You know the feeling when you try on a pair of jeans that fits you perfectly, and all is right in the world? A great haircut that fits your face feels just like that. It emphasizes the good and cleverly teases out your favorite features to make you feel like the best version of yourself every day. Here are the most flattering hairstyles for every face shape and the best ways to wear them.
The most flattering hairstyle on a circular face is long flowing hair with an uneven cut because it creates the illusion of length. Your haircut should ideally lay a few inches below the chin and longer. Long, choppy layers work really well for a round face as they make it appear slimmer. You don’t want the layers to be too short, as they will add volume to the side of the face, emphasizing the roundness. Opt for long side swept bangs that graze the cheekbones to create the most dramatic angles. Waves are flattering on everyone and work really well at deflecting the roundness of the face.
Long hair doesn’t flatter long faces, so if you have super straight hair and a long face, you should think about creating more width by adding bangs. These will alter the appearance of your long locks creating the illusion of it being shorter. Bangs flatter every kind of face, and those with long faces are lucky because they look great in any of them. Short hair frames long faces really well which means the ultra-trendy long bob (aka the lob) haircut would be ideal for you. Chin-length bobs also would suit your face as they create width. If your heart is set on long hair, make it wavy to help balance out the length of your face.
If you’re blessed with a heart shaped face, then long side swept bangs are for you. Due to heart shaped faces being wider at top, side swept bangs soften the wideness and even out your face. The bangs will draw attention away from the wideness of the head and let the focus fall on your beautiful eyes. Allow the shortest pieces to hit your face at the arch of your brow, no shorter as they will draw attention to the top of the heart. Make sure your stylist doesn’t cut your bangs too short as they won’t suit your face shape. Ask them to cut them dry rather than wet as hair tends to shrink when its dry so if cut wet it’ll appear longer.
Women with a square face look wonderful with long poker straight hair as a strong angular jawline needs length to soften the harshness. It’s also known that you ladies with square faces are the most photogenic, so consider yourself lucky! Adding a few waves to the ends of the hair is also flattering as it helps obscure any severity in the jawline. Long bobs look especially well on square faced beauties as long as they’re not cut bluntly right at the chin. Hair that is shorter at the back and longer at the front (think Victoria Beckham’s haircut circa 2008) will help steer the attention away from any boxiness. Shoulder length hair also looks lovely on a square face shape.
Oval faces look great in any hairstyle, so get creative and experiment! You can even afford to go for a super short pixie haircut, so don’t be afraid to take a few risks. With an oval face you’re guaranteed to pull anything off. Try a bob hair cut to show off your perfect chin and cheekbones, or long beachy waves with a center part. Basically, every other face envies you as you could have a different hairstyle and length every day if you wished (with the help of extensions).
Guest author: Georgina is the fashion blogger for Eye Candy Lenses, a website specializing in fashion contact lenses. She enjoys keeping up to date with the latest fashion trends to grace our high street. From nails to hairstyles, she is constantly aware of the ever changing fashion world.