Hair Styles to Suit Face Shapes

Hair Styles to Suit Face Shapes

It can be tricky working out whether the latest hairstyle will suit you but help is at hand from the team at Swanq Style Studio in Everett, Washington.

Our stylists at our hair salon in Everett can help you find the best haircuts and hairstyles to complement your face shape by using our guidelines below. Whether you have a long, oval, round, square or heart face shape, there is a hair style and hair cut to enhance your facial features



How to find out your face shape

  • Scrape your hair back
  • Take an old lipstick and lightly trace the outline of your face onto a mirror
  • Compare the outline with our images below to discover which face shape you have.  

Or simply pop into Swanq Style Studio in Everett and let an expert assess your face shape!

Hair Styles to Flatter Long Face Shapes

Shoulder-length or shorter hairstyles are the best hair cuts and hairstyles for long face shapes as they balance out the length of your face. The best hairstyles for long face shapes include those that add width.  This can be achieved by adding layers around the middle point of the face to flatter a long face shape. 

If you have long hair, consider layers or waves to add volume to balance out the length of the face, or add width with a voluminous upstyle like Sarah Jessica Parker.

Bangs also shorten the appearance of a longer forehead by reducing the length of the face, like Kate Beckinsale.

Avoid a center parting if you have a long face shape. The eye is drawn down the longest part of the face so a center parting will make your face appear longer in length.

Hair Styles to Suit Round Face Shapes

Rounder, fuller face shapes tend to feature soft full cheeks and rounded foreheads and chins. The best hair cut and hair style for round shaped faces focuses on slimming the face and this can be achieved in several ways.  Consider adding height with an up-styleAdele’s sky-high beehive shows how adding height to a hairstyle can balance out a round-shaped face

Shorter hair styles work well on people with round face shapes.  Think about a graduated bob that begins at the nape of the neck and rests to a point under the chin, as featured on Kelly Clarkson

Flattering hairstyles for round faces include layered bangs and layers that frame the face. If you have long hair look at adding bangs and graduated layers.

Hair Cuts for Oval Shaped Faces

Many people consider the oval face shape as the best face shape because so many hairstyles work well.  The best hairstyles and haircuts for an oval face shape include long hair styles, short hair, layered hairstyles and bobs!

With an oval face, you really are able to experiment with a variety of haircuts and hairstyles that will flatter and suit your oval facial features.  Make the most of your perfect face shape by avoiding hairstyles that hang over your face or that come forward onto your face.   

Hairstyles to Complement Heart Shaped Faces

A heart shaped face or inverted triangle face shape tends to have a wider temple (often with a widow’s peak) and a narrow pointed chin. 

As you have a narrow jawline, use your hairstyle to add volume around the jaw or chin area to balance out your features.  The best hair cut and hair style for heart face shapes is a short bob, which looks fantastic with curly or wavy hair and layers just under the cheekbones. 

The greatest sex siren of our time, Marilyn Monroe, gets the look just right with her wavy hairstyle for a heart shaped faceBangs are also a great way to balance out a heart shaped face as you can see from Christina Ricci’s hair style. With heart face shapes, avoid hairstyles with added height or any hair style that is too slicked back. 


Hair Ideas to Soften Square Face Shapes

Square face shapes are bold, strong and angular and convey an appearance of strength and power.  It is often said that women with square face shapes are photogenic and age well!

If you want a hairstyle to soften a square shaped face choose a style that adds texture.  Waves and curls around the jawline help to soften a square face as Keira Knightley has discovered.  Bangs cut to the eyebrows and shaped longer at the sides are also good hair ideas to balance a square shaped face. Feeling bold?  Emphasize your strong jaw like Demi Moore or Gwyneth Paltrow by wearing your hair very long and straight.

Book Your Hair Appointment at Swanq Style Studio

Our stylists at our hairdressing salon in Everett can help you find the right hairstyle for your face shape.  Call 425 438 8737 or book on-line here.  Our team of expert stylists are waiting for you at Swanq Style Studio 7439 Beverly Boulevard, Everett, Washington 9820.



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