We all want a hairstyle that looks great on us. A big factor in finding a great style is choosing one that complements the shape of our face. There are hairstyles that are best for different face shapes. Just like choosing the right wig color, choosing the right wig for your face shapes will achieve a flattering look. While it is true that no two faces are the same, our faces do come in similar shapes.
Don’t know how to determine your face shape and aren’t sure which styles are best for it? Here’s a list of the primary face shapes to help take the guesswork out of buying the right wigs, extensions, and hairpieces for your face shape.
Heart shaped face:
A heart-shaped face is one that tends to be wider in the forehead and eyes, and then gets narrower around the cheek and chin. Some celebrities that have heart-shaped faces are Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Halle Berry. Having a heart-shape face will give you lots of flexibility in terms of hairstyles. Bobs look really great with this facial shape, especially ones that cut slightly longer than the chin line. Adding volume to the top of an up-do is also a great way to soften your facial features. The key is to play around and find a style you feel confident in and if you have a heart- shaped face you have the ability to play.
Round shaped face:
A round face shape is as long as it is wide, and people with this face shape have really soft features, so no sharp jaw line. Celebrities who have round face shapes are Queen Latifah, Mila Kunis, Katie Couric, and Adele. The goal of your hairstyle is to compliment your face and avoid making it look rounder. Long hair with thin loose curls look great, tight curls don’t really work well with this face shape. You can also pull off short cuts with volume on top.
Rectangular shaped face:
A rectangular shape face is slightly longer than wide, and tends to have an angular jaw line. Similar to an oval shape which is longer, but a less angular jaw line. Celebrities with a rectangular shape include Sandra Bullock, or Lucy Liu. Highlighting gives you an opportunity to make your face look a little rounder and soften the angles. If you do bangs, try to stay away from really blunt thick bangs with a rectangular face. A wispy, side swept style would work best. Short hair is a total DO with a rectangular face, especially close on the sides, and then a long, long wispy front.
Oval shaped face:
People with oval face shapes are really lucky because they get a lot of options in terms of hairstyles that look great on them. Now remember, no person is perfectly oval, perfectly square or round, you’re a little bit of a mix and you’re perfectly you, however you have a defined “oval face shape” if your forehead is wider than your chin and you angle inward slightly, and if you tend to be longer than you are wide. Celebrities that have oval face shapes are Julianne Moore, Oprah, and Jamie Lee Curtis. As you know they wear their hair very differently! You can wear your hair long with layers, medium length, or short pixie cuts when you have this face shape. Something that you can do with a wig that you can’t do with your natural hair, is make your face length shorter by playing with the hair line. The key is to find the style that makes you the most comfortable and confident!
None of us are perfectly one shape and we can have characteristics of more than one face shape. Use the face shape as a guide and choose a wig that you like. Remember that we are trying to change or hide our face shape, we are complementing it by using our hair to bring contrast to our appearance. You can use your hairstyle to visually lengthen or shorten, widen or narrow, minimize or reveal particular parts of your face. For more tips, and tricks regarding wigs and style – make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page today!