“How do you want your hair?” This is the standard question at the hairdresser, which ensures that you immediately become stressed. Are you finally going for that daring short haircut, or are you playing safe and only having the ends cut off? It can be quite difficult to determine which hairstyles look good on the shape of your face. But don’t panic, because we have the answer. The next time you sit in the hairdresser’s chair, you’ll know exactly what to say!
Before choosing a brand-new hairstyle, it is important to determine what face shape you have. For example, you may have a round, heart-shaped, oval or square face. Are you unsure about your shape? Then you can always ask your hairdresser. Hair stylists are often trained to provide advice on this.
Do you have a round face and don’t want to emphasize this? Then it is best to have your hair straight or wavy next to your face. In general, long hair is best with a round face. It is best to avoid too much volume around your ears, and an ear-length hairstyle will probably not suit you, as this will make your face appear even rounder.
People with a heart-shaped face often have apple-cheeks, a wide forehead and a narrow chin. Do you have this face shape? Then you’re in luck, because many hairstyles suit this face shape! A lot of volume on top of your head is good, because this emphasizes your face in a positive way. You can even go for a bold hairstyle, like bangs or a bob!
Just like a heart-shaped face, many different hairstyles also suit an oval face. People with this face shape, usually have a hairline that is slightly rounded, and their jaws are slightly narrower than their temples. Medium length hairstyles look best with an oval face, such as a bob or a light blow hairstyle. It is better to avoid a short haircut, as this puts emphasis on the top of your head and this makes your face appear even longer.
A characteristic of a square face is that you have an angular jaw line. Chances are you want to soften this somewhat. You can do this by using bangs. Make sure that the hair falls around your face. So, straight bangs are not such a good idea. If you go for a hairstyle with a lot of volume, you will also ensure that your wide jaw line is less noticeable. For example, think of curls or layers. This makes your hair fall nicely around your face and your face will appear a bit rounder.