All about face shape and hair
Do you know your face shape?
Knowing your face shape can help you make better haircut and eyebrow tailoring choices.
Characteristics of an Oval face shape.
- forehead is wider than the chin
- prominent cheekbones
- face gracefully tapers to a narrow oval chin
What kind of haircut should an Oval faced person consider?
Oval faces are in perfect proportion so this face shape is easy to work with in terms of hairstyle. There is a lot of flexibility
Celebrities with Oval shaped faces Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Ashley Judd
Characteristics of a heart shaped face.
Similar to the oval, but the face narrows below the cheekbones, reaching a defined pointy chin.
What hairstyles are best for a heart shaped face
Styles that are fuller around the ends will widen the appearance of the chin and jawbone, thus making the face appear better proportioned and basically oval.
Celebrities with heart shaped faces and their haircuts
Julia Roberts - Julia realizes that a short cut will not flatter a strong jawline and a prominent chin. She avoids fringes, prefers off-centre partings and uses her hair to slim the widest parts of her face. Her hair looks best when it's long and loose - whether straight or surfer-babe wavy. Subtly graduated long layers at the front create movement and again deflect attention from her chin.
Characteristic of a Round face shape
What kind of hairstyles for a round face?
Your face is full-cheeked and circular. Keep hair sleek at the sides and you can lengthen the face by choosing a hairdo with plenty of volume on top. Avoid round or geometric styles because they'll only accentuate the roundness. Also avoid hard lines and wide block fringes that sit above the eyebrows. To object is to achieve a hairstyle that can help lengthen the face. Feathered or layered hair falling on to the face will help create sleeker proportions. Keep curly hair all one length and ideally long, to avoid bulk. Full curls accentuate roundness, but scraped-back styles, high pony tails and updos with loose tendrils around the hairline are very flattering.
Celebrities that have round shaped faces?
Vanessa Williams, Uma Thurman, Marilyn Monroe, Cameron Diaz
Charactieristics of a Square Face
- forehead, cheekbones and jawline all about the same width
- squared jawline is the most obvious feature
Hairstyle ideas for a square face?
A broad forehead and a strong square jawline dominate your face. Slim those broad cheekbones with chin-length layers and, if you want a fringe, opt for a long wispy one. A graduated or classic bob makes an ideal shorter style because it hugs the face. Curls falling onto the cheeks will slim down the widest points of the face and help rebalance it.
Celebrities with a Square face
Paulina Porizkova, Demi Moore, Brooke Shields, Minnie Driver
Characteristics of a Long Face
- Long forehead, cheekbones and jawline are all about the same width
- can tend to have a prominent chin
- has an elongated appearance
Hairstyle ideas for people with long faces?
Stay away from very short hair. Soft layers around the face are always good.
Celebrities with long faces?
Jenniefer Love Hewitt, Claudia Schiffer
Diamond/Angular Shaped Face
Characteristics of a Diamond/Angular Shaped Face
- not as common as the other face shapes
- typically the face is highly angular
- the forehead is somewhat short
- the face is widest at the temples
What hairstyles are best with Angular/diamond shape?
A fusion of square and heart proportions. Chin-length bobs and feathered shoulder-length styles will emphasise those dramatic angular features, while still rounding out the chin. Heavy fringes are a good look, as are flicks or a mane of dishevelled curls. Very Sassy.
Celebrity with angular/diamond shaped faces.
Reese Witherspoon and Katherine Hepburn