The right haircut should accentuate your features while making your face shape look balanced. Choosing the perfect haircut can be difficult but should not be daunting. And while we think you should get whatever haircut you want. Here we rounded up the best short, medium and long haircuts for every face shape.
1. An OVAL FACE SHAPE is a longer version of the round face. Your chin still stays rounded, but the length of your face is more than the width. Oval face shaped have the benefit of being balance, which means that virtually any hairstyle or haircut will work. Bangs that are side swept are the most flattering, but you also have to keep in mind that the bangs should not be too heavy because this can still cover up too much of your face. The oval face shape has long been regarded as the ideal face shape, simply because it’s proportions and balance allow it to pull off practically any haircut and hairstyle look with ease.
2. The SQUARE FACE SHAPE has a square jaw and minimal curves. Your forehead, cheekbones and jaw are about equal width. Some squares have faces that are as wide as they are long, while others are longer and more rectangular in shape. To balance this face shape, choose hairstyles that soften the jawline and compliments your bone structure. Consider a side parted style, which will offset the squareness. Long and airy layers can also be flattering and will help to disguise the sharp angles of your face. If you like a cropped length, consider a short layered Bob. But remember to add side swept bangs, which will draw attention to your cheekbones instead of your jawline.
3. A ROUND FACE SHAPE is like a square shaped face with softer angles. The sides of your face curve slightly outward instead of being straight. Your chin is rounded and your cheekbones are the widest part of your face. The Long Bob is the ideal length for round faces. It is usually cut an inch or two longer that the jawline and flatters a round face because of the length. Choppy layers through the back and bottom of your hair is another good option as a round face hairstyle. Soft curls on the other hand look great with a round face but curls need to be below the chin line. Curly hair looks a bit heavy if left short as it adds width to the face. Straight blunt bangs are definitely not good for a round face as those will accentuate the width of your face making it look rounder, therefore side bangs that blend down into your hair is a great option to make your face seem longer rather than wider.
4. The DIAMOND FACE SHAPE have a narrow jawline and forehead that are about the same width. This is what sets a diamond face from an oval face. Your hairline is narrower and taper just like your jawline. The significant difference between a diamond face and a heart shape face is the hairline. Your cheekbones are high and pointed. Ladies with diamond face shapes should aim to soften their sharp angles and balance their cheekbones. For a soft look, consider a mid or long layered cut worn with tousled waves and a deep side part. If you want to widen the appearance of your jaw, on the other hand, a chin length Bob will work best. Also try a pulled back ponytail for a look that will show off your cheekbones while also widening the appearance of your forehead.
5. If your chin is pointed and your forehead is the widest part of your face, you have a HEART SHAPE FACE. Some people may have a widow’s peak at their hairline, but you can still have a heart shape face without one picture an upside down triangle instead. If you have a heart shape face, your base structure will feature a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin. To aim balance on your face you need a cut that decreases your brow width and increases the width of the lower half of your face. A long side swept cut will disguise part of your forehead while drawing eyes down to the bottom of your face. You can also pair this cut with waves or curls starting below the ear to even out your angle jaw. A side parted pixie cut with textured ends can also appear gorgeous on a heart face shape, as well as Bob and lob, which will ensure fullness around your jaw.
6. A PEAR SHAPE FACE means that the widest points of your jaw are slightly wider than the widest points of your hairline. Although it’s a beautiful shape the pear shape face can be a difficult one if you don’t know which styles are most flattering. The lighter the top knot is e wider the jaw will appear. The pear shape face is also referred to as TRIANGULAR and features a distinctly narrow forehead and the jaw line seems to flare out to give a wider look. Layered cut, waves or curls, soft and romantic chignons, round fringes or curtain bangs around your face work really well. Shag styles is also ideal. If you have a very narrow forehead diamond like, go for a fringe (bangs), either side swept or blunter cut if your face isn’t too short.
7. An OBLONG FACE SHAPE often confuse for the oval face, though an oblong face will have a longer shape that is not as wide as oval, often with a narrow chin. An oblong face requires haircut that will help to flatter and minimize its long length and narrow features. Hairstyles 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 also work very well to add width and straight across bangs with side parts work 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 shape.
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