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What is my face shape?

Have you ever considered your face shape when choosing a cut or style?

Your face shape can significantly change how hairstyles look on you. There are 6 basic face shapes and certain styles flatter each one! The 6 basic face shapes are oval,oblong/long, round, ,square,heart & diamond.

Now you might be thinking that’s great, but which one do I have?

Well grab a mirror and read on as each one is explained!


The oval face shape is longer than wide, with a jaw that is narrower than the cheekbones. Because the oval shaped face is so proportional, this face shape looks good with about any hair style. Any length of cut looks great! Congratulations! Add layers near the cheekbones, lips, or chin to accentuate that feature.


This face shape is characterized by a very long and narrow bone structure. Longer hair pulls the face down making it appear even longer. If you have an oblong face keep your style shorter or add shorter layers. Adding curls and body can make the face appear wider as well.


The round face shape is characterized by a wide hairline and fullness below the cheekbones. These face shapes look great with longer hair that lengthens the face. Long layers are the most flattering for this face shape, where short layers can accentuate the roundness of the face. Side swept bangs can also add length to a round face.


The square face shape is characterized by a wide hairline and jawline. The square shaped face need height on top and narrowness at the sides. Deep side parts, texture, and soft bangs helps balance the square face shape. Longer length looks great with their more angular and powerful jawline. This face shape should avoid straight lines.


This face shape is characterized by a wider forehead and narrower chin. Adding side swept bangs to this style helps disguise the width of the forehead. Keeping the style fuller around the jaw helps to add weight to the narrower chin.


The diamond face shape is characterized by a narrow chin and forehead with wide cheekbones. Hairstyles that work best with this face shape have narrower sides and fullness at the chin. A bob is a great haircut for this face shape. This face shape can also add straight bangs to shorten the face. Also try tucking your hair behind your ears to accentuate your prominent cheekbones!

Now that we have gone over the 6 basic face shapes and some fun tips on what to consider when choosing a style for your unique face shape maybe you are ready for a fun change influenced by your own face shape! Happy styling!

Check out some stars and their face shapes below!

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