When it comes to hairstyles, choosing the right one can be overwhelming. There are so many options available, it can be hard to know where to start. But fear not, because with a little bit of knowledge and guidance, you can find the perfect hairstyle to suit you and enhance your features.
Determining your face shape:
Before deciding on a hairstyle, it’s important to determine your face shape. This will play a big role in what style will flatter and enhance your features. There are six main face shapes: oval, round, square, heart, diamond, and oblong.
Oval: An oval face is longer than it is wide, with a slightly rounded jawline.
Round: A round face is equal in length and width, with a rounded jawline and cheekbones.
Square: A square face has strong angles, with a defined jawline and forehead.
Heart: A heart-shaped face has a wider forehead and cheekbones, with a narrower jawline.
Diamond: A diamond-shaped face has a narrow, pointed chin and wider cheekbones.
Oblong: An oblong face is longer than it is wide, with a prominent forehead and strong jawline.
Once you have determined your face shape, you can move on to finding the perfect hairstyle for you.
Hairstyles for oval faces:
Oval faces are versatile and can suit most hairstyles. The aim is to balance out the proportions of the face.
Short hair: Pixie cuts, bobs, and short layered cuts work well for an oval face shape. If you’re going for a pixie cut, opt for a longer fringe to balance out the face. For bobs, aim for a length that stops just above the chin.
Long hair: Long layers are great for adding volume and texture, while avoiding a heavy appearance. Waves and curls work well to soften the face and add dimension.
Hairstyles for round faces:
The aim for round faces is to elongate the face and create angles.
Short hair: A pixie cut with side-swept bangs can create angles and elongate the face. Avoid blunt bangs as they can make the face appear rounder.
Long hair: Avoid adding too much volume around the cheeks. Long layers work well to create an elongated look, while a side-part can add dimension. Waves and curls can also help to create angles.
Hairstyles for square faces:
The aim for square faces is to soften the angles and create a rounder appearance.
Short hair: Soft, layered cuts work well for square faces. Avoid blunt cuts and straight bangs.
Long hair: Long layers and soft waves work well to soften the angles. A side-part can also help to create balance.
Hairstyles for heart-shaped faces:
The aim for heart-shaped faces is to balance out the forehead and jawline.
Short hair: A layered bob or a pixie cut with soft layers can work well to balance out the features. Avoid heavy bangs.
Long hair: Long layers work well to add volume and texture. Soft waves or curls can create dimension around the jawline.
Hairstyles for diamond-shaped faces:
The aim for diamond-shaped faces is to create balance between the chin and forehead.
Short hair: A pixie cut with volume at the crown can add balance and dimension.
Long hair: Long layers and soft, subtle waves can help to balance out the features. Avoid too much volume around the cheekbones.
Hairstyles for oblong faces:
The aim for oblong faces is to create width.
Short hair: A pixie cut with volume at the sides can create width and balance out the features.
Long hair: Long layers work well to add volume and dimension. Waves and curls can also add width to the face.
Q: Can I pull off a fringe?
A: Fringes can work well on most face shapes, but it’s important to choose the right style. For example, blunt fringes can work well on oval and square faces, while side-swept bangs can work well on heart and round faces.
Q: Can I have short hair if I have a round face?
A: Yes, short hair can work well on a round face. The key is to create angles and elongate the face. Pixie cuts with side-swept bangs or layered bobs can work well.
Q: How can I add volume to my hair?
A: Layers, waves, and curls can all add volume to your hair. Avoid heavy products that can weigh down the hair.
Q: Can I have long hair if I have a square face?
A: Yes, long hair can work well on a square face. The key is to soften the angles and create balance. Long layers and soft waves can help to achieve this.
Q: How can I prevent my hair from looking flat?
A: Layers and texture can help prevent hair from looking flat. Adding volume at the crown and using texturizing products can also help to create dimension.