Which Hairstyle Best Suits Your Face Shape?

June 7, 2011 by TallulahBlue  
Published in Hair

A simple guide to which hairstyles best suit your face shape.

Ever looked back at old photos of yourself and cringed at some of those awful hairstyles you’ve had? Limp? Dated? Just plain unflattering?

This handy guide will help you how to get the most out of a hairstyle and make sure you never have a bad hair day ever again!

Not sure what shape of face you have? I have written a handy article to help you determine what shape your face is once and for all…



A style, which is feathered at the top and soft around your ears is an instant disguise for a square jaw. With this in mind, avoid a cut that is anywhere above the jaw line. Really short hairstyles will exaggerate your square jaw which can make you look unfeminine.

- If your hair is naturally… curly try soft, sexy textured layers to soften your strong features.

- Looking for a fringe? Most hair types will be able to take a fringe that goes straight, right down to the eyebrow, and tapered off at the sides. For those with curly or frizzy hair, layer the fringe to thin it out and make it look more natural.

- Colour options? If you are looking to go for the bottle, think light rather than dark as a lighter tone will soften your strong jawline.

- AVOID!! Anything “linear”, such as long straight styles that accentuate square jawbone. A thick straight fringe or center parts. A straight bob ending at the jaw line is the wrong thing to do for your face shape. You can wear a layered bob, however it should end above or below the jaw line – make sure that you achieve some roundness to the shape.

- Celebrity inspiration? Sandra Bullock, Demi Moore and Katie Holmes all have a square shaped face.


Any style will suit an oval shaped face. If your hair is long, thick and curly, why not ask your hairdresser to cut the curls looser to make your hairstyle softer. If your hair is not so long then try a short, messy, choppy cut for a bit of an edge. If your hair is shorter still, or you are looking for something different and dramatic, why not try a short, tousled crop cut. Each style will sit perfectly round an oval shaped face.

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