Your hairstyle speaks volumes about who you are and your professionalism; sleek ponytails or sleek buns show you’re prepared to get down to business.
Oval Face Shape
Oval-shaped faces are highly balanced and symmetrical, making it easy to experiment with many styles. That being said, techniques that add width at the jawline or cheekbones — such as lengthier soft fringes, textured shags, chin-length bobs, or side-swept bangs like Rihanna’s — tend to be particularly flattering.
Kim Kardashian’s slick back look works seamlessly with her oval facial structure, drawing all eyes to her beautiful eyes. Jada Pinkett Smith understands the benefits of shorter hairstyles, such as her elegant high ponytail (the ideal length to avoid elongating her face). At the same time, New Girl actor Zooey Deschanel flaunts long side-swept bangs to frame her forehead without covering up her beautiful blue eyes – while for men, this option works for any face shape!
Square Face Shape
If your face is square-shaped, try opting for a long-layered haircut with longer back layers and shorter front ones to frame your features. This style is popular among Hailey Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Olivia Wilde, among others, and makes a striking statement no matter the occasion or setting.
A caramel brown balayage effect will bring depth and dimension while lightening your complexion. A deep side part is an ideal style to tame chubby square faces as it visually slims down your lower half while being easy to maintain with any length of hair. Medium hair textures prefer this romantic, feminine look, which provides all-over radiance when finished off with light hold hairspray like L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Extra Strong Hold, Light Hairspray Unscented for added shine.
Women with heart-shaped faces possess stunning cheekbones and a pointed chin and should choose a hairstyle that emphasizes these features to bring out their best qualities. Puffier and shorter styles and those featuring slicked-back locks should be avoided to complete the look.
Longer hair looks best with a face-framing style, such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s soft waves that frame her jawline and complement her iconic cheekbones. Lightweight mousse such as Rodin by Recine can help eliminate frizz for sleek strands that complement any face shape beautifully. A chin-length bob is another excellent choice for heart-shaped faces, particularly with side-swept bangs that draw attention away from the forehead and emphasize your eyes and cheekbones. Actress Reese Witherspoon and actresses Katie Holmes and Jennifer Garner wear this timeless cut with pride.
Diamond faces, an uncommon yet intriguing facial structure, require special consideration and care when styling them. Women with diamond faces should ideally avoid thick rounded bangs, which shorten the head and emphasize narrow chins; longer side-swept bangs, textured bob, or sleek high ponytails are recommended as better solutions.
As with rectangles, ladies with diamond shapes should opt for soft layers or curtain bangs to soften the sharp features and bring out their cheekbones. A chin-length bob or textured or pixie cut with a deep side part works well to achieve this balance. Alternatively, radiant-cut diamonds offer square proportions while significantly cheaper due to lower facet numbers than round cuts.
Round Face Shape
Long, sleek hair can create a striking silhouette on round faces. This style helps frame the face while adding height at the crown for balance against wide cheekbones.
Curly hair can also make for an excellent complement to round faces, creating a feminine yet soft appearance. Ensure the curls don’t extend too far down your forehead, which could add width and create more volume in your features.
If you have short hair, try sweeping it sideways like Kelly Clarkson for an eye-catching style. A combed-back hairstyle may also draw the eye downward and slim down your features, while Chrissy Teigen and Priyanka Chopra often opt for deep side part pixie haircuts with deep side parts as a means of minimizing fullness around their cheekbones.