Find Hair Styles for your Face Shape
Look Fabulous will help you gain an understanding of what hairstyles will suit your face shape best and which styles you should be avoiding.
We will help you find hairstyles that are bang on trend for 2011 and styles that will complement your face shape, features and your lifestyle to have you looking and feeling fabulous about your style every day.
Determine your Face Shape.
There are a handful of categories your face shape could fall into and how you wear your hair depending on your face shape can either make or break your look. That is why we are here to help!
These categories consist of:
Assessing Your Face Shape
It's usually quite easy to assess what face shape you fall into by simply by pulling your hair back off you face and looking directly into a mirror. If it's easier draw on the mirror with a crayon or lipstick following the shape of your face then stand back and assess!If you are still unsure as your stylist or run your fingers over your jawline to feel the shape and structure, you will then get a better idea as to what face shape you have.
Characteristics of the face shapes:
Oval Shaped Face:
Women with oval shaped faces are considered to be the luckiest of the lot; your face will be symmetrical and so versatile that any hairstyle will suit your face shape whether it's long, short, layered or a bob.
Characteristics of an oval face shape are:
- Wider cheek bones
- Narrow smooth jaw line
- Narrow forehead
Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Mariah Carey and Uma Thurman all have oval shaped faces.
- See our full guide and pictures on hairstyles for an oval face shape.
Round Shaped Face:
You ladies with round faces will have fuller faces, perfect when it comes to aging as you tend to look younger then you usually are. However for the time being you need to think longer hairstyles to lengthen your face.
Characteristics of a round face are:
- Round forehead
- Round jaw line
- Fuller wider cheeks
Kate Winslet, Drew Barrymore, Charlotte Church and Kirsten Dunst all have a round face shape.
- See our full guide on hairstyles for a round face shape.
Oblong Shaped Face:
Oblong shaped faces have a few rules needed to take into consideration when it comes to finding the perfect hairstyle. Stay away from long styles as they will only lengthen your face even more and always try and incorporate a fringe into your style.
Characteristics of an oblong face shape:
- Defined cheekbones
- High forehead
- Narrow smooth jaw line
Celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashlee Simpson, Elle Macpherson and Sarah Jessica Parker have an oblong shaped face.
- See our full guide on hairstyles for the oblong shaped face.
Square Shaped face:
Square shaped faces are more common then you would think. Hairstyles that suit your face shape will be layered, feminine and soft hairstyles to detract attention away from your strong square jawline.
Characteristics of a square face are:
- Wide forehead
- Wide cheeks
- Wide strong jaw line
Celebs sharing the square shaped face are Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore, Rosario Dawson and Angelina Jolie.
- See our full guide on hairstyles for a Square face shape.
Square Shaped Face:
Heart Shaped Face:
Women with heart shaped faces are also a lucky bunch of ladies. Your face is a very unique shape however your soft tapered jaw line will enable you to get away with wearing almost any hairstyle. The only thing you need to remember is stay away from thick heavy fringes as these will widen your forehead.
Characteristics of a heart shaped face are:
- Wider at the forehead
- Usually defined cheekbones
- Tapered narrow chin
The following celebrities Michelle Pfeiffer, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Claudia Schiffer, and Naomi Campbell have all got heart shaped faces.
- See our full guide on hairstyles for the heart shaped face
Oblong Shaped Faces
Heart Face Shape
Square Face Shape
Round Face Shape
Oval Face Shape
Determine Face Shape
Like body shapes there are only a handful of categories your face shape could fall into.
It's usually quite easy to determine what face shape you are simply by pulling your hair back off you face and looking directly into a mirror. If it's easier draw on the mirror with a crayon or lipstick following the shape of your face then stand back and assess!
Read more on the Oval Shaped Face, Round Shaped Face, Oblong Shaped Face, Square Shaped Face and the Heart Shaped Face.
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