Choosing the right hairstyle for your face is a very important task. Your hairdresser can give you the latest hairdo, but on the wrong face, it can be nothing short of a disaster. The ideal hairstyle is one that minimizes the displeasing aspects of your face and highlights the positive ones, and every woman should aim for this balance.
Determining Your Face Shape
In order to determine the ideal hairstyle or cut for your face shape, you first have to know what your face shape is. Start by comparing your face to the following images and descriptions below, so that you have a clear idea of what your true face shape is.
|Ideal Hairstyles for Each Face Shape|
|· Oval Shaped
The oval shaped face is considered to be the perfect face shape, which naturally means that the amount of hairstyles you can try are virtually endless. The one rule of thumb however is to avoid styles that bring too much hair onto your face, as this will cover your perfect face shape, or those styles with extra height as they can make the face appear long.
· Long Shaped
The best hairstyles for this shape are those that add width to your face, such as shoulder length hair cuts. Avoid center parting and hairstyles that add height, because this can make the face appear longer. Medium to long hair with waves and curls are also good for long faced individuals.
|· Round Shaped
High updos are great for this face shape as they add height to both the hair and the face, making the face appear narrower than it is. Avoid chin length bob cuts, side parts and short curly or wavy hair. Hairstyles with middle parts can also create an illusion of a narrow length and styles with side swept bangs suit this face shape well.
· Square Shaped
Hairstyles with waves and curves around the jaw, can help distract from the angular jawline of the square face. Bangs swept to one side will also minimize the square shape of the face. Avoid blunt chin length bob styles, as these can accentuate the squareness.
|· Heart Shaped
Short bobs, with curly or wavy hair, and layers just under the cheekbones to create width at the narrow jawline is ideal for the heart shaped face. Avoid those styles that add height, because the trick with this type of face is having a style that adds volume to the jawline area.
· Diamond Shaped
Try any hairstyle that adds width at the chin area such as chin length bobs. Additionally, those styles that have hair tucked behind the ear tend to accentuate the amazing cheek bones that diamond faces have. Avoid short hairstyles with height on top and those that leave no hair on the neck or chin area.
While the list of styles presented here is not exhaustive, they provide a guide on the different styles, and those you should avoid. Remember, it is not about the latest, trendiest hairstyle, but rather the hairstyle that suits your face, and accentuates your beauty.
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