Have you ever felt like there’s something to be desired when it comes to how well your tresses frame your pretty mug? Read on for a few tips on making the cut fit.
Round face: With any hairstyle, balance is the goal – that being said, this face shape actually looks great in slightly uneven layers. “A round face looks really good with an uneven cut, meaning a mix of lengths,” Chris McMillan, owner of Los Angeles-based Chris McMillan Salon, told Allure.com. “If you add a deep side part and long, side-swept bangs, you’ll look slimmer.” Round-faced women are probably better off never going for something like a short curly bob – elongating your features is key, whether it be with long layers or a close-cropped pixie.
Square face: The key for square-faced women is taking away from the hardness of your jaw a little, so short, blunt bobs are probably not your bag. Instead, go for something that adds texture and frames your face gently, like layers or a tapered bob.
Heart-shaped face: To balance out your pointy chin, you’ll want to add a lot of volume at the roots or try a medium-length bob that ends near or below your chin. A hairstyle that draws the attention to your eyes (versus the lower half of your face) will suit you like no other.
Oval face: Why the long face? Many experts agree that oval-faced women can actually get away with the most when it comes to hairstyle experimentation. Your only potential pitfall is not having enough width in your face – if that’s the case, do a voluminous ‘do or rock short layers that create lift at the top of your head.
Most of all, don’t let these general rules of thumb constrain you in any way or be the ultimate say-all. I have a square-shaped face, and I still feel like I can pull off a bob. Let the reflection in the mirror be your ultimate guide.