After all, you can choose the prettiest hairstyle, but if it doesn’t work with your face, it isn’t going to be all you dreamed of. So, instead of opting for the latest hairstyle, try selecting a hairstyle that suits your face shape instead.

There are indeed cuts that traditionally flatter different shapes, and we’d be remiss not to share that information with you.

Determine your face shape to get your hairstyle right


Hairstyle for oval face shape

If you have an oval face shape, you should consider yourself lucky. Thanks to their well-balanced appearance, oval faces can suit a wide variety of hairstyles. However, if you’re looking for a style with impact, you should consider opting for either long locks or a cute, short crop. As an alternative, you can opt for adding some volume. Adding volume to the sides rounds out an oval face by adding width. Try side-swept bangs, which look great on oval faces to frame your face and achieve a balancing effect without having to cut your hair. If you’re reluctant to cut your bangs, give clip-in bangs a go as a test run before making the chop!

Women with oval face shapes really can sport the most versatile cuts!

Hairstyle for square face shape

When choosing a hairstyle for a square-shaped face, you can either choose to accentuate the squareness of your face or soften your strong jawline. If you’d like to enhance your face shape, go for some blunt bangs or a short bob to really show off that strong jawline. If you’d like to de-enhance the squareness, try some soft, wispy bangs falling to the side to create diagonal lines and soften the lines on your face. If you have a square face shape, you can feel free to play with some volume. Square face shapes go very well with volume on both sides, with the length cut pretty much to the chin. This style creates perfect symmetry between the face and hair.

For those with square faces, styles that soften a wider forehead and jawline are ideal: the best hairstyle will soften the edges of the face line with wispy layers, sweeping side fringe, and volume at the crown of the head.

Hairstyle for heart face shape

If you have a heart-shaped face, your bone structure will feature a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow jawline and chin. As such, you should aim to balance your face shape with a cut that decreases your brow width and increases the width of the lower half of your face.

Bangs are a great way to conceal a wider forehead, and styling your long layers “down and out” (e.g., curling them away from your face) helps draw away from the width of your forehead. One of the best parts about a heart shaped face is due to the width of the forehead, you have the perfect face for bangs.

Hair that hits right below the jaw also helps fill in the area around the chin, and de-emphasizes the triangle.

Hairstyle for long face shape

A shoulder-length hairstyle is the most flattering for people who have long face shape — somewhere between the chin and shoulders. You want to create width, which you can easily do with waves. Oblong faces are best complemented with styles that have width at the cheekbones to distract from the length. Side side-swept bangs are a good way to shorten the face, for example.

The main goal for long face shapes is to make your face appear wider than it is to balance out the longer length, so curls are an excellent option for you. Flat-iron waves are a great way to achieve loose curls and waves for a widening effect. You want the widest part of your waves to hit around the area of your cheekbone, to create the illusion of a wider face.

Hairstyle for diamond face shape

Diamond is an angular face shape that features a narrow forehead and jawline with cheekbones at the widest point of the face. Diamond face shapes are coveted because they are symmetrical and balanced, so your main objective is to accentuate your elegant face shape, rather than balance anything out. Opt for long, side-swept bangs to highlight your cheekbones with long layers, or go short with a textured lob.

If you wish to widen the appearance of your jaw, on the other hand, a chin-length bob will work best. Also, don’t forget to try a pulled back ponytail for a look that will show off your cheekbones while also widening the appearance of your forehead. Diamond face shapes can pull off pretty much any hairstyle, just avoid heavy, rounded bangs, which shorten the face, making it look smaller than it is.