Men & Women Haircuts for Different Face Shapes

Salon professionals are used to customers bringing to their appointments photographs of famous celebrities. “Make me look like her,” the customer might request. While this happens often, it may not be the best way to select the ideal hairstyle for you.

The superior method is to assess your facial shape. What looks good on Giselle or Reese Witherspoon or Rhianna might not look so great on you. By gauging your face shape, you can get a hair style that compliments your look based on your unique characteristics. Here are some pointers for picking the perfect haircut, whether you are male or female, and want to look your best.

Which Face Shape Do You Have?

The best way to know what type of face you have is to pull your hair back and trace the outline of your face in the mirror with a lip pencil. Now look at the shape and decide if you have an oval, round, square, long, heart, or diamond shaped face.

Best Hair Styles of Women

Oval Shaped Face

With an oval, the length of your face is longer than the width of your cheeks. Your jawline is narrower than your hairline, which can be accented with a blunt bob worn just above the shoulder. You can also get away with shoulder length hair that is cut with subtle layers. Sleek hairstyles and side swept bangs can also work well for an oval shaped face.

Square Shaped Face

You have a strong jawline that is angled with equal width between your forehead, jawline, and cheekbones. For your shape, softly swept bangs and straight hair with long layers will compliment your look well. You can also try short bangs that end at the cheekbones.

Round Face

Your face is equal in width and length all around. Your face shape is also commonly referred to as a baby face. Your look will be complimented by a textured bob or deep side part. A pixie cut with added volume on top and slicked back hair with a ponytail are all styles that will work well with your circular shaped face.

Heart Shaped Face

When you look in the mirror, your hairline is the widest part of your face. You have a narrow chin and prominent cheeks. Your face will stand out with a deep side part or shoulder length bob. You can also try layers that break right at the collarbone for a more daring hair style.

Long Face

Your face is similar to the oval shaped faces, but you have a longer chin. Your face shape will look great with loose curls that start near the roots. Salon blowouts and flat iron waves work well with long faces, as do long layers that break at the collars.

Diamond Shaped Face

Your forehead and jawline are the same width with your cheekbones being the widest part of your face. You should try a short, textured bob or long, sideswept bangs. Straight hair with a middle part will also help you stand out, as will a sleek high ponytail.

Men’s Style Haircuts Based on Facial Shape

Oval Shaped Face

Oval faced men can look just as good with shoulder length hair as a buzz cut. A conservative quaff can also work, or you can go bold with a volume-infused pompadour.

Square Shaped Face

Your strong jawline will be emphasized by a quaff or deep side parts. Ask your hairdresser to add lots of volume and don’t be afraid to experiment with your hair length.

Round Face

The right men’s haircut can elongate your round face. Try going with a haircut that adds longer proportions on top with shorter sides. Examples include a quaff or pompadour, which will give your baby face a more mature look.

Heart Shaped Face

Heart shaped men will want to go with a dimensional quaff or textured fringe. Add a lightweight product so that you don’t inadvertently create any awkward angles.

Long Face

Long or oblong face shapes look fashionable with a buzz cut and contemporary hair style with a side part.

Diamond Shaped Face

A diamond shaped face can get away with messy or textured hair, which will compliment your facial features. Try an angular fringe or side part to create a balanced look.

Get Your Haircut at Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa

Now that you have a better idea of the haircut and style that would look perfect on you, schedule an appointment right away. Contact Mitchell’s Salon & Day Spa at one of our four Cincinnati locations in Hyde Park, Tri-County, West Chester, and Kenwood and ask about our salon specials. No matter what face shape you possess, we can make you look and feel your best. Reach out by phone to schedule at (513)793-0900.

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