Face Shapes And Hairstyles

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Face Shapes And Hairstyles

Why is this so important? Simply put, if the wrong hairstyle is created for the wrong face shape, the result is a disaster. In fact, even if a well executed, well cut hairstyle is performed on the wrong face shape, the result is still a disaster. Why again you ask? Because hairstyles are predominately about shape and geometry. It’s all about putting the perfect frame around a person’s face to balance and bring perspective to the overall shape. The shape must: Minimize non pleasing attributes. Promote and compliment positive ones. Once this important objective is achieved, then bringing the hairstyle to life with texture and colors should follow. A good hairstylist will just know instinctively what shape will or won’t suit you. It is also very important and handy for you to understand face shape suitability as well as it will help you to understand what does and does not work for you and why. It will also help you to communicate better with your stylist and to keep them somewhat honest. There is a general rule that applies to face shape balancing and it is that you should try to achieve an oval shape, which is the most perfect and pleasing shape to the human eye. To do this, long faces need shortening, just as wide faces need lengthening. It’s quite simple really! How To Choose Your Face Shape Look at a photo of yourself that has the hair off your face and find the best match from the following descriptions and pictures. It’s important to remember that even though your face may not be an exact match of any single shape, it will resemble one shape over all. Need help to determine your face shape? Try our Face Shape Quiz. Oval Face Shape Curvilinear shape. Length is equal to one and a half times width. The forehead and jaw are the same width. Pictures of hairstyles for oval face shapes Round Face Shape Circular shaped. Length is approximately equal to width. Pictures of hairstyles for round face shapes Square Face Shape Strong and broad forehead. Angular jaw. Pictures of hairstyles for square face shapes Heart Face Shape Wide at the forehead and cheekbones. Narrow at the jawline. Pictures of hairstyles for heart face shapes Triangular Face Shape Forehead and cheekbones are narrow. Jawline is wide. Pictures of hairstyles for triangular face shapes Diamond Face Shape Forehead and jawline are narrow. Cheekbones are wide and high. Pictures of hairstyles for diamond face shapes Oblong Face Shape Face is longer than it is wide. Long, straight cheek line. Pictures of hairstyles for oblong face shapes Once you have determined what your face shape is, please click on the links below to see images and examples which will show and explain how shape and geometry make all the difference in hairstyling design. Oval Round Square Heart Triangular Diamond Oblong Still don’t know your face shape? Try our Face Shape Quiz. Now that you know your face shape and how to choose the right hairstyle, why not take a look through TheHairStyler.com’s range of hairstyles to suit face shapes? We have 1,000s of different hairstyles for you to choose from which can be viewed on your own photo or on one of our models. You can even use our Find Your Perfect Style hair consultation to find the hairstyles that match your face shape!

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

With so many hairstyles to choose from that suit your face shape, where should you begin?The basic rule of finding a great haircut for your face shape is never highlight your problem spot, and try to create the illusion that you have an oval face.If you have a long, thin face, you should not wear hair long. Why? Long hair tends to drag a long face down.Other examples: Round face? Avoid short curly or wavy hair that makes your round face appear rounder. The better option would be a cut that hits below the chin or longer. Learn more in this gallery of the best and worst cuts for round faces. If you have a square face, you may want to play down your strong, angular jaw. Texture, in the form of curls or choppy ends, does this brilliantly. See this photo gallery of best and worst haircuts for square face shapes for other great styles for you. Oval faces tend to look good in everything, but their faces can appear long, so think twice before adding height on top of the head in the form of a trendy, ginormous donut bun, a teased updo or a spiky short cut. And always consider your hair texture. If your hair is thick or curly, avoid a blunt cut or risk looking like a pyramid. See what works and doesn't in this photo gallery of best and worst cuts for oval faces. Heart-shaped faces tend to come with pointy chins (think Reese Witherspoon). Draw attention to your eyes and cheekbones instead. See examples in this photo gallery of best and worst cuts for heart-shaped faces. Long-faced girls should avoid long hair but can get away with it if it's cut in long layers that hit at the cheekbones and the chin. Long, wavy hair also looks good on because the waves add width to the sides of a long face (get inspired with these photos). There's nothing sexier than just-out-of-the-ocean waves. Here's how to give yourself those coveted beachy waves. Good luck.

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

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1. Find the Right Cut for Your Face Shape The perfect haircut is more than just a few snips! Before booking a salon appointment, determine your face shape so you’ll know exactly what to ask for. You can do this at home by breaking out a ruler and measuring the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jawline, and the length of your face from forehead to chin. If you have an oval face like Ashley Greene, the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jaw are almost equal, but if yours is round like Charlize Theron’s, your face is nearly as wide as it is long, with your forehead and jaw curving at the corners. People with heart-shaped faces like Halle Berry have a wide brow and narrow jaw, but if the length and width of your face is equal, you have a square face like Olivia Wilde. We put together a list of our favorite hairstyles every shape-click through to get inspired!

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

The round face is tricky. Typically, if you have a round face you want to make your face appear longer and leaner and less round.Model Kate Upton has a round face and knows how to make her hairstyles work with her face shape. She typically wears her hair long and straight or slightly wavy, which is a great look for round faces. And her sweeping updo, pictured to the left, is perfect for adding height to her face, visually elongating it.

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

Bangs can make a boring cut edgy. They can take years off a face and they bring attention to the eyes. They are flattering on almost all face shapes.Your goal is to get bangs that make your (insert your face shape here) appear more oval. So, for example, if you have a square face, you should avoid wide, heavy blunt bangs, which only create more angles on your already angular face. You should have your blunt bangs longer on the sides to soften the look. Bangs are really more an issue of hair texture than face shape. Curly hair doesn't work well cut above the eyes, so bangs are usually a no-no. Super wavy hair requires bangs that are long and side-swept unless you like the dated-I'm-stuck-in-the-80s-look.

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

Certain looks will work better for some guys than others and vice versa. Turns out, your face shape has a lot to do with whether a cut looks awesome on you—or just plain silly. So, we reached out to a few of the industry leaders at the top of the game to help you understand which hairstyles are best for the six major face shapes. You’ll see that they completely agree in certain instances, but have varying opinions in others.

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

When you read about hairstyles and face shapes, you may feel inundated by rules: women with long faces should never wear long hair! Got a round face? Never go short! Never wear super curly hair short. Yadda, yadda, yadda.

Face Shapes And Hairstyles

Model Kate Upton has a round face and knows how to make her hairstyles work with her face shape. She typically wears her hair long and straight or slightly wavy, which is a great look for round faces. And her sweeping updo, pictured to the left, is perfect for adding height to her face, visually elongating it.

Why is this so important? Simply put, if the wrong hairstyle is created for the wrong face shape, the result is a disaster. In fact, even if a well executed, well cut hairstyle is performed on the wrong face shape, the result is still a disaster. Why again you ask? Because hairstyles are predominately about shape and geometry. It’s all about putting the perfect frame around a person’s face to balance and bring perspective to the overall shape.

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