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Best Women’s Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

Best Women's Hairstyles For Different Face Shapes

Finding the perfect hairstyle can be challenging and takes some trial and error. A hairstyle that looks amazing on one person may not necessarily flatter your unique face shape. That's why it's important to understand your face shape and which hairstyles will accentuate your best features. In this guide, we'll break down the five main face shapes and provide you with hairstyle ideas from The hair factory that are sure to wow.

Round Face Shape

Round faces have a width that is evenly balanced from the forehead to the jawline, creating a circular shape. While round faces are adored for their youthful glow, standard short bobs or shoulder-length styles can make the face appear wider. Instead, opt for hairstyles that add volume at the crown and length at the sides to create the illusion of a longer, slimmer face shape.

Layered Lob

A lob, or long bob, cuts just below the chin and incorporates soft layers throughout to add body and movement. The layers frame the face while the length helps elongate. Ask your stylist at The Hair Factory to cut your lob with face-framing layers and a few face-framing pieces in the front to draw attention upwards.

Shaggy Long Layered Cut

For those who want length, a shaggy long layered cut gives you tresses that flow past the shoulders in a carefree way. Like the lob, the layers are cut with more length at the sides and back to create the illusion of a narrower jawline. Your stylist can rough dry the hair with a round brush to emphasize fuller volume and soft waves.

Oval Face Shape

Oval faces are considered the most balanced and versatile of all face shapes. The width is proportionate to the height, creating an egg-like oval. While many hairstyles will flatter an oval face, here are a few favorites:

Blunt Bob

A blunt cut bob hits right at the chin in a smooth, blunt line. It's easy to style and draws attention to your beautiful facial features. Ask your stylist at The Hair Factory to cut your hair with a blunt edge all around for a polished look.

Long Layers

Since oval faces have nice proportions, you can get away with fuller volume from long layers. Long layers cut just below the shoulders add bounce and body without weighing down your face. Your stylist can enhance your layering with some soft face-framing pieces.

Square Face Shape

Square faces have strong jawlines and a wide forehead that creates straight angles. To soften these edges, aim for hairstyles with softness, movement and fullness. Face-framing layers that curl under are ideal for drawing attention upwards and away from the jawline.

Soft Waves

Ask your stylist at The Hair Factory to cut your hair in a long bob or lob style with layers throughout for movement. Then have them blow dry your hair with a round brush to create beachy waves that frame your face beautifully. The soft texture will balance out sharp angles.

Blunt Lob with Bangs

A blunt lob cuts the hair evenly all around just below the chin. Add wispy side-swept bangs that curl under for an extra touch of femininity and to draw the eye up. Your stylist can use lightweight mousse or a volumizing spray to add fullness.

Heart Shape Face

Heart shaped faces have a narrow forehead that widens out around the jawline, creating a point at the chin. Hairstyles should draw attention upwards towards the eyes and forehead. Avoid styles with lots of volume or weight around the chin area.

Long Shag with Face Framing

A long shag cuts the hair with razor-cut layers all over to create messy texture and movement. Face framing layers that sweep around the face draw focus to the eyes and forehead area. Ask your stylist at The Hair Factory to add more texture around your hairline as well.

Blunt Lob with Side Swept Bangs

Like the square face, a blunt lob is ideal and side swept bangs that hit right at the eyebrow curl under effectively. Your stylist can add extra layering around your hairline as well to emphasize the top half of your face.

Rectangle Face Shape

Rectangle faces have a longer shape with a narrow forehead, defined chin and cheeks of equal width. To balance the proportions, add fullness high up on top and softness around the jawline. Curtain bangs are also recommended to widen the forehead area.


Long Layered Cut with Curtain Bangs

Long layered hair hits at the bra strap with faces framing layers and side swept bang pieces that graze below the eyebrows. Your stylist can add extra volume throughout the crown for height and movement to balance the length.

Messy Lob with Wispy Bangs

A lob cut with tons of razor cut layers throughout creates messy texture that is perfect for playing with an round brush to add fullness. Wispy bangs cut above the eyebrows add width to the forehead. Ask your stylist at The Hair Factory to cut your bangs longer on the sides.

Additional Tips

Beyond your face shape, also consider your hair texture and type when choosing styles. For fine hair ask your stylist about adding more layers for lift and volume. For thick hair, keep cuts with fewer layers that hit at dramatic lengths. Also take into account personal style since risky razor cuts or dramatic bangs may not suit your lifestyle. Have fun experimenting and finding your perfect 'do that makes you feel beautiful and confident!

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