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Choose a haircut according to one’s face form

Haircut & face form: face form defines your haircut


Choose a new haircut in function of one’s face form is not something easy and if you are fed up with your small "raplapla" bob or with your haircut style "Alanis Morrissette" that you wear from more than ten years. Why do not you offer a new face? In function of your face morphology, of your features, you already can know what haircuts would suit you better. If you hesitate to dare (that is to say cutting more than 2 cm), here it is a few base rules which put you on the right track to choose a new haircut!


Haircuts for round or oval faces

Haircuts for round or oval faces
Haircuts for round or oval faces
Round face is characterized by an equal width and height. Women with round face have to avoid voluminous haircut on face sides. However, it is good to have hair volume on top of head (above all if it is a short haircut). So hair has to be near face, in order to make longer that last. Better is worth sleek and long hairstyles without too much volume at the end. A layered haircut may also permit to break roundness effect. A long fringe on side, or a thin out fringe and in corner gives equally a beautiful result on a round type face.

Oval faces are ideal according to hairdressers. They have a harmonious from and their length is more marked than their width. Except long and straight hair, women with oval face can permit all styles! It will privilege volume and suppleness. For short haircuts, it is good to keep a thin out length in the nape. Masculine haircuts have to be avoided.

Haircuts for square and elongated faces

Haircut for square and elongated faces
Haircut for square and elongated faces
Square faces have straight features, an imposing jaw as well as a wide forehead. Maxillary bone, cheekbone and arch of the eyebrows have the same length and constitute a regular line. Better is worth to privilege suppleness, softness and volume in order to soften features. Bob remains an excellent choice because it comes to cut masculine effect of jaws. Masculine haircuts have to be avoided. A haircut with volume on the top of hair will permit to make longer the face. Layered hairstyles permit to create rounded lines and cut like that square features.

Elongated face seems to oval face but in longer and thinner. Maxillary bone, cheekbone and arch of the eyebrows are situated at equal distance. Long and straight haircuts, of course, are neither ideal, nor haircuts offering volume on summit of head because they accentuate length effect that it has to, at the contrary, look for blur. Short and structured haircuts are equally to avoid. Prefer suppleness, layered styles and rounded locks. Half-long haircuts, voluminous on sides, will permit to rebalance volumes. If you opt for a length at shoulders level, choose rather a layered haircut.

Haircuts for triangular faces

Haircuts for triangular faces
Haircuts for triangular faces
We differentiate two types of triangular face: triangle and inversed triangle. The face in form of triangle is characterized by a narrow forehead and a wide jaw. A short haircut, with volume is perfect to cut this triangle effect. Layered hairstyles are welcome, them too! The important is to blur imposing effect of maxillaries.

Face in form of inversed triangle is characterized, concerning it, by a wide forehead and a narrow jaw. Short haircuts are then to avoid because they accentuate forehead width. Square haircuts, at chin level, remain a good choice, above all if you have curly hair. If your hair is straight, you might opt for a layered style rather long which will give volume to jaws and to chin and a fringe which will permit to break the forehead. Avoid volume on top of head

In all cases, ensure that you choose a competent hairdresser, who will know advise you! Certain are content to execute that the customer woman ask them, even if it is a haircut not very adapted to her form face. Professional advice is always welcome.

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Written by Corinne Duré, December 27th 2010.
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Themes approached and treated in this publication : beauty, faces, form, haircut, hairdresser, woman