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The Most Suitable Haircuts for your Face Shape

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The face shape is a major factor considered when you’re choosing a new haircut.  You may go ahead and choose the trendiest haircut, but if it doesn’t suit your face, you’re going to end up full of regrets, wishing for your hair to grow faster. Instead of choosing the latest styles, we highly recommend that you choose a haircut that complements the shape of your face. Regardless of face shape, you can get the perfect look by opting for the right cut that will frame your face and help in highlighting your best features. If you wish to learn more, here is a comprehensive guide in choosing the best haircut for your face shape. 

How Do You Determine Your Face Shape?

The first step in finding a flattering hairstyle is to determine your face shape. Take a photo of yourself facing the camera with your hair away from your face. The next step is to trace around the outline of your face to determine the shape that closely resembles it. You may also try measuring some of its features such as the width of your brows, cheekbones, jawline, and the entire length of your face from forehead to the chin area, so you can identify your facial proportions. If your face has the same numbers in terms of length and width, you either have a round-shaped or square-shaped face. On the other hand, if your face is wider from the forehead to the jawline, you most likely have a triangle-shaped face.  

The Most Flattering Haircuts Based on Face Shape

  • For Rectangle-Shaped Faces
  • Curls
  • Rounded fringes
  • Curtain bangs
  • Layered cuts’
  • Soft, romantic chignons


  • Oval-Shaped Faces
  • Long waves and curls
  • Blunt bobs
  • Lobs with subtle layers


  • Square-Shaped Faces
  • Side-swept bangs
  • Short-layered bobs
  • Side-parted styles


  • Heart-Shaped Faces
  • Bobs and lobs
  • Long side-swept cuts
  • Waves or curls below the ears


  • Diamond-Shaped Faces
  • Chin-length bobs
  • Ponytails
  • Mid or long-layered cuts
  • Deep side parts


  • Round-Shaped Faces
  • Short side bangs
  • Choppy pixie cuts
  • Long-layered cuts


  • Triangle-Shaped Faces
  • Choppy pixie cuts
  • Short side bangs
  • Layers that end at the eyes or collarbones


Tips on Choosing the Best Haircut for your Face Shape

In essence, the best haircut is the style that complements your face shape. Oval-shaped faces are balanced and symmetrical as they can sport any hairstyle they want and look good on them. Those with oval faces will look great with long wavy curls and blunt bobs. Curtain bangs and soft layers are perfect for those with rectangle-shaped faces as these styles will soften areas such as the jaw and forehead regions without elongating the face. For diamond-shaped faces with their characteristic cheekbones, sleek ponytails and deep side parts on medium and long hair are the best hairdos. For those with round faces, you may opt for shorter layers or bangs to offset your prominent jawline. Lastly, heart-shaped faces will look great when their hair is long and swept on the side. 

Is There a Haircut or Hairstyle that Fits All Face Shapes?

Sadly, there is no single haircut or hairstyle that looks good for all face shapes. There are however ways in which certain haircuts, such as shortcuts, bangs, and layers that can be modified to suit various face shapes. It all boils down to the length, styling variations, and cutting technique used by hairstylists. If you’re looking to get a specific haircut, it’s best to seek recommendations from your hairdresser to change it up and make it work for your face shape. 

What Face Shape is the Most Attractive?

As beauty is in the eye of the beholder, there is no single attractive face shape. Factors like cultural differences, prevailing fashion, and beauty trends, as well as societal beauty standards, vary from one location to the next; hence an ideal face shape for one country may be different from another. For instance, Westerners often regard oval and square faces as more attractive. In Asia however, heart-shaped faces with slimmer chins are considered more attractive. General facial features and facial symmetry play a role in the determination of beauty in various societies. No matter the face shape every person is uniquely beautiful in their own way. 

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