The Right Haircut for Your Face Shape

Team MissMalini , 06 Mar 2014
(Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)
(Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)

Your haircut says so much about your personality. Have you been considering getting a haircut for a while and not found the right match? We’re here to help you out of your dilemma.

When it comes to style, our celebrities are a great inspiration. And why not? They are beautiful, stylish and experimental. Taking them as examples, we suggest haircuts that would suit your face shape and enhance your personality.

Round Face

If you have a round face, an asymmetrical haircut would work perfect for you. Uneven lengths of hair enhance a round face. And a deep side parting with long bangs would make your face look slimmer.

Emma Stone
Emma Stone

Emma Stone‘s hairstyle is a perfect match not just for her face but also her personality. She is fun, sweet and charming. If you relate to her, then this one could be perfect for you too.

Long layers that hit the jaw just like Kate Bosworth, would work for a round face too. On the other hand, short layers should be avoided as they might frizz. If you find long hair unmanageable, try a Pixie Cut that enhances your cheekbones and eyes by making them more visible. Or an Angled Bob where long, dramatic layers sweep along the chin.

Renee Zellweger (Photo Courtesy | en.wikipedia.org)
Renee Zellweger (Photo Courtesy | en.wikipedia.org)

If you are a fan of Renee Zellweger’s, then get one like her. Her bob cut is soft, layered and intentionally mussed.

Oval Shaped Faces
Taylor Swift (Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)
Taylor Swift (Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)

If you think your face is too long and are looking for balance, then bangs are a great idea. Get a haircut like Taylor Swift‘s, where the straight bangs cut across the brow line, creating an illusion of width.

Hilary Duff (Photo Courtesy | commons.wikimedia.org)
Hilary Duff (Photo Courtesy | commons.wikimedia.org)

Or a mid-parting with shoulder length hair will look great. You could also add light waves towards the ends of your hair like Hillary Duff.

Carrie Underwood (Photo Courtesy | pt.wikipedia.org)
Carrie Underwood (Photo Courtesy | pt.wikipedia.org)

Another option is a bob with side bangs like Carrie Underwood. This haircut works even better if you have good collar bones. After all, they are beauty bones. The bob cuts a long face and adds softness.

Square Face

Keira Knightley is the perfect example for this kind of a face shape.

Keira Knightley (Photo Courtesy | commons.wikimedia.org)
Keira Knightley (Photo Courtesy | commons.wikimedia.org)

She looks gorgeous in a Thinned-Out Bob cut. The hair should extend only till the chin, so only a certain amount of the jawline is visible, softening it.

Megan Fox (Photo Courtesy | en.wikipedia.org)
Megan Fox (Photo Courtesy | en.wikipedia.org)

If you don’t want to go cut your hair short, simply add some waves, from below the ears, like Megan Fox. Or you could keep them straight and long, like Demi Moore.

Demi Moore (Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)
Demi Moore (Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)

Rachel McAdams’ Tousles Shag does wonders for her. If you’re feeling experimental, try this one.

Rachel McAdams (Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)
Rachel McAdams (Photo Courtesy | www.flickr.com)

Heart Faces

If you have a heart shaped face, then maintaining shoulder length hair is a good option.

Zoe Saldaña (Photo Courtesy | tr.wikipedia.org)
Zoe Saldaña (Photo Courtesy | tr.wikipedia.org)

It helps fill the area around the chin, while it steals attention from the triangle about the jawline. Zoe Saldana is a good example for this face shape.

Reese Witherspoon (Photo Courtesy | en.wikipedia.org)
Reese Witherspoon (Photo Courtesy | en.wikipedia.org)

Reese Witherspoon has a heart shaped face too. Her deep side part helps her conceal the triangle over her neck. For long hair, start with a clearly defined side part, then add side-swept bangs.

In case you are looking to decrease the width of your heart shaped face, then perhaps long, layered waves would work. Make sure the waviness only starts from below the ears, as a puffed up top only enhances the point at the bottom.

Carey Mulligan (Photo Courtesy | commons.wikimedia.org)
Carey Mulligan (Photo Courtesy | commons.wikimedia.org)

Carey Mulligan is one person whose Pixie I adore. She has a Pixie with side swept bangs and looks super cute in it. This haircut helps in softening any hard features.

So what hairstyle are you going to opt for for your face shape?

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