What is the best hairstyle for your face shape?

An important key to choosing the perfect haircut and style for is to know the shape of your face. A haircut that is perfect for your face shape will be flattering and bring out the best in your facial features. Don’t know your face shape? Well, get in front of that mirror and let’s sort this out! Pull your hair back off your face and trace the outline of your face onto the mirror with an old lipstick or whiteboard marker. Now, is it long, oval, square, round, or heart/triangular shaped? So now you know your face shape, what’s the best haircut and hair style for your face?

OVAL SHAPE FACE

Blunt Straight-across Bangs: If your oval face is a little long, straight bangs that just skim below or across the brow line can give an illusion of width, breaking up the length. The good ol’ flatiron will do a good job of keeping them blunt. Two longer pieces on either side can create a softer look. (Just remember not to choose a style that’s going to cover up that lovely face.)

Bob with Side Bangs: A bob that grazes your collarbone and is set off with side-swept bangs will not only break up a long face but add softness. In fact, side-swept bangs can pretty much suit any face shape. These are a great option if you have those wonderfully annoying cowlicks or widow’s peaks.

Edgy Short Cut: If you want to be noticed, this is the cut. There’s nothing sexier and more feminine that showing off your neck and ears. Try layers through the front of your hair and bangs that finish at about the middle of your forehead. This is where a little styling wax or paste can help your style look piecey.

SQUARE SHAPE FACE

Straight and long: A square shape face is very strong and angular. It says, “I am a powerful woman!” If you want that message to keep strong then you can stay with very long and straight hair, which will emphasis your square strong jaw.

Wavy Ends: Most people with a square shape face would like to add some softness. If your hair is long you can achieve this with having waves from the ears down. How to get that look sported by Megan Fox? Use a large round brush to smooth your hair and then spritz on a wave spray.

Angled Bob: Try an angled cut with long pieces in front, which gradually get shorter toward the back. This cut has the effect of lengthening instead of widening the face. A mono-length would have the opposite effect and be too severe. The angled bob is also good for a round face.

Tousled Shag: A uneven cut with mixed lengths, a  shag, will give your hair body, emphasising layers and de-emphasising the squareness of your face

ROUND FACE

Sleek Ponytail:  If you have a round face, chances are your face might look a little chubby. Pulling your hair back into a sleek middle to high ponytail will prevent adding bulk around your face, slimming your face, and will add definition. Keep it nice and smooth, and not bouncy, and pull it back above the height of your ears.

Defined PixieThe popular pixie cut is certainly charming, with all the cute little pieces emphasising your cheekbones and eyes. It can balance out a stronger jawline too. Applying wax or a pomade will give definition and texture.

Uneven cut with mixed lengths: Parting you hair on the side, with long, side-swept bangs will certainly slim the appearance of your face. Combine that with an uneven cut with mixed lengths. If you prefer a centre part, grow your hair until it is just a few centimetres below your shoulders and make sure your layers end at the jawline.

HEART-SHAPED FACE

Bouncy Bob: Faces shaped like a triangle will be softened with hair that ends just below the jaw and has a little body to fill in that area around the chin and blur the chin line.

Deep Side Part: For long hair, it’s best to have a deep side part and then add some side-swept bangs. Boy, will your eyes pop! Go for long, layered waves with a few pieces of hair falling between the ears and nose to fill in the chin area. Waves can be created, but only from the ears down.

Long, layered waves: Just as we mentioned above, allow a few pieces of hair to fall between the ears and nose. This will offset the width of your lovely ‘heart’. Longer layers again can fill in around your chin. Having your hair skimming your shoulders or just below will draw eyes away from your chinny chin chin and create balance! Keep waves, again, from the ears down. If you have full waves on top, that will only serve to emphasise the point at the bottom of your chin.

If you come into any of our 8 locations across Brisbane, our well trained and friendly staff will spend time making sure you are comfortable with the right cut for your look. Pop in or simply book online.

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