We’ve all heard the infamous words, “Get a haircut that suits your face shape!” But what does that mean? How do you determine your face shape, and what are the perfect cuts for you? To avoid the embarrassment of getting the wrong cut, and to help you glam up your looks with the absolutely perfect style for you, we have the answers.
To determine your face shape, simply break out the ruler and start measuring. An oval face (or long face) means that the widths of your jaw, cheekbones, and brow are about equal. A round face means that your face is almost as wide as it is long, with a slight curve to your forehead and jaw. A heart-shaped face has a narrow jaw and wide brow, while a square face is characterized by an equal width and length. Our experts have compiled the best cuts for each face shape:
Short: If you’re looking for a short haircut and you have an oval face, stick to an angular bob with chin-length layers. Choose a side part to give the choppy layers some lift.
Medium: Medium-length hair with a bit of a blowout is perfect on an oval face. It should have subtle layers to keep your hair from getting too flat, which would make your face look longer.
Long: For a long cut that doesn’t elongate your face, add side-swept bangs and some texture with layers. The sweeping fringe will shorten the length of your face perfectly.
Short: Rock a short haircut with a round face by getting lots of choppy layers! The messy pixie cut will add height to your face up top, lengthening your face.
Medium: Go with a bob that just brushes the collarbone, with some wispy pieces that frame your neck. It will slim your face and give you more structure.
Long: For a round face and a long cut, get subtle layers around your jawline. This will make your hair seem fuller without adding roundness to your face! Keep more layers around the bottom of your hair to avoid volume around your face.
Short: The best short cut for a heart-shaped face is a cute pixie with short layers on top and even sides. This will soften the jawline and break up the wide forehead.
Medium: Treat yourself to sweeping bangs and simple, uniform layers. This will give your face balance and draw the eyes away from a pronounced chin.
Long: Long layers and full bangs work well with a heart-shaped face. Add some curled pieces to soften the angles of your face.
Short: Subtle bangs and a short-layered bob is the perfect short cut for a square face. It lifts the attention up to your cheekbones and eyes, and away from your jaw.
Medium: Give medium-length hair light layers around the shoulders and add sweeping bangs. The feathery layers will soften a strong chin. Finish by parting to the side to offset the sharp angles of your face.
Long: Frame your face with strands around your cheekbones, and add layers that hit your collarbone. Give your hair a soft wave to beautifully complement your square face shape.
There’s a perfect haircut for both your face shape and your personal style preferences! Whether you want short, medium, or long hair, you can achieve the best look for your face and have all the confidence in the world in your own unique style.
Get more information on the perfect cut for your face shape and other styles for you at Hair Restoration of California. Call us at 800-966-9505 to schedule your free consultation.