3.24.2010

Hair Cuts For Your Face Shape

What style of hair works best for you?

If you have a round shape: A side part will make your face look longer. So will a short fringy cut brushed toward the face, a short cut that tapers is above the ears and has lots of layers at the crown for height, or a long style that’s layered around the face. Avoid: extra width and curl at the sides.


For Square faces: Hair length is best above or below the jaw line. Fringy tapered bangs, side parts, off-center layers and curling the ends of your hair under will soften the line of your jaw. Adding height at the crown will elongate your face and make it look less square. Avoid: blunt edged jaw-length cuts and straight bangs.

Oval shape: short, chin length hair that’s subtly layered at the bottom or full at the sides (not on top) and tapered in. Soft side-dipping bangs are a good bet, as are face-framing layers in front. Asymmetrical parts or cuts add width to a narrow face. Avoid: Long straight hair with a center part.

Heart shape: Hair tucked behind the ears, soft bangs, curly or wavy styles, short layers on top, hair that’s long on the neck and wispy at the bottom, flippy ends and tousled layers all work for you. Avoid: super short cuts or styles with center parts.

Not sure of your shape? Lean in to a mirror until you are very close. Trace the outline of your face with a dry erase marker or lip liner. Now back up. The general face shape you see is what you've got!

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