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Which hairstyle suits my face shape
Have you ever gone to a hair salon with a photo of your favorite star and asked about his exact haircut and wondered why the bangs that looked so beautiful on Gigi Hadid or why this longbon from Kendall Jenner doesn't really suit your own face?
It's not only because Gigi and Kendall have the world's best glam squads at their disposal, but it's also likely because the hairstyle you choose just doesn't fit your face shape. Although confidence is all you need to proudly wear a new cut, it is always an advantage to choose a hairstyle that is suitable for your own facial features. We'll help you find the best hairstyles for your face shape so you can rock your own runway every day without a personal glam squadt.
Determine your face shape
At this point you might be wondering: "What is my face shape like?" The most common mistake people make when trying to determine the shape of their faces is to think that their faces are simply round. If we ask you to draw a picture of your face, your head shape will likely be either round or oval, but there is so much more to it. When determining your face shape, you should look at your hairline, the width and length of your face, and your jawline.
The easiest way to figure out the shape of your face is to tie up your hair, grab an eyeliner or lipstick, look in the mirror, and draw the contours of your face. Your face shape should fall into one of the following categories: long face, oval face, square face, round face, heart-shaped face, and diamond-shaped face.
Oval face shape
A face shape is considered oval if the length is longer than the width and the jawline is only slightly narrower than the gently rounded hairline. An oval face shape has no prominent points or angles. Some celebrities who have oval faces are Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Bella Hadid. If you have an oval face shape, you're in luck! This face shape is considered to be the most versatile for hairstyles as it is balanced and evenly proportioned, making it perfect for experimenting!
The best hairstyles for oval faces
When choosing the right hairstyle for your oval face, the main goal is to avoid lengthening the face. If you want to go shorter, try a short bob that exposes the shoulder. Otherwise, a shoulder-length cut with subtle layers would work to create volume and prevent your hair from falling flat. If you want to wear your hair long, side bangs are great. These frame the face and achieve a concealing effect without the hair having to be cut.
Hairstyles to Avoid on Oval Faces
Avoid bangs as they make the face appear shorter. Also, single length hairstyles should be avoided as these could make your face appear longer.
Heart-shaped face shape
Just like a heart, a heart-shaped face is wider at the hairline and temples and tapers into a small, narrow chin that tapers slightly. The forehead can be a distinctive feature, and if you have a heart-shaped face, you are bound to have beautiful cheekbones too. Think, for example, of Tyra Banks, Kourtney Kardashian, and Reese Witherspoon, who all have signature heart-shaped faces.
The best hairstyles for heart shaped faces
Choosing the right hairstyle for a heart-shaped face can either emphasize the tapered face shape or hide it by making the lower half of the face appear wider. If you choose to emphasize the heart shape of your face, tie your hair in a high bun or a high ponytail. If you'd prefer to keep your hair longer, try deep curly side bangs to draw attention away from the forehead.
Hairstyles to Avoid on Heart-Shaped Faces
A "real" heart-shaped face usually also has a very pointed hairline. If you are one of them, try to avoid a middle parting. Chances are, one side of your hair will part as you like, and that one side has a will of its own. It is therefore best to part your parting in the middle so that your hair falls naturally over your pointy hairline. Avoid short bangs as well, as these could make your chin look even narrower.
Square face shape
Square faces look wide because the forehead, cheekbones, and jaw line are almost the same width. The strong jaw line is a distinctive feature of square faces, stars like Hailey Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow and Olivia Wilde are among them.
The best hairstyles for square faces
For the right hairstyle of a square face, you can either emphasize the edges of the face or soften the strong jawline. Pony hairstyles or a short bob are suitable for accentuating the edges. If you're not so brave for a radical change, try clip-in bangs first and then see how you like the new look. If you want to reduce the squareness of your face, try soft bangs that fall to one side to create diagonal lines and soften the lines on your face. You can also wear your hair straight and long with deep layers to draw your eyes to them and add length to your face.
Hairstyles to Avoid on Square Faces
Avoid over-the-top bangs, as this could accentuate the angles of the face. In addition, you should avoid braids and updos that are too straight and straight, as this tends to harden your facial features. Curls can also make your face look wider.
Round face shape
Round faces are the same width and length and have no prominent angles or corners. Round faces are also known as "baby faces" and therefore look younger. They are especially suitable for more youthful hairstyles. Celebrities like Selena Gomez, Kirsten Dunst and Ginnifer Goodwin could be your hair inspiration here.
The best hairstyles for round faces
When styling a round face, you usually try to make it look longer and more oval. A good and quick trick is to always leave a small piece of hair open on one side of your face. This will visually shorten the width of the face and trick the eye into thinking the face is narrower.
Short hair is especially flattering on round faces, but only if it has the right parting and is properly styled. Try a deep side part, this will create more corners and edges in your face. Alternatively, you can tie your hair in a high braid, this will make your face look longer. If you want to venture something, try a short pixie cut as it will add nooks and crannies to your face without looking harsh.
Hairstyles to Avoid on Round Faces
A common mistake among women with round faces is that they want to hide their face behind a lot of hair, which tends to emphasize the broad face even more. Instead, choose medium-length hairstyles with ponies, which are a little longer and frame the face. Avoid soft, wavy bangs as these will further accentuate the softness of your facial features. Instead, opt for side or bold bangs.
Long face shape
The easiest way to describe a long face shape is that it is an oval face shape ... just a little longer - the length of the face is significantly longer than the width of the face. Stars with such a face shape are, for example, Sarah Jessica Parker, Liv Tyler and Hilary Swank.
The best hairstyles for long faces
The main goal with long face shapes is to make the face appear wider than it actually is. To make the face look shorter, curls are very good. Why do you think Carrie Bradshaw always looks so fabulous? In addition to her bursting closet full of couture designer clothes, she always wore her natural curls free, flattering the shape of her face.
Flat curling iron curls are a great way to create loose curls and waves for the best effect. You should wear the large curls around the cheekbones to create the illusion of a wider face. So curl your hair right at the roots. No matter which hairstyle you choose, always try to make your face look wider.
Hairstyles to Avoid on Long Faces
Stick to the rule of "wider no longer" and avoid hairstyles that are too long as these will elongate the face. Also avoid hair of the same length and super straight hair.
Diamond shaped face shape
If your forehead and jaw line are the same width, and the widest part of your face is on the cheekbones with a narrow chin, then you probably have a diamond-shaped face. Think of your face as a gem that converges on the top and narrow. Halle Berry and Vanessa Hudgens are stars who have this type of face.
The best hairstyles for diamond shaped faces
Diamond shaped faces are sought after because they are symmetrical and balanced. So your main goal should only be to emphasize your ideal face shape and not to compensate for anything. Side-swept bangs with layers accentuate your cheekbones, but a short bob also flatters your face. You also have long straight hair with a center parting or a high ponytail, which also accentuates your cheekbones.
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