HOW TO: Choose a Style for your Face Shape
Whilst we enjoy the pampering experience of visiting the salon, many of us dread the moment our stylists get their scissors out. Getting your hair cut needn’t be a trying affair, simply knowing your face shape will help when choosing a cut and style to suit you.
Characteristics: Face is longer than it is wide, width is narrow and the sides of your face are straight.
Celebrity Hairspiration: Sarah Jessica Parker, Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman.
Recommended Styles: The most versatile of face shapes, you can get away with more styles than most. Opt for chin-skimming bobs, pixie crops or long loose waves with face shaping layers.
Characteristics: Forehead and jawline are roughly the same width, jawline and forehead rounded with no angles or points.
Celebrity Hairspiration: Mila Kunis, Ginnifer Goodwin and Emma Stone.
Recommended Styles: Create less volume around your face by adding graduated layers, which will make your face appear slimmer.
Characteristics: Length and width of face is equal, strong jaw line and chin is flat rather than pointed.
Celebrity Hairspiration: Sandra Bullock, Sophia Bush and Olivia Wilde.
Recommended Styles: Soft curls work well with square shapes as they provide a contrast to the straight lines of the face. Avoid blunt bobs as these will only accentuate the annual shape.
Characteristics: Face is longer than it is wide, cheeks taper down into the jawline and chin is narrow and pointed.
Celebrity Hairspiration: Rachel Bilson, Kourtney Kardashian and Katie Holmes
Recommended Styles: Avoid shorter styles including blunt fringes and asymmetrical crops in favour for longer styles. If you crave a shorter do, chop no shorter than chin-length.