What’s the Best Hairstyle for My Face Shape?

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face shapeHave you ever thought a particular hairstyle suits you? Or maybe there’s a style that you always ask your stylist to avoid? Believe it or not, there’s a little science at play here. There are hairstyles that suit your face shape. Identify which category you fall into, and you should be able to choose the style that accentuates your facial positives.

A Round Face

A round face should never go together with a round hairstyle. This means that bobs are definitely out. The trick here is to go for something that features lots of layers to create a solid structure that makes the face look less round. The addition of depth and the right color can achieve this. The chances are you don’t have a strong jawline, so try to keep your hairstyles asymmetrical — and preferably long enough to reach your shoulders.

An Oblong Face

A long and narrow face often has a masculinity to it. Strong facial features and a defined jawline exude power and dominance — so softening that look up a little is often the way to go. Ideally, a long, volumized hairstyle is best. A great way to soften a relatively long face is to frame it, so build up the volume the further down you go.

A Diamond-Shaped Face

Think of actress Keira Knightley, and you’ll have an idea of what a diamond-shaped face looks like. This is a highly defined, angular face-type, so anything you can do to soften is will pay dividends. For a balanced look, go for a bob or something that stops at the shoulders. Straight hair usually delivers the best results.

A Square Face

A square face shape can look angular and defined, which is great when it’s complemented by the perfect hairstyle. This is a face type that usually benefits from being softened. You can negate some of the squareness with a carefully sculpted fringe. And by growing your hair out, so it rests on your shoulders, you can soften your jawline. Add as much texture and depth as you can to complete the look.

Heart-Shaped Faces

Hollywood superstar Reese Witherspoon has made the heart-shaped face work brilliantly for her over the years. She’s done it by decreasing the width of her forehead with a carefully cut fringe. The style is then gradually cut away to increase the width of the hairstyle around her jaw. The result is a style that accentuates Reese’s stunning cheekbones while straightening her face just a little.

Ascertain which face shape you have and speak with your stylist of hair professional about all the possible styles that can deliver a balanced look. At Custom Hair Tampa Bay, our stylists can get you the look you want even if you’re suffering from hair loss. To schedule a free consultation at one of our three locations click here.



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