The right hairstyle for your face shape

The right hairstyle for your face shape

Have you ever wondered why a gorgeous haircut that looks great on someone else just doesn't work for you? Well, hairstyles are about shape and geometry or putting the right frame around someone's face to balance and bring perspective to the shape of their faces. That is why haircuts must hide or minimize non pleasant attributes and highlight favourable ones.

A general rule is that you should try to achieve an oval face, which is the most pleasant to the human eye. Therefore, long faces need shortening and and wide faces need lengthening. 

To find the best haircut for your face shape, the first step is to discover what is the shape of your face. So, take a picture of yourself. Hold the camera right in front of your face and take a snapshot. Don't smile while the picture is being taken so you can see the shape of your face in its most natural pose.

Examine your picture and decide which is your face shape: oval face shape, round face shape, square face shape, heart face shape, triangular face shape, diamond face shape or oblong face shape.

These are the options for straight face: If you have a round face, you might want to go for a shoulder-dusting cut with long layers to elongate your face. To enhance cheekbones, get strong, straight-across bangs. If you have a square face, get a shoulder-length cut with layers from chin to collarbone in order to soften a strong jaw. To hide a wide forehead, get sideswept bands. If you have an oval face, get layers that start just below the eyes to make your face look fuller.

For wave or curly hair: if you have a round face, length can be midneck to midback; however, you must always get long layers to counteract a pyramid effect. If you have a square face, get layers angled from ears to end. If you have a heart face, get a collarbone-length cut, as the waves are full around the shoulders to balance the forehead's width. A cut that skims your shoulders plays up curls, a side part enhances cheekbones.