No matter what age you are, the kind of hair you have or the color of your hair, the way your haircut looks depends on the shape of your face. The same haircut cannot look the same on two different people; it has become a fact of life. Every face has unique features, you just have to match the right haircut to compliment them. It doesn’t matter if it’s a women’s hair cut or a men’s haircut, the same rule applies.
When you go to the salon, in search for your next look, take a look at our guide before. It will surely give you a better idea of what kind of a haircut you should opt for.
Step 1 is to gauge the shape of your face. Sit in front of a mirror, put our hair up in a bun or a pony and trace the edges of your face with a board marker. When you are done, sit back and match your face to the list below:
A round face is one that as wide as it is long. You may have fuller cheeks and a rounded jaw as well.
With a round face, you should opt for haircuts that are below the chin, so that the roundness is not exaggerated. You can opt for a layered bob, a straight middle length cut, layers or you can grow your hair out as long as you want.
If you have a square face, your jawline is probably the widest part of your face. Your forehead is the closest in width to your jaw, thus making your face appear to look like a square.
With such an angular face, you may want to tone it down with soft layers. The more texture your hair has, the more visible cuts it has, the better it will look. If you have curls, you can pretty much do anything with your hair and it will look great. Curly haircuts soften and distract attention away from the edginess of the face.
An oval face is one that appears to be twice as long as it is wide. It is one face type everyone wants.
Almost any and all haircuts look great of someone with an oval face. You can opt for a short or long bob, layers, a straight cut, bangs and everything under the sun. As long as your hair does not hide the shape of your face, you are good to go.
Heart-Shaped faces are those that usually get narrower as you go down towards the chin. It means you may have a wider forehead and alleviated cheekbones.
The only thing you don’t want to do is opt for a hairstyle that will make your chin, and jaw, look narrower. You can go for a long bob, no matter the texture of your hair; it is bound to look good. Side swopped bangs will often complement the shape of your face.
The last thing you need to do, before you go for your haircut, is to wash it. Arriving with clean, bouncy and silky hair in their natural form can show your stylist exactly how your hair is likely to fall once your hair has been cut.