Have a “long” face. Or a large forehead? There are so many different hairstyles to compliment the shape of your face. The possibilities are endless. So how do you choose?
The right hairstyle can make you look more attractive and confident. It is important to find the right hairstyle that suits your face shape, hair texture, and your personality.
One of the most common mistakes when choosing hairstyles is not knowing the shape of the face. There are six face shapes. Oval, square, round, heart, long, and diamond shape face. You can determine your shape by looking at your hairline, width and length, and jawline.
An oval-shaped face is the most versatile for hairstyles because it is evenly proportioned. A heart-shaped face is wider at the hairline. Hairstyles that make the bottom half of the face appear wider are better. Square-shaped faces are wide. The forehead, cheekbones, and jawline are almost the same width. Hairstyles that soften the strong jawline are flattering on square-shaped faces.
Round faces have no angles or corners. Styles that elongate the face and make it appear more oval are better. Long face shapes need hairstyles that make the face appear wider. Diamond face shape has a narrow chin with forehead and jawline that are the same width and the widest part of your face is the cheekbones. Like oval faces, diamond face shapes can wear any hairstyle.
Someone with straight hair can create the appearance of more width by using bangs. Chin-length bobs and cuts are effective options to create an illusion of width. Curls and waves also add width. Avoid short layers that add volume on top. Bangs can make your face appear shorter because they cover up large foreheads.
There are some styles that you will need to avoid. Any type of style with extremely long hair or extremely short hair will end up elongating your face. If a long face is not a problem, you may want to consider looking for a style that involves long, curly hair.
There are very few looks that turn the head more than long, curly hair. If you have long curly hair, and you are having trouble with “frizzing,” one way to stop that is to not brush your curls. Take the time to use your fingers to break up curls, or you will continue to have the problems you are already facing.
There are many magazines and websites dedicated to hair care topics. For each person, there is a different style. Find pictures, and try to imagine how each one looks on you. Does it accentuate your best features? Does it hide the worst? Do you like it? That is the best and most important decision.
If you like your hair, your attitude will show and attract attention when you walk into a room. Remember that, and if you find a style that works in your eyes, it will work for everyone else, as well.