Choosing a great hairstyle may seem easy. All you need to do is simply pick out a hairstyle that you love and then show it to your stylist. Well, this definitely sounds quite easy, but in reality, it is not so. There are hundreds of different hairstyles out there, and it is important you don’t select just any hairstyle, but one that perfectly suits the shape of your face too. There is no point in having a round face with a hairstyle that is best suited for a long face. Wrong hairstyles will never accentuate your best features or help you to hide some features that you don’t want to be seen. This is why you should determine the shape of your face first and then proceed to select a hairstyle that will look most suitable.
How to Determine The Shape of Your Face?
Primarily, most faces are divided into the following categories, and how you can determine what each shape looks like is described below.
There are different ways in which you can determine the shape of your face. While one method includes measuring all parts of your face with a measuring tape, the other method is to trace the shape of your face in a mirror or in a proper selfie where your hair is tied back and the head looks firm and straight. although we are quite sure that the measuring tape method will give you the best results. Let us move onto finding out these shapes.
Now, let us look at the various hairstyles are that are suited for each face type.
How to Choose the Best Haircut for Your Face Shape
Hairstyles for Round Faces
This is one of the most definite and easiest face shapes that can be easily determined. People with round faces tend to have round cheeks that truly stand out. When using your measuring tape, you’ll notice that when length, breadth, and height are all of the same measures, then you have a round face. When choosing a hairstyle for a round face, the most common trend is to choose a style that will help to hide the chubbiness of your cheeks simply. The angles on all sides are rounder and softer and if they had been sharper and defined, the face would have become a square-shaped one. Long layered cuts or choppy haircuts or even short pixie cuts are sure to look great on round faces. The face being round, these choppy layers of hair will definitely help to add some shape and definition to your face.
1. Wavy Blonde Hair
A perfect hairstyle for round faces, the hair has been maintained as a short layered bob and highlighted in a beautiful shade of honey blonde. The beachy waves in which the hair has been styled looks perfect and is a style that can be worn to your office and even to parties and events. It is a simple hairstyle with a casual side part. The hair which has been cut in layers does a great job of framing the face around the cheekbones and the jawline, thus making it appear more structured than looking round and bubbly.
2. Soft Curly Hair
This hairstyle was a huge trend ever since Selena Gomez effortlessly and gracefully pulled it off at the met gala event. This is a hairstyle that is best suited for those people who have short and fine hair. The hair has been beautifully curled in soft waves, and we recommend using a volumizing spray to make the style appear more full. The style has then been completed by pulling back all of the hair very loosely, and then you can clip or tie up on the back according to your wish.
3. Short and Sleek Bob
Adele is another famous artist who is known for her extremely round face and the beautiful ways in which she styles it making it look even more gorgeous. In this style shown here, she is seen wearing a short and straight bob hairstyle where the length of the hair has been maintained at an equal length at all places. Paired with a slick middle part, this hairstyle simply looks amazing even when it is a quite basic one. A subtle layering has been done on the bottom part of the hair, but this only adds more beauty to the blonde highlights that have been painted over the tips.
Hairstyles for Oval Faces
Those people with oval faces can be very easily recognized as their curved chin really stands apart and is complemented with foreheads being wider than the shape of your chin or cheeks. For easier reference, you could imagine the shape of an egg and understand from it. The best-suited hairstyles for those who have an oval face include angular bobs and long wavy hair. Don’t settle for medium hairstyles as you need to go with either really short or really long hairstyles to frame your face perfectly. Bobs or long hair, when styled with many layers and subtle cuts, make the hair look more texture while also accentuating your face very neatly.
1. Medium Layered Hairstyle
Undoubtedly, Jennifer Aniston is the most famous celebrity who has a beautiful oval shaped face and she is also famous for her many different hairstyles, especially the ‘Rachel Green style’ which became very popular in the 90’s and early 200’s thanks to the sitcom friends. At almost every point of her life, she features different variations of this gorgeous ‘ Rachel Green’ hairstyle. As shown in the picture, the hair here has been maintained at a medium length and has been cut in neat and symmetric layers. The middle part also complements to the beauty of this simple yet stunning look.
