January 20, 2012

The Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Your hair is one of the first things people notice about you — and it can say a lot about your age. The right hair cut  for your faceshape will take years off your face and make you look younger.  According to many fashion experts, there are seven basic face shapes.  While some faces are actually a combination of two.... I, for example have an oval-round face... Here you will find five most common face shapes.

  • Curvilinear shape.
  • Length is equal to one and a half times width.
  • The forehead and jaw are the same width.

Hairstyles to Try

Any shape and style can be worn, whether it's short, long, layered or bobbed.

The only thing to consider with an oval face shape is what part of your face you want to accentuate. Most models have oval face shape.

Hairstyles to Avoid


Luck you! There are not really many haircuts that you should avoid.The main thing to consider is to not choose hairstyles that hang in your face or eyes.

  • Circular shaped.

  • Length is approximately equal to width.



Hairstyles to Try 


Hairstyles with height and fullness at the crown will give the illusion of a narrower face shape, particularly those short in length.
Longer hairstyles or ones that are kept close to the cheeks with no width will look better.
Middle parts are great for creating the illusion of narrow length.
No bangs are the ideal as the focus point becomes the bridge of the nose, creating a more oval shape.
If bangs are used they should be swept across, or in the case of solid bangs, only where there is substantial height on the top.
Short hairstyles are great and do not suffocate small round faces.


Hairstyles to Avoid

Hairstyles that add volume through the sides such as chin length bob cuts, straight or kicking out in design.

Side parts and heavy straight across bangs create a wider shorter shape and therefore should be avoided at all costs on hairstyles without any height.

                                                              Square Face Shape

  • Strong and broad forehead.
  • Angular jaw.





Hairstyles to Try


Wispy forward falling hair onto your face will soften your jaw line.

Wearing bangs swept over to one side will create diagonal movement to minimize square shapes.

Short to medium length hair will also suit you, especially if the style is rounded in shape or has wispy ends.

Styles with height at the crown will also work in your favor.


Hairstyles to Avoid

Avoid blunt bobs, especially sitting at chin length with straight heavy bangs as this will accentuate your jaw line and squareness.

Middle parts with solid bangs can also work against you.

Heart Face Shape

  • Wide at the forehead and cheekbones.
  • Narrow at the jawline.



Hairstyles to Try 

Hairstyles that add width at the chin area such as chin length bob cuts or shoulder length wispy kicked out looks.
Styles that tuck in behind the ears also work well to show off a wonderful cheek bone structure.
Hairstyles with straight across bangs will also work to shorten long faces, as will side parts.

Hairstyles to Avoid

Try and avoid short hairstyles with height on top, particularly ones without bangs.
Avoid styles that leave no hair on the neck area or the chin area.
Middle parts will add length so they should also be avoided.

    Oblong Face Shape

  • Long, straight cheek line.
  • Face is longer than it is wide.

  • Hairstyles to Try

    Styles that are short  to medium in length with longer top layers without height are best suited such as wedge and graduated bob cuts.
    Chin and shoulder length looks that turn under or kick out also work very well to add width.
    Straight across bangs with side partswork best.
    Layered styles in medium and long lengths that add body in with wavy and curly textures are great for softening the straight long lines of oblong face shapes.

    Hairstyles to Avoid

    Hairstyles that add height  at the crown or on top will only lengthen your face.
    Middle parts
    The absence of bangs.
    Wispy chin length styles that have no body or that don't add width through the sides should also be avoided.

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    xxx Marina

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