Ultimate Guide To Deciding On The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape
Sometimes a good hair day is all you need to embrace yourself and rule the world. Don’t you agree?
When your hair looks good, it instantly boosts your mood and adds an edge to your personality.
Perhaps, that’s why women often like to experiment with their hair- from changing the hair color to getting a new look.
On the contrary, a bad haircut can ruin the mood, making you feel like your whole life has turned upside down. But why is that? When you decide to get the cut, you are sure this new look will suit you. Though the results show something else.
Understand that when it comes to deciding on a new haircut, there is no one-size-fits-all. Simply because you like a particular cut, let’s say wolf cut, does not necessarily mean it will suit you.
Now, the question is- How do celebrities and influencers look so attractive in “every” hairdo? It turns out that the secret behind their good hairdo is understanding of hair “texture” and “face shape.”
Does it sound a bit confusing? Continue reading to get a better explanation!
As you already know, everyone has a different hair texture and volume. They both play a critical role in adding height and width to your hair. For instance, if you have curly hair, a bob haircut will suit you and makes it easy to manage the volume. For thin and long hair, layers work the best as they help create the illusion of voluminous hair.
Of course, how well you take care of your hair is important to ensure that you look graceful. You must condition it well and get rid of the split ends so that every day is a good hair day.
The second deciding factor when choosing a new haircut is your face shape. Apparently, there are six main face shapes, determined from your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw. These shapes are:
If you don’t know your face shape, you can try a simple hack.
Tie all your hair to the back, and click a selfie (facing the camera). Now, trace the outline of your face to check which shape it resembles the most. Or, you can contact your hairdresser.
Best Haircut According To Your Face Shape:
Once you have determined your face shape, use the following tips to find your ideal cut.
- Oval Face Shape
If you have an oval face shape, Congratulations! You are among the lucky ones. An oval face shape is considered ideal, providing you with a well-balanced appearance. It is also the favorite face shape of hairdressers, as they can experiment with a variety of haircuts and styles.
That means, for selecting an ideal cut, the sky is your limit. From bob cut and full fringe to layers and side-swept pixie, you can change your look whenever you desire.
Hang on! The best part is yet to come. As this face shape is considered ideal, it allows you to take the hair scissors in your hand and give yourself a trim. Just make sure to watch a tutorial to learn the proper use of professional scissors.
- Oblong Face Shape
Oblong or rectangular face shapes often have sharp jaws and wide foreheads. If you have a rectangular face, avoiding haircuts accentuating the face length would be best. Instead, prefer soft layers, rounded fringes, curtain bangs, and long lengths.
The best celeb examples of oblong face shape would be Sarah Jessica Parker and Liv Tyler. Their long hair with layer styling helps soften the jaw, while fringes help break the length of the face.
- Round Face Shape
People often confuse a round face shape with an oval; however, the distinct feature of a round face is full or fluffy cheeks. The ideal cut for this shape is something that helps add dimension or edges to the face.
If you do not have time to decide the cut, the go-to cut you can go for is long layers with choppy pixie cuts. Apart from this, you can go for shaggy bobs, swoopy bangs, and voluminous waves with cropped sides.
However, steer clear of short layers, bobs, and single-length cuts. It can make your face look full, adding to the roundness.
- Square Face Shape
Those with square face shapes feature strong jawlines, a broad forehead, and cheekbones. Your haircut should help soften the edges, particularly around the jaw and forehead. For a flattering appearance, it is recommended to go for a cut with a side partition.
The trick here is to avoid hairstyles or cuts that expose your forehead. So, you can try different fringes to add soft texture to your face. If you wish for short hair, get a textured look with fringe wispy.
- Heart Face Shape
Blunt bangs, chin-length bob, and wavy layers look the best on the heart-shaped face. When deciding the cut, look for something that helps draw attention to your cheeks and eyes. You need to camouflage the forehead and low hairline using bangs (of different styles and lengths).
Super short hair with messy front bangs also looks gorgeous on the heart shape, as it gives fullness to the jaw and adds textures to the appearance. Adding curls or soft waves will also help enhance your look.
Tip: Damp your hair and braid it the night before you go to sleep to get soft and heatless curls in the morning.
- Diamond Face Shape
As the name suggests, the diamond face shape features sharp angles, a narrow jawline, and a forehead with wide cheekbones. The cut should help balance the cheekbones and soften the angles. In simple terms, you’ll need a soft look.
A side part with a medium or long layered cut worn with tousled waves can do just that. Or, you can decide to show off your cheekbones and accentuate the face shape with short-cropped hair.
Let’s Take A Recap!
If you want to have a quick yet admirable change in your appearance, a new hairdo is just that thing you need. Though you must consider your hair texture and face shape when deciding the cut you want. It is particularly important if you are giving yourself a cut. Otherwise, you should take the recommendation of hairstylists into account.