Whether you are looking for a new color scheme for your hair, or you would like to find the best chin-length hairstyles to try you need to be sure that the look that you are going for is going to suit you.
There are numerous different ways that you could color or style your hair. And while you may love the look on someone else, who is to say whether it will look great on you?
In this article, we’ll look at ways that you can find out whether a new hairstyle will look good on you.
Face Shape Is Important
The style of hair that you can wear will depend on the shape of your face. To find out what shape of face you have, look in the mirror and tie your hair back. Then, draw around the outline of your face using lipstick.
Then look to see what shape you have drawn on the mirror. Here are some ways that you can style the various different face shapes.
Oval Face Shapes
If you have an oval-shaped face, then you are very lucky. This is ideal because pretty much any hairstyle works great on an oval face. Long or short styles will be ideal for you. Mid length cuts can work for you, however, they will detract from your features.
Wear your parting in the middle or on the side. You could always switch it up based on your moods. Wear your hair with curls or smooth, there are always going to be lots of options open to you.
Long Face Shape
If your face is quite long, then you should avoid haircuts which are too long or too short. Both very long hair and very short hair will make your face look longer.
If you do decide to go for a longer length, you should add a fringe as this will reduce the length of your face.
Round Face Shapes
If you have a round-shaped face, then you should go for a long bob along with a center parting to help to make the face appear longer. You could also go for a long side-swept bang.
Avoid going for cuts that hug your face as these will just serve to make your face look rounder.
Square Face Shapes
If you have a square face shape, then you should aim to elongate your face. You should avoid any hairstyles that leave your forehead exposed. If you are opting for a shorter cut, then you should keep the fring looking whispy so that you get a textured look.
Heart Face Shapes
If you have a face that is the shape of a heart, then you should draw attention to the eyes and the cheeks. If you want to detract from the size of your forehead, then bangs can be very helpful here. If you go for a bob, you should keep it either to the length of your chin or your cheeks. This will broaden out the area of your face.
Diamond Face Shapes
If you are someone with a diamond face shape, you will want to get a hairstyle that will balance out your narrow chin while minimizing your wide cheekbones and shrinking the overall length of your face. Regardless of which hairstyle you choose, you should be aiming to soften your features. Aim for deep side partings and make sure that you have lots of layers.
Straight bangs should be avoided as well as any flatter styles, short bangs, and center partings. You could use heart shaped bangs in order to hide a wider forehead.
How To Experiment Without Getting Your Hair Cut
While knowing your face shape is helpful because it allows you to understand what style will suit you best, sometimes you want to see how you will look before you commit to a certain look.
There are some ways that you can do this without heading to the hair stylists.
First up, you could head to a wig store and try on a few different styles. This will give you an idea of how the hair will look on you from all angles.
Another way of finding out how a new style will look on you is to download an app on your smartphone that lets you try out new hair styles. There are several to choose from including Hairstyles For Your Face Shape By Gregorio Bello, Face Shape Finder, Face Shape Meter, and Hairstyles To Try On
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.