Flattering Hairstyle for Every Face Shape

FIND YOUR SHAPE! Some stylists recommend doing actual measurements to find your shape, but we think it’s easiest to eyeball it. One good way to do this is to stand in front of a mirror and outline your face with lipstick or a dry erase marker. The shape that’s left when you step away will be a good indicator of the shape of your face.

By Candice Graham

Choosing a hairstyle that works for you can be tricky. Most of us start with the basics – asking ourselves “Is my hair too curly for that cut? Too fine? Too thick?” These are all good questions, but did you know that determining your face shape plays a big role in choosing the perfect haircut?

Faces come in six main shapes – square, round, long, oval, diamond, and heart-shaped. Once you’ve determined what your face shape is, you’re well on your way to choosing a face-flattering hairstyle. Read on to learn how to find your face shape and the styling dos and don’ts for each.