Everyone has experienced a hairstyle that they loved and tried, only to feel disappointed about how it looked on them as it didn’t really suit their face shape. This is where finding the right hairstyles for different face shapes comes in. We’ll be honest, you don’t have to follow all of the rules in the book, but it is good to know what hairstyle suits you well.
If you want help determining your face shape, you can use our handy guide for finding the right hairstyles for every face type. Below we’re providing you with even more hairstyle ideas by face shape:
14 Hairstyles by Face Shapes To Love
Hairstyles for Square Faces
As we noted in our face shape guide, when it comes to square faces styles like the classic bob may not be your first hairdo of choice as it tends to draw attention to your jaw area. However, as we said, this isn’t a hard rule and it can be broken. If you want a bob, try it out and you can opt for something that has layers instead.
1. Bob on Square Face Shape
If you’re planning to break the “rules” and go for a bob on a square face shape anyway. We suggest asking your stylist to add layers to break up the boxy effect a bob may create. Have fun with this look and add texture with the help of a salt spray like Suave Professionals Sea Mineral Infusion Texturizing Sea Salt Spray.
2. Pixie with Feathered Bangs
We love the idea of wearing a short pixie to help elongate the look of a square face shape. Try incorporating bangs if you’re trying to conceal the square shape of your forehead.
3. Middle Part Bob
Here’s another way to make a bob haircut work for your face shape. Part your hair down the center to create symmetry and tuck your hair behind your ears to prevent your cut from widening your jaw area.
Hairstyles for Oval Face Shapes
Oval face shapes are said to be one of the easiest face shapes to style as you can wear any hairstyle under the sun. We suggest trying out any type of hair trend you desire. Braids seem to be everyone’s favorite at the moment.
4. Cornrow Braids
This look from the runway is another way to incorporate braids into your hairstyle.
5. Accent Braids
Accent braids are another fun, yet, chic way to wear braids on different face shapes.
6. The Crown Braid
A crown braid is the perfect look for special occasions. Try this iteration on an oval face shape.
Oblong Face Shape Hairstyles
When looking for the right hairstyles for this face shape, be sure to keep in mind that you want styles that add some width to your face. Short cuts like bobs, or medium length cuts like lobs may work in your favor.
7. The Jawline Bob
Try a bob that hits you right at the jaw to help create width.
8. Voluminous Lob
Aim for lob haircuts with layers for volume and movement to complement your oblong face shape. For more staying power, seal your hairstyle with a flexible-hold hairspray like Dove Style+Care Flexible Hold Hairspray.
Round Face Shape Hairstyle Ideas
The key to the right look for round faces typically involve styles that don’t add more weight to your face shape. Many women opt for looks that have a slimming effect. A bone straight hairstyle could help with this.
9. Bone Straight Hair
Go for a super sleek and straight style for your face shape. This hairstyle can work on different face shapes, but we love the look of it on rounded domes. To style, use a blowdry spray like TRESemmé Get Sleek Blowdry Balm.
10. Deep Side Part
A side part can help add symmetry to your face. Opt for this deep side part style to complement your round face shape.
11. Curly ‘Fro
Have naturally curly hair? The curly afro is a fun look that works well with your face shape.
Heart Face Shape Hairstyles to Try
Most women love to accentuate the shape of their heart shaped face. If this sounds like something you want to try, go for hairstyles that don’t hide your face frame. For example, a hairstyle with bangs will hide the features you want to highlight.
12. Low Bun
Embrace your face shape with a pulled back look.
13. The Fringe
On the flip side, if you want a hairstyle that hides your forehead area, then bangs are your friend.
14. The Curly Pixie
This pulled back curly pixie is a great way to embrace your curly hair texture and your heart face shape. Pull a few curls to the front to frame your forehead.
Looking for hairstyles by hair texture? Scroll through this guide to score your new look.