The Perfect Hairstyle for Your Face Shape

With all the newest trends in the beauty world, it can sometimes feel overwhelming when trying to decide what’s right for you. Thankfully, there are some helpful tips to help give you a look that flatters you best. Face shapes are a perfect example of this! A new hairstyle you love on someone else might prove to be the wrong look for your specific face shape.

So how do you find out what face shape you have and what goes best with it? Read our ultimate guide on hairstyles and face shapes to have all your questions about your next hairstyle change answered! We’ll go through all the steps necessary for choosing the hairstyle that’s right for you.

1. Determine Your Face Shape

First things first, you can’t pick the perfect hairstyle for your face shape without knowing your face shape. From measuring the length of different parts of your face to simply tying your hair back and looking at your face’s distinct shape, there are many different methods.

We know that even with all these ways to find out your face shape, you may still feel unsure if what you landed on is your true face shape. Don’t worry because we got you covered. Want to make sure you know what your face shape is? Take our quiz below to find out! All you need is a mirror or even just the camera from your phone to help you answer these questions.

faceshape quiz

2. Decide General Hairstyle Details You Want

Now that you know what your face shape is, it’s time to get to the fun part. Before we go through the best hairstyles for each face shape, you might want to think about what general style you want. Do you want to cut your hair just in time for the summer months? Or are you not ready to chop off all those locks you’ve worked so hard to grow?

Hair length, layers, and other different hairstyles are things you might want to consider so you have a good idea of which style you want that goes great with your face shape!

3. Narrow Down Your Choice From Your Face Shape

Here’s where your specific face shape comes into play. As we said, knowing your face shape is a great way to determine whether a new hairstyle will look the way you want. There are a lot of things to remember for each face shape so we created this handy visual.

face shapes and examples

If you’re still worried about whether a hairstyle will look how you envision it, don’t forget that you can always ask your stylist for advice. Part of a cosmetology education is learning how to work with each individual client. Your stylist should understand face shapes and which hairstyle is best for each one.

You may even find out that your face shape doesn’t fit neatly into one category but instead is a combination of multiple ones. That’s why a beauty professional is an amazing resource!

4. Commit to Your New Style

After getting your new style, all there’s left to do now is to admire how well it complements your face! The main thing to remember about face shapes is that although they can be a great help to figuring out your next hairstyle, they may only work for you as a guideline. With not everyone fitting into one shape, you may discover that there’s a hairstyle that looks amazing on you that you may have not expected. That’s why it’s so important to consult with a beauty expert who can help you make that decision!

Want to Learn More?

Has this ultimate guide on face shapes inspired you to learn more about the beauty industry? If you’re interested in becoming an expert on all things beauty including how to work with each unique client, our cosmetology program could be perfect for you. Contact us to find out more about our school and how you can get started!