The most flattering haircuts frame your face, accentuate your features and make you look your best.
Many people have gone to the hairdresser with a picture of the hairstyle they want, only to find out it doesn’t look the same on them. That’s because haircuts are not one-size-fits-all. Your favorite celebrity’s hairstyle may not be the most flattering look for you.
There are two steps to getting a great haircut. First, you must know your face shape; second, the cut has to work with your hair’s texture. It sounds complicated, but getting the perfect hairstyle is a cinch once you grasp the basics.
Utilize these expert tips to ENHANCE YOUR NATURAL FEATURES when planning your next haircut!
Cut to Perfection: Finding the Right Haircut for Your Face
The golden rule is to have a good hairstylist. They’ll consider everything below and suggest modifications to bring out your best features.
1. Style to Flatter Your Face
Instead of opting for the latest trend, select a style that suits your face. Discover the styles that suit your face below:
- Oval: Blunt bobs with layers, long waves or curls.
- Triangle: Layers that stop at the eyes/cheekbones, or collarbone, short side bangs and pixie cuts.
- Round: Short side bangs, pixie cuts, and long layered cuts.
- Diamond: Deep side parts, chin-length bobs, and mid or long-layered cuts with tousled waves.
- Rectangle: Rounded fringes or curtain bangs, soft and romantic chignons, waves or curls and layered cuts.
- Oblong: Layered bob or shoulder-length cut with face-framing layers or soft, side-swept bangs.
- Square: Side-swept bangs, side-parted styles, long and airy layers and short layered bobs.
- Heart: Bobs and lobs, side-parted pixie cuts, waves or curls starting below the ears and long side-swept cuts.
- Inverted triangle: Layered cuts with volume on the side.
2. Identify Your Hair Texture
Your hair might be pin-straight or wildly curly, fine or coarse, or thin or dense. Don’t pick a cut that requires you to fight your hair’s natural state daily.
- Thick: Thicker hair tends to have a lot of volume and is harder to style than thin hair. Though more difficult to straighten or curl, it’s ideal for achieving certain updos or textured looks.
Tip: Multiple layers reduce bulkiness, lighten the weight of your hair, and make styling easier daily.
- Medium: Medium hair is thicker than fine hair, with more body and texture. It is less prone to frizzing and tangling than thick hair and offers more styling options.
Tip: Incorporating layers or texture is beneficial for creating movement and removing excess weight.
- Fine: Fine hair is thin and delicate in texture. It quickly becomes limp, greasy, and frizzy and can be challenging to style.
Tip: Thin hair should have the least amount of layering. A blunt bob is a great style choice, providing limited texture and layers to keep hair strong.
“The right hairstyle can make a plain woman beautiful, and a beautiful woman unforgettable.” – Sophia Loren
3. Consider the Upkeep
If you don’t go to the salon for a haircut every 6-8 months, we advise you to avoid getting a high-maintenance style such as a pixie or a blunt fringe. Longer hair and a feathered fringe are more forgiving and can hold out between salon visits.
No matter your lifestyle, it’s important to research or discuss your ideas with your stylist before they start cutting your hair. For instance, if you work out regularly, a haircut that’s easy to pull back into a ponytail is probably a better option than a short bob.
4. Factor in Styling Time
Professional stylists create sleek strands, voluminous blowouts, and other sophisticated dos. However, since you likely don’t have a personal hairdresser at home, it is essential to think about how much maintenance your desired haircut requires.
Be honest about how often you style your hair; you will likely need more time to wash and dry your hair or create complicated hairdos in the morning. If you do not use heat tools to style your hair, choose a cut that does not require them.
Remember, most hairstyles have at least a little styling time required to ensure they look as great as possible.
5. Choose Your Hair Color
DYEING YOUR HAIR CAN BE LIFE-CHANGING, empowering, and even therapeutic experiences, especially if it is your first time doing it. Before deciding on a new style, ask yourself what color you want and if it will work with your chosen haircut.
Additionally, if you already have color in your hair, make sure the cut you choose enhances it. For example, if you have highlights, avoid cuts that make the color look choppy or uneven. On the other hand, if you’re set on a specific style, it may be the right time to get a new color.
“Your hair is the crown you never take off.” – Unknown.
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