What Type Of Haircut Works Best for You?

When choosing your new haircut you should consider which styles you like, which styles suit your lifestyle and hair type, but above all — which style of haircut will be most suitable for your face.

Although it’s entirely your decision what hair style you choose, there are things to keep in mind when you decide.

What Style Is Best Your Face Shape?

Oval Face
It is considered to be the ideal shape. People with an oval face shape can wear most haircut styles and lengths with it still looking "right". The oval face is mathematically about 1.5 times as long as its width, with the forehead slightly wider than the jaw.

Round face 
It is characterized by a round chin. Because they lack the length of the oval face, the hair should be cut to create the illusion of length in the face. This is achieved by creating height on top of the head, and minimizing hair width by keeping it flat at the sides and around the ears.

Rectangular face 
It has a square chin and hairline, and are long and narrow. The ideal style of hair cut is one which creates width at the sides disguising the narrowness. Adding bangs can also shorten the face, and a style with a side part will help to reduce the square appearance.

Pear shaped face
It has a narrow forehead and are widest at the jaw line, with a round chin. The objective of a suitable style of haircut is to give the illusion of an oval face by creating width at the forehead and temples.

Heart shaped face
It is widest at the temples and narrowest at the jaw line. Usually the chin is small and delicate. The hair style's objective should be to create an oval by adding width at the jaw line.

Diamond shaped face
It is widest at the cheekbones and narrow in the forehead and chin. By creating width at the forehead and minimizing it at the cheekbones, the illusion of an oval face can be achieved.

Square face
It has a square jaw line and hairline at the forehead. It appears short, so a suitable haircut seeks to create height elongating the face. Hair should be layered around the face to soften the jaw line. Jaw and brow are nearly the same width. Hair should wisp around the face to reduce squareness.

At times a customer would say "Give me a haircut “So-And-So” has (i.e.: famous person), the most important thing for finding a style that works for you is having a haircut that works with your face shape, not against it.

When looking for hair styles on the internet, also consider the type of hair the person in the picture has. If your hair is coarser or finer, fuller or thinner, curlier or straighter, the same haircut might not work for you as hoped. Best is to look for styles with your type of hair.