You saw the runway queen Bella Hadid flaunting a short bob on the cover of a fashion magazine and ran to the salon to get an exact trim, only to regret it at the end of the day. Well, you are not the only one making this terrible mistake!
We all fancy a hairstyle that vibes with our favorite celebrity. However, every hairstyle cannot enhance the beauty and looks of every other person – unless it is expertly carved around the face shape. If you want your new cut to look pretty and flattering, choose a hairstyle highlighting your best features and angles. Wondering how to determine the most suitable hairstyle for yourself? Refer to this handy hairstyle guide before chopping off your thick mane!
What Is The Shape Of My Face?
Understanding your face proportions before undergoing the barber's scissor will give you a cut that complements your natural looks and beauty.
But how to determine your face shape? You don't need your glam squad to identify your face type accurately. Try these tricks at home before heading out to the salon.
Tip#1: Tie your hair backward and take a selfie. Now, trace the outside of your face to discover your face type. You can also use an eyeliner or lip pencil to trace the outline of your face.
Tip#2: To discover the proportions of your face, you can measure the widths of your brow, cheekbones, and jawline, as well as the length of your face from forehead to chin.
Face shapes are usually categorized into one of the following types: oval face, long face, square face, round face, triangle face, heart-shaped face, and diamond-shaped face. Once you know the shape of your face, it will be easy to get a haircut that balances your frame and gives you supermodel vibes.
The Perfect Hairstyle For Different Face Types
1. Cuts For Rectangular Faces
People with rectangular faces have a well-balanced proportion of forehead, cheeks, and jawline. They also have prominent cheekbones and a sharp jawline. If your face is rectangular, you should focus on softening the sharp jawline. Soft layered cuts, curtain bangs, side-swept bangs, or rounded fringes can soften the sharp jawline while disguising the defined cheekbones.
Hairstyles To Avoid: Long-textured hairstyles are unsuitable for people with an ovated face shape. Straight long cuts will further elongate the face shape killing the looks of your dreams!
2. Cuts For Oval Faces
Did your face shape turn out to be an oval? Wow! Lucky you because you share a face outline with all the beautiful ladies worldwide, including Kim Kardashian, Bella Hadid, Beyoncé, and Jessica Alba!
A face shape is considered oval when the length of the face is about 1 ½ times the width. The hairline is slightly wider than the rounded jawline. Oval faces are well-balanced and evenly proportioned, making them the “ideal” face shapes in the fashion industry. This face type is versatile, allowing you to be adventurous and pull off as many hairstyles as you want!
However, opt for long locks or short crops to create a style statement. On the other hand, a blunt bob, lob haircut paired up with subtle layers, or side-swept bangs can give you a chic, trendy look. If you prefer a long hairstyle, you still have unlimited choices. Butterfly cut, shoulder-length layers with waves and curls will give you a chic look that is hard to ignore!
Hairstyles To Avoid: Although people with oval faces can enjoy diversity while styling their hair, they must avoid long blunt cuts and hairdos. These haircuts cloak the softness of the face giving it an elongated, sulky appearance.
3. Cuts For Round Faces
Round faces have a similar length and width with no prominent angles or corners. The forehead and chin are round, accompanied by round, full cheeks. Simply put, you are Selena Gomez with a beautiful baby face!
When styling a round face, the goal is to create an illusion and achieve a more oval appearance. The most flattering hairstyle for round-faced ladies is pixie cuts with volume, deep side parts, and textured love with layers. These hairstyles give your face a fabulous look without being harsh. Medium-length hair with long, face-framing bangs also looks great on a round face.
Hairstyles To Avoid: Round-face people must avoid wispy bangs and wide curls.
4. Cuts For Square Faces
You can pick hairstyles from Olivia Wilde, Hailey Baldwin, and Rihanna if you have a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a strong jawline.
Square-shaped faces are wide, so you need to pick haircuts that offset the sharpness of your features. A side-parted style, long waves, and multiple layers with side bangs will give you a dapper, flattering look. However, opt for a hairstyle that highlights your cheekbones if you want a bold look. A-line chin-length bob and wispy bangs falling to the side will draw attention to your cheekbones bringing in those “celebrity vibes.”
Hairstyles To Avoid: Short haircuts and middle-parted layers.
5. Cuts For Heart Faces
A heart-shaped face features a wide forehead and temples. The cheekbones are highly angled, followed by a narrow jawline and a pointy chin. Heart-shaped women must choose a hairstyle that de-emphasizes the broad forehead and disguises the pointy chin. Follow Kourtney Kardashian and Katy Perry, and you will find a gorgeous hairstyle for your gorgeous face!
Mid-cut and long-cut with layers, chin-length bobs, curtain bangs, tousled waves, and a textured pixie with longer fringes are hairstyles that will bring out the best features of your face. These haircuts will cover the broad hairline while bringing fullness around the jaw.
Hairstyles To Avoid: Heart-shaped faces usually have a widow's peak hairline. So avoid parting your hair from the middle. Short bangs are also off-limits for a heart-shaped face.
6. Cuts For Diamond Faces
Diamond is rare, and so is a diamond face!
The forehead and jawline have similar widths in a diamond face, but the cheekbones are broad and the chin narrow. Halle Berry and Vanessa Hudgens are famous Hollywood celebs having diamond-shaped faces.
When choosing a hairstyle for a diamond-shaped face, the aim should be to accentuate the elegant aspects of the face. Short textured lobs, long side-swept bangs, or a high ponytail – all will look great for faces having a heart-shaped frame.
Hairstyles To Avoid: Heavy rounded bangs and straight-across bangs.
7. Cuts For Triangle Faces
Triangle face shapes have a wider, stronger jawline followed by a wider forehead and a square or flat chin - the face of our favorite Avenger star Scarlett Johnson, the Black Widow.
Ladies with triangular faces need a hairstyle that minimizes the bottom-heavy appearance while balancing the broad jawline. Considering this, you can go for layers, long side-swept bangs, center-parted bangs, pixie cuts, and bobs.
Hairstyles To Avoid: straight bob cuts, full bangs, long side bangs, or blunt bangs.
8. Cuts For Long Faces
If the length of your face is longer than the width, you have an oblong face frame. Think of Sarah Jessica Parker and Carrie Bradshaw to get a clear image.
Women with long faces and shapes need a haircut that balances the longer length allowing the face to look wider. Loose wild curls, long layered hair, and blowouts will work great on your face.
Hairstyles To Avoid: Sleek hairstyle, one-length hair, and long non-layered hair.
Finding a haircut, you can show off for the rest of the year is hard. However, knowing your face shape and hair texture beforehand makes hairstyling a rather smooth task. Choose a haircut that looks pretty on your face frame while boosting your confidence!