Most of the time, we choose our next hairstyle based only on what’s in style, which social networks and glossy magazines tell us. But if you’ve ever left a salon and wondered why your new haircut didn’t look as good as you thought it would, it’s probably because you didn’t get the right hairstyle for your face shape.
Do you want to know, based on the shape of your face, which haircuts will look best on you? We give you a full guide to choosing the haircut that will look best on you based on your face shape.
We show you the best haircuts for round, square, oval, long, triangular, and diamond-shaped faces.
Why is it important to choose the right hairstyle?
With the right hairstyle, any girl can look beautiful. It takes work to find your ideal. A bad hairstyle or haircut takes a long time to fix and is hard on a girl’s nerves. But almost all girls try different ways to look to find their ideal selves.
If a woman’s hairstyle is chosen correctly for her face shape, it can make a big difference in how she looks. With it, you can take the focus off the small things about your appearance that the girl thinks are wrong. For example, you can change the shape of the face, hide the ears, make the nose look like it’s not as big, and bring out the beauty and shine of the hair.
How to determine your face shape?
Only a few females are aware of the facial type to which they belong. It is simple to ascertain. The ratio of the height and width of the face, cheekbones, forehead, jaw, and chin are among the factors considered.
There are six types of face shapes:
- An elongated
If you have an oval face, you are privileged. Any hairstyle you wear looks good on you! You can bet on any of the trends of the season. If you want to shorten the face visually, you can do like the actress Emily Blunt: bet on making two side braids and picking them up. If you place the line in the middle, you will enhance this effect.
Bob, with one side behind the ear.
The Bob will continue to reign this fall-winter. It is a versatile cut that can be adapted to all types of faces and is tremendously flattering. If you have an oval face, you can wear it with the parting on one side, and one of the sides placed behind the ear or collected back with hairpins or a braid. In addition to the plus of style, you will be able to sweeten your features even more.
The line in the middle is going strong. We’ve seen it on almost every runway, and it’s a perfect choice for sweetheart faces with strong jawlines. It stylizes the face and hides the sides quite a bit, optically refining this type of face.
Bangs can also be an excellent tool to balance the proportions of heart or diamond faces. By having more width in the upper area than in the jaw, it is interesting to cover a portion of the forehead. Width is added to the face in this area. Of course, avoid short bangs; they should reach the level of the eyes. The best? The incombustible curtain bangs, a little open in the middle or on one side. An open bang makes the forehead appear more comprehensive but not longer.
Ideally, if you have a round face, the volume should focus on the upper part of the head. Headbands, therefore, can become great allies to lengthen the features visually. You can wear it conventionally or leave a few strands in front of the ears to achieve a more transgressive look. It will hide the lateral volume of the face.
Another perfect option for rounded faces is the Top Knot. The same thing happens with the high bow as with the headband. By putting the volume up, we managed to lengthen the face. Please don’t leave it completely attached to the head. It will look better if you leave some loose strands that go to the face.
Wavy Bob with movement
The wavy curly Bob is the best option for square-shaped faces, with a square jaw and marked lines. He is the most carefree Bob. With this cut, you will provide a lot of volumes, managing to soften the features. The ideal, in this case, is that the mane slightly exceeds the chin. Bet on a wavy finish with a lot of movement. You will give volume on the sides and balance your features.
Asymmetric cuts and hairstyles are back, and they are the ones that most favor square faces because they manage to create a more harmonious effect. Asymmetrical waves, for example, create a greater sense of balance in this type of face. You can achieve this effect with a good cut or a hairstyle that collects one side of your hair.
Picked up with a hairpiece
An up-do with a raised crown will add volume to the upper part of your face and compensate for its proportions. Please do not wear it too close to achieve the desired effect, and strategically pull out a few strands, as Scarlett Johansson does, to frame the face and give more sense of movement.
When you have a narrow forehead and a wide jaw (triangular or pear-shaped face), you should bet on hairstyles that add volume to the upper area and try to balance the chin’s width. A high ponytail is a good option. By placing it in the crown area, you refine the upper part of the face.
Wet-finish hairstyles are still a perfect resource for any face, but they look perfect on angular faces. It is an ideal bet to control hair and soften very marked features. You can wear it to the back to achieve a rougher effect or with the parting on one side to sweeten your look.
Long hair with baby braids on the sides
Long, undone hair also flatters faces with very angular features. You can further soften your appearance with baby braids on each side of the face. You will bring a very youthful and casual touch to your image.