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Choosing the Perfect Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

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Determining your face shape can be pretty difficult to figure out. You will go into the salon with a pic of your fav celeb hairstyle, get the style, but end up with a different result! Wanna know why? It’s the face shape girl! There are so many different face shapes, it’s hard to decipher what one is yours! Especially, when you want a specific style!

You may think you have a round shaped face like Chrissy Teigen, but could have a pear-shaped face instead! We wanted to make things a little easier for you, so we gathered all of the info we could to help YOU! So next time when you visit your stylist, you can reference your favorite celebrity’s hairstyle that matches your face shape!

determining the best hairstyle for your face shape

Determining Your Face Type

Click the best face shape for you and see which celeb you match with!

  • Heart Shaped - If you have a wide forehead, pointy jaw, and a widows peak, you are the Queen of heart shaped faces!
  • Inverted Triangle Shaped - If you have a wide forehead, pointy jaw, and no widow’s peak this is your face shape!
  • Diamond Shaped - If you have wide cheekbones and a pointy jaw, you’ll shine bright like a diamond with your beautiful face!
  • Oval Shaped - If you have wide cheekbones, a rounded jaw, and an average face length, your face is definitely in the oval category!
  • Square Shaped - If your face is equal lengths but you have a square jaw, your too hip to be square!
  • Round Shaped - If your face is equal lengths, your jaw is round and have a short face, this is you, sis!
  • Oblong Shaped - If your face has a long chin and forehead, and everything else is equal lengths, this is you beautiful!
  • Pear Shaped - If you have a wide jaw, then shout out to all the pear face shaped beauties!

Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

If you are here, then you and Kourtney Kardashian have something in common! When having a heart-shaped face, you want to balance it by choosing hairstyles that de-emphasize your forehead. The best hairstyles for you, are layers that stop by your collarbone, deep side-parted hair, or even shoulder length lobs! Some hairstyles to avoid are short bangs or super long hair.

A curly pixie cut is also a great option for those with a heart-shaped face. This look adds volume to thin hair while also complementing a big forehead. Face framing layers and curtain bangs are also great choices as they soften the jawline and create balance.

heart face shape hairstyles

Hairstyles for Inverted Triangle Face Shape

If you have an inverted triangle face, then you and Scarlett Johansson are face shape besties! This is slightly similar to the heart-shaped face, the only difference is, are you don’t have a widow's peak! The best hairstyles for you would be long side swept bangs or center-parted bangs, bobs, pixie cuts, and layers! Some hairstyles to avoid are thick rounded bangs and blunt bangs. 

inverted triangle face shape

Hairstyles for Diamond Shaped Faces

If you have a diamond-shaped face, you and Halle Berry are #twinning! When having a diamond face shape, choose hairstyles that can create an illusion of a broader forehead and jawline. The best hairstyles for you would be, short textured lobs, long side-swept bangs, or even a high ponytail! Some hairstyles to avoid are thick rounded bangs and bangs that go straight across.

diamond shaped hairstyles

Best Hairstyles for Oval Faces

If you have an oval-shaped face, you and Bella Hadid are facing goals! Oval face shapes are known as the “ideal” face shape - shhh...just don’t tell anyone else that ;)! The best hairstyles for you would be side swept bangs, a blunt bob, and a shoulder-length layered hairstyle! Some hairstyles to avoid are short bangs and non-layered hairstyles.

oval face shape hairstyles

Best Haircut for Square Face

If you have a square shaped face, you and Hailey Baldwin AKA Hailey Beiber are slayin' this face shape! Choose hairstyles that soften your jawline! The best hairstyles for you are straight hair with layers, wispy side bangs, or subtle bangs that stop at your cheekbones! Some hairstyles to avoid are slick backed looks (like high ponytails) and thick blunt bangs.

square face shape hairstyles

Hairstyles for Round Shaped Face

If you have a round shaped face, you and Selena Gomez have a beautiful babyface!  Choose hairstyles that elongate your face shape! The best hairstyles for you are pixie cuts with volume, deep side parts, or a textured lob. Some hairstyles to avoid are wispy bangs and wide curls.

round face shape hairstyles

Haistyles for Oblong Shaped Face

If you have this face shape, then you and Joan Smalls have that supermodel look! Choose hairstyles that give the illusion of width! The best hairstyles for you are blow-outs, long layered hair, and loose curls! Some styles to avoid are sleek hairstyles and long non-layered hair.

oblong face shape hairstyles

Hairstyles for Pear Shaped Face

If you have this face shape, then you and Kelly Osbourne have the most unique face shape! Choose a hairstyle that softens your jawline! The best hairstyles for you are long soft bangs, thick bangs, and side-parted hair. Some of the hairstyles to avoid are center-parted hair, sleek hairstyles, and short textured bangs.

pear face shape hairstyles

Things to Consider for the Best Haircut

Hair Texture:

  • Fine Hair: Fine hair may lack volume, so haircuts that add layers, texture, and movement are ideal. Bob cuts, pixie cuts, and layered cuts can make your hair look bigger and thicker.
  • Thick Hair: If you have thick hair, long layers, shaggy styles, and wavy cuts, this will be a great choice for you.
  • Straight Hair: The best haircuts for straight hair include blunt cuts, bobs, long layers, and asymmetrical styles.
  • Curly Hair: Pixie cuts, bobs, and long layers are recommended for curly hair since it has its own unique bounce and volume.

Lifestyle: 

  • Budget and Maintenance: Consider your budget for salon visits and maintenance. Make sure that the haircut you choose fits your budget and is easy to take care of.
  • Outdoor Enthusiast: Choose haircuts that will work for different types of weather and outdoor activities.
  • On-the-Go Haircut: For people with a busy schedule, choose haircuts that are easy to handle and style quickly.
  • Traveling Lifestyle: Choose hairstyles that are easy to maintain on the go. Styles that air dry quickly and require little styling can be useful for regular travelers.

So, What's the Best Haircut for Me? 

Choosing a haircut for your face shape is about finding a look that makes you feel confident and beautiful - a look that flatters your features. Your face shape can guide and lead you toward styles that reflect your personality, style, and the best version of you.

 

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