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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

The Right Hairstyle To Suit Your Face Shape!!

Hello Fellow Fashionistas,

Today I am going to discuss with you a matter which is close to my head....


Every face shape suits a different hairstyle. Have you ever gotten that feeling when you are staring at your bathroom mirror that something isn't right? Then you go through the options, is it my makeup? Is it my nose? Is it this beautiful blue chiffon dress I am wearing (Hell no)....then what?

Its your haircut!!!

I know every year we get brainwashed by hairstylists telling us what is the in hairstyle. One year it was the Posh Bob...and did we see a rise of women strutting their stuff down the streets in there bob hairstyle. (I have to say I got the Posh hairstyle.....I have very long and very thick hair and to chop it all off it was quite an hairstyle experience..I remember the hairdresser putting my hair in a pony tail and holding open the scissors and saying 'Are you sure....' 'I'm going to cut it now..) She did...all cut off and made into the Posh Bob...It was mighty cold that winter. But that year I was dead set on getting that do... luckily my hair is on steroids (figure of speech) so it grew back in 6 months. But it just didn't suit me. It made me look younger and girly. It was more high maintenance as well, blow dry...curl...spray more hair spray. I put my hair up most of the time..even then I found it hard to put into a pony tail with very little hair to use. But 3 years later I have found my hairstyle, a full fringe with long and layered wavy hair. It is very me and flatters my face shape.

The Posh Bob

The first step into finding the right hairstyle for you is to find out your face shape. This can be tricky so grab a mirror and start by saying mirror..mirror on the wall who is the prettiest women of them all..... :) Ok now that we have all done that look at the mirror and match up your face shape with the images below. If you still don't know grab someone to ask for their opinion.

Oval face shapeOval Face Shape

  • Curvilinear shape.
  • Length is equal to one and a half times width.
  • The forehead and jaw are the same width

Round Face Shape

  • Round face shapeCircular shaped.
  • Length is approximately equal to width.

Square Face Shape

  • Square face shapeStrong and broad forehead.
  • Angular jaw.

Heart Face Shape

  • Heart face shapeWide at the forehead and cheekbones.
  • Narrow at the jawline.

Diamond Face Shape

  • Diamond face shapeForehead and jawline are narrow.
  • Cheekbones are wide and high.

Oblong Face Shape

  • Oblong face shapeFace is longer than it is wide.
  • Long, straight cheek line.

Do you now know your face shape??
Below are some hairstyles that would suit your face shape.

Oval Face Shape Recommend Styles:

You can get away with the long wavy oh my lucky you
Hairstyles for Oval Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 2)

A Pixie Cut suits the oval face shape, If your brave enough??
Hairstyles for Oval Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 2)

Curved Bangs...adds softness to the face and shortens the length of the face shape
Liv Tyler

The Bob..try it with bangs. Not as overwhelming if you don't like long hair. Perfect style for the oval face shape.

Hairstyles for Oval Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 2)

Round Face Shape Recommended Styles:

Deflect the roundness of your face by getting a hairstyle with long layers instead of short layers which emphasizes the width of your face.

Create an angle on your face with sweeping bangs.

Hairstyles for Round Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 4)

Long hair with long layers adds the illusion of length instead of width.
Hairstyles for Round Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 4)

Add texture and body to your hair. But not too much.
Hairstyles for Round Faces: The 20 Most Flattering Cuts (Gallery 1 of 4)

Square Face Shape Recommended Styles:

The Angled Bob. An angled cut with long pieces in front that gradually get shorter toward the back. 
Keira Knightley

Voluminous Bob

Rosario Dawson

Long Layers
Gwyneth Paltrow

Avoid a blunt bang hairstyle go for sweep, soft cut bangs on the side.
Olivia Wilde

Heart Face Shape Recommended Styles:

Try the deep side part, with a long side fringe.
Ashley Greene

Long hair with long bangs.
Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

Try a shoulder length haircut.
Hairstyles for Heart-Shaped Faces: 20 Flattering Cuts

Long layers, and waves

Diamond Face Shape Recommendations:

Chin Length Bob
Hairstyles for Diamond shaped faces

Side parting paired with an updo

thick hairstyles for women

Block bangs

Block bangs hairstyle for diamond shaped faces

Tousled waves

Tousled waves for diamond shaped face
I hope that has helped you on your quest to find the right hairstyle and cut to suit your own face shape.

Always With Style,


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