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When it comes to discussion about makeup and facial contouring, you have probably heard about the importance of face shape. Face shape often affects how makeup looks and varies from person to person, but did you know that your face shape can also affect which hairstyles look good on you? While you can absolutely rock whichever hairstyle you choose, there are specific haircuts and styles that naturally complement your face shape and accentuate your great features. If you are wondering which hairstyle best suits your face shape, you’ve come to the right place. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, Kansas, have detailed everything you need to know when choosing a hairstyle that complements your face shape!
Finding a flattering haircut begins with understanding your face shape. Generally, faces are categorized into six different shapes: heart-shaped, round, long, square, oval, and diamond. If you aren’t sure about which category you fall into, there are many resources that may help you measure your face. Many times, if you don’t immediately know which face shape you have, it most likely doesn’t matter. Beauty advice relating to face shape primarily is intended to help women with very distinct facial features in which they are either trying to accentuate or draw less attention to. Women with oval and diamond faces tend to have the most options in terms of versatility, as most haircuts will flatter their face shape. If you are one of the lucky ones and have an oval or diamond face, or if you have a face shape that doesn’t seem obvious, try focusing on your hair thickness and texture. Perhaps you have a hair texture that is super curly or fine, in which case you may want to focus on flattering cuts that work with your texture rather than face shape.
There are endless hairstyles that flatter each specific face shape, so it may be challenging to choose from all of the different options. Our stylists at the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park believe the most important rule in finding a suitable haircut for your face shape is highlighting your best features. Some of the most important things to look for when finding a haircut include the following:
Heart-Shaped: If you are working with a heart-shaped face, your bone structure features a broad forehead and cheekbones with a narrow chin and jawline, so draw attention to your cheekbones and eyes through flattering bangs and added volume along the sides of the face.
Round: For clients with round faces, haircuts that fall below the chin may be more suitable for your face shape. If you go too short with your haircut, you run the risk of increasing the width of your cheek area and adding to the round face effect. If you are a lifelong fan of short hair, styles with added volume on top of the head can help elongate your face shape.
Long: The longer you let your hair grow, the longer your face will look. If you tend to have a longer face shape, it’s best to go with a shorter style or styles with added volume. Consider adding some bangs to create the illusion of a shorter face!
Square: Square-shaped facial features include a broad forehead, wide cheekbones, and a strong jawline, so it is important to select cuts that soften these features and flatter the face. You may want to draw attention away from your strong or angular jaw and find a way to utilize the texture of your hair, such as leaving your hair curly or opting for choppy ends. Long layers may be flattering and disguise the sharp angles of your face, but always remember to choose side-swept bangs to draw attention to your cheekbones.
Oval or Diamond: Nearly all hairstyles flatter women with oval or diamond face shapes! If you have an oval shape face, consider yourself lucky and focus more on finding a style that works with the specific texture of your hair.
While each person’s face shape is different and looks great in different hairstyles, there are a few hairstyles that are universally flattering on each face shape. You can never go wrong with a long-layered bob that adds more width, texture, and body! There are countless styling options, from parting your bob down the middle of your head to rocking a side-swept style with bangs. If you aren’t ready to commit to the long-layered bob, a choppy lob is something to consider. This style is not only modern and youthful, but it is an excellent start for any clients afraid to take the leap and cut their hair. It’s still long enough to be pulled into a ponytail or a low bun but can also provide you with a shorter, flattering style for all face shapes.
At the student salon within the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park, students can provide the perfect hairstyle to flatter your face under the supervision of licensed educators. Not only can our stylists work with you to determine your face shape and find a style that best accentuates your great features, but they can do it at an affordable rate. Book an appointment at our student salon today!
If you are passionate about hair and desire to be successful within the beauty industry, the Z Hair Academy cosmetology program is the perfect fit! At the Z Hair Academy cosmetology school in Overland Park or one of our three other locations, you can start your education right away on a schedule that works for you. Get started today by speaking with a member of our Admissions team!
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