Best Women’s Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

The average person has 100,000 hair follicles on their scalp.

The way you cut and wear those follicles says a lot about you and your personal style. But having the wrong cut impacts more than just your trendiness, it can also make your face look unbalanced.

That’s why it’s important to know the best hairstyles for different face shapes. Once you learn to identify what type of face shape you have, you can start choosing a cut that perfectly matches your features. Keep reading to learn how to do exactly that. 

What Face Shape Do I Have?

To determine face shape, measure the width of your face across your brow, jawline, and cheekbones. Measure the length of your face from your forehead to your chin.

With those measurements, determine your face shape below.

  • Oval. Length is greater than the width of cheekbones. The forehead width is greater than the jawline. The jawline is rounded.
  • Rectangle. Length is greater than any other measurement. Forehead, cheekbone, and jawline width are similar.
  • Round. Length is similar to cheekbone width. The forehead and jawline tend to be larger and of similar measurements. The jawline is soft.
  • Heart. Forehead width is greater than the jawline and cheekbones. Chin is sharp or pointed.
  • Square. All measurements are similar. The jawline is sharp.

Now that you have an idea of what face shape you are, you can start choosing hairstyles that best suit your measurements.

Best Hairstyles for Different Face Shapes

Best Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes: Female

The latest trending hairstyle doesn’t always suit your needs. And the wrong cut could accentuate the wrong features. Try choosing something according to the shape of your face.

Oval Face Shape

People with oval face shapes are fortunate because most hairstyles suit their features. That’s because an oval face often comes along with a lot of symmetry.

If you’ve been blessed with an oval face shape, choose whatever hairstyle you’d like. Or, work with your stylist to determine what cuts will accentuate your favorite features.

Rectangle Face Shape

Rectangle face shapes have a sharp jawline and longer foreheads. The best hairstyles for this face shape are those that work to minimize the appearance of a long face. That means not wearing long styles and, if you do, using waves, curls, or a blowout to blunt the elongating effect. 

Round Face Shape

Another rather versatile face shape, round faces can wear a number of different looks. Indeed, this is one of the face shapes that look good with short hair.

Think pixie cuts, side-swept bangs, and layered bobs. And if you’re trying to elongate the face, you might consider going with some length.

Heart-Shaped Face

A heart-shaped face features a sharper chin and a wider forehead. This means that your goal should be to flatter your cheekbones.

You can do that with cuts that decrease the width of your brow and increase the width below your mouth. Try long pixie cuts, lobs, and long layers.

Square Shape

The best hairstyles for a square-shaped face are those that soften the broad forehead, strong jaw, and wide cheekbones. That’s accomplished with long and feathery layers that blur the sharp angles of the face. Avoid anything that’s blunt and boxy because this will accentuate those angles.

Get the Perfect Cut

You might not know the best hairstyles for different face shapes, but a professional stylist certainly does. Don’t choose your next haircut based on the latest trend. Choose what works for your face shape and you’ll get compliments on more than just your cut.

Contact us at the Public Image LTD Salon today to book an appointment.