How to Find the Perfect Hairstyle for Your Face Shape



In terms of natural beauty, your hair is the icing on the cake. It enhances your features, frames your face and even acts as a form of self expression, reflecting your personality. With so many hairstyles to choose from, it’s important we know what kind of cut will suit us. There isn’t one look for everyone, and there are many things to consider when choosing our style. Before deciding anything, we have to consider our bone structure and face shape.

Heart Shaped

Generally, heart shaped faces are wide at  the forehead and cheekbones, while being narrow at the jawline. If this describes you, then you’re in luck with the number of hairstyles available to you. For heart shaped bone structures, you can explore many looks from wavy and layered, to cropped pixie looks that Halle Berry rocks so well. You can even try long curls like Nicole Kidman. If your hair is naturally straight, you’ll need to try a curling iron for waves.


An oval face shape means that the length of your face is equal to one and a half times its width. Your forehead and jaw should be about the same width. Examples of oval faced ladies are Beyonce, Charlize Theron and Liv Tyler. For oval faced ladies, a long bob (or lob) style would work for you. This modern cut takes attention away from the chin area and helps to give your face a more defined structure.



Faces that have a square structure tend to have a wider frame. Long inward turning layers are great for narrowing the face and adding dimension. You could also try super straight side panels that hang right beside each cheekbone. Emma Stone and Olivia Wilde are great examples for inspiration. Other hairstyles to suit square faces are off-center partings and rounded fringes. Hair swept to the side with a center parting also creates a sleek and sultry lengthening effect.


Whether it’s an elongated forehead, or your face is noticeably longer than it is wide, there are a number of styles and cuts to suit long facial structures. The key here is balance. Long waves and voluminous curls are great for softening angles, as is a grown out fringe. A sweeping side parting as seen worn by Rosie Huntington-Whiteley also helps to balance out your features and add a feminine touch.



If you’ve got a round face shape then center parted tousled waves will work great on you. For the most flattering effect, avoid tucking your hair behind your ears. A great updo that really complements a round face is to leave some strands at the front hanging down framing one side of the face. This helps to give the impression of lengthening the face and adding dimension. You could also try chopped layers with a fringe, which will help to accentuate your jawline.

I hope you enjoyed the post and learned something! What category do you fall into?! I fall into the oval/long category (which I guess is why my sister always calls me an egg head lol).

Thanks so much for reading, as always <3

Xoxo, Rae

February 13, 2017
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  • Reply Marjorie

    Really interesting and useful!

    February 13, 2017 at 4:05 pm
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