It’s always important to have a good haircut that complements your face shape. Unfortunately, not all haircuts are created equal, and some can accentuate the wrong features on your face. In this blog post, we’ll give you a few tips on choosing the perfect haircut for your face shape. So whether you have a round face, an oval face, or something else entirely, keep reading to find out what haircut will look best on you!
What hair length suits my face shape?
There are a ton of factors to consider when choosing a haircut- your hair texture, your lifestyle, your desired length- but arguably, the most important factor is your face shape. After all, you want a cut that will accentuate your best features and downplay any areas you’re not as confident about. Not sure what face shape you have? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Keep reading to find out how to choose the perfect haircut for your face shape.
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Round face: Go for a style that will add some angles to your face, like a chin-length bob with layers or a sleek pixie cut. Avoid cuts that are too voluminous or make your face look even rounder.
Oval face: You’re lucky- pretty much any haircut will look good on you! If you want to make your face look even more elongated, go for a style with long layers.
Square face: Choose a cut that softens your angular features, like long, wavy layers or a side-parted style. Avoid super shortcuts or anything that makes your jawline look too sharp.
Heart-shaped face: Go for a style that balances your wide forehead and narrow chin, like a shoulder-length cut with long layers or bangs. Avoid styles that are too voluminous on top or too blunt at the bottom.
Now that you know what to look for, you’re one step closer to finding the perfect haircut for your face shape. So schedule an appointment with your stylist and get ready to rock your new look!
Hair length chart: how to measure your hair length
To measure your hair length, you will need:
- a ruler or tape measure
- a friend to help you
- wet your hair and comb it straight back away from your face.
- have your friend hold the ruler at the center of your forehead, just above your eyebrows.
- measure from the top of your head to the bottom of your hair (the ends). Record this number in inches or centimeters.
- now, measure again from the top of your head to just below your ears. Record this number as well.
- finally, measure from the top of your head to the base of your neck (where your hairline meets the nape of your neck). Record this number too.
The first number is your hair length, the second number is your hairline-to-ear length, and the third number is your hairline-to-neck length.