Selecting the most flattering haircuts for your face shape is difficult to do on your own. It is very hard to be objective when it comes to your own appearance. Fortunately there are several objective rules of thumb that you can use to select a haircut based on the shape of your face.
Straight from the Heart
If your face has a heat shape, like Reese Witherspoons, then you will want to select a haircut that draws your attention to your eyes and to your cheek bones. Consider styles with sweeping bangs, with fringed bangs, or that have a confident part that falls near your jawline. If you have long hair then you will want to add waves and layers to your hair that fall near your cheekbones. If you are looking for a short hairstyle then you will want to look for styles that have long top layers.
I’ll Have it Oval Easy
If you have an oval shaped face then you are really lucky. This is the most versatile face shape to have. Basically any haircut that you select will look good on you. Halle Berry has an oval face and she has looked stunning in long hair, short hair, and bobbed hair. To create the sexiest look you will want to keep the focus on your cheekbones. Finally, the only styles that you will want to avoid are styles that add height to the top of the head as this will make you look top heavy.
Round it Off
If you have a round face then you may feel that your face looks heavy even when you are at your thinnest. However, you will tend to look younger longer when you have a round face. People with round faces will want to look for haircuts that add height and length to the face and that reduce the bulk on the sides of their face. To achieve this you may want to avoid single length hairstyles and hair styles that add more width to your face. If you like bangs then you will want long sideswept bangs like Camerion Diaz wears. Soft layers are also a good option for round faces.
The Long Way Home
If your face is long then your haircut needs to add width to your face. If you need examples to follow think about the styles worn by Sarah Jessica Parker and Giselle Budchen. To add more volume to your haircut you may also want to use volumizing and thickening hair care products.
You’re Such a Square
If you have a square face then you will want to avoid bobs that have only a single length. You will also want to avoid blunt cut bangs. For ideas for the most flattering haircuts for your face shape then you will want to look at the styles worn by Demi Moore, Rosario Dawson, and Gwyneth Paltrow.