Medium length haircuts to flatter your face shape: A guide

Flatter your face with these amazing midi cuts.

When you’re going for a new look, it’s important that your hairstyle flatters your face shape. Opt for the wrong cut and you could risk intensifying the more unflattering traits of your face type – but make the right choice and it’ll work with your natural shape, helping to enhance your features. And when it comes to finding medium length haircuts for the your shape of your face, there are a lot of things to consider!

From cuts that will suit round, oval, and heart shape faces, through to medium haircuts that will flatter long, square and triangular face types, choosing wisely will ensure that your cut complements your core facial features. So, to find a medium length haircuts that will flatter your face shape, check out our guide to find the one that’s right for you.

An essential guide to finding medium-length haircuts to flatter your face shape


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Medium length haircuts: Round faces can rejoice with this cut. Credit

Medium length haircuts for round faces

A long, collarbone-skimming bob, teamed with wispy curls at the ends, is just perfect for helping round faces appear more angular – counterbalancing the roundness of your face shape, giving it structure and definition. The majority of medium length haircuts are ideal for creating a face-slimming effect, that also helps to break up the chin area. Our favourite way to style this cut is with loose curls and natural waves. It really does make for an absolutely stunning look!

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Medium length haircuts: The perfect medium length ‘do for heart shaped faces. Credit

Medium length haircuts for heart-shaped faces

A messy cropped cut that sits just below the collarbone will add balance to heart shaped faces. Teamed with a sweeping fringe and lots of layers, this cut will help to draw the eye away from your chin and help your face shape appear more evenly proportioned. And if it’s some celebrity inspiration you’re after, look no further than the lovely Reese Witherspoon – she totally nails this look every time!

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Medium length haircuts: Take away some of the length of your face with style. Credit

Medium length haircuts for long faces

If you have a long face shape, you should steer clear of cuts that will accentuate the length of your face (such as super long and straight hairstyles). Instead, a high impact blowout – that falls just below your shoulders – is perfect for adding volume and shape, while preventing the strands from falling flat against your head and elongating your face. Simply ask your hair stylist to incorporate subtle variations in length to add depth and shape to this look.

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Medium length haircuts: Soften square faced faces with this hairstyle. Credit

Medium length haircuts for square faces

Layers and sweeping bangs really do look great on ladies with square faces – so, try working in some feathery layers to help balance out any sharp corners of your face and pop in an asymmetrical parting to offset any squareness. Remember, adding layers to any cut is one of the best ways to inject volume, depth, and shape, as well as helping to take any weight out of your hair. A good hair stylist will be able to advise you on the right medium hairstyle for your face shape, but it’s certainly worth doing your own research before stepping foot in the salon!

If you’re not sure what type of face shape you have, you can find out by measuring your cheekbones, brow, and jawline, as well as the length of your face, from your forehead to chin. There are also plenty of helpful guides online that will help you to compare your measurements and determine the shape of your face.


If you’re completely at a loss for what cut will work best for your face, why not take a look around our Hairstyles For All Face Types page? From bangs to pixies, to finding that long hairstyle you’ve always dreamed of, there are loads of amazing tips, tricks and looks just waiting to be discovered!


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