Why Face Shape and Hair Matters For Your Style

Have you ever noticed that a certain hairstyle may look great on someone else, but not so much on you?  If so, no need to worry, it probably has everything to do with having two totally different facial structures.  Believe it or not, when it comes to styling your own hair or creating designs for clients, it’s important to take facial shapes into consideration in order to find the most flattering hairstyle that creates the illusion of an oval-shaped face (which is considered ideal).  So to help you out, take a look at these trendy spring and summer hairstyles that compliment 5 of the most common face shapes.

Face Shape and Hair – Styles That Flatter The 5 Most Common Face Shapes:

Round Face:

The trick to slimming down a round face shape is offsetting the circular shape by adding structure to the hair. A spring ready medium-length bob paired with asymmetric layers, a side swept bang, or a deep side part is the best choice for this face shape because it hits right at the collarbone or shoulders creating the appearance of a slimmer face.

Or if you’re client is feeling edgy and wants to add length to her circular face shape, check out how to create this Design Essentials Short Pixie Style using our HCO Leave-In Conditioner Spray and Blow Drying Lotion, Compositions Foam Wrap Lotion and Mousse, Detail Extra-Hold High Gloss Setting Lotion, Silk Essentials Thermal Strengthening Serum, Reflections Liquid Shine, and Formations Finishing Spritz.

Face Shape and Hair, Pixie Short Style Using Design Essentials.  Source: www.youtube.com

Slim down a round face with a short pixie cut. Source: www.youtube.com

Oblong Face:

Bangs and face framing are key for anyone with an oblong face shape, based on the fact that you want to make the face appear shorter and wider, rather than longer than it already is.  Try wearing blunt bangs or tons of layers starting at your chin to help create the illusion of width at your cheeks.  Or for a cute spring and summer look, rock a low ponytail or side braid with long bangs which balances out a oblong face.

Face shape and hair, Low ponytail option for an oblong face shape. Source: Pinterest

Low ponytail option for an oblong face shape.
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Heart Face:  Similar to the oblong facial shape, if you or your client has a heart shape face, also known as a inverted triangle, a blunt bang or wispy fringe cut right below the brows should be incorporated into your hairstyles to decrease the width of the forehead.  Pair bangs with a sexy bob made of loose wave by taking small sections of hair and wrapping them around a 1 1/2″ curling wand.  Finish with Design Essentials Form Professional Holding Spray for long-lasting hold and shine.

Face shape and hair, Wavy bob cut with fringe for heart faces

Wavy bob cut with fringe for heart face shapes. Source: www.pinterest.com

Square Face:

With a square face shape, it’s important to find a hairstyle that will draw attention away from strong angular structures. Which is why we suggest always wearing an off-center part which rounds out a square face. Long sleek bobs and gradual layers that hit below the collarbone are also ideal because they contour the broadness of wide cheekbones and jawlines. However, if long hair isn’t your thing, have your stylist give you a short tapered cut with extra height on top to give the illusion of a longer face.

Face shape and hair, Long sleek bob with fringe to contour a square face. Source: www.pinterest.com Source:

Long sleek bob with fringe to contour a square face.
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Oval Face:

Considered the most “perfect” face shape, people with oval facial shapes can pretty much adorn any hairstyle imaginable and pull it off effortlessly. Don’t believe us, just look at celebrities like Zoe Saldana, Rihanna, Beyonce, and Kim Kardashian to name a few.  Simple put, if you have a oval face shape there should be no excuse to why your hair isn’t always on fleek!

When it’s all said and done, remember if you rock any hairstyle with confidence this spring or summer your face shape really shouldn’t matter, so don’t get caught up on choosing hairstyles solely off face shapes. Use this as a guideline and adorn what’s right for you!

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