The Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Celebrity hairstylist Asgar Saboo breaks it down for you!
The Right Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

Even looked up at the hairstylist clueless when asked of what style you wanted? Don’t worry, we’ve all been there more than once in our lives. Picking out the right style is absolutely essential as it’s something you really don’t want to regret in the future, plus it takes forever to grow back to where you started off!

What’s most essential while picking out a style that’ll suit you, is being aware of the shape of your face. Celebrity stylist, Asgar Saboo who is the most trusted stylist to celebrities like Aishwarya Rai and Cindy Crawford, shares with you the way to choose the right hairstyle. So wave goodbye to that clueless encounters and have your look picked out before you head to the hairdresser.

Here you go! Haircuts for all face shapes!

1)      Oval Shaped Face

An oval face cut, is very popular among masses and is highly desired within beauty circles. It is said to be the most versatile shape, making choosing a haircut less tricky.  An oval face is longer than it is wide with not much definition around the cheekbones and a slightly wider forehead than chin.

How to style your hair: A centre parting on the crown of the head is a great look for the oval shape as it keeps the face symmetrical. Adding texture using layers and waves, gives the shape definition, thus preventing the face from looking too long. For an extra something, you can add volume to the hair, by using a good stronghold hairspray or salt spray to give it that extra texture.

2)      Square Shaped Face

Square shaped faces are usually when the sides of the face are straight and it will be nearly as wide as it is long. The jaw line is generally more defined, with only a minimal curve. This kind of shape, requires haircuts, styles and makeup that will help soften the strong angles.

How to style your hair: Wavy ends (starting from the ears down) are a perfect style for a square shaped face. It helps divert attention from the sharp jawline. Style it by using a large round brush to smoothen the hair, then spritz on a wave spray to fix the style in place. A tousled look is also great for this kind of shape. You can achieve this style by grazing your fingers through the hair with a styling cream to emphasise layers and soften angles.

3)      Long Shaped Face

With long shaped faces, the aim is mainly to balance out proportions. The trick is to softent he angles, making the face look rounder and more oval in shape. A person with a long face, shouldn’t go for hairstyles that are overly harsh.

How to style your hair: Fringes are great to shorten the face length, while, soft curls and waves in longer hair also help lifting facial features. Increasing the volume of the hair on the sides will give the illusion of a shorter face. The grown-out fringe look is the most trendy this summer and is also the most flattering cut for a long face. Having long fringe sections cut to hang just below the cheeks, really help to balance out features. Also try flicking them away from your face using a straightener, giving it a slight wave.

Tip: Avoid adding volume at the crown of the head as the last thing you want to do for a long face is to give it extra height.

4)      Round Shaped Face

The characteristics of a round face are that it’s the same in width as it is in length with no defined corners at the jaw. The perfect hairstyle for a round face should make your face look longer and more oval-shaped, which is exactly why chest-length hair does wonders.

How to style your hair: Long layers, highlights, side fringes, partings and a bit of texture will help to break up the width of a round face. Even up dos can make your face look longer. Remember to leave some face-framing strands, that’ll help to soften any up do.

Tip: Avoid blunt fringes and one-length cuts as these styles will only accentuate the width of the face, making it look rounder. Keep a little hair out in the front of your ears on one side of the face, instead of tucking it behind. This will make your face look asymmetrical.

5)      Heart Shaped Face

The characteristics of a heart shape face are that it is widest in the middle where the cheeks are along with a pointed chin. A heart shape face could also have a broad forehead that narrows at the bottom near the chin and jaw line.

How to style your hair: Choosing a style that will create volume around the bottom of the face will help balance out features. The cut should not be too long as this will drag the facial features down. Creating loose waves around the bottom of the face will help to develop the volume. Much like the long face shape, the heart shape also needs to avoid adding height to the hair as this will give the appearance of a longer, narrowed chin. A heart shape face is one of the most desired shapes as the cheek bones are more prominent, which should also be emphasized.