These apps determine the perfect hairstyles for your face shape

All Things Hair Team | 10 November 2017
girl using her phone, taking a selfie

Download and find out which hairstyles flatter your face shape. It’s so much better than a magic mirror!

Ever went dashing to the salon to get Jennifer Lawrence’s new trendy haircut, only to realize, after most of your hair has been chopped off, that it’s probably not the best hairstyle for you? Sure, you understand you’re not JLaw, but you didn’t think it would look so… er… horrible on you. If only you had a magic mirror to tell you which hairstyle would flatter your face shape… but hey, wait a minute—it’s 2017! You may not have Snow White’s ancient weird talking mirror, but you’ve got a smart phone and that’s so much better! You know why? Because you can download apps that tell you things a magic mirror can’t—like the different haircuts and hairstyles for your face shape.

We discovered apps that make the whole figuring out process a lot easier, and we’re sharing them with you! Check out these apps and download, stat!

Apps that tell you the perfect hairstyles for your face shape hairstyles for your face shape

Hairstyles for Your Face Shape by Gregorio Bello
Hairstyles for Your Face Shape by Gregorio Bello. Credit: App Store

1. Hairstyles for Your Face Shape by Gregorio Bello

This app doesn’t only help you identify your actual face shape, it also suggests hairstyles that would look perfect with it, and allows you to upload your picture and virtually try the different hairstyles and haircuts so you can tell how they will look on you.

The app also provides specific hairstyling tips for different face shapes which help you make your face look balanced, and your features proportionate with each other through hair styling. So the next time you head over to the salon for a cut, take a selfie and try it on first. We bet a magic mirror can’t beat that!

Hairstyles for your face shape app
Find My Face Shape by An Ouyang. Credit: The App Store

2. Find My Face Shape

The first step to finding the perfect hairstyle is knowing what your face shape is, and that’s what this app is for. You simply upload a picture of you and it will tell you what your face shape is in three steps. Then you can try the suggested hairstyles using the same photo.

app hairstyles for your face shape face shape by firestorm
Face Shape by Firestorm SRL. Credit: The App Store

3. Face Shape by Firestorm SRL

This is an app with a very easy-to-use interface, which helps you figure out your face shape and provides guidelines that are meant to enhance the overall aspect of your face, including hairstyles that would flatter your features. Unlike the other two, you can’t really “try on” different hairstyles, but the tips on getting the perfect hairstyle for different face shapes are very detailed and would be really helpful.

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Hairstyles to Try on by KBMSoft ApS. Credit: The App Store

4. Hairstyles to try on

This app helps you understand what cuts and styles suit your face shape by providing information and tips on different hairstyles, and having various hairstyles, haircuts, and hair color that your virtual self can try (you can take your photo and upload or just use one from your camera roll).

The formula to a perfect haircut involves a little bit of geometry. You need to be able to correctly determine your face shape to know the haircuts and hairstyles that would give you the look you’re hoping to achieve. It’s one of the main factors you need to take into consideration when you’re choosing a style because not all haircuts are flattering on every face type.

Editor’s tip: Make sure to take care of your hair and keep them soft and smooth so it’s easier to achieve the perfect hairstyle for your face shape. Check out our favorite moisturizing and nourishing products here.

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