Find a Better Hair Cut For Your Face

The goal and purpose of this guide is to choose a hair cut that balances your facial features and creates a natural symmetry between your face and your hair. It will help you to find the most flattering hair styles. 

Knowing the shape of your face will make your style choices easier and will also help you to communicate better with your hair stylist. And good communication is key to a successful outcome at the salon!

This technique is used by stylists and involve styling hair around the face to create an illusion of a balanced face. 
When going through this guide remember to note distinctive features like your nose, cheekbones, or jaw line.
You can then decide to downplay or highlight these features with the length and style you choose. The real trick is to pick hairstyles that enhance your best features while camouflaging any flaws.

This face shape concept is only a simple guide and there are exceptions. Sometimes it's difficult to distinguish two face shapes from each other and you may not get an exact match. But usually these classifications of face shapes will help you select a better style for your face.

  • First stand in front of a mirror and look straight ahead.
  • Pull your hair completely back and secure with a clip.
  • Take a lipstick and draw around the outline of your face on the mirror.
  • Compare the result with one of the following shapes and find the face shape that is closest to yours.

    (There are seven different face shapes in this hair cut guide)
Diamond Face: Narrow forehead, small pointy chin, and wider at cheeks.
Haircut & Style: To create a balance shape look for styles that are narrow at the cheekbones and wider at the forehead. Add a little more fullness at the crown if required. 

Heart face: Wider at forehead and hairline, and narrowing down to a small pointy chin.

Haircut & Style: Suited styles are like layered bob with extra volume and outward flicks at chin level. Asymmetric cuts are also flattering heart-shaped faces. Curls and waves are helpful. The best length is chin-length or longer. Adding a wispy bangs will enhance the overall look and balance the wider forehead. 

Oval face: High forehead and narrow, slightly rounded chin.

Haircut & Style: This is the most balanced face shape and almost perfect for any length and type of hair style

Round face:Wide, short forehead, full jaw and round chin.

Haircut & Style:The round shape normally makes the cheeks appear wider. Most short hair cuts works well for round face as long as there is some height at the crown area and little fullness above the ears to slim down the round face. Soft cuts with sophisticated layers coming forward onto the face look stylish and is an ideal hair style for round face shape. Soft curls will also flatter the frame of a round face. For straight hair asymmetric cuts can also be an option.

Square face: A wide, short forehead and square jaw.

Haircut & Style: Square edges should be soften by breaking the symmetry of a square shape (off-center parting and side curves) . Graduated layers with some volume at crown and soft curls looks stylish on this type of face shape.

Triangular face: Similar to square shape but more narrow at the temples, slightly wider at the cheeks and widest at the jaw line.

Haircut & Style: Most short hair cuts works for this type of face. Avoid styles with volume at the top. 

Long face: Long face with high forehead and long jaw and chin. Other face shapes that appear long are Rectangle and oblong.

Haircut & Style: Suited styles are like chin or shoulder-length cuts with a fringe that can disguises the long forehead. Haircuts that are shorter on back and longer on front also works with this type of face.

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