Here are the best haircuts for different face shapes

All Things Hair Team | 11 August 2017

Ready for a new look? Here’s a quick hairstyle guide on picking a style based on your face shape!

Girls, we all have different face shapes. So the perfect hairstyle has a lot more to do with science and geometry (aka matching it to your face shape and personality) than it does with your favorite celebrity chopping off her locks.

Here, we list down the five different face shapes paired with the most complementing cut that will be hot this 2017.

Best haircuts for different face shapes

asian with black side swept bob in a denim jacket
Side swept bob for round shaped face. Credit: Raquel Brust.

Side-swept bob for round-shaped faces

A round shape is characterized by a face that is nearly as wide as it is long — with your forehead and jaw curving at the corners. If you have a round face, get haircuts that slim your face down by adding height and not width. While a pixie cut downplays the roundness of your face, mid-length cuts that just fall below your chin elongate your round face, giving it structure.

asian model with heart shaped face with a straight blunt cut
Straight blunt for heart shaped face. Credit: ImaxTree.

Straight blunt lob cut for heart-shaped faces

A heart shaped-face is mostly a wide face shape characterized by a wide brow and narrow jaw. Those with this face shape would benefit from a cut that adds length and creates width around the pointy chin. So if you have a heart-shaped face, a straight blunt lob cut is perfect for you. It’s a super stylish medium length ‘do that is always trendy and will accentuate your killer cheekbones.

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girl with brown hair and tousled waves
Tousled waves for square shaped face. Credit: Raquel Brust.

Tousled waves for square-shaped faces

If the length and width of your face are of equal proportions, you have a square-shaped face. In this the case, your hair goal is to soften the angular shape of your face. No other style can do this better than messy-but-sexy waves with asymmetrical layers. Keeping a style that is close to the face relaxes the edges making it appear rounder. Just note that the first layer should begin somewhere around the chin area to offset the strong jaw and that short ‘dos are a no-no. If you want to add even more structure and body to the style, spritz your hair with TONI&GUY Sea Salt Texturising Spray for a dash of beachy texture.

Caucasian girl with long brown wavy hair
Long and wavy for oval shaped face. Credit: Verity Smith.

Long and wavy for oval-shaped faces

Are you blessed with an oval-shaped face where the widths of your brow, cheekbones, and jaw are almost equal? You are in luck because in the same way that you can rock any type of sunglass frame, almost all types of haircuts can look good on you, too. It’s just a matter of preference and which part of your face you wish to accentuate. But if you’re looking for go-to style, you can’t go wrong with keeping your hair long and wavy. Just be sure to protect your hair from heat damage when you curl it with a heat protectant spray like TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Flat Iron Smoothing Spray.

Model with brown shaggy bob styled in a fashion show backstage
Shaggy bob for diamond shaped face. Credit: ImaxTree.

Shaggy bob for diamond-shaped faces

Women with diamond-shaped faces have cheekbones that are set wide apart and a lengthy forehead to jaw line ratio. Unlike most face shapes, those cut like a diamond need a style that will shorten the overall face length and minimize the wide cheekbones. A shaggy long bob with bangs can offer subtle volume. Just remember to avoid excessive layers that will only add length — so keep your cut at medium-length.

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