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Find the perfect haircut for your face shape

September 9, 2017 4:13

Hi fashion lovers,

I am back on the blog! And to celebrate my return, I asked you on twitter what topic you would like to read at first.
A common question that people ask me is:
“what kind of haircut can I get for my face shape ?”
So, I figured that it would be cool for you to find the answer in this article.

First things first, let’s see what is your face shape!

1. Identify your face shape

Since it’s not an easy task I recommend you take a selfie and print it out. Then with a pen trace the contour of your face. Here is a little example of how you can do: draw 8 dots on your face on your forehead, cheeks, jawline, and chin. Once you have done that, simply join the dots and you should have your face shape being revealed to you.

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There are 7 types of face shape:

Oval: the face length is equal to one and a half times width. Forehead and jawline are the same widths.
Round: circular shape, the length is equal to the width.
Oblong: the face is longer than wider. Chick bones are as well long.
Square: angular jawline, the length is equal to the width.
Triangle: forehead is narrow and jawline is wide.
Heart: forehead is wide and jawline is narrow.
Diamond: forehead and jawline are narrow, the chick bones are wide.

2. Chose the perfect hairstyle!

The rules are simple, it’s all a matter of balance.
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Oval: break the roundness of your face by creating an asymmetric look. Wear side bangs or style your hair on one side of your head. You can wear your hair, short or long, they are both flattering. If you like layered hair, style your hair toward the external side of your face.

  • asymmetric hair styling
  • layers & styling to the external side of the face
  • long and short hairstyle works
  • side bangs

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Round: avoid any kind of bangs that will make your face look smaller and chubbier. Long hairstyle is flattering on you because they give an impression of a longer face. Layering is possible but starting lower than the jawline.
Short haircut with the volume on the top of the head is great on you.

  • asymmetric hair styling
  • short haircut with the volume on the top of the head
  • layers & styling to the external side of the face
  • long hairstyle with small layering effects

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Oblong: any type of bangs is good for you! You might want to try to add some layering around your face, start around the chick line. Style your hair toward the inside of your face. You can try both symmetrical and asymmetrical hairstyles.

  • bangs or asymmetric hairstyle
  • layering is a must
  • style your hair toward the inside

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Square: soften the angles of your jawline by wearing long hair in a symmetrical hairstyle. If you want to increase your natural face shape, wear some bangs, it will immediately sublime your jawline.

  • symmetrical hairstyle
  • style your hair toward the external sides of your face
  • long hair to make your face softer
  • bangs or short haircut finish on the jawline for a more “angular” look

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Triangle: you need volume on the upper part of your head. The pixie cut was invented for you! If you prefer to wear long hair, you can wear bangs. You can try both symmetrical and asymmetrical hairstyles.

  • volume on the upper part of your hair
  • bangs
  • layering starting lower or higher the jawline

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Hearth: add volume around your chin by styling toward the inside of your face. Layering is a must for you. Style your hair in an asymmetrical way to elongate your face and cut the volume of your forehead.

  • asymmetrical hairstyle
  • volume around the jawline
  • layering is a must starting at the chin bone

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Diamond: Style your hair in an asymmetrical way to elongate your face and cut the volume of your forehead. Wear side bangs or style your hair on one side of your head. You can either wear short or long styles but make sure to always have some layering starting around the jawline. The top knot is also very cool with your face shape, lucky you.

  • asymmetrical hairstyle & side bangs
  • volume on the top of the head
  • layering starting around the jawline

I hope this article was helpful, this is only a few ideas to help you out, if you feel the need to have more help don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment :)

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