The Best Hairstyle for Your Face Shape and Features

Have you ever considered your face shape or certain facial features when choosing a cut or style?  Your face shape can significantly change how certain hairstyles look on you.

 At your next professional salon service, take the time to analyze what shape you are classified as - and do an analysis of what cuts best suite your style, upkeep, and face shape!


Round Face  This face shape has about the same width as length. If you have a round face, you want to elongate the face and give it more definition. Longer lengths (below the chin) with face framing layers work great. A deep side part also creates a slimming illusion.

Heart Face  This face is wider at the forehead and narrower at the chin and jaw. A deep side part with a chin length cut balances the face shape. Keep the style soft and add long layers around the face. Small bangs also provide a nice dimension.

Oval Face  This face shape is well proportioned – the length is about one and a half times the width and can wear almost any hair style.

Square Face  This face is defined by wide cheekbones, a broad forehead and a wide jaw line. Off center parts and face framing layers work wonders with the facial shape. Rounder bangs help to soften the edges too.

Pear Face This face is narrow at the forehead and wider at the chin and jaw. A haircut with width and height balances this face shape. Adding volume to the crown can really bring attention to the eyes.

Long Face This face has a length longer than the width. Shorter, chin length hair styles with a wide bang help add necessary width to an elongated face.

Large Nose  A suggestion when dealing with a larger nose is to keep hair longer, adding soft layers around the sides and on top of the head, paired with a soft bang.

Wide Forehead Bangs cut short enough to balance the width of the face is a great suggestion for a bangs face shapewide forehead.

Narrow Forehead  A bang cut back somewhat to help extend the width of the forehead.

Vertical or Horizontal  Balance your face with a hair cut that leads the eye in the opposite direction. For example, if your face is too narrow – ask your stylist to build width into your hairstyle or if your face is too wide – ask the stylist to add more height in your hairstyle.

Thick Neck Soften a less than swan-like neck with long layers and soft movement in and around the neck area.

Narrow Neck  We recommend to cut your hair just above the shoulders with layers or into a bob to downplay a narrow neck.

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Resource:  Eric Frisher Beauty Department
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