A hairstyle reflects your personality, it gives you a boost of confindence, it make you look complete and given the amount of inspiration surrounding us it’s getting harder and harder to find the hairstyle that’s best for you.
Here are some easy steps that will help you choose the right hairstyle to fit your aesthetic:
Choose the right haircut for your face shape
Take your face shape into consideration before trying out a new hairstyle, this will help you choose the right hairstyle to flatter you best.
- Triangular face shape
Characteristics: wide cheekbones and forehead, pointed chin
Choose a style that will narrow your forehead area and add the illusion of width to the chin. A slight fringe that could help soften the shape of your face.
Beards can balance and fill out your jaw line.
- Square face shape
Characteristics: square jawline, almost as wide as long, straight sides, jaw and cheekbones the same width
Keep the sides leaner and short to slenderize the face considering its strong and masculine features, while the hair on top of the head should be reasonably full.
- Diamond face shape
Characteristics: cheekbones are widest part of the face, forehead and jawline are narrow, long pointed jawline
Opt for a haircut with a slicked side fringe and layers on top for extra volume and avoid going too sharp around the edges, as this will make the ears stick out.
A more wavy look will soften the features.
- Heart face shape
Characteristics: cheekbones are widest part of the face, the face is wider than it is long, the chin is noticeably pointed
Avoid fullness on the sides of the head , as that is the broadest point of the face.
Choose a messy look that covers your forehead, as it will draw attention to your nose, mouth and eyes.
- Oblong face shape
Characteristics: longer than it is wide, often rounded jawline, cheekbones and jaw the same width
Keep the shape well proportioned and avoid having the sides too short if you want to keep length on the top.
Style your hair onto the face to create some balance.
- Oval face shape
Characteristics: slightly rounded jaw, no unusual characteristics, face shape resembles the shape of an egg
The well-balanced proportions of this face shape allow experimenting with nearly any haircut.
Messy styles will look just as good as slicked-back, “ivy league” classic cuts.
Avoid covering up your features with heavy bangs as this can make the face appear rounder.
- Round face shape
Characteristics: jawline is round, face almost as wide as tall, round cheekbones
An off-center part or some waves at eye level will help minimize roundness. Avoid very short hairstyles that emphasize the shape of your head.
Acknowledge your hair
Take into consideration that not every hairstyle is meant for you as some styles may not go well with your type of hair.
Acknowledge the texture, density and movement of your hair before trying out a new hairstyle.
Hide your flaws and play up your strenghts
A good haircut does both, it directs the attention to the things you like while hidding the features you don’t like.
Consider how much time you are willing to spend doing your hair every day.
Don’t choose something too extreme if your personal style is classic.
A good stylist will help and advise you to choose a hairstyle that will fit you and your face shape.
November 26, 2013