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How to Choose the Hairstyle that Suits You

By on January 4, 2014

In choosing a new hairstyle, face shape, features and hair texture matters. Check below to know more.


1 Choose a style that compliments the shape of your shape. A rule to follow is to have your hair in opposition with your face shape. For example, if your face is square, balance it’s sharp angles with waves or soft layers.

Know the shape of your face. Knowing it will surely help you in deciding which hair style to choose. To know, completely comb your hair from your face. Look in front of the mirror with your face straight-on. Use a lipstick or anything the can be easily washed. In the mirror, trace the edges of your face.

Round faces has smooth curved lined and a round chin. The chin and forehead are both bit wide and has slight wider cheekbones. You can try hairstyles that falls just below your chin. Avoid blunt cuts and one length.

Square faces has wide angular jaw, broad forehead, wide cheekbones. Try with long, curls, sleek cuts with layer that begins with your jawline downward.

Oval faces has similar proportion with round faces, but is more elongated. The forehead and the chin is about the same width and has slightly wider cheekbones and has smooth lines down to the chin. It can usually go with any hair cut.

Heart-shaped faces are pointy, wide forehead and a narrow chin. The cheekbones may be the same width as the forehead or probably slightly wider. Try having a brow-skimming bangs or side swept bangs to draw the attention away from chin. it is also a good choice to have a short fast cut.  Get away from choppy layers that hits the chin.

Triangular faces is the opposite of heart shaped faces. It has angular broad jaw which narrows to a small forehead. It is ideal for this face shape to have short haircuts that has a lot of volume. You may also try a long haircut that is hitting your collarbone or lower.

Diamond faces has broad cheekbones and a narrow chin and forehead. Create width with bangs on your forehead and balance it with layers starting from the chin.

Long faces has the same proportions throughout. It is ideal to create an illusion of width with side swept bangs, brow skimming or chin-length bobs.

Waves and curls looks good when added width. Instead of long, keep short haircuts because long haircuts tend to drag down face. Skip cuts that are longer than your collarbone and extreme hairstyles.



2 Choose a style that matches your hair texture.

Pass long and blunt style if you have thin hair that has silky texture. Go for a volume-creating layers. Try having short haircuts that ends on your shoulder or higher. Have a side swept bang instead of blunt cut one.

Don’t cut your hair short if you have coarse thick hair with natural wave or curl. You’ll end up with full and bushy ends. Frizz prone hair need length to weight down. Try cuts starting from the chin or lower, go for longer if you have frizzier hair.

You can either try long or short style if you have medium thick with normal texture hair.



3 Use your key points. A good style should put attention to the things you like the most on yourself. It should make you attractive and feel confident.

For example, try a high updo or short haircut if you like the length of your neck the most.



4 Cover your flaws. Ideal haircut can help you cover your unwanted features.

For instance, you can hide the length of your neck with long layers if you don’t like it.



5 Consider the maintenance. Think the length of time you are willing to use in doing your hairstyle daily.

You may not be happy curling or straightening layered hair if you don’t like spending too much time styling everyday.

You need your hair trimmed every 3 or 4 weeks to maintain a short look.

Special attention is needed to avoid heat damage and split ends for longer hair.



6 Try coloring your hair (Optional). It could be high maintenance but it may also help in evening out your skin tone and in improving your look. You can consult your stylist about the color that may look best on you.



7 Mix all of them. Your face shape, texture, features and it’s maintenance; you now choose a style that suits you.

If you find the style you like but not sure if it suits you completely, you can always ask your stylist what to add to it.