Haircut Tips for Face Shapes

Face Shapes

Each person is unique, as well as their face. Is your face square-shaped, or does it look more round? Is it heart or pear shaped? Is it oval, or is it narrower, taking on a more oblong shape?

The Ideal Face Shape

files-php

Jessica Alba has an oval face shape, which is the ideal face shape, as it is the most proportionately balanced. (note: this is not always the most important aspect and other factors may come in to play). Any haircut will look good with this face shape. For other face shapes, specific haircuts (and contouring with make-up) can give the illusion of an oval face shape.

Common Types

Oblong

oblong-face-hairstyle-5

Melina Kanakaredes has an Oblong face shape. Her curly hair provides balance as it longer than her chin. Short bobs stopping at the jawline should be avoided.

Square

miranda_kerr_beautiful_face_5

*face with a noticeably defined jaw with sharp-cornered forehead.

I seem to have more of a square shaped face, so I would get a haircut that would make my forehead look more rounded. Typically, you would get forehead or side bang, but if you really don’t want the hassle, you should go for more volume on the sides of your face to soften the corners of your face.

Rectangular

square-face-shape1

A Rectangular shaped face is similar to an oblong face except it has more corners (a lot like the square-shaped face). This face shape could really pull off bangs as well. Should avoid haircuts cropped close to the jawline.

Round

p_face_shape_styles_br_p01

The Round Face Shape is characterized by the width of the face being the same as the length of the face. Side bangs look great on this face shape. A short bob will make the face appear longer and more oval. I would also avoid excessive volume at the sides.

Less Common Types

Triangular

The triangular or pear face shape is characterized by a wide jaw and a narrow forehead. This face shape with a bang, makes the forehead seem wider, which is good as it gives balance to the face. I would also recommend volume at the top to balance out the bottom half.

Diamond (Rare)

kareenakapoorandherexotichexagonalface800x400pixels

Kareena Kapoor (Indian Actress) has a diamond face shape. This flattering face shape has a hairline that comes to a point as well as a distinct pointed chin. This face shape should avoid bangs as it will make the forehead appear proportionately smaller.

Inverted Triangle

angelina-jolie-white-powder-maleficent-makeup-disaster03

Agelina Jolie has a triangular shaped face which is marked by a noticeably wide forehead and a small delicate chin. Volume at the sides of the face will bring balance to the face. Bangs cut straight across will also help to create balance.

Heart

reese-witherspoon-heart-shaped-face-hairstyles-2011-6

Reese Witherspoon has a heart shaped face, which is very similar to the Inverted Triangle shaped face (Notice the wide forehead and the pointed chin).  The only difference is the widow’s peak. See Inverted Triangle for haircut suggestions.

 

 

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s