Haircut Advice: Part 1 of 4
This article provides valuable tips and advice for people seeking haircuts. There are four parts to this series, and part one focuses on understanding your face shape and choosing a hairstyle that complements it.
The shape of your face plays a crucial role in determining which haircut will suit you best. There are several face shapes, including oval, round, square, heart, and diamond. To identify your face shape, start by pulling your hair back and examining the outline of your face in the mirror.
Oval-shaped faces are considered the most versatile, as they can carry off various hairstyles ranging from short to long. People with oval faces should consider themselves lucky, as they have more freedom to experiment and change their hairstyles.
Round faces tend to have fuller cheeks and softer angles. For individuals with round faces, it is recommended to go for haircuts that create the illusion of length and add more angles to the face. Avoid hairstyles that add width to the sides of the face as this can further accentuate its roundness.
Square faces have strong, prominent jawlines, and the forehead, cheeks, and jaw all appear to be roughly the same width. To soften these features, it is advisable to opt for haircuts that add volume and height at the crown. Layered haircuts and styles that incorporate bangs can also help balance out the angular jawline.
Heart-shaped faces, often characterized by a wider forehead and a narrower chin, require haircuts that minimize the width at the top and create the illusion of width at the jawline. Short to medium-length haircuts that add volume near the chin work best for this face shape. Avoid hairstyles that accentuate the forehead, such as tight updos or short bangs.
Lastly, diamond-shaped faces have narrow foreheads and chins, with wide cheekbones. The goal is to choose haircuts that balance out these features. Soft and wispy hairstyles that add width to the forehead or chin are ideal for this face shape. Avoid styles that add too much volume at the sides of the head, as this can further emphasize the strong cheekbones.
Understanding your face shape is the first step towards finding the perfect haircut that enhances your features. By choosing a hairstyle that complements your face shape, you can achieve a more balanced and flattering look. Stay tuned for Part 2, where we will provide advice on selecting the right haircut based on hair texture and density.