2. Short Textured Bob
A cool and chic hairstyle for the young women of today. This hairstyle is best suited for those who have medium thickness hair. The length of the hair has been cropped short at the length of the ears thus making it a very short bob. With very minimal layering, the bob features a one length style at all places. But the very casually swept long side part is what makes this hairstyle look amazingly gorgeous. Add to that the beautiful highlights which have been painted in a shade of honey copper, the hairstyle is red carpet ready.
3. Shaggy Hair with Bangs
This style looks quite amazing for anyone with oval shaped faces because it really accentuates the shape of your face both on the upper part of the head with bangs and on the lower part with a shaggy haircut. The length of the hair is significant enough to project volume when sporting a long and shaggy hairstyle like this. Without volume, this hairstyle would totally look like a disaster so make sure not to get it if you are someone who has thin or fine hair. The bangs are also very long as they begin from the middle pf the forehead itself.
Hairstyles for Oblong Faces
While most people consider oblong and oval face shapes to be the same, that is not the case. While your chin may be wider in oval-shaped faces, in this case, it tends to be more long than wide. For oblong faces, the best haircut would be one that has a neat middle part. This is because the middle part will help to make your face look quite round thus not making a face look too lean or long. Along with this, add some bangs too and you can see a notable difference as your face looks quite smaller too.
1. Long Wavy Hair
Long wavy hair like this does a good job in making your oblong face appear less long and lean and more structured and defined. The hair is also highlighted in a beautiful shade of golden blonde thus making it appear very chic. Beachy waves like this can be easily achieved if you curl your hair in the proper way and apply the right texturing spray or any other product. The shaggy cut which has been styled with a layering effect at random parts of the hair also add to the beauty of the look.
2. Short Bob with Deep Side Part
This hairstyle features a daringly deep side part, which is paired with an extremely short hairstyle and also dyed in a beautiful shade of stark silver blonde. A great combination of 3 different styles blended together, making it look amazing. The length of the hair being cropped at the length of the jaw line and the deep side part at the front really accentuates the lower part of your face and makes it appear less lean thus taking away the oblong shape and instead making it appear more defined.
3. Auburn Hair with Bangs
A wonderful style which simple reminds us of fall season and all beautiful things associated with it simply with the color of the hair. A mic of auburn orange and brown, it’s a lovely hue that is not commonly seen so you can definitely go ahead and get this style if you are looking for a unique look. The bangs and the short hairstyle with layers frames the face perfectly making it look more like a square shaped face rather than the oblong shape it actually is.
Hairstyles for Square Faces
Determining if your face is square-shaped is quite easy. All the sides of the face tend to be visibly straight and the only curve comes at just your jawline. The width and length of your face also tend to be the same. You will also have a sharp and striking jawline which will be the highlight of your face. Textured and shaggy haircuts, long layers, etc. will really look great on you. These styles will help to tone down the sharpness of your features such as jawline and cheekbones and make your appearance much better.
1. Short Shaggy Bob
A cute and adorable short hairstyle is perfect for a square face as it will help to soften the area around your jaws and cheeks make it look much more defined. Having a soft look like this one will definitely help to make you look glowing in many ways. The hair looks as natural as it can get with this basic short bob hairstyle and the highlights have been done in a beautiful shade of warm brown. On the front, short bangs can be seen covering a major part of the forehead, and this really complements the short style well.
2. Medium Length Wavy Hair
This wavy hairstyle that has been combined with a subtle layering effect across the entire length makes for a great style that accentuates your face and makes it appear less pointed. This helps to take away the box or square-like shape and instead make it appear more round and full. The casually parted hair in the middle also makes for a great style statement in a very minimalist way. The hair has also been painted all over in a golden balayage effect making it look quite stunning.
3. Pixie Cut with Deep Side Bangs
A gorgeous pixie cut may be just what you need for your next major hair makeover. Pixie cut hairstyles are a versatile hairstyle and they can be worn by almost all people irrespective of the shape of their faces. But with regard to square faces, this adorable pixie style here which features a deep side bang is what makes it stand different from other hairstyles. The side bangs are long enough to actually cover a part of your face and thus bring about a change to the entire shape of your face. It is a cool hairstyle which has major hipster vibes about it.
Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces
For people with heart-shaped faces, their chin tends to be very pointed and the forehead is wider than the rest of the face. The jawline structure really stands out beautifully thanks to the pointed chin. The upper part of the face is broader than the lower part. If you choose a hairstyle that focuses on increasing the width on the lower part, then it is sure to look amazing. Almost all hairstyles go well with heart-shaped faces but the best suitable ones include pixie cuts, long hairstyles, side-swept bangs etc where there are enough texture and layering to frame your face in the best way possible.
1. Short Blonde Hair with Choppy Bangs
How classy does Reese Witherspoon look in this beautiful hairstyle? We have to admit that she simply looks stunning. For those of you who have gorgeous golden blonde hair like this, then there is no better way to flaunt it than this hairstyle which is a brilliant combo of bangs and short layered haircut. The length of the bob has been maintained at shoulder length itself and the choppy bangs are what makes this look totally fire. It is a great hairstyle which we are sure to make you look like a million dollars.
2. Messy Shaggy Hairstyle
At first look this may seem too unconventional of a hairstyle but trust us when we say that it is one of the most trending hairstyles these days with more and more people being willing to try out this mess of a hairstyle. The reason for its popularity could be due to the fact that it is a basic and raw look , one that doesn’t look too made up. It simply beams in its natural beauty no matter how much of a mess it is. The hair has been tousled in messy but gentle waves and spread all across the head. We recommend using a setting spray so that the hair stays in place for longer duration.
3. Classy Wavy Bob
Graceful, feminine, elegant, classy. This hairstyle had everything that you’ll need ti make you look like a glamorous diva. And the best part of it all? The silver blonde hue that has been painted across the entirety of the hair. The stark whiteness of this look is something that will catch everyone’s eye and have people staring at you for its sheer beauty. As for the hairstyle, it is simple and minimal yet looking extremely elegant. The hair has been neatly side parted and maintained in soft beach waves. A look that is ideal for weddings, events and the red carpet even.
Hairstyles for Diamond Shaped Faces
Diamond faces can be visibly understood and typically features pointed chins and high cheekbones as its main feature. Your hairline also becomes narrower due to this amazing shape. Long layered hair or textured and shaggy haircuts will look best. Since the jaw and the cheekbones tend to be the most highlighting feature, you can opt for a hairstyle that will soften the area around your cheeks and jaw. Hair that is deeply side-parted or pulled back in a firm ponytail would look really great on diamond-shaped faces.
1. Wavy Lob Haircut
A stunning look that we simply cant take our eyes off of it. The highlight of this look is obviously the gorgeous waves that have been done on the hair. Truly, a work of art has been created here by the hair stylist. The hair has been cut in a lob style and the length has been cropped really short, with the hair falling just a little above the shoulders. It also features a deep side part from the middle of the forehead itself, thus covering a major part of the large forehead, yet making the rest of the part clearly visible. The point of such a hairstyle here is to enhance the beauty of the face that is diamond shaped.
2. Long Minimal Hairstyle
Now this is what we mean when we say that true beauty lies in simplicity. Just take a look at this hairstyle and you would understand why. It’s a style that only features long hair with a side part and simple curly waves without being too curly nor being too sleek and straight. This hairstyle has the right balance of everything blended well. And the only portion of drama comes into this look where the highlights look naturally beautiful in the copper brownish shade. This one is ideal for anyone who wishes to look elegant in a simple hairstyle.
3. Short Shaggy Cut with Waves
Now this is quite a dramatic look and one that is made for the bold hearted people who are actually willing to try out a hairstyle like this. The short bob has been cropped at the length of the nape itself and the tips or the ends of the hair has been cut it in a choppy style which makes it look like a shaggy hairstyle. On the front though, the entire section of the hair has been slickly pulled back and styled in tousled waves. You can surely make a bold fashion statement about yourself with this hairstyle.
Determining the shape of your face before getting a hair cut is an important thing to do as then only you will be able to choose the right hairstyle that will suit you. With this list, we have covered all face shapes and also suggested the best hairstyles suited for each face shape. Make sure you understand yourself and your features first before going for the big chop or your next big hair update.