How To Select The Right Hairstyle

When choosing a hairstyle appropriate to your facial shape, it’s imperative that you first understand your shape. And whilst your barber or hair stylist will be of great help when it comes to determining your facial shape and selecting an appropriate hairstyle that complements your features, these guidelines will provide you with insights on the things to keep in mind prior to visiting the barber.

I’ll start by observing the face shapes and possible adjustments that can be made to your haircut to give balance and enhance your appearance.

Are you round faced – The key here is to provide balance. Stay away from full or round hairstyles as they will make the face appear more round. Keep the sides leaner and style the hair a bit higher at the top and front to provide balance. An off-center part or some waves at eye level will help minimize roundness. Round faces are better with more square hairstyles such as those worn by round faced celebs like Elijah Wood and Jack Black.

Traits of a round face: jawline is round, face almost as wide as tall, round cheekbones.

Square Faced: Similar to the round face, keep the sides leaner and short, while wearing the top longer and styled a bit higher. Keep the hair clean around the ears and make sure the style mirrors the square shape of the face – this will help make the square face shape pop. David Becks got it right and also Nick Lachey.

Traits of a square face: square jawline, almost as wide as long, straight sides, jaw and cheekbones the same width.

An Oval Face: Most any style is suitable as this is considered the ideal face shape. That said, attention should be paid to other prominent features such as the nose and position of the eyes and ears. If you fall into the Oval category, consider yourself lucky as almost any style will look good on you.

A Long Face: A style which is longer on the sides and short on top will make the face appear less long and provide better balance. Go with a cut that has some layers and is worn so the front hairline is disguised.

A neatly groomed beard can help provide additional balance. Don’t allow the facial hair to become too long as this will lengthen the face. Glasses can also provide balance by dividing the face and drawing attention away from the length of the face.

A Triangular Face: To balance out a triangular face shape, choose a style that will narrow your forehead area and add the illusion of width to the chin. An offset part with bangs swept to the side and a beard can help accomplish this. J

A Diamond Face: For the diamond face shape, the goal is to minimize wider cheekbones and balance out a narrow chin and forehead. To do this, opt for a style with bangs to minimize the forehead. Longer shag hairstyles also work well for the diamond face. BOLA TANGKAS