even rounder. If you have a short do with tapered layers, this will de-emphasize the roundness of your face rather. To create the illusion of length, try to add height to your crown area.

A square-shaped face will work well with a hairstyle that can frame your face. This will help in hiding the harsh angles of your jaw line and chin. Whereas if you have a heart-shaped face, you may want to choose hairstyles that are full on top or if you want a long hairstyle, be sure to choose one with layers. If you choose to layer your hair, make sure the layering starts from the cheekbones down. You can also get away with wearing bangs but wear them to the side. A rule of thumb in selecting the right hairstyle, however, is that it doesn’t matter what face shape you have because as long as you can carry your do with confidence, then that is the hairstyle for you.

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