If you are trying to decide what type of hairstyle will suit you, you need to know what type of face shape you have. This will help you to figure out which hairstyles you should consider and which ones to avoid. The most popular face shapes have been identified as:
Here are a few tips that will help you define the shape of your own face. Once you know this, you are one step closer to picking the perfect style for your face.
Round Shaped Face: If you have a round shaped face you will want to choose a hairstyle that adds the right sort of volume to your shape. With the right cut, volume can be added to the crown which will give the appearance of elongating your face. This means that you can look good with long or short hair. The things that you need to avoid would be fringes or hairstyles that are pulled off the face as these will only emphasis the fullness of your cheeks.
Square Shaped Face: The main feature of a square shaped face is that you will have a strong angular jaw line. You will want to choose hairstyles that help to soften the jaw line and attract attention to the eyes and forehead area. A great style that would compliment your face shape would be a long fringe that sweeps off to the side as it helps to break up the square shape. Add a few loose curls for an extra feminine touch. Hair styles to avoid include an extremely blunt and short cropped style as this could produce a masculine look that you may not want.
Oval Shaped: Face Women with an oval shaped face are the lucky ones in the bunch. This is the most versatile shape and almost all types of hair styles will look good both long and short. If you are looking for the ultimate style then you will need to decide which part of the face you would like to highlight the most. A short hair cut that is feathered at the sides will accentuate your eyes and a long hair style can be used to beautifully frame the whole face.
Heart Shaped Face: A heart shaped face is wide at the cheeks and then tapers and narrows along the jaw line and chin. The type of hair styles to avoid would be a blunt cut fringe or any other type of short cuts as this would make the face look wider than it actually is. A lovely style that will allow you to look good with a fringe is if you choose a style that is parted and styled across the forehead.
After you have figured out the type of face shape you have, you may want to look at examples of other women with the same shape. Take a look at celebrity magazines, hairstyling magazines and also take a look online. This will help you to get an even better idea of the type of hairstyle that will suit you.