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Selecting the perfect haircut for your face shape often ends up being a case of ‘trial and error’. Questions about whether to go for a longer or shorter style, add layers, or experiment with bangs can leave you feeling overwhelmed. The many hairstyles available to pick from every season might make the decision even more challenging. Below, our hairstylists at Salon Artigiano offer some expert insights to help you choose the right haircut for your face shape.

The 6 Different Face Shapes and Hairstyles that Enhance Each One

Whether you want to soften your facial features or make them look more dramatic, a simple trim of your locks can make a significant difference in achieving your desired look. Let’s explore the six distinct face shapes and consider the corresponding haircuts that perfectly complement each one.

  1. Oval: Considered by many as the ideal face shape, a person with an oval face has a slightly wider forehead than the jaw, and the cheeks are rounded. 

If you have an oval face shape, feel free to choose from a variety of haircuts. Almost anything looks good on an oval face. Go short or long! Just remember, select the one that best complements your hair texture and lifestyle. 

  1. Heart: Aheart-shaped face hasa forehead tad wider than the jaw. The jaw comes in a bit pointed, with slightly widened cheekbones. 

Consider a shorter haircut, rounded towards the chin. You can go in for side-swept bangs to break up the wider forehead. Layering works great too. Feel free to tuck your hair behind the ear to show off that striking jawline. Blunt bangs and wavy layers or a chin-length bob with bangs complement a heart-shaped face well.

  1. Round: A round face is full, smooth, and circular. You have flatter cheekbones and soft, rounded features.

Stay away from blown-out width-enhancing haircuts. These will only box in your face. For adding length to your face, go for wispy, long-angled layers. Mid-length haircuts work too. If you have waves or curls, a long bob should help to draw attention to lengthen the face.

  1. Square: If you have a square-shaped face, the length and width of the face are almost the same in length. You have a slightly pronounced jaw and a forehead that is squared off and angular. 

Bangs work wonders for square-shaped faces. Just like round-faced people, you need to add length to your face. Avoid a haircut that is near the jawline. Try to soften up the hard angles with wavy shags, soft side-swept bangs, or long layers with bangs. 

  1. Diamond: You have a diamond-shaped face if you have asharp, pointy jawline, pronounced cheekbones, and a narrow forehead (widthwise) with a hairline that peaks at the center.  

Emphasize your high cheekbones by opting for a short-cropped hairstyle or create a more oval appearance by framing your face with layered hair.

  1. Oblong (Rectangle): It is amix between an oval and square face shape. The length of the face is longer than the width.

Add volume to the middle of the face. Short haircuts look great on oblong faces. Add layers to soften the edges and the strong jawline. 

The Right Haircut Partners Up with Your Face to Make the Best Impression 

Once you know your face shape, you can choose from the various haircuts recommended for this shape. But remember to factor in your hair texture and the time you are willing to put in to maintain your hair. Then, go ahead, and get the haircut you desire!  

Unable to decide for yourself? Why not ask your trusted hairdresser to recommend some haircuts that will enhance your look. Finally go in for a haircut that resonates with your personal style and boosts your confidence. 

To book an appointment with the haircare professionals at Salon Artigiano, call us at 609-581-6600 or send us a message.