The Different Face Shapes That Influence Hairstyles

The Different Face Shapes That Influence Hairstyles

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Why does knowing your face shape matter so much? It’s about more than just knowing yourself a bit better. 

Once you figure out your face shape, you’ll be able to experiment with different hairstyles that will suit you better than whatever you have going on right now. If you know your face shape but are unsure about hairstyles, let us help you out. 

Determining Your Face Shape

Figuring out what your face shape might be easier than you think. It’s a simple question of measurements if you want to be precise. However, if you don’t want to bother with that, taking a good look at your face will probably do the trick too.

There are many face shapes, as well as variations among and between them. What you need to pay attention to are your forehead, cheekbones, jawline, and overall face length. Measuring and comparing them would be the most precise way to do it. However, you can also look for similarities between you and, let’s say, a celebrity whose face shape is most similar to yours. 

We’d say that the easiest way is to just look at the outline of your face and figure out your shape that way. Knowing your face shape can help you look more attractive because you’ll know what’s the best way to enhance it.

For more tips on how to determine face shape, read this Cosmopolitan article.


If your face shape is oval, consider yourself lucky. Why? Simply because you can pull off just about any hairstyle. We mean it! It’s anything from full-on bangs to pixie cuts. Your options are endless.

So, it all comes down to the style you’re most drawn to. As with all hair, you can experiment because it grows back. Some of the safer options are layered hairstyles, all types of bobs, waves, or luscious curls. Even a sleek hairstyle would look good on you, and that’s not something everyone can brag about.


With a heart-shaped face, you’ll need to know how to accentuate your cheekbones and hide your forehead, if you so choose. Either way, there are hairstyles that will absolutely fit this unique hairstyle, and it all starts with a bang

Whether they’re side-swept or wispy, bangs should always be your go-to. Luckily, you can pair them up with other suitable hairstyles, which include (but are not limited to) pixie cuts, bobs, layered long or shoulder-length cuts, blunt cuts, and wavy hair. Have fun, and see what would fit you the best


You really got lucky with the square-shaped face, even though you might not feel that way. Square face shape means that you have an incredible jawline. Now, if you believe that’s your best feature, you should definitely try to accentuate it with a suitable hairstyle. However, some say it’s best to put all the attention on the length of your hair instead.

That’s why suitable styles consist mostly out of shoulder length and longer cuts. You can spice them up with curls or waves, long layers, dramatic side parts, or even different kinds of bangs. 


Finding the best type of hairstyle for diamond face shape isn’t that difficult either. As with all other shapes, find your best features and ensure they grab everyone’s attention. Still, doing this on your own might be tricky. So, we have some suggestions that will make you shine bright like a diamond.

It’s all about the side part. Whether you want to make it dramatic or subtle is entirely up to you. We suggest the side-swept cuts, loose curls, or waves, and especially the (long!) lob! 


With a round face shape, you want to try to make it look just a bit longer. There’s nothing wrong with your face being as it is, but hairstyles that make it look longer simply work the best. That means you should avoid ponytails, tight curls, straight-cut bangs, or anything that will add volume or shrink your face. 

So, which hairstyles should you opt for? We highly suggest you try long hair cuts, whether they’re layered or straight-cut. If you’re a fan of waves or curls, make sure they look voluminous or relaxed. To add some edge to your simple cut, try side-swept bangs.


The hairstyles for different face shapes are easy to find. You just need to know which features to accentuate. Maybe you’ve been walking around for years now, hating your hairstyle, and not knowing what to do with it. Nothing seems to work, does it? That’s why knowing your face shape is important. Now that you know how to know your face shape, you can go wild!

There’s so much you can do with your hair that will make your best features pop, in turn making you look flawless every time.