Best Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

Best Hairstyles for Your Face Shape

If hair is a women's crowning glory, it better be living up to its full potential. It's scary to think we could go our entire lives with a haircut that we think looks good, but it really isn't flattering to our face shape. Don't worry, we won't let that happen to you! Here are the absolute most flattering styles for each of the following facial structures, oval, square, heart, and round.

1. Oval

An oval face shape is longer than it is wide with a slightly wider forehead than chin. This facial structure enables you to have the widest variety of different hairstyles. Lucky you! You are in the company of such stunning beauties as Beyonce, Eva Mendez, and Jourdan Dunn, and because of this you know the options an oval face shape affords you. The best haircut for an oval face is The Lob, which stands for a long bob. This blunt cut has no layers and is uniform all the way around. Keep it textured or smooth it out for a stick straight variation.

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2. Heart-Shaped

A heart shaped face is widest at the forehead with a pointier chin. This facial structure generally comes with high cheekbones but can look broad straight on. Think Halle Berry, Eva Longoria, or Reese Witherspoon. In order to bring emphasis to your cheekbones, opt for a deep side part. Add softness and femininity with loose, tousled, waves.

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3. Round

Round faces are the easiest to identify because they are simply, round. They are about equal in length and width and do not have pronounced jaw corners. Celeb round faced beauties include; Ginnifer Goodwin, Miranda Kerr, and Selena Gomez. If anyone in this great big world can pull off a choppy pixie cut, it's these ladies. This edgy cut with spiky layers adds height to your head and emphasizes your eyes.

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4. Square

A square had 4 distinct points on it, those being the widest points of the face. Square-faced celebs include Olivia Wilde, Rosario Dawson, and Angelina Jolie. The best way to de-emphasize the width of the face is to try a voluminous bob. This wavy style can be parted in the middle or on the side and the soft loose waves cut the masculinity of the jaw line.

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