How to Choose the Right Haircut for Your Face Shape

Posted by Yousseff Mediaco on

Haircuts are not one-size fits all. Hairdresser experts in Sydney would agree that there is no single best way to cut one's hair; instead, a few tried-and-true guidelines can help frame one's face. Nobody wants to walk out of their hair salons with unflattering hair.

Fortunately, the process is a breeze if you know how to choose a haircut that compliments your face shape. That will allow you to select the hairstyle that will highlight your features.

What are the face shapes?

Round Face: This face shape is usually the broadest in the cheeks and has rounded rather than sharply defined features.

Heart Face: This begins with a broad forehead and narrows to a pointed chin and jaw.

Oval Face: Your facial features are slightly longer than they are wide. You have features that aren't very rounded or pointed.

Square Face: Your jawline is strong and prominent, giving you a rugged good look. There is less gradual narrowing from temple to chin, and the sides are straighter than on a round face.

Long Face: Your face is thin and angular, with parallel sides and slight variation in breadth from top to bottom.

Diamond Face: This is defined by prominent cheekbones and a thin chin and forehead, lending the face a strikingly angular appearance.

What haircut fits your face shape?

Round Face

Round faces can be challenging to flatter, but they are manageable with the appropriate hair length. Hair that is long and flowing without heavy layers is an excellent choice for a round face. Beachy waves are a great way to draw attention to your features.

A lob cut with a diagonal bang or without a fringe is ideal for those with round faces since it makes the jawline and chin appear narrower. Choose a soft, long hairstyle without heavy layers. 

Heart Face

Almost any hairstyle, outfit, or makeup will look fantastic on a hearty face. For recommendation, you can go for a chin-length bob with bangs or a lob with blunt bangs and wavy layers. Narrowing the bangs will help you give the impression of a narrower forehead.

Oval Face

Those blessed with an oval face shape can pretty much try anything. However, to look your best, your hairstyle should be in complete harmony with the symmetry of your face. You can go overboard with layers but be careful not to overwhelm yourself.

Square Face

If you have a square face, it's best to downplay your jawline. Curls or choppy cuts add fantastic texture and accomplish this. Try a cut with layers or a shag to soften the sharp angles. The prominent jawline could be downplayed with the help of a softly asymmetrical, layered cut.

Long Face

If you have a long face shape, curls are a great way to make your face look wider and, therefore, more proportional. 

To make your hair appear wider, try using a flat iron to create loose waves and curls. Whatever hairstyle you choose, remember that width, not length, is what you're after.

Diamond Face

Since diamond faces are already considered attractive due to their symmetry and proportion, your focus should be on emphasising your naturally beautiful features. Choose a textured lob or long, side-swept bangs to draw attention to your face. You can also try a high ponytail or middle part to highlight your facial features.

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