Choosing a hairstyle or style that suits your face shape is very important to get the most comfortable overall look. Many who are not happy with their hairstyle usually do not realize it, because it does not accentuate their face. There are seven important facial forms. In this article, I will explain the different facial shapes and hairstyles that will work best for each one.
The first and ideal face shape is the oval. With an oval face shape, the length of your face is equal to one and a half times the width. You have a carefully rounded hairline along with a gently rounded chin. With this form you can do almost anything with your hair and get away with it! So have fun, dared, because with perfect face shape you can afford to be. Some examples of known oval facial shapes are Jessica Alba and Hayden Panettiere.
Another face shape is the round face shape. Contrary to popular opinion of having a round face shape, it doesn't mean your face is greasy! So don't worry if your stylist tells you you have one. For example, Kate Winslet and Julia Stiles both have faces. This means that the length of your face is almost the same as the width of the face. To compensate for lack of facial length, try hair styles with fullness and height at the crown, of central parts, short hair styles with sweep direction or hair styles that are longer than the chin length. By setting up the top to achieve fullness and keeping the rest of the insert relatively close to the face, your round face shape will look longer and narrower. Avoid adding height and width at the same time. You also want to avoid chin hair with a rounded line that reflects faces round shape, middle parts, short crops and fullness along the ears. A rounded hairstyle that ends on the chin will surely increase your already round face shape. Because the widest part of your face is at the cheeks and ears, you need to avoid having the fullness of the clip here, as it will make your face look wider.
The next form is the heart shape. Reese Witherspoon and Jennifer Lopez both have this form. This shape is categorized by an average width span with wider cheekbones and a very narrow chin. Your pointed chin tends to be the focus of your face. Pay attention to your eyes and cheekbones instead with sideswept bangs, brow-grazing fringes, a strong part and hair falling at or below your jaw. With short hair, keep the top layers soft and long. With long hair, go to long layers that graze your cheekbones. Try to avoid short, uneven picks and hard, choppy layers. You want to make your wide controls look narrow and your narrow chin looks wide so layers around the mid section should be avoided and instead the layers around the chin should be emphasized.
The next face shape is an Angelina Jolie and Jessica Simpson both have. The square face shape. This is evident from the strong angle slope. You want to try to mix it so that it is smoother and more feminine. Texture, in the form of curls or hooked ends, makes this wonderful. You can also get away with short, spiked inserts and long, stylish styles with layers that begin at the jaw and continue downwards. Avoid very angled and square inserts as a length of bobs (especially the chin length) and blunt cracks.
The elongated facial shape is very much like the oval shape, only if the forehead is longer or the chin is longer. Rihanna and Sarah Jessica Parker both have this kind of face. What this form needs is something that shortens either the forehead or the chin (which is prominent). Some styles that can be flattering are the bowhead. Chin-length bobs are also ideal because they create an illusion of width. Curls and waves work well because they lay the width on the face.
There is also the pear shape to consider. This is shown by a narrow forehead and wider jaw. To compensate for the difference in the two and make a more general oval shape, lay the width of the forehead and neat, narrowness at the jaw line. An ideal style for individuals with pear-shaped faces is the layered shag. Layers create fullness on the upper half of the face and help accentuate the functions otherwise thinned by a prominent jaw line. This style also helps to draw attention to the eye area. For an extra boost, tuck hair behind the ears - it will add a little width to the upper half of the face. A wedge cut is also ideal for pear shaped faces. An updated take on this flattering style will work wonders by practicing all the attention to your best qualities. Wedge cuts, also known as "stacked" inserts, require an exact cut that shows a layer of hair cut just slightly longer than the layer before it. The result is a graded look as relationships on a "weight line" to determine where the layers should end. This style fits pear shaped faces well and is also very easy to care for. It should be noted that individuals with straight hair will have an easier time handling a wedge cut than those with curly or wavy hair. Fergie is an example of a pear-shaped face.
The last facial shape is the diamond shape. This shape has a narrow forehead, wider at the cheekbones and narrow at the chin. Halle Berry and Madonna both have diamond faces. People with this facial type need to create a hairstyle that balances as much as the functions experienced. This often means reducing the overall edge of the jaw and focusing on shortening the length of the face.
When it comes to hairstyles for diamond face shapes, it is important to avoid the ones that heighten the face. A shoulder length blunt cut with some wispy bangs will hide the fact that your face is widest in the middle. This hairstyle even comes out the proportions in your face. You can also wear a card, curly cut cut and perform the same thing.
Now that you have the information to choose the right clip and style, ask your stylist to help you decide which face shape you are. We are trained to see these different forms and our job would be much easier if everyone understood them.