Know Your Face Shape and Pick the Best Hairstyles That Complement and Highlight Your Beauty

Know Your Face Shape and Pick the Best Hairstyles That Complement and Highlight Your Beauty

What may look good on one woman may not look as good on another, and that's because of how face shapes differ. Find out your shape so that you can choose the hairstyle that suits you best.

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Your hair has the potential to bring out the natural beauty you possess. And the way you style it can really set you apart. But to really know how to pick the perfect style to enhance your beauty, finding one to suit your face shape can help.

How to find my face shape?

It's actually quite simple to find your face shape. Here are some ways to do so:

1. Imagine three horizontal lines running from the end of one brow to the end of the other, from cheekbone to cheekbone and one end of your chin to the other end. Then imagine one vertical line running from the middle of your hairline to your chin. Once you measure these, a clear shape will appear and this can help you find your face shape. For example, a face with the same width and length could mean that your face is either square or round.

2. Try taking a picture of the front of your face with your hair tied back. Then once you can see the picture, trace the outside of your face and look at the shape it resembles the most.

What are the best hairstyles for my face shape?

1. Rectangle



The beautiful rectangle-shaped face is defined by equal widths but unequal length. This means your forehead, cheekbones, and jaw are of the same width but your face is longer along the vertical line. This can give you a strong jawline and your best feature is your cheekbones which can be enhanced by softer haircuts such as layers, waves or curls which can soften the sharp angles of your face. As for hairstyles, a soft chignon can highlight your strong jaw, while slightly wavy hair or rounded, fringed bangs can soften your looks while bringing out your sparkling eyes.

Celeb with this face shape: Sandra Bullock

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2. Square



Your square face is defined by its equal widths and length which gives you a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and wide jaw. But don't discount your strong jawline as its appeal actually lies in the sharpness of it. In order to bring out this feature and your elegance though, opting for a look that complements your bone structure is necessary. A side-parted style with long and airy layers can be very flattering and if you have short hair, a nice, layered bob with some side-swept bangs can draw attention to your gorgeous cheekbones. 

Celeb with this face shape: Jennifer Aniston

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3. Oval


A person with an oval-shaped face has equal widths of their forehead and jaw but wider cheekbones and the length of their face is a little more than the breadth. This well-balanced appearance of yours can have a wide variety of hairstyles to suit it and not everyone can pull off what you can. But for a more impactful and confident look, your face shape would be well-complemented by a long, wavy hairstyle with minimal layers or a short, wavy bob to bring out the chic in you. Not to mention, your natural hair can also help guide you into picking the perfect hairstyle.


Celeb with this face shape: Cameron Diaz


4. Diamond


Much like the gorgeous gem's shape, your long face features equal width of your forehead and jaw with the widest point of your face being your cheekbones. The difference between an oval shape and diamond is that the latter gives you a more angular face, just like the high-quality of the gem it is named after. As for hairstyles, a pulled-back ponytail can really highlight your face shape. If you want to soften your look though, a medium or long layered haircut with tousled waves and a deep side part can help you achieve that. However, for short-hair lovers, a chin-length bob will make you look just as classy.


Celeb with this face shape: Rihanna

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5. Heart


A person with a heart-shaped face will have equal widths of the forehead and cheekbones, more than that of the jawline, creating a narrow jawline. Additionally, the length of their face is a little more than the breadth. In order to balance the features of your beautiful face, hairstyles such as a long side-swept cut can draw attention to the bottom of your face while waves or curls with the same style can bring out your jawline. If you prefer short hair, a side-parted pixie cut with textured ends or even a bob can truly give your jaw a sense of fullness.

Celeb with this face shape: Reese Witherspoon


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6. Triangle


For those who have a triangle face, their jawline is narrower than their forehead and their chin is pointed. This creates a strong jawline that is stunning and can be highlighted with hairstyles that balance out your jaw. Some of these styles include half updos, chignons or ponies which can draw attention to your seemingly widened jawline. For short hair, the best type of style would be a bob with side layered bangs which can highlight the angles of your face. Even a centered parting with layers that end at your cheekbones can do wonders for enhancing your face shape.

Celeb with this face shape: Anne Hathaway


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7. Round


Your round face shape is defined by the similar lengths and widths of your features as well as rounded cheeks. This shape is actually quite flattering and the styles that suit you, if you have this face, include long layered cuts and choppy pixie cuts which can add definition to your face. If you prefer layers, long, staggered layers that start around the jawline can highlight your face shape in the best manner. Even a short side fringe that finishes at the eye can make your face look longer and sleek.

Celeb with this face shape: Drew Barrymore

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