Have you ever wondered why some hairstyles that look so beautiful on other people does not look beautiful on yours? The reason for this is not far fetched- the shape of your face. Before choosing any hairstyle, you need to be sure that it suits your face shape.
If you have problems with identifying your face shape, get eyeliner, and trace your face from the forehead to your chin and back to your forehead.
Do this while looking at the mirror, and you should know your face shape by paying attention to the wideness, hairline, jawline, and length of your face. Your face shape can be oval, round, heart-shaped, long, diamond-shaped, or square face. We’ll be describing the types of faces and the hairstyles that befit each kind of face shape below.
Hairstyles For Oval Face Shape
Oval Face shape has a gently rounded hairline, narrow jawline, and a long length (longer than the width). There are no prominent angles or points on an oval face, and it’s well-structured. Rihanna and Kim Kardashian are examples of people with the oval face shape. The best hairstyles for oval-shaped faces are blunt bob (if you’re interested in short hairstyles) or side-swept bangs (if you’re interested in keeping long hair).
If you have an oval face, you should not wear hairs that will expose your stable features, and hairs should not be found on your face. You should also move the hairs on both sides of your face behind your ear to show off your cheekbones when you’re wearing your hair down. Avoid hairstyles that will cover your face or make your face look smaller. One-length hairstyles too should be avoided to avoid making your face look longer.
Hairstyles For Diamond Face Shape
Diamond-shaped faces usually have the same jawline and forehead width, narrow chin, and wide cheekbones. Ciara and Halle Berry are examples of people with the diamond face shape. Diamond-shaped faces are also balanced and symmetrical.
If you have a diamond-shaped face, go long with side-swept bangs that’ll help brighten your cheekbones or opt for a short textured lob. You should also go for a sleek middle part and have your hair tucked behind your ears or show off the structure of your bone by going for a sleek high ponytail. Avoid thick, rounded, and bangy hairstyles that will make your face look shorter than it is because of the narrow nature of your face at the chin.
Hairstyles For Round Face Shape
Round face shapes are usually referred to as “babyfaces.” A round-shaped face has the same length and width. Examples of people with round face shape include Selena Gomez and Ginnifer Goodwin.
If you have a long face, having some parts of your hair shifted on one side of your face helps your face look more oval and narrower. Short hair, side-swept bangs, and deep side part is very suitable for round faces. Avoid thin and soft bangs.
Hairstyles For Heart-Shaped Faces
Heart-Shaped faces are faces that have a full hairline and slightly pointed narrow chin. Reese Witherspoon and Kourtney Kardashian are people with heart-shaped faces. To wear long hair on a heart face shape, opt for a deep side part and if you want to wear short hair, opt for a slicked-back high ponytail. Also, shoulder-length hair is excellent for heart-shaped faces. Avoid short bangs and avoid forcing the middle part.
Hairstyles For Square-Shaped Faces
A square face has forehead, jawline, and cheekbones that are of about the same width. People like Olivia Wilde and Hailey Baldwin have square-shaped faces. Wispy bangs, a short bob or blunt bangs, is great for square-shaped faces, but blunt hairstyles, curls and thick bangs are not advisable.