THE PERFECT CUT FOR YOUR FACE SHAPE
The perfect haircut is more than just a few snips! Before booking a salon appointment, determine your face shape so you’ll know exactly what to ask for. You can do this at home by breaking out a ruler and measuring the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jawline, and the length of your face from forehead to chin. If you have an oval face, the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jaw are almost equal, but if yours is round, your face is nearly as wide as it is long, with your forehead and jaw curving at the corners. People with heart-shaped faces have a wide brow and narrow jaw, but if the length and width of your face is equal, you have a square face. We put together a list of our favorite hairstyles every shape-click through to get inspired!
ROUND FACE, SHORT
A gamine with spiky layers sliced all around the crown.
Unlike a jaw-hugging bob, this petite pixie downplays roundness in a big way. The choppy pieces up top add height, lengthen your face and emphasize your eyes.
This length is a cinch to style for straight, wavy and fine hair, but steer clear of it if you have curls-think poodle.
ROUND FACE, MEDIUM-LENGTH
A long, collarbone-skimming bob with wispy pieces around the neck.
Hair that hits the shoulders or collarbone has a face-slimming effect. Loose curls hair add angles, break up the chin area and won’t curve in under your jaw.
Go a few inches longer than normal to add weight to the cut, and balance the roundness of your face.
ROUND FACE, LONG
Long, barely there layers that hit at the jawline.
Staggered layers are an easy way to make your hair seem fuller. A scattering of light layers on the bottom keeps volume away from the sides and focuses it near the ends.
The long layers stop curls from ballooning around your cheeks and prevent fine hair from appearing stringy.
HEART FACE, SHORT
A coy pixie that’s clipped evenly on the sides and nape with short layers on top.
Tousled cut is dynamic enough to cancel out a pronounced jawline, while the choppy layers break up a wide forehead.
Corkscrew curls and cropped hair don’t mix. To avoid a top-heavy effect that will exaggerate your chin, dense strands need to be sliced into.
HEART FACE, MEDIUM-LENGTH
A collarbone-length crop with sweeping bangs and uniform layers.
Shoulder-skimming layers draw your eyes away from the chin area and add balance.
This is perfect for hair that has some body, but not the coarse or curly variety. You’ll get too much volume up top.
HEART FACE, LONG
Long layers with curly sections and full bangs.
Heavy fringe were offsets prominent jaws; the gently tapered layers prevent strands from falling flat. Never pair a defined jaw with a heavy, motionless curtain of hair. The result will be severe.
This look is easy to pull off, regardless of texture. If your hair is on the fine or sparse side, keep the layers long and concentrated closer to the ends.
LONG/OVAL FACE, SHORT
An angular bob with short, chin-hugging layers.
Emphasizes with face shape, while the side part adds lift to the choppy layers.
Springy curls need more weight to keep them from getting puffy, so go an inch or two longer.
LONG/OVAL FACE, MEDIUM-LENGTH
A sleek blowout that hits at the shoulder.
Hair layers may look uniform, but the difference is there. The subtle variations in length keep your strands from lying flat against your head, which has an elongating effect.
If your hair is fine, keep uneven pieces around your face so hair looks as full and dense as possible.
LONG/OVAL FACE, LONG
Long strands paired with a retro texture and sweeping fringe.
Side-swept bangs can shorten long faces as effectively as a rude bob. Covering the area between your hairline and brow, removing several inches from your face.
Keep fine hair shoulder-length and flighty bangs centered by blow-drying.
SQUARE FACE, SHORT
A short layered bob with subtle bangs.
Cut brings the focus higher and puts the emphasis on your cheekbones, rather than your jaw.
Dense strands could puff out at this length, so be sure to tame any frizzy pieces with a quick pass of a flat iron.
SQUARE FACE, MEDIUM-LENGTH
Light shoulder-length layers all around that start a few inches above the ends with sweeping bangs.
Feathery layers camouflage a strong chin. The airy ends prevent the eye from noticing any sharp corners. Recommends parting at the side for an asymmetrical effect, which also offsets squareness.
The layers pump up any hair type.
SQUARE FACE, LONG
Collarbone-skimming strands with slight bangs that hit at the cheekbone.
Long locks are flattering, but you want to avoid a “simplistic” look with blunt ends. The airy fringe and light scattering of layers, get rid of angles and soften the entire face from top to bottom.
Keep layers to a minimum if your strands are fine.
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