Picking the right hairstyle for your face shape

When deciding on a new hairstyles, you need to consider the shape of your face. Having the wrong hairstyle for your shape of face will do you no favours. Which is why the first step is recognising your face shape so you know how best to complement it. I know many of us like to experiment with various hairstyles until we find the hairstyles we like. Others like me get bored quickly with a look and want to switch things up. It is ok to play around with various looks until we find the right one that works for us, but it is also important to know which looks to try and which to avoid.

Here are some tips for picking the right hairstyle for the shape of your face –


Round Face

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Short hair styles suit the round face shape. A short fringe would look amazing and so would a side fringe. Curling hairstyles and ponytails are not the best hairstyles for the round face.


Square Face

A square face has a blunt edged shape so hairstyles that soften this look will work great. Curling hairstyles and side part hairstyles will suit the square face woman perfectly. Middle parts and square cut fringe hairstyles should be avoided.


Heart Face

For the heart face woman, hairstyles that complement this shape are long or short fringes. Ponytails also look fantastic.


Long Face

With the long face, it is best to avoid lon, straight hairstyles as they only elongate the face even more. A fringe will look great because it shortens the face. Hairstyles with layers and volume also complement the long face.


Oval Face

When it comes to the oval face, lots of hairstyles look good on it. So if you have an oval face, you are in luck. You can experiment with various hairstyles until you find the right hairstyle for your exact face and personality. Almost every hairstyle will suit you just fine.


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Face Shapes: How To Enhance An Oblong Or Rectangular Face


Beauty products exist to help correct nature’s imperfections. They enhance our God-given features when used correctly. To make the most of your make-up/beauty products, you need to know your face shape, its proportions and features. To determine your face shape and proportions, sweep your hair back from your face and look straight into the mirror. You can take a lip or eye pencil and draw around your reflection on a mirror to help determine your face shape.

An Oblong/Rectangular Face


The oblong/rectangular face has the cheekbones, forehead and jaw in line with each other. This face appears longer than wider. To enhance the oblong face, beauty products should be used to make the face appear shorter and wider. To achieve this, shade slightly under the tip of the chin and across the top of the forehead with a slightly darker foundation or bronzer and add iridescent highlighter to the cheekbones, this will make the face appear shorter and wider.

For hairstyles, fringes will shorten the rectangular face, go for hairstyles with a lot of volume to balance the face. Avoid long straight hair and center parting as this elongates the look of the face.

For glasses, opt for oval, rimless or semi-rimless frames, these frames will add width to the oblong/rectangular face.

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