Ever felt overwhelmed picking the perfect haircut? There are a lot of factors you need to consider before picking the perfect hairstyle since it’s not just about trends, it’s about what flatters your face shape. Sure, confidence is key, but knowing which style accentuates your features can make all the difference.
Whether you’re round-faced or have a heart-shaped visage, there’s a haircut waiting to highlight your best features. Today, let’s dive into some expert-recommended styles for different face shapes!
Diamond Face Shape
When I say diamond face, think of Tyra Banks, Shilpa Shetty – and Jennifer Lopez whose sleek, edgy bob, styled by celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton is the talk of the town. The look exudes confidence with blunt lines and minimal layering acting as one of those versatile looks, perfect for diamond-shaped faces with its scattered ends and wet-look texture.
With this kind of face, ideally avoid heavy, round bangs, which tend to shorten the face, making it look smaller than it is.
Oval Face Shape
Now when I say oval, think of Anushka Sharm, Emma Watson, or Shanaya Kapoor. These faces shine with long, layered cuts and thin, face-framing bangs. You also have the option to add baby lights (delicate, white-blonde highlights) around the face since this style softens strong cheekbones and jawlines, adding flair to oval faces.
Honestly, almost every hairstyle compliments an oval face shape but I suggest avoiding any styles with too much volume on the scalp since it does make the face look more oblong.
Round Face Shape
Now round faces are one of the most common face types out there. You’ll most popularly see it on Emma Stone, Vidya Balan, and Mindy Kaling, For round face shapes, numerous hairstyles will enhance your look, especially if the goal is to add definition and lengthen your face. My pick is shoulder-length waves- these mid-length cuts will flatter your face shape by evenly balancing your features and subtly slimming the cheeks.
Make sure to stay away from cuts that have no layers, since one-length cuts can be too angular and emphasise the roundness of the face.
Heart Face Shape
Heart-shaped faces can rock fun haircuts like chunky lobs which work to soften the strong jawlines and highlight your collarbones. A pro tip is to ensure layers point inward to avoid emphasising the narrow chin. A great hairstyle often seen on celebrities like Deepika Padukone, lobs offer immense versatility and can also be worn in updos and ponytails.
It’s best to avoid short bangs or really short layers since they will only accentuate the wider half of your face.
Square Face Shape
Avoid chin-length styles if you have a square face. It’s best to opt for shoulder-length styles and layers to add dimension to your overall look. Feathery layers, achieved with a razor, and a sweeping side part, like Kareena Kapoor’s, help to soften a strong chin. Part your hair off-center to balance the square jaw and remember, the middle part is not your friend!
Your face shape should guide your hairstyle choice. Each shape has its unique qualities that can be enhanced with the right cut. Whether it’s a sleek bob for diamond faces or feathery layers for square ones, there’s a flattering style for everyone – all you have to do is experiment a little and trust the process!
Featured Images: Instagram