Finding the perfect haircut can sometimes be a real challenge. However, if you try to learn some elementary things about your face shape, you can discover what haircuts flatter you the most and which are the ones you need to avoid. Remember though that you also have to pay attention to your lifestyle and personality. Take a look at some tricks on how to choose the right haircut and find one for your face shape.
Before anything, you should know a few basic ideas. First of
all, always keep in mind that bangs are the ideal
choice if you want to hide a too large forehead. In this sense, any
type of bangs would work. As for curls, they are always a
glam option, but they flatter the most a round or square face.
However, for round faces, try not to make too big curls. The color
of your hair also plays a major role in your haircut. For example,
if you want to add some depth to your haircut, go for
highlights or for a combination of two different tones, a
lighter and a darker one.
In case you have an oval face, you shouldn't worry as it is so easy to find a flattering haircut for this type of face. However, if you want to enhance its beauty, you should better choose a layered haircut all around the face.
In fact, you can add layers starting from your cheeks, lips, or chin, depending on the part you want to accentuate. This will add personality and structure to your traits and will also allow you to play with different hairstyles. However, if you are petite, stay away from very long hair. An oval face has a length equal to one and a half times its width.
A round face is as wide as it is long, and it is wider at cheek level. If you have a round face, you need to stay away from haircuts that emphasize the roundness and go for mid-length haircuts that are at shoulder level as they elongate your face. You can also choose layers into your hair in order to add some movement to your tresses.
A square face needs haircuts that soften the features. Therefore, a heavy haircut with straight bangs, and one that ends at the jawline is the right choice. If you choose a graphic haircut, contrary to what one might think, your face might lose its square angles. Try to avoid short hairstyles. The main characteristics of a square face are: forehead, cheeks and jawline having almost the same width, squared jawline, width and length are almost equal.
For an oblong face, the best idea would be to cut the hair in a symmetrical way, usually at ear level. However, the key element of this haircut is a lock of hair that will cover your eyes. This trick will only make your face look smaller. An oblong face is longer than it is wide and it has about the same width when it comes to forehead, cheeks and jawline.
For a rectangular face, hair must be layered in order to camouflage in a certain way the angles. With this type of face, it is also advisable to work with the color so you emphasize the haircut. A rectangular face is longer than it is wide, and it has a squared jaw.
If you want to hide the wide forehead of a triangular-shaped face, fine bangs are definitely a smart choice. As for the rest of your face, you should go for a layered haircut, but make sure you avoid too much volume at temple level.
A triangular face has a more prominent jawline and it is narrower at the cheeks, temple and forehead.
If you have a delicate face with prominent cheekbones, a curly haircut and layers into your hair are the most flattering. The basic idea is to add volume around the face in order to enhance the beauty of these qualities.