Hairstyles for Every Face Shape

Though there are literally hundreds of women’s hairstyles out there, not all of them are meant for your particular face shape. In fact, if you choose wrong it could mean all the difference between a flattering new style and a hair disaster. Finding out what face shape you have can be confusing. Find out with these tips and know how to pick the women’s hairstyles that will suit you best.

Heart Shaped Faces:

This is defined by a shape that is narrow at the jaw and wider at the cheekbones and forehead. Look for women’s hairstyles like a chin length bob or a longer style with layers. Always avoid anything that has a lot of height on top. Think Nicole Richie’s bob or Jennifer Love Hewitt’s long hair.

Square Faces:

Your face is as wide as it is long but with a definite square shape at the jaw. Look for women’s hairstyles that give softness by wisps or layers around the face. Off center parts are great as well. The layered, medium length of Sandra Bullock’s hair is a great example.

Diamond Face Shape:

This shape is defined by wide cheek bones with the forehead being both narrower than the cheeks and of equal width to each other. Luckily, this face shape lends itself to most women’s hairstyles. The only things to avoid are women’s hairstyles that covers up the dramatic shape of your face…show it off!

Think the many styles of Cameron Diaz.

Oval Faces:

To find out if your face shape is oval measure it. If it is one and a half times longer than it is wide, you have an oval face.

Examples of women’s hairstyles that would look good on you are Paris Hilton’s short bob or the slightly layered longer hair of Eva Longoria .

Round Faces:

Your face is round if, when measured, it is as wide as it is long. Styles to avoid are bobs that end at your chin and anything that wisps onto your face as both will only accentuate the roundness. Instead opt for longer styles that will give the appearance of a longer face. Good women’s hairstyles for round faces are any that give height on the top, or layered longer styles like Kate Winslet’s.

Oblong Faces:

These faces are longer than they are wide.

Short to medium lengths are best for this face shape, especially ones that have body on the sides to lend width. Bangs can also help shorten the appearance of the face. Women’s hairstyles for this face shape are Victoria Beckham’s bob with lots of volume.