Since every haircut is different, it makes sense that styles will work better on some people than they do on others. But if you’re wondering why your best friend can pull off a ‘do that would look utterly atrocious on you, it could simply be down to their face type! We’re here to tell you, that face shapes play a big role in what works and what doesn’t work for your look – but there is a silver lining. With every every face type, comes a number of cuts and styles that will help to emphasise your best features, while downplaying your less flattering ones!
So, to take the guesswork out of which style you should be rocking this season, we’ve put together a simple guide to enable you to find the perfect haircut for your face shape. You’re welcome!
How to find the perfect haircut for your face type
Oval face types are balanced and fairly proportional, which means if you have this face type, you can rock virtually any haircut that you want (no, we’re no envious at all!). So, when you’re trying to choose a style, think about which features you’d like to accentuate, and use your hair to work a look that’ll enhance it best.
But if you’re happy with the way your facial features are proportioned, then a bold, graphic bob haircut that hugs the jawline, makes for a great style to show off the balanced look of your face type! However, you if you ask us, we think you can’t go far wrong with a set of relaxed, beachy waves, to really boost your look in the style stakes. Credit: @jeanpierresosa
Heart shaped faces
Heart shapes are easily distinguishable by the typically wider forehead and narrower chin. With this in mind, it’s best to choose a haircut that’ll help to create balance within this top-heavy look: and side fringes make an excellent choice, no matter what style you’re rocking!
What the bangs do, is to draw attention downwards and closer to your eyes, while also hiding some of the width of your forehead. Try it with a tousled, cropped cut, and give your ‘do a spritz of the VO5 Sublime Sleek Creation Hairspray, for a lovely shiny finish! Credit: @krismarie_designs
Square face types feature a strong and angular jaw line, which can look quite emphatic with the wrong cut. What you want to do, is go for a haircut which softens up your sharper features, while still showing off your great cheekbones. But what look is that, you ask? Well, only tousled wave, of course!
You’ll also be pleased to know, that you can actually rock a lovely undone look, no matter what your hair length may be! So, if you have long locks, the look will help to elongate your face, whereas with short hairstyles, a wob (AKA a wavy bob) will help to soften the strength of your jawline. But whichever length you have, just remember to use a few pumps of the TRESemmé Perfectly (un)Done Wave Creating Sea Foam in damp tresses, before blow-drying your mane. Credit: @caleighmoriahhair
When you’re choosing a haircut for a round face, look for styles that will help to lengthen your face, rather than emphasising its round shape. This means steering clear of styles such as blunt bangs or crops that hug the jawline – instead, opt for hairstyles that incorporate long layers, as these will both give an instant slimming effect, as well as loads of dimension! As for shorter haircuts to suit your spherical face, try working a textured pixie cut with a side fringe, to give your look loads of interest and youthfulness.
Still feeling a little unsure about which face shape you have? No need to panic, because the All Things Hair team can help: all you have to do, is head over to our Hairstyles for All Face Types page, for loads of hot #hairspiration for your next look!