Getting a hair cut can be a scary experience for some, and a freeing and fun experience for others. Bad haircuts and following trends to an extreme can all sour people away from swapping their style. It can be even harder to find a hair cut that works for your face shape. As a fashion and beauty expert, I have tried many hair cuts and seen many people to struggle in finding a look that suits them. Follow this guide of some basic cuts for every face shape.
Find Your Face Shape
Pull your hair back away from your face and look in the mirror. Imagine you’re drawing a shape around your face, what do you see? If it helps, grab a lipstick and trace your face and study its shape. Many people will fall in between a few categories, such as a square face that’s slightly rounded, but follow the general shape of your face. You also may want to consider how far your ears stick in picking a hair cut, as some people are self conscious about the way their ears look and want to conceal them. Once you know your basic face shape, you can start looking at what cuts flatter you best.
Oval face shapes are considered to be a universal face shape that can do almost any cut. Long layered looks are flattering, as well as short pixie cuts. You can even experiment with blunt bangs. Your hair style is only limited by what you like and don’t like so you can be as bold or conservative as you like. I always recommend trying at least one bold hair cut for oval faces.
Square faces have strong jaw lines, so hair should have soft, non angled layers in the hair to help soften that line. Long or shoulder length looks are best, and hair can be cut to accentuate the neck to make the face appear more round. A good volumizer at the crown can help pump hair up and balance the harsher angles of the jaw line. Shorter styles should be soft and kept a little longer in bob rather than an ultra short cut.
Heart shape faces have an interesting and unique face shape and it can sometimes be hard to find the right cut. A flowy cut that draws the eye down and balances your wider forehead are a great choice. Long cuts are the best, but a shorter style can work too. Interesting bangs can also help draw attention to the lower part of the jaw and round the shape.
I have a round face and I know the challenges of finding a hair cut that looks good and makes you feel confident. Round faces look best with lots of layering, especially close to the face. Getting a good volumizing cream and using it just around your face can help give the layers some extra body. Shorter styles should frame the face and asymmetrical cuts or chin length hair looks the best.
No matter your face shape, you can experiment with different cuts. Even if you have a round face or square face, you can try styles that look best on heart or oval faces. Ask your stylist about the best cuts for your hair and face, and make sure to get every styling tip you can before heading home. Trying a new hair cut can really be a freeing experience and a venture in fashion and beauty that helps you be confident and your best self.