Face Shape Style Guide

Which face shape are you?

oval

Oval Face

In general, oval face shapes have balanced features and will suit any style, but they can have a tendency to look drawn with the wrong haircut.

Style To Go For

A style with length and volume will add width to a thinner face.

Style Best to avoid

Short crops that sit on top of the head will make your face look thinner.

long

Long Face

Your face will be longer than it is wide, taking on an oblong shape. You may have slender cheeks, a high forehead, longer nose and a more chiselled chin.

Style To Go For

Choose styles that give the illusion of fullness. Add layers for texture or a fringe to shorten the forehead.

Style Best to avoid

Super-long, ultra smooth and same-tone colour will only enhance your stretched, slender features.

round

Round Face

A round face has a ball like symetry that can make you appear chubby, and it lacks definition as bone structure tends to be a bit more hidden.

Style To Go For

Layered or feathered styles will chisel the width of your face. Or, go for a long, sweeping side fringe to help to slim features.

Style Best to avoid

Cuts that sit on your chin and tight, corkscrew curls will make your face look rounder.

square

Square Face

Square faces have a broad forehead and a strong jawline. Your features centre around the middle of your face and your face is as long as it is wide.

Style To Go For

Wispy layers or soft waves break up the strong lines of your face. A graduated bob will skim the jawline. Highlights around the front will soften square faces. Best to avoid : Sharp styles and strong, blunt fringes highlight a broad forehead. Very short styles emphasise the shape of your head.

Style Best to avoid

Sharp styles and strong, blunt fringes highlight a broad forehead. Very short styles emphasise the shape of your head.

heart

Heart Face

If you have a heart shaped face, it will be widest across the forehead and temple, but narrows towards the chin, which is defined.

Style To Go For

Go for styles that are fuller at the ends, such as textured or wavy bobs. Side-swept layers create a sexy peekaboo effect.

Style Best to avoid

Blunt cuts that sit near your jawline will only accentuate the chin.