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Finding the right hairstyle for your face shape

July 30, 2014 · Posted in: Beauty, Blog, Hair, Inspiration, Stylists Picks

Understanding what hairstyles work best with your face shape will help you make better decisions when it comes to changing your look. Sometimes a style you may want to try just won’t look the way you want it to because your face shape doesn’t compliment it. Below are some suggested hairstyles for different face shapes.

Heart-Shaped Face

If you want a longer cut, try a side part. A side part will balance out the heart shape and accentuate your facial features. You can also try a textured look. Textured hair mixed with waves can balance the narrowing of the face at the jaw for those with a heart-shaped face.

For a short hair cut, try a bob with a side-part. Texture the ends of the hair so they help to soften the angle of your chin.

Square-Shaped Face

For longer hair, adding texture is a good idea for square-shaped faces. Texture will balance out the strong jaw lines. Long hair in general is a good choice for square-shaped faces at draws attention to the hair’s ends and away from the jaw line. If you don’t want to add much texture, long hair with waves starting around the ears is a good option.

Oval-Shaped Face

For longer or medium-length hair, a side fringe works well. The fringe breaks up the length of the face. Be sure the fringe is blended into the rest of the hair, as oval faces can make hard lines look more severe.

A blunt fringe works well with oval faces too. The blunt fringe creates width and helps to balance out the shape of your face. You could also try a side parts with some layered waves. The extra volume can look great on oval faces.

Round Face

If you have a round face and want a center part, it’s a good idea to add some layers to your hair. The layers will draw the eye down to the bottom of your hair, flattering your face shape. Be careful not to add too much volume to the top of your hair, as it can increase the width of your face.

Asymmetrical cuts work great too, as they help to slim rounder faces.

Credit: Vogue Australia

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