The Best Hairstyles For Your Face Shape

Choosing Your Perfect Hairstyle at Stephen Young Salon in West Wimbledon

When it comes to choosing a new hairstyle, your face shape is one of the most important factors to consider. Even the prettiest, latest fashion hairstyle might not work with your face shape and lose the desired effect. Instead of opting for the latest hairstyle trend, visit Stephen Young Salon in West Wimbledon for a hairstyle consultation where our experts can assess your face shape and find a range of styles to suite you. 

Not sure which is your face shape? Read on to discover our guide to finding the best haircuts for your face shape...

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What is My Face Shape?

Before you can find the most flattering hairstyle for you, you need to discover your face shape. It's quite easy to do with your smartphone, simply take a picture with your hair tied back. Then, trace around the outside of your face and compare to the images below to find which shape it closely resembles. 

Alternatively, you can try measuring your face, focusing on the widths of your brow, cheekbones and jawline, and the length of your face from forehead to chin. If your face is the same length and width, it is likely either square or round. If your face becomes wider from the forehead to the jawline, it is likely a triangle shape.

Face Shapes for Flattering Haircuts, Stephen Young Salon in West Wimbledon

Haircuts for Rectangle Faces

Those with a rectangular face should avoid hairstyles which elongate the face, such as super straight, longer hairstyles. Instead, choose layered hairstyles to highlight cheekbones and soften the angles of your face. soft fringes or curtain bangs are most suited to rectangular faces. 

Haircuts for Oval Faces

Oval faces are well balanced and can suit a wide variety of hairstyles, particular short crop hairstyles. Longer hairstyles with minimal layers or soft waves highlight your features. You should use your natural hair parting to maintain the balance with your face shape. 

Haircuts for Square Faces

A square-shaped face features a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a strong jawline. Selecting a haircut which softens your features is essential to complement your bone structure, such as a side parted style. Longer layered hairstyles can disguise the angles of your face and side swept fringes will draw attention to your cheekbones rather than your jawline. 

Haircuts for Heart-Shaped Faces

If you have a heart-shaped face, you should aim to balance your face shape with a cut that reduces the appearance of a wide brow and balances out the lower half of your face. A side-parted pixie cut with textured ends will look fabulous on a heart face shape, as can a bob or lob, which will ensure fullness around your jaw. Longer wavy hairstyles will also flatter a heart shaped face. 

Haircuts for Diamond Shaped Faces

Diamond faced shapes tend to be angular with the cheekbones being the widest part of the face. Those with diamond face shapes may choose a face softening layered, wavy hairstyles with a side part. Balance a narrow jawline with a chin length bob or, if you often wear your hair up, a pulled back ponytail will flatter your face shape and balance a narrow forehead. 

Hairstyles for Round Faces

Round face shapes tend to have similar length and width as well as prominent, rounded cheeks. The most flattering hairstyles for clients with round faces are those that add definition and shape, such as long layered cuts and edgy pixie cuts. Avoid bob haircuts or styles with straight, unlayered lengths. Full curls can also make a face look rounder, instead try gentle waves on a longer length, with the waves beginning at the jawline. 

Haircuts for Triangle Face Shapes

If you have a strong, wide jawline we would say that this is a triangle face shape. Hairstyles that balance your face shape and draw the eye away from the bottom half towards your cheekbones are best for triangle face shapes. Choppy pixie cuts and side swept fringes are flattering, whilst bob haircuts should be avoided. 

Is There a Hairstyle That Suits All Face Shapes?

There isn't a one size fits all hairstyle, or not that we've found yet! However, the experts in our West Wimbledon salon can adapt most styles to suit different faces including layers, short hairstyles and fringes. If there's a particular hairstyle that you simply must have, speak with your Stephen Young stylist about how to vary the style to suit your face shape.

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