Styling your hair is not an easy job. One can’t blindly follow the latest hairstyle trends. Which hairstyle will suit you depends upon the type of face you have? So, to know what is your face shape and what hairstyle will go with what face shape is something you ought to know when going for a haircut. Here in this article will tell you all about face shapes, how to determine your face shape and to top it all hairstyles for every face shape.
Let’s begin with Face shapes and how to measure.
All in all, there are 6 broad categories of face shapes in humans. These are:
To determine your face shape, you’ll need to examine the following three criteria:
1.What is the widest part of your face (forehead, cheeks, jaw)
2. shape of your jawline (round, square, pointy)
3. length of your face (short or long)
You can also determine the shape of your face by measuring your face on the following points using a flexible tape
1. Forehead: Measure across your face from the peak of one eyebrow arch to the peak of the opposite arch.
2. Cheekbones: Measure across your cheekbones, starting and ending at the pointiest part below the outer corner of each eye.
3. Jawline: Measure from the tip of your chin to below your ear at the point at which your jaw angles upwards. Multiply that number by two to get your jawline measurement.
4. Face Length: Measure from the center of your hairline to the tip of your chin.
Once you’ve taken these measurements, note which is the largest of the four and then compare this to the seven main profiles to find out where your face falls.
Faces and hairstyles
If you have a pointed chin and the widest part of your face is your forehead then you have a heart-shaped face. People with this face shape have a strong forehead and narrow chin so they should avoid cuts that are very tight, as these will accentuate the narrowness of the chin and the width of the forehead. A medium-length swept look is the safest bet. Side-swept bangs, pixie cuts, long layers, and “wearing hair forward around the face work very well for heart-shaped faces.
If the sides of your face are straight, and your jawline is slightly angled with a very minimal curve, and your face is nearly as wide as it is long then you have a square face. Men with square face shape are considered lucky and masculine. This face shape is versatile and can go with both long as well as very short hairstyles Classic, neat haircuts, close fades, side partings and short layers all look amazing on square faces.
A round face is like a square-shaped face with the cheekbones as the widest part of your face. The face has very soft angles with the sides of face curving slightly outward instead of being straight, and the chin too is not sharp but it is rounded. As round faces have little or no natural angles, we need to create the illusion of angles with the help of hair. So, choosing the right kin d of haircut is very important for people with this face shape. A style with height on the top with no volume on the sides gives the illusion of length and angle and works very well for round face.
If you have pointed chin and high cheekbones and your hairline is narrow then you have a diamond face. If we drew lines connecting the center of your hairline to your cheekbones and down to your chin, it would create a diamond shape—hence, the name. Narrow in the chin and brow, with width in the cheeks, the diamond is one of the rarer face shapes Hairstyles that add width at the forehead and chin work best for this face shape. Taking the sides too short is a big no for diamond faces as this will only make your ears look bigger. Softer lines and layers are better for this face shape, working to soften its natural angles
People with oval faces have foreheads that are only a tiny bit wider than their curved chin just like an egg placed upside down. If you have a tall forehead, your cheekbones are the widest part of your face, and your face is longer than it is wide, chances are you’ve got an oval face. Symmetrical and well-proportioned, oval face shape does pretty much any hairstyle justice. The trick with an oval face shape is to wear your hair off the forehead to create some volume and angles on top. The most suitable style is a classic short back and sides and slightly longer on the top, with a side-swept parting.
Rectangular faces are sometimes called oblong, and they’re similar to a square-shaped face but longer than they are wide. Your forehead, cheeks, and jawline are approximately the same width and your chin has a very slight curve. The longest of the face shapes, a rectangular face falls somewhere between an oval and a square but requires a subtly tweaked hairstyle to ensure the face doesn’t appear even longer than it is.
Because a rectangular face looks longer, don’t take the sides short as it will accentuate the narrowness of your face instead go for tr a style that lets the hair fall to the sides and/or across the forehead to add width and ensure your face doesn’t appear narrower than it is.
You can be blessed with any face shape, knowing about which hairstyle goes well with what face shape can help you in choosing the right look for you.