Saturday, January 5, 2008

Hairstyles for Different Shaped Faces

One of the most important factors of hairstyle suitability is face shape analysis.

We all know the basic face shapes: long, Round and heart. However, many times people find it difficult to recognize these shapes when they see them. Some are obvious, of course, but others can be harder to classify. I will show you some of well-known celebrity faces and explains what makes them the shape they are and what to avoid.

Round Faces:

Somebody with a round face, you have to be very careful not to cut the hair too short in the back. It emphasizes the roundness of the face; it's always nice to see a little neck from the back when you are looking at somebody. It should frame a little more around the face, and short blunt haircuts look good. A medieval type of look is not a very good look for somebody with a round face.

Chin length hair with a rounded line that mirrors face’s circular shape. Center parts. Short-short crops, straight "chopped" bangs. Fullness at side of ears. A rounded haircut ending at the chin will certainly add weight to your face shape. Because the widest part of your face is at the cheeks and ears, you need to avoid having the fullness of the cut here as it will make your face appear wider.

Long faces:

For somebody with a skinny and long face, a short bob is not good. It elongates the face. Basically, what you have to do is you have to take all of that into consideration when you are doing your haircut; the shaping of the face and the texture of the hair. There are all these variables when you are doing hair. I recommend leaving bangs longer when somebody has a long face, because it makes the face look shorter. Short bangs are pretty bad for a long face. Having a short side with a long back is very bad for long face types. Sometimes people have expectations of a haircut, and if you show them pictures of people with long faces and the wrong haircuts, then you win-over the client. That's why the consultation is so important.


Covering up your "perfect" features with heavy bangs, or too forward-directed styles.
In wearing your hair style on your face, you'll lose your face shape behind the hair. It may appear to add weight to your face.

Heart shaped faces:

If they have a heart shaped face, they have more choices really. They have more choices, because the face is not really round or too skinny. They really could wear it more ways.


Short, full styles that emphasize upper face. Height at the crown. Severe, slicked back looks. If you are a dramatic heart shape, the short full styles with tapered necklines which emphasize the upper face will make you look top heavy. Too much height at the crown will give the appearance of a longer and narrower chin. Just remember if you have a dramatic heart shape face, you have great cheekbones to emphasize! Don't miss the boat by getting a cut which is to top heavy.

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