The Best Haircuts For Your Face Shape
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Choosing a haircut is never easy.
How many times have you seen someone’s haircut and thinks that hairstyle looks good on you too? You’ll see Katie Holmes rocking that beautiful short bob, and you’ll think it will look great on you also. So, you went into the salon and had your hair done just like Katie Holmes did, and when you looked up, it looked very different!
Don’t be surprised because there are a lot of factors you have to consider when choosing a haircut.
the texture of your hair
your face shape
Yes, your face shape will determine whether that haircut will flatter you or not.
So, how would you determine your face shape? Tie back your hair, look at the mirror, or take a picture of yourself. Trace an outline of your face, focusing on the widths of your brows, cheekbones, and jawline. The length of your face from your forehead to your chin. Your face should then fall into one of the following categories: the oval face, square, round, heart-shaped, long, and diamond-shaped face.
Let’s say your forehead has the same width as your cheekbones and jawline; then you have a square face. Or your jawline is slightly narrower than your hairline, then most likely, you have an oval face shape. Here’s a quick reference for you from Luxy Hair.
When you’ve determined your face shape, you can now know which hairstyle or haircut will suit you. Here are a few suggestions for you.
1. Oval face
If you have an oval-shaped face like Kim Kardashian and Bella Hadid, then you’re fortunate. Because this face shape is considered to be one of the most versatile for any hairstyles. Feel free to experiment! A blunt bob, a shoulder-length cut, side-swept bangs, or even clip-in bangs.
2. Heart-shaped face
This face shape is wider at the hairline and temples and tapers to a small, narrow chin that is slightly pointed. The forehead is the prominent feature, and you have a killer cheekbone too. Celebrities who have a heart-shape face are Tyra Banks, Reese Witherspoon, and Kourtney Kardashian.
Loose waves or shoulder-length hair looks best on this type of face shape because it’ll add volume to your face creating the illusion of a wider jawline.
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This face shape has the same width as the forehead, cheekbones, and jawline. Their prominent feature is their jawline. Celebrities who are square-shaped face are Olivia Wilde and Gwyneth Paltrow.
For this square-shaped face, you can go for blunt bangs or a short bob, clip-in bangs, or soft, wispy bangs look great too!
4. Round Face
This face shaped have the same width and length with no prominent angles or corners. They said that round faces are “baby-face” and they look younger and can choose a youthful hairstyle. Celebrities with round-shaped faces are Kirsten Dunst and Selena Gomez.
You can try a trendy lob, or you can pull your hair up. If you feel a little bold, go for a short pixie cut!
5. Diamond-shaped face
Celebrities who have a diamond-shaped face are Halle Berry and Vanessa Hudgens. Their forehead and jawline have the same width, and the fullest part of their face is their cheekbones with a narrow chin.
Long side-swept bangs or short-textured lob looks good with diamond-shaped faces.
Knowing your face shape will help you understand what features of your face you will accentuate or not, but at the end of the day, your confidence will make you beautiful.
So, whatever face-shaped you have, be confident, and your beauty will glow!