7 of the Best Haircut Ideas for Your Face Shape

Allison Schmidt | 11 October 2016
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Find the haircut that’s perfect for you!

Finding the best haircut for your face shape can seem like finding the holy grail of haircuts. Once you finally find your most flattering cut, you’ll love how it works to highlight your facial features and enhance your face. Plus, the right cut can make everything else fall into place where you simply need the right products and some maintenance via regular trims to maintain your look. Since everyone’s face is different it’s important Read on to see what haircut is right for your face shape.

The Right Haircut For Your Face Shape

haircut with Side Swept Bangs
Side-swept bangs resist cowlicks longer. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography

1. Side-Swept Bangs

Face Shape: Heart

A heart-shaped face is somewhat round, but wider at the forehead with a tapered chin. With this face shape you can play up your gorgeous cheekbones by highlighting them with some chic side-swept bangs. Bangs that sit just above your cheekbones will lift the lower part of your face. You can test out side bangs by faking them into a side curls or a side braid.

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Frame your face with some chic face-framing layers. Photo credit: indigitalimages.com

2. Face-Framing Layers

Face Shape: Heart

If bangs aren’t your thing, choose a haircut with some flattering face-framing layers. This will instantly give your haircut a casual, piecey look and can help to slim down a wider face while showing off your cute chin. Face-framing layers tend to work best on straighter hair, or hair that has had a straightening treatment.

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Mix up your hairstyle with bangs to downplay fullness on a round face. Photo credit: Dvora

3. Blunt Bangs

Face Shape: Round

Blunt bangs are sassy and give a really cool retro vibe to your haircut. With a round face, blunt bangs will downplay some of the fullness, whereas having curved bangs or side bangs can make your face look rounder. If this is your first time getting bangs, be sure to ask your hairstylist how to properly blow-dry them for your hair type.

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Loose waves a chic style for a round face. Photo credit: Verity Jane Smith

4. Side Part And Loose Waves

Face Shape: Round

To show off your gorgeous round face, choose a side part and style your hair with lots of voluminous waves. A side part is flattering on round faces because it helps to add a little bit of angle into your features. Loose waves work well because they help to distribute volume. To get volume that lasts all day, be sure to set your style with some of the Dove Style+Care Strength And Shine Flexible Hold Hairspray.

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Rock the side part with your square face. Image credit: indigitalimages.com

5. Deep Side Part

Face Shape: Square

A deep side part on a square shaped face can help to soften the angles of your face. When you go for a deep side part, some of your hair will frame your forehead and give a similar effect to getting side bangs. This look is gentle and works great on all hair types.

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Go for long waves when you have a square face. Photo credit: Dvora

6. Long Beach Waves

Face Shape: Square

Long loose waves helps to add roundness to a square shaped face. With long hair you have a lot to work with, so you can try lots of different styles for square shaped faces. To achieve this beachy texture, apply some of the TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Sea Salt Spray while your hair is damp and use your fingers to scrunch your hair into natural waves as your hair air dries.

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A chin-length bob complements the symmetry in oval faces.

7. Chin Length Bob

Face Shape: Oval

So real talk, if you have an oval face shape you can choose just about any haircut. Very few haircuts will compete with an oval shaped face. To enhance the oval shape, choose a sleek chin length bob. A center part will have your hair and face symmetry matched up perfectly. To make sure your bob is extra sleek, use a frizz fighting finishing spray like the Nexxus New York Salon Care Frizz Defy Finishing Mist.

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Oval faces look stunning with a side-swept pixie. Photo credit: Suzanne Cohen Photography.

8. Side-Swept Pixie

Face Shape: Oval

Oval shaped faces can easily handle the dramatic look of a side-swept pixie. Having the longer section in front frames your face nicely and adds interest to a short crop. When getting a side-swept cut, make sure the longest section sits just above your cheekbones to make your oval face shape shine.

Need more haircut inspiration? Check out these long haircuts for your hair texture.