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Which Hair Cuts Suit For Your Face Shape

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What’s your face shape ?

Most women will say that their face is round, but most faces are usually one of eight basic shapes.

Ask yourself : What’s the widest part of your face your forehead or your jaw? Or maybe it’s neither and your cheekbones are the widest. Look at your chin, is it pointy, round or square ?

Picture an imaginary line going around your face. What shape is it ?

A haircut that complements your face shape can completely reinvent your personality and make you feel reinvigorated. So, before you head out to a salon to get one, you must determine your face type and your hair texture: wavy, straight or curly.

Here are the tips that will help you get the best hairstyle according to your face shape.

Step 1 : Pull your hair off and away from your forehead.
Step 2 : Tie them.
Step 3 : Looking straight in to the mirror, trace out your face shape on the glass with a marker.

Now that you have done your homework, take a look at the hairstyles that will suit your distinct face shape.

Determining your face shape and Hair Cut
Round Face

You have prominent (perhaps chubby) cheeks, and the length and width of your face are about equal.A shoulder-dusting cut with long layers elongates your face. Strong, straight-across bangs enhance cheekbones.

Celeb Example: Aishwarya Rai

Aishwarya round face

Best Haircut :

Layered bangs suit the bill because they delude others by taking weight off your face and offset your roundness. If you are going for a short haircut, make sure these give height to your face.

Haircuts to avoid :

You must stay away from cuts that add volume to your cheeks. The idea is to give your face a slender dimension by stealing the volume off your round face. Keep away from center parting as these accentuate your roundness.

Square Face

You have a prominent jaw and square chin. Your forehead and jaw line are approximately the same width.

Shoulder-length cut with layers from chin to collarbone softens a strong jaw, side swept bangs minimize a wide forehead.

The flowing hair keeps the focus away from your jaw line which is the widest part of your face. If you have short hair, keep it curly and rounded. You can go dramatic with the bangs as this will keep the focus at the top of your head.

Celeb Example: Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Square Face

Best Haircut :

Layers and razored ends are the best for your face type because they will balance out the boxiness of your face and the dramatic jaw line. It will also make your face look deceivingly longer. So, keep your hair long and flowy. But, if you have short hair, keep them curly and rounded to avoid highlighting the defined and bold edges of your face.

Haircuts to avoid :

You should avoid a blunt-cut bang, or angled bob cut because these tend to accentuate your broad chin and forehead.

Heart Face

Try a pixie to play up your eyes and cheekbones. Or a blunt lob (long bob) with a few long layers.Both your forehead and your cheekbones are wide. You have a narrow jaw and pointy chin.

Celeb Example: Priyanka Chopra

Priyanka Chopra Heart Face

Best Haircut :

To create an illusion and shrink the broad forehead, it is best if you go for a haircut that adds volume to your hair and is flowy towards the chin. For instance, chin-length bob cut and side swept bangs.

Haircuts to avoid:

Since you already have a wide forehead, avoid hairstyles that will make your face top heavy and chin even narrower. And, it is also safe to say that you must stay away from slicked-back ponytails for they will make your chin look even more fragile.

Oval Face

Layers that start just below the eyes will make your face look fuller. Avoid all-one-length long hair.The length of your face is about one and a half times its width. Your forehead is slightly wider than your chin.

Celeb Example: Madhuri Dixit

Madhuri Oval Face

Best Haircut :

You will look your best with layers falling right on your chin and cheekbones. But, if you want to sport a pixie cut, learn a few tricks to sport it like Emma Watson or Rihanna. And a few more hairstyles to go for include blunt bang and bob with side bangs.

Haircuts to avoid :

If you are considering your facial features, then those with large noses should steer away from centre-parting. If you have a high forehead then you must go for bangs with a side parting tucked behind your ear.

Oblong Shape

Oblong is often confused with oval, however this shape is slightly longer and not as wide. You may also have a pointy chin.

Celeb Example: Esha Deol

Esha Oblong Shape

Best Haircut : Bangs are your best friends, just keep the sides and front hair shorter. You can also opt for chin length bob cuts and curls and waves that add width to your face. If you have long hair, start the layers below your chin.

Haircuts to avoid: To avoid your face length to be highlighted and drag it further below, it is better you keep miles away from long, straight cuts; also avoid pixie cuts for it will make the squared out features of your face come in the limelight.

Diamond Shape

Both your forehead and your jaw line are narrow with your cheekbones being the widest part of your face.

A diamond face is quite close to oval shape. The only thing is to reduce the angularity. You have to go soft and rounded with the hair and avoid stark layers.

Celeb Example: Bipasha Basu

Bipasha Diamond Shape

Bipasha Basu has quite wide and high cheek bones. Her face is fairly diamond shaped. Also she has been very experimental with her hair. In the pic below, she has long, layered hair. Check out how the fringe is side swept and partially covers her cheek bones, rounding them off.

Best Haircut : Side-swept fringes are a perfect choice that highlight terrific cheekbones and chiselled jaw line. However, if your face is pointed, you can balance it out with a bob cut with fullness at the nape.

Haircuts to avoid: You can keep away from short bangs. It will make your face look longer and highlight the angles.

Rectangle Face Shape

Rectangle faces are about one and a half times longer than they are wide. The cheeklines running from temple to jawline are straight. The jaw line has definition to it. They are very similar to the oblong shape, but have an angular jaw line.

Celeb Example: Diya Mirza

Diya Rectangle Face Shape

Best Haircut :

Add width with curls or body at your temples and cheekbones,Short or fringed bangs,Part your hair off center or to the side.Pull hair back, instead of up,Long hair should add width at your neckline with curls or layers.

Haircuts to avoid:

Avoid parting your hair down the center,Avoid adding volume at the crown of your head,Avoid long hair without any body or volume added to the sides,Avoid angular cuts,Avoid extremely short hair.

Triangle / Pear Face

The triangle face can also be known as the pear shaped face. The widest point on the triangle face shape is the jaw line. Triangle face’s have narrow forehead compared to any other point on the face.

Celeb Example: Kriti Sanon

Kriti Triangle/Pear Face

Best Haircut :

Bangs should be short, full and have volume 0r expose forehead with long whispy bangs sweapt to the side, or held back using a headband or clips,Part hair to the side, or zip zagged,Use styles that will add some height and width to the temples and above Shag styles will compliment you well,Hair should be low volume(close to the head) at the jawline Stacked Cuts Tuck hair behind ears.

Haircuts to avoid:
Avoid Center Parts : this will bring attention to the center of your face and make it appear taller.
Avoid Volume On The Very Top : Don’t add too much height at the crown, add to the temples instead.
Avoid Long Styles Full Of Volume : This draws attention to your jawline.

 

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