choosing your new hair cut style you should consider which styles
you like, which styles suit your lifestyle and hair type, but
above all which style of hair cut will look the most flattering
the right hair cut style is ultimately about your personal taste
there are some basic rules you should follow. At the top of this
list is what styles suit your face shape.
the right hair cut style for your face shape
The oval face is considered to be the ideal shape by hairdressers.
People with an oval face shape can wear most hair cut styles and
lengths with it still looking "right".
The oval face
is mathematically 1.5 times as long as its width, with the forehead
slightly wider than the jaw. This means ovals don't have to worry about concentrating on curls or sideswept hair to soften a square face or, in the case of diamond-shaped faces, have to create the illusion of width at the jawline. If you're an oval you're home free!
are characterised by fullness below the cheekbones as well as a round chin. Because they lack the length
of the oval face, the hair should be cut to create the illusion
of length in the face. This is usually achieved by creating height on
top of the head, short styles or those that keep your hair close to the face and minimising hair width by keeping it flat
at the sides and around the ears.
Although sometimes difficult to maintain, extra long hairstyles also have a slenderizing effect on round faces.
faces have a square chin and hairline, and are long and narrow.
The ideal style of hair cut is one which creates width at the
sides disguising the narrowness. A fringe can shorten the
face, and a style with a side part will help to reduce the square
Cutting your hair in layers is also a flattering look for those with rectangular faces as it helps to soften the "boxy" corners of your face while highlighting the cheekbone area.
faces are widest at the temples and narrowest at the jawline.
Usually the chin is small and delicate. The hair cut style's objective
should be to create an oval by adding width at the jawline. Bangs are especially flattering to those with heart-shaped faces since they draw attention further down the face away from the forehead. A chin-length bob will also create fullness around the chin, lend a more overall balanced proportion to the face.
If you're proud of your heart-shaped face, go bold with a short crop (although this style usually doesn't work if you have a particularly pointy chin!)
shaped faces are widest at the cheekbones and narrow in the
forehead and chin. By creating width at the forehead and minimising
it at the cheekbones, the illusion of an oval face can be achieved. Pullback styles are often the best way to go to show off those great cheekbones. Otherwise, try wavy layers or curls to soften the widest part of your face.
A side part, or a sideswept look, will also help to keep one side of your face "open" and avoid making your face look too narrow.
faces have a square jawline and hairline at the forehead.
They are 'too short', so a suitable hair cut style seeks to create
height elongating the face.
should wisp around face to reduce squareness. This can be achieved with a cut that surrounds the
face to soften the jawline, with the jaw and brow nearly same width.
not uncommon for someone to walk into a salon and say, "Give
me a Jennifer Aniston", the key to finding a style that works
for you is having a hair cut that works with your face shape,
not against it.
More about matching your hairstyle to face shape around the Web:
Shapes & Movie Stars Hair Styles - Good examples from Hollywood on what makes a great hairstyle with tips on what to style around oval, round, square and heart-shaped faces with photos and related resources.