How to Choose the Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

by Anna Truong

How to Choose the Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

Choosing a great hairstyle may seem easy. All you need to do is simply pick out a hairstyle that you love and then show it to your stylist. Well, this definitely sounds quite easy, but in reality, it is not so. There are hundreds of different hairstyles out there, and it is important you don’t select just any hairstyle, but one that perfectly suits the shape of your face too. There is no point in having a round face with a hairstyle that is best suited for a long face. Wrong hairstyles will never accentuate your best features or help you to hide some features that you don’t want to be seen. This is why you should determine the shape of your face first and then proceed to select a hairstyle that will look most suitable.

How to Determine The Shape of Your Face?

Primarily, most faces are divided into the following categories, and how you can determine what each shape looks like is described below.

There are different ways in which you can determine the shape of your face. While one method includes measuring all parts of your face with a measuring tape, the other method is to trace the shape of your face in a mirror or in a proper selfie where your hair is tied back and the head looks firm and straight. although we are quite sure that the measuring tape method will give you the best results. Let us move onto finding out these shapes.

Now, let us look at the various hairstyles are that are suited for each face type.

How to Choose the Best Haircut for Your Face Shape

Hairstyles for Round Faces

This is one of the most definite and easiest face shapes that can be easily determined. People with round faces tend to have round cheeks that truly stand out. When using your measuring tape, you’ll notice that when length, breadth, and height are all of the same measures, then you have a round face. When choosing a hairstyle for a round face, the most common trend is to choose a style that will help to hide the chubbiness of your cheeks simply. The angles on all sides are rounder and softer and if they had been sharper and defined, the face would have become a square-shaped one. Long layered cuts or choppy haircuts or even short pixie cuts are sure to look great on round faces. The face being round, these choppy layers of hair will definitely help to add some shape and definition to your face.

Hairstyles for Oval Faces

Those people with oval faces can be very easily recognized as their curved chin really stands apart and is complemented with foreheads being wider than the shape of your chin or cheeks. For easier reference, you could imagine the shape of an egg and understand from it. The best-suited hairstyles for those who have an oval face include angular bobs and long wavy hair. Don’t settle for medium hairstyles as you need to go with either really short or really long hairstyles to frame your face perfectly. Bobs or long hair, when styled with many layers and subtle cuts, make the hair look more texture while also accentuating your face very neatly.

Hairstyles for Oblong Faces

While most people consider oblong and oval face shapes to be the same, that is not the case. While your chin may be wider in oval-shaped faces, in this case, it tends to be more long than wide. For oblong faces, the best haircut would be one that has a neat middle part. This is because the middle part will help to make your face look quite round thus not making a face look too lean or long. Along with this, add some bangs too and you can see a notable difference as your face looks quite smaller too.

Hairstyles for Square Faces

Determining if your face is square-shaped is quite easy. All the sides of the face tend to be visibly straight and the only curve comes at just your jawline. The width and length of your face also tend to be the same. You will also have a sharp and striking jawline which will be the highlight of your face. Textured and shaggy haircuts, long layers, etc. will really look great on you. These styles will help to tone down the sharpness of your features such as jawline and cheekbones and make your appearance much better.

Hairstyles for Heart Shaped Faces

For people with heart-shaped faces, their chin tends to be very pointed and the forehead is wider than the rest of the face. The jawline structure really stands out beautifully thanks to the pointed chin. The upper part of the face is broader than the lower part. If you choose a hairstyle that focuses on increasing the width on the lower part, then it is sure to look amazing. Almost all hairstyles go well with heart-shaped faces but the best suitable ones include pixie cuts, long hairstyles, side-swept bangs etc where there are enough texture and layering to frame your face in the best way possible.

Hairstyles for Diamond Shaped Faces

Diamond faces can be visibly understood and typically features pointed chins and high cheekbones as its main feature. Your hairline also becomes narrower due to this amazing shape. Long layered hair or textured and shaggy haircuts will look best. Since the jaw and the cheekbones tend to be the most highlighting feature, you can opt for a hairstyle that will soften the area around your cheeks and jaw. Hair that is deeply side-parted or pulled back in a firm ponytail would look really great on diamond-shaped faces.

Determining the shape of your face before getting a hair cut is an important thing to do as then only you will be able to choose the right hairstyle that will suit you. With this list, we have covered all face shapes and also suggested the best hairstyles suited for each face shape. Make sure you understand yourself and your features first before going for the big chop or your next big hair update.

You may also like


49 Shaggy Bob Hairstyle for An Effortless Look March 17, 2024 - 1:25 am

[…] choosing a shaggy bob hairstyle, it is important to consider your face shape and hair […]

Top 18 Short Haircuts for Plus Size Women April 3, 2024 - 1:27 pm

[…] short hair cut can be very flattering to the plus size woman, so long as it flatters her face shape. Don’t forget to consider your attitude and overall style. Have fun with your look! From […]


Leave a Comment