How To Find Out Your Face Shape
To determine the shape of your face, pull back all your hair and take a good look in the mirror
You can draw the outline of your face on the mirror with lipstick, eyeliner or dry erase marker (they will wipe off with a good window cleaner). Then stand back and take a good look.
Still not sure?
Here is another way to determine the shape of your face:
You can measure your face with a tape measure and write down the measurements. You will be able to determine the places on your face that are wide or narrow.
1. Run a tape measure across your forehead at the widest point. This is usually halfway between your hairline and your eyebrows. Write this measurement down.
2. Run a tape measure across your jawline from one end to the other at the widest point. Write this measurement down.
3. Run a tape measure across your cheekbones at the widest point. Write this measurement down.
4. Run a tape measure from the start of your hairline to the bottom of your face. Write this measurement down.
Now check your measurements to find out which shape your face is.
Best Hairstyles For Face Shape
One of the things I have always done is find a celebrity who has my same face shape. I watch their hair styles especially when they are on the red carpet. Why? Because celebrities always strive to look PERFECT for the red carpet. Yes there are some crazy celebrities out there, but I like to find classy celebrities. It helps determine for yourself if a look will be flattering or not. Celebrities pay top stylists to tweek and care for their lushes locks.
These are some of my suggestsions and tips for choosing flattering cuts and styles.
Square: Your measurements are very close in number and your face has a square look to it.If you have a square face you'll notice you have a strong, angular jaw. The best hairstyle for your facial shape is something with a lot of texture. Curls or choppy ends or even short spiky cuts are right up your alley! Avoid blunt cut bang s at all costs!
I have a square face and I love my face shape, especially my angular jaw! I think it is a beautiful asset. Having a square face right now is great, especially since beach waves are really in! I do have a middle part which they say isn't the best but that is the great thing about fashion! These are guidelines not rules!
Other celebrities are: Carmen Electra, Demi Moore, Jessica Simpson, Sandra Bullock, Eliza Dushku, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Janet Jackson, Isabella Rosellini, Mandy Moore, Ashley Judd, Hilary Swank, Mena Suvari, Calista Flockhard
Oval: The length of your face is longer than the width of your face, usually around one and a half times.
If your face is oval shaped you are very lucky! The best part of having an oval fave shape is that you can pull of nearly any hairstyle or hair shape! If you are still struggling about what looks best on you go with what looks best with your hair texture and choosing proper hair color for you skin tone.
Other celebrities with your same face shape: Kate Moss, Charlize Theron, Jessica Alba, Eva Mendez, Kate Hudson, Cindy Crawford, Courtney Cox, Elle MacPherson, Heather Locklear, Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Tyra Banks, Uma Thurman, Jessica Alba and Julia Roberts.
Heart: Your cheekbones or forehead measurements are wider than your jawline measurement. You tend to have a narrow chin which leads up to a broad forehead. The cheekbones are very visible.
Hear shape or Inverted Triangle is such a beautiful face shape! Having a pointy chin is seemingly the death of some girls, but I think they are gorgeous! The best hairstyles for your face shape will draw the focus more to your eyes and cheekbones. Try a side swept fringe and a strong part. Keep your layers long and soft and avoid short, blunt cut bangs!.
Other celebrities with hear shape face: Mischa Barton, Keri Russell, Katie Holmes, and Christina Ricci, Michelle Pfeifer, Naomi Cambell, Lisa Kudrow
Oblong or Long: the length of your face is your largest measurement. Your face is long and thin with a more pointed chin.
Long: If you have a long face, you probably desire the perfect hair cut that doesn’t drag down your face and adds length. Right? Well, then you most certainly need to add some brow-skimming bangs. A will help create the illusion on width so feel free to head in that direction. Just avoid the pixie cut which will make you look like a little girl!
Other Celebrities: Celine Dion, Gabrielle Reece, Niki Taylor, Stephanie Seymour, Gwynet Paltrow and Kristie Alley
Round: Your measurements are about the same for the length and the width. You face has a definite circle look to it. You face is very full without clearly defined cheekbones.
Round faces can be hard to accommodate, but don’t despair! There is a great ‘do for this face shape as well and I’m going to try to help you find it! What you need to do is to make your face appear longer and leaner, and to do this you’ll need a cut with less volume around the face. A shoulder length hair cut with soft graduated layers is your ideal style. You can have bangs if you like, but keep them long and side swept.
Other celebrities with round face shapes: Drew Barrymore, Catherine Zeta Jones, Kelly Clarkson, Kelly Osbourne, Charlotte Chruch, Ingrid Bergman, Roseanne Barr
Triangular: Your jawline is your widest measurement and your cheekbones and forehead get gradually smaller. This is the opposite of a heart shaped face. You can wear shorter hair styles to balance this out.
Try styles with more fullness at the forehead and get gradually narrower at the chin. Try centering your hair off to the side instead of right down the middle for a more slender looking face.
Celebrities with Triangle: Kathy Ireland, Nicole Appleton, Minnie Driver
Diamond: Your forehead and jawline measurements are about the same and your cheekbones have the widest measurement.
This face shaped has a small forehead and chin with very prominent cheekbones. It lends itself to a variety of hair styles. A shoulder length blunt cut with some wispy bangs will disguise the fact that your face is widest in the center. This hairstyle will even out the proportions of your face.
You can also wear a short curly layered cut and accomplish the same thing. Your cheekbones are your best asset so be sure to give them a little blush.
Celebrities with diamond: Katherine Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Linda Evangelista
With all that said and done...
Finding the best hairstyles for your face shape really isn’t hard once you understand the lines, angles, and curves of your bone structure. While it’s common for someone to walk into a salon with a certain celebrity haircut that they want in mind, remember that the key to finding the best for your face shape means having a hair cut that works with your facial structure, not against it. But again these are just guidelines to help those who want to compliment their facial feature. I hope this information was helpful to you all! Thanks!