We all know how much of a change a haircut can do to our appearance. Selecting the right haircut to accentuate our beauty is simpler than you think it is. It depends on our overall face shape including length, and specific features on our faces including ur forehead, jawline, and cheekbones. Should you get a short bob, a pixie cut, or long elbow length hair with bangs? Beauty Insider has got the answer for that question with this guide on how to accentuate you beauty with just a haircut!
- What is Your Face Shape?
- Oval Face Shape
- Square Face Shape
- Rectangular Face Shape
- Round Face Shape
- Heart Face Shape
- Diamond Face Shape
What is Your Face Shape?
How to determine what category your face fits into? Get yourself a measuring tape, and let us get started.
First we’ve got to measure some of your features. Here’s how you do it:
To measure the length of your forehead, start from the peak of your left eyebrow arch to the peak of your right eyebrow arch. Note down the measurement, this will then be compared to your other features to decide what is your face shape.
For your jawline, begin with the tip of your chin, right at the centre of your face and drag the measuring tape to right where your jaw angles upwards towards your ear. Once you’ve got the length, multiply it by two and you’ll get the total length of your jawline.
Now we measure your cheekbones by starting from under the outer corner of your left eye all the way across to under the outer corner of your right eye.
Overall Face Length
We’re at the final measurement. To measure your overall face length, measure downwards from the tip of your hairline to the end of your chin, down the centre of your face.
And we’re all set with this measurement. Ensure that you’ve noted them all down. Here’s your face shape based on those measurements:
Oval Face Shape
For those who have an oval face shape, the overall face length should be longer than the width of your cheekbones. Additionally, your forehead width should also be longer than your jawline length. Those who have an oval face shape tend to have a rounded jaw rather than a sharp look.
Haircut for Oval Face Shape
If you’ve got an oval face shape, you’re one of the lucky ones. Oval face shapes have it the easiest when it comes to selecting a hairstyles because they suit almost every one of them. Beauty Insider suggests long layered hair for those who want to keep their locks long.
On the other hand, if your prefer short hair go for a side-swept pixie. This hairstyle is a celebrity favourite, rocked by Anne Hathaway, Pink, and Miles Cyrus in the past. A full on fringe is also among the hairstyles that would suit you nicely and accentuate your beautiful features.
Square Face Shape
Those who have a square face shape usually have measurements that are close or similar to one another. It is a little tricky to get the right haircut for this face shape to ensure that you don’t accentuate your jaw too much because it is already a very prominent feature.
Haircut for Square Face Shape
We suggest a long bob that ends a few inches under your jaw for the best look. Other long hair styles are also perfect for this face shape because it elongates your feature steering away from the boxy effect. If you’re looking for inspiration, actress Keira Knightly is the perfect person to look at.
Rectangular Face Shape
Those who find their face length to be longest out of all measurements have a rectangular face shape. Other measurements such as the jaw, forehead, and cheekbones would have nearly the same length or width. This face shape is the longest among all.
Haircut for Rectangular Face Shape
Selecting a haircut for a rectangular face is not as simple. We don’t want to look to elongated. Hence, bangs and side fringes are the perfect go to haircut to soften your features and accentuate your beauty. Play with layers as well to give yourself that soft, angelic look if that’s what you’re going for.
Insider Tip: When you wear your hair in a ponytail, ensure that you leave some strands of hair out by the side of your face or leave your bangs so that your features appear softer.
Round Face Shape
The cheekbones and face length are similar in measurement for those who have a round face shape. The length of the cheekbones and face length are also larger than the forehead and jawline. The jaw angle is soft and less defined compared to other face shape such as the square and rectangular face shape.
Haircut for Round Face Shape
Have a round face shape? Haircuts like long bobs, wavy layers, and short shaggy layers are among the great choices or those with a round face shape. Those with round face shape should best go for haircuts that give definition to your hair. For haircut inspirations, celebrities such as Adele, Selena Gomez, and Chrissy Teigan have round face shapes with unique hairstyles that would inspire you.
Heart Face Shape
If you have a pointy chin, and your forehead measurement is longer than that of your cheekbones and jawline, you have a heart shaped face.
Haircut for Heart Face Shape
Think bouncy when it comes to hair for heart shaped faces. Bouncy blowout, bouncy pixie cuts, and bouncy bobs are great choices. If you’re into long hair, get a layered hair cut that will make your hair look fluffed and effortlessly light and bouncy. This will make your features pop and give you a hint of sweetness in your overall look. Celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon, and Diana Agron are among those you can get inspired by.
Diamond Face Shape
If you have a diamond shaped face, your face length will measure largest and you will have a pointed chin. The rest of your measurements will go in descending order: cheekbones, forehead, and smallest is jawline.
Haircut for Diamond Face Shape
Rihanna, Madonna, Vanessa Hudgens, and Jennifer Lopez have diamond shaped faces. They often rock it with fringes, and scarce bangs. Shoulder length straight hair is also great if you’re looking to accentuate those sharp features.
That the end of our guide! Looking to do something different on your hair? Take a look on our article on the Hair Colours that are trending in 2021.