"Finding The Perfect Haircut For Your Face Shape"

January 3, 2019

women of different ethinicities facing directly at the camera

Have you ever gone into a hair salon, showed your hairdresser a pic of your favorite celebrity and asked to get that cut, just to walk out of the salon wondering why you’re not looking like Kendall Jenner, Gigi Hadid or Beyonce? When it comes to haircuts, your face shape is one of the most important factors to consider. You can choose the prettiest, most trending hair cut, but if it doesn't work with your face shape, it won’t give your own face that supermodel vibe. So, instead of just picking the latest hair trend, try to select a style that really suits you. Here’s a guide on how to find the perfect haircut for your face shape!

What’s my face shape?
Let’s start with the basics. In order to find the perfect haircut for your face shape, you need to know which face type you have. When trying to find out, you should start by looking at your hairline, width and length of your face, and your jawline. Pull your hair together and look in the mirror. Now trace the outline of your face with a cosmetic product you can easily remove, like a lip liner. Thanks to the lines you draw, your face shape should be clear now and you can determine which category you are:

drawings of five different kinds of female face shapes

woman in blue dress and red lipstick with long wavy blonde hair over her left eye Oval Face
They say having an oval face shape, means you’re lucky. Your face can suit a wide range of different hairstyles, as it is very well balanced and doesn’t have prominent points or angles. If you want to go for a casual look, keep in mind to go for longer locks instead of a cropped, short style. Oval faces in combination with a short cut are likely to look chic, elegant and sophisticated.

square faced woman with short blonde hair and white sleeveless top Square Face
When choosing a hairstyle for a square shaped face, you can decide if you want to highlight or soften the squareness and strong jawline of your face. If you want to enhance your face shape, some blunt bangs or a short bob are your go-to cuts. In order to soften your face shape, long hair with soft layers and straightened hair will help by doing so. No matter which look you choose, the main point is that you’re feeling beautiful!

smiling heart faced woman with red hair Heart Face
Having a heart-shaped face means having a wide forehead and a narrow jawline and chin. This means you should choose a hairstyle that balances the proportions of your face by adding width to the lower half and decreasing brow width. Perfect for a heart-shaped face are long side swepts, textured waves or curls starting below the ear, side-parted pixies, bobs and long bobs. Pick your favorite!

round face woman with wavy brown hair Round Face
Round faces feature a similar wide and length of the face as well as rounded cheeks. Therefore, your haircut should add shape and definition to your face. Haircuts that will make you look stunning are long layered cuts, choppy pixie cuts or soft side bangs. Styles that you rather avoid are short layers, full curls and accurate bobs as these looks will only enhance the roundness of your face.

rectangle faced woman with long wavy black hair Rectangle Face
In case you have a rectangle face, the haircut of your choice should work to soften the strong appearance of your jaw and face without adding length to it. If you go for a style with long locks, style it with a blowout (waves or curls) to add horizontal volume and soften sharp angles. If you want to wear your hair in a beautiful updo, high buns and sleek locks are your go to styles. When it comes to bangs, give rounded fringes and curtain bangs a chance!

Get The Perfect Haircut At Chris Chase Salon Which cut will you go for? Our stylists at Chris Chase are here to help you find and create the perfect look for your face shape. To book an appointment, you can simply use our online booking option or give us a call. We’re looking forward to welcoming you soon at Chris Chase Salon!