How to Find the Perfect Hairstyle to Suit Your Face Shape

The Top trend hair cut 2017 which looks good on other people might not look good on you. When you just follow the newest and trendiest haircut without thinking about it suitability, the haircut you have would not be able to enhance your look and it might even make you look odd or outdated. Keep in mind that even with the best hair gel and hair wax, you would not be able to fix your look if there is something that goes wrong. Therefore, you should totally spend time to think about what haircut you are going to have and how to find the perfect hairstyle for your face shape as well as your preferences.

There are a lot of things that you need to consider before you decide to cut your hair into a new hairstyle. They include your face shape, your current style and your skin’s color. In my opinion, the face shape is the most crucial factor. With different face shape, you would have different hairstyles that suit it. Take a look at the article below to see how to determine your face shape and what hairstyles you can choose to cut your hair according to them.

First, let’s learn how to determine the shape of your face

There are 7 main types of face shapes. They are different based on the various length of your face in comparison with other features on your face including cheekbones, forehead, chin and jaw line.

  • Oval Face Shape: When you have this type of face shape, the overall length of your face measured from the top of your forehead to your chin would be longer than the width of your cheekbones and your jaw line. You have kind of a round jaw line as well.
  • Square Face Shape: It is quite easy to recognize a square face shape. It would have the same width of the cheekbones, forehead and jaw line. The jaw line is quite boxy and defined as well.
  • Rectangle Face Shape: With this type of face shape, you have a forehead, cheekbones and jaw line of the same length. Your face length from the top of your forehead to your chin would be longer than the width of your face.
  • Heart Face Shape: Like the name suggests, this face shape resemble a heart with pointed chin, a wider forehead and narrower cheekbones.
  • Diamond Face Shape: If your face belongs to this type, you have a long face. Your cheekbone is slightly shorter. Your forehead is shorter than your cheekbones and your jaw line is the smallest. You have a pointed chin.
  • Round Face Shape: When your cheekbones are as wide as the overall length of your face and slightly wider than your forehead and your roundish jaw line, you would know that you have a round face.
  • Triangle Face Shape: A person would have a triangle face shape if he has a large jaw line, smaller cheekbones and an even smaller forehead.

Now, let’s learn how to find the perfect hairstyle to suit your face shape

After you determine your face shape, here are some recommendations of the most suitable hairstyles for each of the face shape.

Oval Face Shape

If you have an oval face shape, you are the envy of many people. Oval face shape is the most balanced and proportioned shape among all types of face shapes. With this shape, not only can you choose from a selection of hairstyles but you also can choose many different sunglasses as well.

With this oval face shape, you can choose from the traditional and conservative hairstyles such as the quiff. You can also go for the trendiest haircuts such as the undercut or the pompadour. If you want your hair to be longer, you can go for the fuller rocker esque style.

As long as you are comfortable with the new hairstyle and you think that it suits your face and your preferences well, you should totally go for that haircut.

For finishing, you can add hair gel or wax with the amount that you like, it doesn’t really matter.

Square Face Shape

As I mention above, a square face shape would have a strong and well defined jaw line. And who doesn’t love a boxy jaw line? This is definitely a feature that your haircut should emphasize. A type of hairstyle that suits your square face shape is the undercut, which will have to show off the curves and the defined jaw line. Other hairstyles that you can consider include quiff or a quiff with deeper side part.

And just like when the oval face shape, with a square face shape, you can try to experiment a lot of different hairstyles with different lengths.

Last but not least, you can use hair gel or hair wax to create more volume to your hair.

Rectangle Face Shape

In case you have a rectangle face shape, the length of your face is slightly longer than the width of your face. That is the reason why you should avoid having a haircut that emphasizes the length of your face. Some hairstyles that you should consider include a side part or a slicked back. The former with a short length of hairstyle helps to balance the dimensions. The latter also serves the purpose of balancing all of the proportions of your face with a little bit more modern look. There are other styles that you can choose but the best style would be with shorter side and shorter top.

The hairstyle that you should avoid is the pompadour. You should also avoid using hair wax and hair gel to add more volume to your hair.

Heart Face Shape

A hear face shape is not really well proportioned so once again, choose a style that can help to proportionate the features on your face. Make sure that the hairstyle you are going to have doesn’t focus on your chin as it would make your chin look even narrower.

The best hairstyle that you can try on is the quiff with textured fringe. If you want to use hair wax, make sure that you don’t use too much of it to prevent creating more volume on your hair.

Diamond Face Shape

With this face shape, you can try one of the trendiest haircuts in 2017, the side cut with a little bit textured finish. You can also try the fringe which is textured or angular. These hairstyles help to balance the width of the cheekbones with other features on your face.

Round Face Shape

When you have a round face shape, it is important that you choose a hairstyle which can help to create more angles for your face. You might also consider choosing a hairstyle that makes your face look longer. A haircut that is able to do so would have longer hair on top and short hair on both sides. Hence, the pompadour is one of the best choices for a round face shape.

You can also choose to cut your hair with the side part style, just make sure that the side hair should always be shorter than the hair on top to create more balance to your face.

Triangle Face Shape

Finally, for this type of face shape, you should choose a hairstyle that can thicken your hair. A thick hairstyle would be able to make your wide jaw look narrower while enlarging the look of your forehead.

For finishing, you can use hair gel and hair wax to create more volume to your hair.

Here are some of recommendations for the perfect hairstyles to suit your face shape. I hope with all of the tips above, you would be able to find your face shape and choose the most suitable haircut accordingly. As long as you choose a hairstyle that suits the features on your face and feel comfortable and confident about it, I am sure that you will be able to enhance your current look and make strong impression to anyone who sees you.

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