When trying a new hairstyle, you need to consider your face shape to look your best. No matter your face shape — round, oval, square, heart or long — there will be style that look best on you, and a few that aren’t flattering (unless you’re an oval, in which case you look good in practically everything).
The key to a flattering hairstyle is one that creates the illusion that you have a perfectly oval face. There are styles that help make a round face appear longer, a long face appear wider, a square jaw appear softer and large foreheads and double chins basically disappear. It’s not magic, it’s just finding the right hairstyles.
SnTcollections have put together an assortment of sensational tips and tricks for determining your face shape and finding the best styles for you.
Most women will say that their face is round, but most faces are usually one of six basic shapes. The easiest way to determine your actual face shape is to pull your hair back away from your face, and take a good look in the mirror.
Ask yourself: What’s the widest part of your face — your forehead or your jaw? Or maybe it’s neither and your cheekbones are the widest. Look at your chin, is it pointy, round or square?
Picture an imaginary line going around your face. What shape is it?
Here are the six different face shapes and their distinct characteristics:
- Oval: The length of your face is about one and a half times its width. Your forehead is slightly wider than your chin. If you have an oval face, consider yourself lucky: you can wear almost any hairstyle. A deep side part with wave is very good.
- Round: You have prominent (perhaps chubby) cheeks, and the length and width of your face are about equal. Long straight hair always looks great on a round face. This style is flattering on a round face because long hair creates the illusion of length in the face and the straight hair doesn’t add body to the sides of the face. In fact, the curtain effect has a nice way of slimming a round face.
- Square: You have a prominent jaw and square chin. Your forehead and jaw line are approximately the same width. If you have a square face, consider yourself lucky. Some of the most famous faces in the past and today have strong, angular jawlines. Two other big pluses to having a square face: square faces photograph the best and women with strong angular features tend to age well.
- Oblong: Oblong is often confused with oval, however this shape is slightly longer and not as wide. You may also have a pointy chin. Long hair styles look fabulous on long faces, Just be sure to add layers in the sweet spot – the cheekbones. If your hair is superlong, you can also start layers below the chin.
- Diamond:If you have a diamond face shape, your face is slightly longer than it is wide, and your jawline is pointed. Your cheekbones are high-set and are the widest part of your face. Both your forehead and your jaw line are narrow with your cheekbones being the widest part of your face.
- Heart: If you have a heart-shaped face or an inverted triangle-shaped face, your face is longer than it is wide. Your jawline is long and pointed, and is the narrowest part of your face.