Everyone knows that now is an exciting time to be in beauty and fashion…. where rules are meant to be bent and broken and where nothing seems to shock us anymore! We’re embracing pink eyeshadow like there’s no tomorrow and you probably own more hair accessories now than you ever did before! Your hair is your crowning glory is a corny phrase that remains to be so true; when you sport the right haircut for your face shape everything just sort of falls into place! Not only does the right hairstyle give you a confidence boost like no other, but it also enhances the existing hair color and the accessories! As we scroll through countless pics of celebrities and their popular hairstyles, we were able to discern the hairstyles that best suit your face shape so keep on scrolling!
Oval Face Shapes
The most popular face shape around should have no problem with whatever hairstyle they decide on. If you’re not convinced let the celebrities with the oval faces convince you; Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, and Bella Hadid to name a few. If you’re blessed with an oval face and you’re about to change your hairstyle, all you have to do this time is shift your attention from focusing on face shape to focusing on your favourite features. If you’re blessed with high cheekbones you can go all out and get a pixie cut, whereas a sleek bob will draw the focus towards the nose and lips, and fringe accentuates the eyes.
Long Face Shapes
When you have a long face shape your goal would be to counteract that with a haircut to minimise the length while giving your features more balance. Most people with long face shapes love a fringe haircut, either side-swept like Liv Tyler or straight and low like Naomi Campbell’s. With long faces, width needs to be added on the sides to create more balance, that’s why hairstylists believe that the best haircut for this face shape is a “curly shag with fringe”.
Round Face Shapes
Round faces, contrary to popular belief, are quite versatile when it comes to haircuts. When you look through images of Selena Gomez, Emma Stone, Miranda Kerr and Chrissy Teigen you’ll get it! Round faces look great with a textured pixie cut on the condition that it’s not too short. They also look great with layered bobs or side-swept-bangs that can give the illusion of a longer face just like Teigen’s. Whatever haircut you end up getting always avoid adding volume to the sides of your face, remember you need to elongate.
Diamond Face Shapes
When you have high cheekbones coupled with a strong jawline you are truly blessed… but then again you need to soften things up. You need softness and constant motion; you can create this with extra waves and curls or by adding layers to straight hair. They can also benefit from cuts that sit around the chin such as blunt bobs or full shoulder-length hair so that they can give the illusion of a wider chin, and avoid creating too much volume at the crown. They also look good in bangs, whether they’re straight or side. Take your inspiration from Jenna Dewan, Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Greene, and Vanessa Hudgens.
Heart Face Shapes
Since heart face shapes are almost always recognised by their well-defined jawlines, this means that they should look for haircuts that soften the strong jawline. Layers, wispy fringe, and wispy bobs are what they should aim for. Should they choose bangs for example, they should aim to trim them every two to four weeks, whereas lobs should be trimmed every six to eight weeks. Follow the examples of Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, and Kourtney Kardashian for inspiration.
Square Face Shapes
If you have a square face shape you’re in good company; Lily Aldridge, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Olivia Wilde, Margot Robbie, Zoë Kravitz, Salma Hayek, and Keira Knightley to name a few. The best haircut for this face shape should aim to add length to counteract the square-ness. Strands falling well past the shoulders, or extra-low fringe touching the cheekbones, side parts, big curls, and long swing layers are all great options for square face shapes.