How to Find the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape

How to Find the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape

A haircut can completely revamp your look. However, there are a variety of factors to consider before choosing your haircut. The first point is, of course, the length of the hair. Once you decide the length you would like after the haircut, you have a variety of different haircuts to choose from. However, the most important factor is the shape of your face. In this article, we’re going to give you a few tips on how to choose the best haircut to complement your face shape.

Find Your Face Shape

There are four different face shapes – round, oval, square and heart. For some reason, everyone seems to think that their face shape is either round or oval. The best way to determine the shape of your face is to trace the outline of your face on the mirror or a piece of paper. Pull your hair back while you trace the outline to get the most accurate result. Once you have determined the shape of your face, follow the tips given below to ensure that you get a haircut that brings out your best features and makes you stand out.

How to Find the Perfect Haircut for Your Face Shape

1. Round Face

Round faces make you look younger and therefore you can experiment with a few styles. The key point to remember is to make your face look longer and not more round. Go for hairstyles that elongate your face.

If you have long hair, try a center part with long layers or a side swept look. If you have medium or shoulder length hair, opt for an angled bob or a layered haircut with a messy look. A well-defined pixie is a good choice for shorter hair lengths. If you love bobs, make sure they frame your face and are smooth and sleek, instead of being wispy or soft. This will make your face look longer and not wider. You can find bob styles on a site like My New Hair Styles if you’re looking for inspiration.

2. Oval Face

Oval faces are the most versatile face shapes. People with oval face shapes can sport a wide variety of haircuts and pull them off with style. You can try a center part with layers and soft bangs. You can also try blunt side swept bangs. Unlike round face shapes, blunt bangs will not make oval face shape look more round.

3. Square Face

People with a square face have a strong jawline. The kind of haircut to get depends on the effect you want it to have on your jawline. You can either emphasize the strong jawline or make it softer.

You can either have a long haircut with straight hair or go for a long haircut with wavy layers towards the ends. If you have medium length hair, you can opt for a tousled layered bob. For even shorter hair length, go for a thinned-out bob that ends near your chin.

4. Heart Face

Heart shaped faces have a wider hairline compared to the chin. So, you can either emphasize the shape or have a haircut that will balance the shape of your face. If you have long hair, opt for layers with bangs that reduce the width of the top half of your face. If you have medium length hair, opt for side swept bangs with a deep side partition that draws attention to your narrow chin and creates a softer look. A bouncy bob or a pixie cut with the bangs that are pushed back is perfect for shorter hair lengths. It is best to avoid a center part if you have a heart-shaped face.

While you may want the same hairstyle as a celebrity, it is crucial to understand that every face is different and what looks good on a celebrity may not suit you if you have a different face shape. Before you go for your next haircut, understand the shape of your face; then you can draw inspiration from celebrities who have a similar face shape to get the desired results.


Mary is a millennial who works as a part-time freelance writer. She's trying to realize more ways to live a sustainable lifestyle while learning Spanish on her vacant times.

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  1. Tony Tong

    The effect of having a right haircut can completely compare to face-lifting, we can find this on many famous actress.

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